More researchers with business heads are needed if Europe is to
become the most competitive knowledge-based economy by 2010, said
Dimitris Deniozos, the Greek General Secretary for Research, on 24
Last week we referred to a report that underlined the need for
flavour companies to embrace product innovation in order to gain
market share. A fitting example of such innovation is evident in
the recent food and drink highlights...
New insights about the foundations of our health could soon be
revealed thanks to the recent completion of the genome sequence of
one of the most prevalent bacteria that live in the human intestine
- Bacteroides thetaiotaomicron.
Recent food and drink highlights from Mintel's GNPD (Global New
Products Database) include fruity cappuccino, confectionery
products packaged like hair mousse and chocolate CDs featuring
Elvis Presley songs.
Price discounting by retailers and the strength of the Swiss franc
severly reduced exports of biscuits from Switzerland to Germany, by
far the most important foreign market. The situation is no better
at home, with cheap imports reducing...
Improving food safety 'the natural way' would certainly appeal to
the increasingly health vigilant consumer. Scientists in the UK
have been looking at a variety of natural antimicrobials that could
extend food shelf-life...
In a difficult economic climate, Scotch whisky exports topped the
£2 billion mark for the 10th year in a row last year, helped by
increasing interest in malts. There were strong gains in Asian
markets such as Korea and Taiwan, which...
Are recent trials in the UK on genetically modified crops a sham ?
A new analysis published by environmental group Friends of the
Earth yesterday suggests that the four year long evaluations
'will fail to provide any conclusive...
The United States and western Europe combined account for 58 per
cent of the global market of the flavour and fragrance industry,
highlights a recent article from Frost and Sullivan analyst Vivek
Tapuria. But with growth slackening,...
Dieting and over-eating - two potent issues at the heart of today's
health driven society. One slice of the population - women - is
particularly bombarded by images of the ideal weight. But exactly
how much energy do they actually...
Sainsbury's, the UK's number two food retailer, has reported
preliminary figures for the fourth quarter and full year 2002 which
show that the company's programme of restructuring over the last
few years is continuing...