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Global market for natural food colors to reach $1.7bn by 2020

By Iti Singh and Indu Tyagi

The global market for natural food colors is predicted to reach $1.7bn by 2020, with 20% of this market attributed to beverage applications. Analysts Iti Singh and Indu Tyagi, from research firm MarketsandMarkets, look at the opportunities for beverage...

Malcolm Clarke of the Children's Food Campaign slammed the government's refusal to consider a tax on sugary drinks as 'absurd'.

UK government rules out sugar tax

By Niamh Michail

The British government has no plans to tax sugary drinks, despite an online petition receiving more than the 100,000 signatures required to spark a parliamentary debate on the issue.

‘No success model’ for new protein ingredients

‘No success model’ for new protein ingredients

By Eliot Beer

Novel protein ingredients face a difficult future with too many barriers to entry to make success likely – but there are brighter prospects for Quorn and some potential for insect protein in animal feed, says Giract.

A diet high in processed food was one of the risk factors associated with early death.

Poor diet is biggest contributor to early death globally

By Niamh Michail

Poor diet and high blood pressure are the top two contributors to early death around the world, with high salt intake a ‘key component’ in raising blood pressure, according to a study published in Lancet Journal.

Non-alcoholic Guinness hopes to address beer challenges

Non-alcoholic Guinness hopes to address beer challenges

By Rachel Arthur

Diageo hopes its non-alcoholic Guinness will improve fortunes in Indonesia, with the alcoholic beverage giant saying the beverage is addressing market trends in the country, and legislation which now bans the sale of beer in some stores. 

All age groups agreed there should be clearer labeling of alcohol content

Give us clearer alcohol labels: drinkers

By Michael Stones

Nearly half of British drinkers want clearer labelling of alcohol contents, while one in five people in the over 65 age group who drink alcohol consume “unsafe” levels, according to new research.

The flavour ingredient bypasses the need for grapefruit, making it more reproducible and affordable, according to Evolva

Evolva introduces fermentation-derived nootkatone

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Swiss biotechnology firm Evolva has introduced its nootkatone citrus flavour and fragrance ingredient – made from fermentation rather than traditional extraction from grapefruit skin.

Movement implies freshness: Study

Movement implies freshness – even for packaged food

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Implied motion in food advertising – such as an image of juice being poured into a glass – may make food appear fresher and more appealing, according to a study published in Food Quality and Preference.

Manufacturers need to think about fructose bad press and reformulate fast, says analyst

Will fructose follow trans fats’ fate?

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

Mounting scientific evidence and a shift in public opinion could mean fructose is set to follow the same black-listed fate as trans fats, argues an analyst.

Nationalism is not the solution - we're all in this milk price crisis together, says the Dutch Dairy Association (NZO)

Milk crisis nationalism is anti-EU, Dutch tell Commission

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

Calls from the French National Federation of Dairy Cooperatives (FNCL) to stop imports of foreign dairy products are contrary to EU single market principles, Dutch groups have complained to the European Commission.

Sweden to inform future children's nutrition policy with 3,000-strong survey

Sweden to take 2-day snapshot of kids’ diets

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

The Swedish Food Authority (NFA) will look at what 3,000 children eat and drink over two days as part of a study into the diets of the country's youth. 

Cargill takes over Italian citrus pectin plants, three years after they were bought by US-based FMC

Cargill buys Italian citrus pectin business

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

Cargill is to acquire the pectin operations of US firm FMC - a move it hopes will help it tap into demand for 'label-friendly' ingredients. 

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