There is a direct link between salt intake and obesity, says 1200-strong CASH study – but health experts say the findings should be taken with a pinch of salt.
Companies who reformulate to reduce sugar may risk losing more consumers than with reduced fat, find researchers.
A relatively healthy diet before pregnancy is linked to a lower rate of certain heart abnormalities in babies at birth, according to new research.
Synthetic biology will become a “permanent and growing aspect of the flavors & fragrances landscape” predicts a new report from Lux Research, which says the approach is more sustainable than traditional...
When it comes to cutting levels of obesity-related heart disease and death, it’s time to stop counting calories, and start to make simple changes that improve the nutritional value of...
Shoppers are willing to pay up to 30% more for ethically produced goods that carry the Fairtrade logo, according to a new brain study that suggests ethical foods produce a...
German scientists say they may be able to improve chocolate’s mouthfeel after researching the molecular interactions with lecithin during conching.
Children with diets high in saturated fat and cholesterol have worse mental flexibility than those with lower fat diets, according to a new study.
Unusual packaging designs make consumers analyse product claims more closely - making strong claims more effective but reducing willingness to pay for weak claims, say researchers.
High pressure processing (HPP) will be the most commercially important food processing technology for European industry in the next ten years, according to new data.
Having a set meal routine is one of the strongest factors associated with healthy diets, according to a study published in Public Health Nutrition.
Fortifying biscuit with bee pollen may help manufacturers increase protein, fiber and polyphenol content without impacting taste, according to Polish researchers.
Sustainability isn't one size fits all. Some consumers buy sustainable products while others curb consumption of less sustainable foods, say researchers.
Consumers are significantly more likely to buy foods that carry front-of-pack nutrition labels irrespective of their nutritional value, according to a study published in Public Health Nutrition.
Changes to our gut microbiota could have a direct impact the production of antimicrobial peptides that play a role in the risk of developing type 1 diabetes and other autoimmune...
Implied motion in food advertising – such as an image of juice being poured into a glass – may make food appear fresher and more appealing, according to a study...
Children who report eating more polyunsaturated fatty acids are leaner and have lower body fat percentages than those who consume higher amounts of saturated fats, say researchers.
The public has become immune to dire warnings about what falling pollinator numbers could mean for the world’s food supply – because there is no clear solution to the problem,...
New research showing high protein breakfasts can prevent weight gain, curb hunger pangs and stabilize glucose levels reveals unmet needs in the marketplace and opportunities for packaged food manufacturers, according...
A high energy intake from total fat, saturated fat and monounsaturated fat in middle and older age increases the risk of malnutrition ten years later, say Swedish researchers.
Foodborne pathogens were found in 5% of items entering Germany, according to a study which looked at illegally introduced and confiscated products from two airports.
A high-protein breakfast could help prevent further gains in body fat and might also reduce calorie intakes and improve blood sugar management, according to research in overweight teenagers.
The worse the diet quality of children, the worse they score on cognitive tests - especially boys, research finds.
The ‘most precise human data to date’ has suggested that when it comes to losing excess body fat, following a low-fat diet is better than cutting out carbs.
Consumption of refined carbohydrates, like refined grains and added sugars, significantly increases the odds of depression among postmenopausal women, researchers claim.