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Target the trendsetters: Young men most likely to eat insects, finds research

Young men are likely to be the ‘trendsetters’ in adopting insects into the Western diet, according to a new European study.

Study backs fibre-based satiety ingredient to reduce food intake

A novel composite satiety ingredient from made up of a viscous fibre and whole-grain corn flour can help to boost satiety responses in men and women, say researchers.

Sports Nutrition 2014 delivers business ammunition

It’s free, jammed full of sports nutrition sector insights – and it’s just days away: Sports Nutrition 2014 .

Blog: So you can’t find the right Asian distributor?

One of the more common gripes we hear at FoodNavigator-Asia from international companies looking to sell their products and services in Asia’s vast new market, is the loops they have to jump through to find the right local distributor.

Global Industry News

Coke fails to disclose use of artificial flavoring and/or chemical preservatives, claims lawsuit

Judge allows class action lawsuit vs Coca-Cola over ‘artificial’ phosphoric acid to proceed, but admonishes money-grabbing plaintiffs from FoodNavigator-USA.com

A class action lawsuit alleging that Coca-Cola misrepresents its flagship product as being free from added preservatives and artificial flavors, has been allowed to proceed by a judge in California.  

Krill sustainability backed in 18 month review from NutraIngredients.com

The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has backed the sustainability of Norwegian firm Aker Biomarine’s Antarctic krill fishing activities, with improved scores.

Timeline shows 2 Sisters turbulent journey from FoodManufacture.co.uk

2 Sisters Food Group (2SFG) has been forced to cut more jobs than it has created at a number of the production sites it has acquired over the past four years.

India

PepsiCo to double investment in Indian snacks from FoodNavigator-Asia.com

PepsiCo chairman Indra Nooyi has pledged to double the company’s investment in its Indian food processing operation to add to the sizeable sums it has already spent in the country.

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Sugary drinks are less appealing with images of sugar cube content

Sugary drinks are less appealing with images of sugar cube content

Consumers have more negative views towards sugar-sweetened drinks, and show less preference for them, when they come...

Older consumers worldwide seek convenience in food, says Canadean.

Older consumers worldwide seek convenience in food, says Canadean.

Convenience motivates 17.1% of food consumption among older consumers, according to a report from Canadean.

Forget genetically modified, here’s to genetically edited

Forget genetically modified, here’s to genetically edited

Recent advances that allow the precise editing of genomes have raised the possibility that fruit and other...

Acid in drinks can permanently damage young people’s teeth: Study

High-acid drinks can permanently damage young people’s teeth: Study

Drinks with high acidic content can cause a permanent damage to teeth within the first 30 seconds...

Russian sanctions could cost EU industry more than €5 billion in exports
Data Blog: The figures behind Russia’s food ban

Russian sanctions could cost EU industry more than €5 billion in exports

In this data blog FoodNavigator takes a look at the trade figures behind the recent Russian trade...