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Junk-free tops Mintels 2008 food trends

Cutting out the junk will be a major for manufacturers in 2008 said Mintel in its prediction of trends to shape food for the next 12 months, as consumers buy...

GM rice incident showed flaws in contingency plans, say NGOs

Environmental campaigners urged the UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) to improve its emergency system at yesterday's review meeting on the unauthorised GM rice incident.

Tate & Lyle invests in US flavour firm

Fine chemicals firm Allylix is to get more than $3m worth of investment by a team of companies including Tate & Lyle Ventures to produce cost effective plant extracts called...

Wild plays its ACE with new fruit, veg for vitamin drinks

Wild is extending offering of fruit and vegetable juice compounds by using new kinds of produce, like pumpkins and bell peppers, in a bid to halt shrinking sales in the...

Antioxidant chestnut extracts to preserve foods

Tapping into the ever-growing search for natural antioxidants to prolong the shelf-life of foods, researchers from Portugal report that the leaves, flowers, and skins of chestnuts could be added to...

Campina plans to buy Satro

Campina has announced its intention to acquire Satro from Germany's Humana Milchunion, to boost growth in value-added ingredients and make it stronger in the face of price issues.

Study reports no effect of calcium, dairy on weight loss

Increased intake of calcium from dairy or supplemental sources does not promote weight loss, reports a new study from Ohio State University.

Soaring food prices set to persist, says report

Food price hikes will continue and spread in 2008, remaining a key issue for European retailers as they will find it hard to pass on prices, according to a new...

Top UK scientist advocates GM future

Debate has been stirred in the UK over a future that could see GM foods on supermarket shelves, as the government's outgoing chief scientific advisor said he believes GM food...

Grape-seed extract gives natural meat preservative

An extract from grape seeds could offer a natural alternative to synthetic preservatives for processed meat, according to research from the US.

New production facility ensures supreme food safety for Hahn

GC Hahn has opened the doors to its modernised production site in Lubeck, which aims to cater to the increasing demand for the very highest standards in food safety and...

Europe must change food system for global supply, say experts

Scientists and policy experts this month turned the spotlight on what Europeans want from their food, and suggested ways that the supply system needs to change in the context of...

Tate & Lyle cuts carbon footprint with pioneering biomass boiler

A new biomass boiler in Tate & Lyle's East London refinery, considered a first for the UK food and drink industry, will slash carbon emissions from energy use by 25...

Choices makes progress as global healthy foods mark

A food industry initiative launched this year is promoting one standard, easily recognisable symbol to aid identification of healthy foods across the world and encourage manufacturers to reformulate products along...

Exclusive interview

The omega-3 pioneer

It all started with a trip to Greenland in 1970. Three Danes, a couple of dogsleds, and several years of study later and the omega-3 was born. Since then, awareness...

Exclusive interview

The inventor of omega-3

It all started with a trip to Greenland in 1970. Three Danes, a couple of dogsleds, and several years of study later and the omega-3 was born. Since then, awareness...

Herb blend sold as sodium benzoate alternative

A blend of native Australian herbs with synergistic preservative qualities could prove a natural alternative to sodium benzoate in beverages, claims its inventor.

Sucrose, fructose link to pancreatic cancer, study

High intakes of sucrose and fructose may contribute to an increased risk of pancreatic cancer, suggest data from a cohort study, but the researchers say insulin resistance could also play...

Grain prices could rise by another 40 per cent says ING

Food and beverage processors will be fighting it out for an increasingly dwindling supply of grains sourced at ever higher prices, ING Group warned in a new forecast report for...

China and India play greater role in EU trade

European food and drink trade with China and India has shot up since 2000, against a backdrop of an overall growth in trade with these countries that has seen China...

Worm genome researched to save potatoes

Researchers in the UK are taking a novel approach to improving the competitiveness of the potato market - decoding the genome of a parasitic worm to find out how it...

Rhodia pushes up prices to counter costs

Rhodia Organics today announced double figure price hikes for its salicylic product range on the back of the rising cost of raw materials and fuel.

Weekly comment

Why all the fuss about stevia?

Over the past half year, stevia has been the focus of attention as the search for a perfect natural sweetener continues. But why are the birds circling when the ingredient...

Wild helps cut salt content and maintain taste

A new powder that allows food and beverage manufacturers to halve the amount of salt used in their products, making them healthier without impairing the taste, has been launched by...

EFSA opens the floor on nanotechnology

Nanotechnology is up for consideration by EFSA's science brains, but certain crucial steps in introducing the technology to the market - including a clear definition of the term - must...

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