The flavour of a food product cannot be copyrighted, the European Court of Justice was advised last week. Two intellectual property and food law experts weigh in on the opinion and suggest what companies can do to protect their products.
A staggering 38% of global cocoa is lost each year to disease or pests - and this figure looks set to rise - yet research is scant compared to rice, corn or wheat. Why is this and what is being done to reduce it?
From a nutritious (and cheap) flour made from the by-product of tofu production to sugar, beer and biodegradable plastic made from almond husks, 'waste' is a dirty word in today's food industry. FoodNavigator found out more at this year's...
Understanding the role of specific nutrients in food, such as sugar and saturated fat, is important but not enough to fully understand how diets impact risk of obesity and non-communicable diseases (NCDs), says one scientist.
Can on-trend oils such as coconut compete with olive oil? Is butter really back? And as sales fall in its biggest markets, does margarine have a future in Europe? We take a look at the different oils on offer and their perceived healthiness.
The healthy fat profile of flax oil, high in omega-3 fatty acids, means manufacturers have traditionally focused on this. But the seeds also contain protein, fibre and lignin, all of which are interesting 'stealth health' ingredients, the company...
With up to 13 times more antioxidants than blueberries, haskap berries - also known as honeyberries - offer manufacturers a new ingredient with superfood credentials for relishes, jams or juices, says supplier Soloberry.
An emulsifier, humectant, texturiser and egg replacement, Renmatix's patent-protected simple cellulose is native, natural and multifunctional, it says. "This is a very unique and new-to-the-world form of cellulose,” says the CEO.
Use of egg white peptides is rising among global bakery and confectionery manufacturers because the animal-based protein is a rich source of bioactive peptides that can improve human health, according to Fact.MR research firm.