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Could the WTO overturn EU health claim laws?

Could the WTO overturn EU health claim laws?

By Shane Starling from Brussels

Aggrieved companies and  trade groups have already mounted legal actions against the EU’s strict health claim laws – they are in process – but the regulation’s workings could face fresh challenge from governments signed up to the World Trade Organization...

RTS unveil ingredients focused market insight database

RTS unveil ingredients focused market insight database

By Nathan Gray

A new interactive graphical database offering market insights for food and beverage ingredients will help manufacturers and suppliers identify new trends and grow their business, according to RTS.

Natural colours overtake synthetics as European growth leads the way

Global report on food colours

Clean label trend helps drive natural colours to overtake synthetics

By Nathan Gray

Natural colours have overtaken their synthetic counterparts for the first time ever, and the trend towards clean label products is one of the key drivers according to new data from Mintel and Leatherhead Food Research.

The elderly in particular may benefit from plant-based protein

Dispatch from HIE

Ageing Europeans should change protein consumption habits: Solae

By Caroline Scott-Thomas in Frankfurt

Europe's population is getting older, bringing a range of nutrition-related health concerns to the fore, including how to maintain muscle mass as we age - an issue thought to be closely related to protein consumption.

What's new in energy drinks?

Trendwatch: What's new in energy drinks?

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

The energy drink market is the fastest growing segment of the European soft drinks industry, so how are newcomers looking to get in on the action?

Sustainable palm oil production can be a boon for smallholders

Dispatch from RT10 in Singapore

Ensuring sustainability at the new frontiers of palm oil production

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Palm oil producers and traders have been looking for new production areas as expansion in environmentally sensitive regions in Southeast Asia has become increasingly difficult - but Latin American and African production must embrace sustainable standards...

Trendwatch: Traditional foods get 'snackified'

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

'Snackified' traditional foods are among the latest snack trends on show at SIAL in Paris this week, where better-for-you snacks have made a strong appearance.

World Food Day focuses on raising awareness of poverty and hunger

World Food Day

Food security is an industry issue, says Worldwatch expert

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

The food industry could be a powerful player in ensuring food security - and that makes sense from both an ethical and a business perspective, according to Danielle Nierenberg, director of the Nourishing the Planet project at the Worldwatch Institute.

Dr David Tribe

Talking tough on Monsanto GM maize cancer study

By RJ Whitehead

Last week saw a furious row between researchers in France and their critics from around the world after they published new findings on the effect of genetically modified Roundup maize when it is fed to rats.

Galam Group produces all-natural stevia extract

Dispatches from Israel

Galam Group produces all-natural stevia extract

By Rod Addy

Galam Group has unveiled Stevia Pure, an all-natural stevia-based sweetener extracted using only water via membrane technology and physical processes.

Solbar ready to power up for growth post acquisition

Dispatches from Vitafoods Europe 2012

Solbar ready to power up for growth post acquisition

By Rod Addy

Solbar is preparing for strong global growth in the wake of its acquisition by farmer agri-cooperative CHS, according to Todd Watson, CHS global protein sales and development manager for food and food ingredients.

Omega-3 fatty acids are found in oily fish such as mackerel

Dispatches from Vitafoods Europe 2012

Omega-3 suppliers must know their consumers

By Rod Addy

Omega-3 suppliers must get to grips with their manufacturing customers and with consumers if they are to market their products successfully, according to Virpi Varjonen, executive consultant at commercialisation agents Invenire.

Caliterra Vineyard in Santa Crux, O' Higgins Region, California (Picture Copyright: Viña Caliterra)

DISPATCHES FROM ANUGA FOODTEC 2012

Fraunhofer goes 'wild' with new sensor to help winemakers detect bad yeasts

By Ben Bouckley

Researchers at Germany's Fraunhofer IME are close to commercialising an inexpensive detector that they claim could save wine producers significant amounts of money and time by detecting 'bad' yeasts within grape must, as Cecilia Diaz from...

6-year EU obesity platform nears completion: But has it worked?

Dispatches from the 6th Nutrition & Lifestyle conference in Brussels

6-year EU obesity platform nears completion: But has it worked?

By Shane Starling

A 6-year project tackling obesity and other diet and physical activity-related health issues across the European Union has spawned 300 individual positive actions by government, commercial and other actors – and is not set to wind up until next year.

IFF adds new culinary herb and mushroom flavor lines

IFF adds new culinary herb and mushroom flavor lines

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

International Flavors and Fragrances (IFF) is developing a line of culinary herb flavors to respond to demand for fresh flavors, and a line of mushroom flavors to help manufacturers build a complete savory profile, according to Kevin McDermott, executive...

Tough? Not tough enough, says UK watchdog on EU health claim rules

Dispatches from the 6th Nutrition & Lifestyle conference in Brussels

Tough? Not tough enough, says UK watchdog on EU health claim rules

By Shane Starling

Industry has become accustomed to feeling annoyed and hamstrung by the European Union nutrition and health claims regulation, but UK consumer watchdog Which? told a conference today that the rules should be even more closely enforced to help baffled consumers.

Picture Copyright: Volac

UK whey protein market hitting ‘critical mass’ - Volac

By Ben Bouckley

Mark Neville, head of lifestyle ingredients at Volac, told BeverageDaily.com that the UK market for whey protein was hitting “critical mass”, since everyone knew someone who used such ingredients, with word spreading as to their benefits.

How to feed the world by 2050?

Dispatches from Feeding the World conference in Geneva

'It shouldn't all boil down to yield,' says food systems activist in call to action

By Shane Starling

How to tackle obesity and hunger remains a two-pronged challenge for the agri-food industry, but increasing crop yield is not the answer - instead the focus should be on boosting the nutritional value of crops, claims a sustainable food systems activist.

GAIN ups micronutrient fight against global malnutrition

Dispatches from Feeding the World

GAIN ups micronutrient fight against global malnutrition

By Shane Starling in Geneva

Ten years ago the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) was established to fight rampant malnutrition in the developing world via micronutrient fortification programmes. But for a long time, it struggled to effect change in the face of logistical,...

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