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Mothers' salt & sugar intake effects offspring long-term (but is gender specific): Study

A maternal diet high in salt and fructose has lasting effects on offspring in animals, researchers have found.

Exclusive interview

DuPont nutrition & health chief: We want to work with start-ups

DuPont’s nutrition & health president, Matthias Heinzel, tells NutraIngredients his multi-billion euro division wants to speed product-to-market time and is “totally open” to working with start-ups in open collaboration.

Chr Hansen wins €75m to 'develop new microbial solutions'

Chr Hansen has secured a €75m loan from the European Investment Bank (EIB) to support its microbial solutions work as the bioscience company ramps up its R&D spend.

Children’s sweet satisfaction levels determined by gene trio

Genes have a large part to play in sensitivity to the sweet taste, with research revealing the variation in response to the ‘sweet signal’ among children. 

Dispatches from FIE 2015

Eat with your eyes: Making sense of multi-sensory food

Food should taste and smell good but what else should and can it do when ‘visually stimulated’ consumers like millennials engage in eating occasions? Touch, sight and sound are increasingly in the mix and driving multi-sensory NPD as FoodNavigator discovered at Food Ingredients Europe (FiE) in Paris recently. Black water anyone?

Evolva launches fermentation-derived valencene

Evolva will begin producing valencene orange flavour through fermentation allowing for large scale production at a fraction of the cost of traditional extraction methods, it says.

FoodNavigator 2016: What's on our editorial calendar?

Putting the spotlight on innovative start-ups, sugar reduction, sustainable sourcing and the latest trends in colour, texture and flavour, FoodNavigator's special editions calendar and online events for 2016 spans the hottest topics for the European food and drink industry.

News in brief

DuPont to merge with Dow? Divisions to split?

DuPont owner of Danisco’s probiotics, enzymes, sweeteners, colours and flavours business, along with the Solae soy brand - is set to merge with Dow Chemicals to become the world’s second biggest chemicals firm after €80bn BASF.

EFSA gives green light to new applications for thaumatin

Following a favourable scientific opinion from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), formulators will soon be able to use the natural protein sweetener and flavour modifier thaumatin in a broader range of applications.

Bright blue water: Smart-chimp moves spirulina from supplement section to beverage aisle

The bright blue color of smart-chimp’s water – created by the inclusion of spirulina extract – keeps the beverage in consumers’ minds long after the last sip, according to the brand’s co-founder.

Commission clears Solina acquisition

The European Commission has cleared the acquisition of French ingredient supplier Solina by private investment company Ardian.

‘Doing it for the kids’ drives desire for natural nutrition

Parents are more likely to seek out ‘natural’ food and drinks than consumers without children highlighting a growing opportunity for formulating with natural ingredients, suggests study.

'This is a seminal moment for food safety and flavours,' say smoke flavour innovators

Using a patented molecular filtration technique, UK company Besmoke says it can create smoke with an improved flavour profile – and without the carcinogens.

FoodNavigator at #FoodMattersLive 2015

FoodNavigator is in London for Food Matters Live. If you can't be here - or even if you are but can't be everywhere at once - here's what's going on, in tweets.

Industry welcomes EU novel foods revision

The revised European Union novel foods regulation will stimulate innovation and give consumers more sustainable, affordable food choices, says industry trade group, FoodDrinkEurope.

FiE 2015 preview: Innovation scanner

With over 1000 companies exhibiting at Food Ingredients Europe in Paris from 1 to 3 December, FoodNavigator takes a sneak preview at just some of the companies that will be there and the products they will be showcasing.

Can 'healthier' sausages fortified with berry antioxidants reduce cancer risk?

Could sausages fortified with antioxidants reduce the occurrence of colon cancer – and bring meat out of the negative spotlight after a WHO report classed processed meat as carcinogenic?

Symrise reports record growth and profits, confirms full year outlook

Symrise said strong demand in all regions has significantly boosted earnings, as it reported a 29% rise in sales for the first nine months of 2015.

Cargill continues to expand markets for erythritol with flavor applications

Cargill’s new positioning of its erythritol as a flavor opens up new avenues for the ingredient which up to now has mostly been pigeonholed as a bulk sweetener, the company says.

Era of negative claims over? Colored with fruit and veg claim can replace no artificials label, says GNT

Candy makers using natural coloring foods should dump negative no artificial colors on-pack claims, says supplier GNT.