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Carbs and weight gain: Review points to low hormone levels that regulate fat

Researchers have investigated the mechanisms of action behind carbs and weight gain, pointing to hormone levels that regulate fat.

Neonatal nutrition gap could explain weighty issue of disease inheritance

The nutritional quality of a mother’s diet during pregnancy has a huge say in determining offspring attributes, such as weight and even susceptibility to chronic conditions, a UK study has...

Dragons and lions favour food business investments

Millionaire investors in TV series Dragons’ Den have a penchant for backing food and drink businesses, according to new research.

Demand for organic meat on the rise, says Soil Association

UK sales of organic red meat are on a high, boosted by a belief that it is healthier than conventionally produced meat, according to the Soil Association.

Is food marketing awash with bad science? If so, who is to blame?

Dr Ben Goldacre: ‘Does this food cause or prevent cancer? Honestly, there's no need for any more stories like that, they have almost no value’

There was plenty of handwringing at the IFT show this year about the lack of scientific literacy characterizing the debate around food and farming, backed up by scores of press...

Zeelandia selling bakery machinery business to focus on ingredients

Koninklijke Zeelandia Groep is selling its bakery machinery division to Everbake as it focuses its business on ingredients supply.

‘Portion control and re-sealable bags will be the future trends in confectionery’

Post-Brexit raw material costs, portion control and re-sealable bags are key concerns in the current confectionery market climate, according to Scottish private label confectioner Aldomak.

Nutrition profiles of food with health claims only ‘marginally better,' study shows

Foods carrying health claims have only slightly better nutrition profiles than products without, according to an Oxford University study.

Live long & prosper: Med diet credited with lengthening life span: Study

Several food constituents that make up the Mediterranean diet have been strongly credited in extending life span, a 10-year follow-up study has shown.

'Healthy' dips are salt and fat traps: CASH survey

British public health charity, Consensus Action on Salt, has blasted so-called ‘healthy’ dips such as hummus as being salt and fat traps, as its survey reveals 74% of hummus dips...

Less fat, more protein: Quinoa can replace fat in dry-cured sausage

Replacing fat in dry-cured sausages with boiled quinoa could be an effective way to reduce fat and boost protein content without affecting consumer liking, Spanish researchers have found.

Wild or farmed fish: will changing consumer attitudes be good news for aquaculture?

The question ‘farmed fish or wild fish?’ has leaned heavily towards the most natural option, but new studies suggest changing consumer sentiment could be good news for aquaculture.

special edition: rapid pathogen detection

‘My biggest food safety challenge is effectively managing my environment’

To run a successful program, integrated, real-time data capture, reporting and action should be coupled to fast and comprehensive testing, according to Sample6.

Soy-based protein could boost hunger for elderly & anorexic patients: Study

A new soy-based protein could boost appetite for hunger-suppressed patients, researchers have suggested.

MEP questions whether Italy and Spain are illegally bleaching seafood

An MEP has questioned whether Spain and Italy’s use of hydrogen peroxide to process some seafood such as squid is in breach of EU law by bleaching the food to...

Hard water can boost sweetness and cut costs: study

Using certain types of water could allow drinks manufacturers to cut back on sweeteners, according to a new study.

Preparation key to cutting calories and adopting healthier eating habits: Study

Impulse food purchases almost always leads to an unhealthy selection when compared to meals ordered an hour or more in advance, a series of studies have determined.

Consumers to test black ice cream 'that changes the color of your tongue'

Rossi Ice Cream is trialing a Black Vanilla Ice Cream that tastes like vanilla, but is black in color, and changes the color of your tongue, this weekend.

Guest article

Can health pros be trusted with nutritional information?

If you can't trust 'health professionals' to sift nutrition data, who can you trust? argues EU food law critic Bert Schwitters after a recent ECJ ruling that potentially shifts the...

Veg good, meat bad: Dietary patterns determine pre-diabetes risk, study finds.

A diet rich in fruit and vegetables may lower the incidences of pre-diabetes whereas a meat-heavy regime may increase the risk of the condition’s onset, a study has determined....

A history of food, art, Instagram - and unintended consequences

Terms like ‘foodstagramming’ ‘digital grazing’ and ‘food porn’ may have entered our lexicon recently but the phenomenon is far from new, say researchers - but could the sheer saturation of...

EFSA launches public consultation on GM allergy assessment

The European Food Safety Authority is calling for public comments on its draft guidance for the allergenicity assessment of genetically modified (GM) plants.

IFT 2016 part two: Ingredients and trends to watch

In part two of our IFT 2016 highlights gallery, we explore trends from the showfloor and the education sessions, spanning sprouted grains, stevia blends and natural antioxidants, colors and flavors,...

Homemade baby food costs less, but often has more energy & fat than store bought alternatives

The common belief among new parents that homemade baby food is healthier than store bought options isn’t always true, according to new research published in the Archives of Disease in...

Spotlight on Poland's organic food market

What are the key drivers in the Polish organic market and which categories are the most popular? University of Lodz researchers have identified key motives and barriers.

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