Carbohydrates and fibres (sugar, starches)

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Industry insights from NIZO: Safety challenges for plant-based foods

By René Floris, NIZO Food Research Division Manager

In this series of articles, NIZO Food Research Division Manager and FoodNavigator advisory panel member René Floris discusses some of the big issues in today’s food industry. This month, he continues his exploration of the protein transition by looking...

Mars Edge acquired German D2C targeted nutritoin company foodspring in 2019

Why Mars is betting on personalised nutrition for the masses

By Oliver Morrison

Mars Edge – the segment of Mars Incorporated dedicated to supporting human health through nutrition – is on a mission to reconcile the nutrition that consumers need with the food they want, it tells FoodNavigator.

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More evidence links screen time with childhood obesity

By Oliver Morrison

With the food industry under increased pressure to promote healthier diets, address obesity and reduce diet-related diseases, more evidence emerges to suggest environmental factors, specifically screen time and poor sleep, may go hand-in-hand with overconsumption.

Dr Morgaine Gaye predicts mochi will infiltrate doughnut, pancake, and ice cream categories in 2021. GettyImages/vasiliybudarin

Which sweet trends are predicted to stick in 2021?

By Flora Southey

This year, consumers will embrace oat-based desserts, grow their fondness for Japanese cuisine – including mochi-flavoured doughnuts – and explore combinations of sweet, sour, salty, umami and pickled flavours, according to food futurologist Dr Morgaine...

Rice starch is a unique ingrediant that can allow manufacturers to tap current consumer trends. Image: Beneo

Beneo doubling down on the clean label mega trend

By Oliver Morrison

Beneo predicts to see significant growth in the market for chicory root, sugar beet, wheat and rice starches as consumers in 2021 demand cleaner but also natural easily recognisable ‘cupboard ingredients’.

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Nestlé’s net zero roadmap: ‘We have no time to lose’

By Katy Askew

Swiss food giant Nestlé wants to halve its emissions by 2030 and achieve net zero by 2050. “We have no time to lose,” CEO Mark Schneider told journalists at an event detailing how the company plans to get there.

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'Everybody should drink ketones — not just elite cyclists'

By Oliver Morrison

Ketone drinks have been embraced by professional athletes looking to boost their performance. But these ‘magic potions’ have the potential for mass appeal, believes the scientist who helped develop them, although taste and price remain huge barriers in...

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Sugar reduction scheme a ‘Soviet-style diktat’

By Oliver Morrison

Critics have rounded on the UK government’s voluntary sugar reduction plan -- which calls for a 20% cut from the food industry in key products by the end of this year -- after a report revealed it is heading for failure.

The technology brings natural taste performance in dairy products, enabling up to 50% sugar reduction in yogurt and other dairy products without the use of sweeteners. Pic: Firmenich

Firmenich and Novozymes partner on sugar reduction

By Jim Cornall

Firmenich, the world’s largest privately-owned perfume and taste company, and Danish biological solution leader Novozymes, have launched their new, jointly-developed natural sugar reduction solution: TasteGEM SWL with Saphera lactase.

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Bite-sized NPD: The latest in kids snacking to hit UK shelves

By Flora Southey

How can brands encourage children to eat ‘healthier’ snacks? Nestlé’s approach is to create breakfast cereal in the shape of a bear, Cadbury is shrinking its portion sizes to cut calories, and Kellogg is personalising covers on Corn Flakes and Rice Krispies.

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Ground-breaking trial gives new hope for peanut allergies

By Oliver Morrison

A trial suggests that oral immunotherapy treatment, which involves repeated exposure over time to gradually increase doses of the allergen, could allow sufferers to increase their tolerance to peanuts. They would not be able to eat nuts at will, but their...

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The Future of Healthy Snacking in Europe

The Future of Healthy Snacking in Europe

Our consumer study on healthy snacking in Europe reveals key insights into snacking motivations, the consumer landscape, and today’s top snacking trends—including...