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3D printed food for the elderly may hit shelves in 2016

Researchers in Germany are working on a 3D-printed food for elderly people with chewing and swallowing problems, which looks and tastes like ‘real food’.

Natural sweeteners market continues to grow – but yet to reach full potential

The natural sweeteners market has continued to grow as consumers seek to cut both sugar and artificial sweeteners from their diets – but it still has a long way to go to catch up with more established sweeteners.

Food labels could reduce livestock environmental impacts

The use of ‘single-focus’ labels on food products could be a small change that leads to a big difference in reducing the environmental impacts of livestock on water availability, say researchers.

Report warns of growing gap between healthy eating advice and fish stocks

While the health benefits of eating fish have become better appreciated in recent years, many wild fish stocks continue to be overfished, according to a new report that highlights the growing gap between supply and demand.

Food prices would rocket if pesticides banned

Food prices would rocket if pesticides were banned or their use severely restricted, according to the National Farmers Union (NFU); a claim hotly disputed by environmental pressure group Friends of the Earth (FoE).

‘Poor value’ perception shaking UK water enhancer sales, Canadean suggests

A Canadean survey of 2,000 UK consumers found that 41% think liquid water enhancers from the likes of Robinsons, Oasis and Vimto are too pricey, casting doubt on the category’s growth prospects.

Fermentation focus for €15m Puratos innovation center

Research and development into fermentation for flavors and texture will be just one of the focuses at Puratos’ €15m ($19.2m) global innovation hub, its R&D director says.

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Government policies should pass an ‘obesity test’

Government policies should pass an ‘obesity test’

All new UK government policies should be considered in the context of rising obesity rates in an...

Food prices stable – but meat prices at record high

Food prices stable – but meat prices at record high

Meat prices are at an historic high – despite international food markets being more stable than they...

Is the tide turning on hunger this World Food Day?
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Is the tide turning on hunger this World Food Day?

The number of hungry people in the world fell by more than 100 million over the last...

Nestlé misses nine-month sales growth target

Nestlé CEO on missed target: ‘Usain Bolt doesn’t always run 100 metres in the same time either’

Nestlé’s share price fell 2.9% in early trading this morning as nine-month sales growth missed objectives.

Isoglucose market still faces hurdles in Europe

Isoglucose market still faces hurdles in Europe

European appetite for isoglucose is still uncertain – despite the impending end to quotas.

Blinded by science? ‘Trivial’ information increases consumer trust

Blinded by science? ‘Trivial’ information increases consumer trust

Trivial scientific information presented on packaging in the form of graphs or formulas can lead consumers to...