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FoodProfiler: The NPD app that tracks the 'what, when and why' of consumer food choices

The launch of Dutch app FoodProfiler marks a new method in tracking consumer eating habits, and can be used by industry to tailor new product development (NPD), say its developers.

After installing the app on their phone, users receive pop-up messages at random points in time asking what they have eaten in the past two hours. ©iStock/Dogalchov

Meat-packed Western diets raise the risk of Alzheimer’s

Eating a meat-packed Western diet raises the chance of Alzheimer’s disease though mid-life dietary changes and increased vitamin D consumption could reduce the risk, according to a new study.

Coffee drinking habits could be genetic, study finds

Why do some people need to drink more coffee to feel the same effect? It could be down to a gene that controls cells' ability to process caffeine, scientists have found.

Germany overtakes US as top energy drink innovator

For the first time Germany has overtaken the US as the top energy drink innovator with the highest rates of new product development (NPD) in 2015, according to Mintel. 

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Trio accused of selling horse meat as beef

Three men have been charged with selling horse meat as beef.

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