Will the UK have the guts to start a global campaign on obesity?

By Niamh Michail

It’s a crisis that is costing the UK more than war, terrorism and armed violence according to a 2014 McKinsey & Company report, but if the UK has the opportunity to become a global leader in tackling obesity it is less sure about where to start.

The WHO expects childhood overweight and obesity prevalence in Africa to reach 12.7% in 2020, up from 8.5% in 2010.

Exclusive interview with FAO’s director for nutrition

The fat after the famine: Obesity the next challenge facing Africa, says FAO boss

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

After years of battling undernutrition, Africa is now facing an emerging threat of obesity and the two must be considered simultaneously, according to the director of nutrition at the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).  

Tips for creating a successful children's brand

Special edition: Food for kids

Tips for creating a successful children's brand

By Niamh Michail

With children becoming more and more social media savvy, ethically conscious and keen to follow wider music and fashion trends, creating a successful kids' brand isn't easy. FoodNavigator spoke to market research company Future Learning for...

Dispatches from FIE 2015

Eat with your eyes: Making sense of multi-sensory food

By Niamh Michail

Food should taste and smell good but what else should and can it do when ‘visually stimulated’ consumers like millennials engage in eating occasions? Touch, sight and sound are increasingly in the mix and driving multi-sensory NPD as FoodNavigator discovered...

French food waste bill voted in unanimously - again

French food waste bill voted in unanimously - again

By Niamh Michail

France’s law to cut food waste, which includes forcing supermarkets to give all unsold food to charity, has been voted in –again – after it was scrapped on a technicality in August this year.

Evolva launches fermentation-derived valencene

By Niamh Michail

Evolva will begin producing valencene orange flavour through fermentation allowing for large scale production at a fraction of the cost of traditional extraction methods, it says.

“The scientific nonsense being peddled by the Coca-Cola-funded Global Energy Balance Network is outrageous,” said Michael Jacobson, president of the Center for Science in the Public Interest.

Coca-Cola controversy kills anti-obesity group

By David Burrows

A specialist group formed to combat obesity has been binned after it was forced to return a huge chunk of funding to Coca-Cola amid allegations of industry-biased science.

FiE 2015: Our best bits

FiE 2015: Our best bits

By Niamh Michail

Our teams of journalists were out in force at Food Ingredients Europe (FiE) last week. We’ve picked out some of our highlights from over one thousand exhibitors, a packed conference programme and talks on industry insights.

Photo: Istock / Lukatme

FoodNavigator 2016: What's on our editorial calendar?

By Niamh Michail

Putting the spotlight on innovative start-ups, sugar reduction, sustainable sourcing and the latest trends in colour, texture and flavour, FoodNavigator's special editions calendar and online events for 2016 spans the hottest topics for the European...

Photo: Istock / Alex Skopje

What was 2015's most misleading product? Consumers cast their votes....

By Niamh Michail

It’s that time of year where the food industry eagerly looks to market analysts’ predictions for 2016’s upcoming trends. But consumer rights group FoodWatch is asking Dutch consumers to take a look back at 2015 and vote for the most misleading product....

Danone-Nutricia invests in infant nutrition at new Dutch centre in response to growing demand

Largest European investment to date

Danone doubles Dutch baby milk production capacity

By Lynda Searby

Danone-Nutricia has invested €240m in a new production plant in the Netherlands on the back of double-digit sales growth of infant formula products such as Aptamil and Nutrilon.

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