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Teff: The next ‘ancient grain’ to make nutrition ripples?

The success of chia and quinoa has opened the door for other less-known ancient grains, but one South African company exporting teff is wary of a boom and bust effect.

Euromonitor: all-natural ingredients lead consumer trends

Over one-third of consumers worldwide carefully read food labels, scanning for ingredients on their “must avoid” list, Euromonitor recently found.

Snack manufacturers advised to target parents about omega-3’s brain benefits for children

Omega-3 consumption is on the rise, but consumers are still not completely convinced of their benefits and manufacturers need to be motivated to address this.

How to sell lab meat: An analyst's insight into marketing for the new in-vitro industry

The biggest markets for lab-meat are the young, and consumers who already avoid real meat for ethical reasons, according to a food marketing expert.

Decline in promotional activity is good news for manufacturers, says IRI

The first serious pause in price promotions in the UK could be good news for manufacturers across Europe, stemming a rising trend that will allow more investment for new product...

News in brief

EU survey reveals differences in affordability of food for social occasions

More than one in 10 people in the EU say they cannot afford to get together with friends or family for food or a drink, rising to over a third...

'The government's 'Five-a-day' message has failed.'

More peas please, we're British: Food Foundation launches campaign to boost vegetable intake

Rising prices, fewer nutrients and an overall fall in domestic production are reducing Britain's vegetable intake, says think tank Food Foundation as it launches a campaign to investigate industry's role in improving...

INTERVIEW

The Vegetarian Butcher: What turned a ninth generation meat farmer into a plant-based pioneer?

Jaap Korteweg was a ninth generation Dutch meat farmer before becoming a vegetarian unable to banish his cravings for meat. The CEO of The Vegetarian Butcher  shares his experience and gives advice...

Hot topic

WASH slams breakfast cereal makers for higher sugar content in developing markets

WASH, the World Action on Salt and Health, has hit out at discrepancies in the sugar and salt levels found in the same cereal brand sold in different countries.

Insects come to the crease as cricket protein set for sustained innings

British start-up Next Step Foods cracks protein market with cricket flour bar

British start-up Next Step Foods was at FoodMattersLive showcasing its cricket protein energy bars alongside 11 other insect firms. Is this niche ingredient slowly seeping into the mainstream? ...

‘My grandmother always told me: ‘Don’t peel your apple, the best part is in the skin’

Smoothies turn to seeds to boost natural positioning

In an effort for products to appear as close to natural as possible, beverage producers are turning more and more to ingredients complete with skin, seeds and fruit flesh. 

How should you communicate your CSR success stories?

French industry group ANIA has published a report with best practice tips for communicating corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities and responsible marketing.

Gut instinct: Irish art exhibition explores food, mood & the ‘psychobiome’

Irish microbiome scientists have helped curate an Irish art exhibition exploring the influence of food on mood, informed by mounting science around the gut-brain axis.

The photo-fermented combination: Allmicroalgae scales-up microalgae production

Portuguese supplier Allmicroalgae has taken calls to scale up production of microalgae to heart, with a project to combine big-volume fermentation with high-value photosynthesis methods now in swing.

Europe sweetens its NPD with low sugar launches

From soft drinks to yoghurts, snack bars to jams, the low sugar and sugar-free drive is spreading across categories in Europe. We take a look at some of the stand-out...

DAY THREE

What's the latest food innovation at #FoodMattersLive?

FoodNavigator is at FoodMattersLive in London reporting on the latest taste trends, food science innovations and food policy debates. We've also compiled the best of the social media conversation in...

Can Scotland become the world's pollutant-free seaweed supplier?

Scotland may not be able to rival Asia for seaweed production in volume - but it's the cleanest, safest and most sustainable seaweed in the world, says Sottish producer Mara

A spoonful of sugar? Teens consume a bathtub full a year through sugary drinks

Teenagers in the UK consume around 77 litres of sugary drinks every year – enough to fill a bathtub, according to "shocking" results of a survey.

'A new scenario for packaged food in Europe' - private label growth falls in Europe

After a decade of growth, private label in Europe is declining and according to Euromonitor this signals a "New scenario for packaged food in Europe". We look at some strategies...

Warning sounded on this year’s olive oil harvest

An olive oil expert has warned the 2016/17 harvest will be ‘much worse’ compared to last year.

Health & Nutrition Week, 28 November-2 December 2016, Frankfurt, Germany

Food & nutrition futures: ‘We need to become comfortable with the uncomfortable’

Pressured food supply chains are pushing new foods and nutrient sources into view like insects and algae that are challenging the status quo, says a UK-based food trend watcher.

Study finds UK packaged food sales have declined steadily throughout past decade

Has UK packaged food gone past its sell-by date?

Packaged food sales in the UK have reached their lowest growth rate in a decade due to an increase in discounter stores, innovation fatigue, and an increase in eating out...

Future Food Tech conference

Trust and technology: The importance of transparency and innovation

More scientific innovation to produce complex ingredients and close technological collaboration to increase transparency are at the heart of trends set to define the food industry.

Premier Foods has competitive edge in facing Brexit, says CEO

Mr Kipling maker Premier Foods will be protected from the effects of Brexit, according to CEO Gavin Darby.

Bio-tiful Dairy working to expand awareness of kefir in the UK

Kefir is starting to take a hold in the UK, and Bio-tiful Dairy has recently expanded by introducing its products into foodservice with its Kefir cultured milk drinks and two...

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