Member countries of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) are being urged to lobby the UN body to clarify its position on edible insects.
The European Commission (EU) and the Government of Colombia have started talks aimed at securing a bilateral agreement on trade in organic products, it has been announced.
The transition from early infant feeding to family foods is a major determinant for gut microbiota development, a Danish study has shown.
The interaction between genes linked with obesity and environmental upbringing is likely to determine healthy or unhealthy food choices in adult life, Canadian researchers have stated.
Unless wide, sweeping investments are made in better water management, the world could face a 40% global water deficit in less than 15 years, warns a report by Rabobank.
Including barley in the diet can improve blood sugar levels and help control hunger pangs in a surprising yet promisingly short period of time, say Swedish researchers.
A walnut-rich, higher-fat diet results in favourable changes to lipid levels associated with the risk of cardiovascular disease in overweight women, a study supported by the California Walnut Commission has suggested.
Micronutrient deficiencies have been overshadowed by the so-called ‘war on sugar’, science director for British Nutrition Foundation (BNF) warns following the publication of a report.
Swedish researchers have suggested that food labelled both GM and eco-friendly may become commonplace in the future - but is this an idea consumers will buy into?
Texture modifiers could make specialist foods for older consumers mainstream and shake up a category that's on the cusp of exploding, say Norwegian researchers.
New GM crops such as CV127 soybean are not detectable with older testing methods, and food producers must update their testing protocols to avoid GM ingredients going undetected and undeclared in the food chain, according to Cert ID Europe.
The nutrients range of Nordic diets is associated with better physical performance and a decrease in disability risk later in life, a study confirms.
France is set to bring in mandatory country of origin labelling for processed products, with agriculture minister, Stéphane le Foll, saying he was ready to “take the battle to the European level”.
Sales and demand of organic food have been rising again after an uncertain 2014-15, buoyed on by stronger claims of benefits to health, a more natural way of production and an overall improvement in taste.
Food-related advertisements and other marketing communications can have significant and measurable effects on children’s cognitions, emotions, and behaviours, encouraging unhealthy or risky consumption, a review paper has found.
Organic farming body IFOAM EU has called for new plant breeding techniques that are still in the experimental stage to be classed as GM under EU law - but this is a “Pavlov’s dog” response, says the European Seed Association.
NGO-certified ethical audits do little to root out labour abuses, poor working conditions and environmental degradation within global supply chains, as a report accuses corporations of 'fixing' the process to ensure working standards are approved and accredited.
Flavour giant Firmenich and water management firm Veolia join Mars and Danone in an investment fund that boosts the security and sustainability of their supply chains while improving the livelihood of smallholder farmers.
Vegetables that are deep-fried in extra virgin olive oil contain more healthy phenols and antioxidants than raw or boiled vegetables - important properties that reduce the risk of cancer and type 2 diabetes, Spanish researches have found.
The secrets of flavour and reduced-sugar kiwifruits are being unravelled thanks to a new flavour profile tool that helps food manufacturers meet consumer demands for specific health and taste benefits.
Around 70% of consumers are looking for solutions to lose or maintain their weight. In parallel, typical diet meals are losing appeal...
Many fingers have been pointed from lazy consumers to greedy food companies to inept governments but it has done little to solve the...
France’s sugar tax has been in place for years, Mexico’s is in full swing and Britain’s is on its way.As the obesity crisis spr...