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Industry not meeting needs of coeliac sufferers, says analyst

Industry should be more pro-active in encouraging consumers to seek a diagnosis of coeliac disease before switching to a gluten-free diet, says Euromonitor contributing analyst Simone Baroke.

Indonesia

Barentz acquires Indonesian distributor Astabumi

Netherlands-headquartered Barentz has acquired PT Astabumi Ciptadaya, a leading food and nutrition ingredients distributor in Indonesia after receiving a capital injection to accelerate expansion. 

Is baby food creating fussy eaters?

Fostering children's willingness to try new flavours and foods has clear benefits for the food industry -  yet researchers say baby food manufacturers may be inadvertently creating picky eaters.

Improving foods works better than educating consumers, says expert

Reformulating foods to be healthier without telling consumers is a brilliant health policy, says Professor Graham MacGregor.

Tending the grassroots: The importance of early adopters in NPD

Building a grassroots following is crucial for establishing an innovative food product, says the co-founder of meal replacement firm Ambronite.

Start young to influence babies' taste preferences

Getting children to eat vegetables is often a daily battle – but a love of healthy food can be fostered by introducing new flavours as early as possible.

Nutress inks Germanic distribution deal for algae offering

Dutch algae company Nutress has signed its first distribution deal for Germany, Austria and Switzerland with German company Harke Pharma.

Heat-resistant beans are 'front-line defence' to global warming

Thirty varieties of heat resistant beans will be able to survive rising temperatures and keep feeding millions, say scientists.

Study: UK dietary food guidelines could cut heart attack risk

Following the UK dietary guidelines could reduce the risk of heart attacks in middle-aged and older men and women by up to 30%=, say researchers.

Heinz Kraft merger: Synergies and cost cutting

The super-merger of Heinz and Kraft is less about synergies and more about cutting costs, analysts have said.

Low salt food does not trigger compensation behaviour, says study

Reducing the salt content of food does not trigger compensation behaviours in consumers, research has found.

Editor's blog

Food Vision Big Debates: Ethical eruptions, technological disruptions, challenged assumptions

Big Food needs to care more; start-ups can’t feed a planet housing 9bn people in 2050; and genuine disruptive technologies are spawning and spinning faster than flapping butterfly wings…So, er, stay calm and keep making (hopefully healthy) food.

Primal Pantry founder: 'You can't protect your product. You can only protect your brand'

When launching a new product, don’t underestimate the power of good design – and make sure you trademark everywhere, says Suzie Walker, founder of The Primal Pantry.

Frugal innovation: Downsizing from exotic superfoods... to lentils

Adding an exotic ‘superfood’ ingredient gives fresh appeal to a well-established product – and manufacturers don’t have to look far for the latest one as analysts say that post-recession consumers want local, simple ingredients.

From soda bans to nutrient labelling: What really helps reduce obesity?

Trans-fat bans, and limiting the availability of sugary and fatty foods are the best ways to battle obesity, while nutrition information fails to deliver benefits, says a new review of anti-obesity policies.

Akuō founder: Innovation is just technical novelty unless consumers see value

Creating a successful new soft drink has more to do with connecting with consumers than its taste or nutritional profile, says co-founder of Akuō – Drink to Think Lukas von Grebmer.

Barentz reveals expansion plans after gaining added funds

On the back of a deal with a ‘strong’ equity partner, Barentz International will use the additional funds to accelerate growth in its key markets in Europe, India, China and Asia Pacific, it said.

Guest article

How retailers are working with suppliers to fight food waste

The close relationship between supply chain partners means they are well-placed to help each other tackle food waste, says Fintan Hastings, external affairs adviser at the British Retail Consortium.

Which protein can help weight loss but keep muscle?

Greater energy from whey protein means greater loss of fat but retention of muscle while dieting, according to research that looked at different protein sources. 

Academics challenge research that links diet soda to bigger waistlines

Academics have questioned a recent study that has attempted to establish a link between an increase in waistlines and the intake of diet soft drinks.

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