All news articles for December 2015

Strategic shift: 'There was really no reason to talk to the consumer any more because we were not allowed to talk to the consumer any more.'

NutraInterview: Dominique Speleers, Beneo executive board member

Beneo: EFSA forced us to change our strategy

By Shane STARLING

Dominique Speleers is a long-time Beneo man who has seen a lot in his 15 years with the European ingredients giant from back when it was Belgian inulin and chicory player Beneo-Orafti and now as a board member of the more European, more international,...

FoodNavigator 5: Top science stories of 2015

FoodNavigator 5: Top science stories of 2015

By Wai Lang Chu

FoodNavigator reviews the five most-read science stories of 2015, a year, where processed meat bathed in the limelight of its carcinogenic status to the latest scientific data that suggested a zero calorie sweetener could cause weight gain without increasing...

Artificial sweeteners aren’t really the solution, says Mintel. Photo credit: iStock.com

DISPATCHES FROM FiE 2015

What opportunities does the backlash against sugar create?

By Niamh Michail

From links with obesity and type 2 diabetes to government taxes, sugar is currently experiencing a backlash. FoodNavigator met up with experts in the field at Food Ingredients Europe (FiE) to ask what this means for industry – is the future sugar-free?

FoodNavigator's 2015 quiz of the year

FoodNavigator's 2015 quiz of the year

By Niamh Michail

So you think you know all there is to know about the European food industry in 2015? Let us put your knowledge to the test with our news quiz!

Nutrition values seen on labels can differ substantially based on the recommended serving size (Photo credit: iStock.com)

Consumers buy more when recommended serving sizes are smaller

By Will Chu

Nutrition values seen on labels can differ substantially based on the recommended serving size, with consumers buying more of the same product among one of a number of undesirable consumer behaviours, researchers have found.

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