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How brands are capitalising on gut health. GettyImages/PeopleImages

How brands are capitalising on gut health

By Donna Eastlake

Gut health is proving to be hugely popular with consumers and enormously profitable for food and beverage manufacturers. In financial terms, it’s the gift that keeps on giving.

Consumers are still keen on plant-based options, but they want more from them. GettyImages/DronG

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The next-step in plant-based? Understanding the extruder

By René Floris, NIZO Food Research Division Manager

Consumers want more from plant-based meat alternatives, from taste to texture and affordability. Could understanding the extrusion process deliver on all three?

Soybean prices are falling. Image Source: Getty Images/Drs Producoes

Why are soybean prices falling?

By Augustus Bambridge-Sutton

Despite challenges from regulation and climate, soybean prices have spent the last year falling. What accounts for this?

Plant-based toxins pose danger to health. GettyImages/Tara Moore

Plant-based toxins pose danger to health

By Donna Eastlake

Plant toxins have always existed in plant foods but their potential health implications remain relatively unknown to consumers. Why?

According to the World Health Organization, 2.7m people die in Europe every year due to four major commercial products – one of which is ultra-processed food. GettyImages/gerenme

Ultra-processed food kills, says WHO

By Flora Southey

The World Health Organization is linking ultra-processed food, alcohol, tobacco, and fossil fuel industries to millions of deaths in Europe every year.

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NPD Trend Tracker: Euros 2024 edition

By Augustus Bambridge-Sutton

This month, the Euros 2024 are kicking off. In this week's NPD Trend Tracker, we feature a range of products that put convenience front-of-mind – a perfect complement to the event!

There are still barriers to full adoption of plant-based. Image Source: Getty Images/coldsnowstorm

How will policy in Europe affect plant-based?

By Augustus Bambridge-Sutton

A diverse range of businesses, academics and activists have supported a transition to plant-based protein. But in Europe, politics, and political will, still provide a barrier.

Has the plant-based trend peaked? GettyImages/ArtMarie

Has the plant-based trend peaked?

By Donna Eastlake

The plant-based trend has been on the up and up in recent years. But has it finally peaked and, if yes, can the plant-based industry do anything to prevent a decline?

Understanding the Autoimmune Protocol diet. GettyImages/Hispanolistic

Understanding the Autoimmune Protocol diet

By Donna Eastlake

Health trends are huge at the moment, with new diets and ‘superfoods’ popping up on an almost weekly basis. Enter the Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) diet.

Consumer trust in the food industry is declining, why? GettyImages/Drazen Zigic

Trust in food industry declining

By Donna Eastlake

As consumers become increasingly engaged in understanding the contents of the foods they’re consuming, it appears that trust in the food industry is plummeting. But can that trust be restored?

As farmers age, a larger and larger percentage are over 60. Image Source: Getty Images/Henry Arden

How to incentivise farmers to work longer

By Augustus Bambridge-Sutton

With an ageing population and youth reluctance forcing up the average age of farmers in Europe, how can they be incentivised to stay in a physically demanding job for longer?

Low-histamine diet: Is this the new food trend to watch?

Low-histamine diet: Is this the new food trend to watch?

By Donna Eastlake

Understanding of high-histamine and histamine-liberating foods is relatively new, but it’s quickly gaining consumer interest. So, what is this new trend towards consuming low-histamine foods and is it one to watch?

Are plant-based meats low in protein? GettyImages-DjelicS

Are plant-based meats low in protein?

By Donna Eastlake

Meat-free alternatives to burgers, sausages and steaks have become popular in recent years as consumers look to reduce their meat consumption. But do these meat-free alternatives offer the same benefits as meat itself?

Could keto diet delay early Alzheimer's. GettyImages/Liudmila Chernetska

Could keto diet delay early Alzheimer's?

By Donna Eastlake

The keto diet has been linked to multiple health benefits, including lowered blood pressure and reduced blood sugar, but could it also help to combat the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease?

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