Healthy foods

The challenges of selling insects in Europe

The challenges of selling insects in Europe

By Niamh Michail

EU regulation is confusing but with growing consumer demand, it's still an attractive market. FoodNavigator spoke to five companies about the challenges of selling insects in Europe.

Almonds only grow in Mediterranean climate zones, like California

How is Californian drought affecting almond supply?

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

California provides 83% of the world’s almonds, but drought is affecting supply. FoodNavigator spoke to the Almond Board of California about how the industry is tackling water shortages – and why so much of the world is reliant on Californian almonds.

Combining protein sources for better flavour and lower cost could hold future potential, Mintel said

What’s next for protein?

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Meat and dairy consumption has fallen from favour in many European countries and consumers are increasingly on the lookout for foods and drinks high in plant-based protein, according to Mintel analysts.

The work was approved at the 38th CAC meeting

dispatches from codex alimentarius, geneva

Codex backs work on international standard for quinoa

By Joseph James Whitworth

Bolivia and the US have been given the go ahead to work on an international standard for quinoa by the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC).

Non-GMO labels are on the rise in Europe – but why?

By Niamh Michail

Non-GMO labels are on the rise in European countries – but unlike the US, EU legislation requires all food containing above trace levels of GM to be labelled. So is there even a need for GMO-free?

Foodies tend to have lower BMIs - so encouraging adventurous eating may be an interesting strategy to help people lose weight without feeling restricted by a limited diet, say the researchers.

The psychology of the adventurous - and unadventurous - eater

By Niamh Michail

Neophiles, foodies or adventurous eaters? There may not be one catch-all term but adventurous eaters share common personality and lifestyle traits – allowing researchers to identify ways to get the less adventurous to try new foods.

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