UK consumers’ confusion about nanotechnology applied to the food and drink industries, fueled by misinformation and scare stories, could wreck its potential benefits, warns a new report from business communications consultancy College Hill.
Consumers who are generally concerned about chemicals in their lives are more likely to seek out natural foods, indicates a new study from Switzerland – but if they have no grasp of dose levels they may be overestimate the potential risks posed by synthetic...
Regulatory definitions of 'natural' are not in line with consumer understanding of the term, a discrepancy that is causing big headaches for the food and drink industry, according to one senior executive at Coca-Cola.
Scotland is continuing its drive to attract more people at the start of their careers to work in the food and beverage sector ‘from farm to fork’, with a new initiative to help youngsters understand what goes into making a product.
The UK food and drink sector is getting creative about its efforts to redress the shortage of engineers, scientists and technologists – including opening eyes to the range of careers on offer and training initiatives.
Market analysts say the organic market trend is here to stay,
despite rising food prices. In fact, issues surrounding these price
hikes - the globalization of food and environmental factors - may
actually bolster this market.
British children aged 7-14 receive a massive £1.5 billion in pocket
money each year, spending a large share of this on food and drink.
But with manufacturers scaling down their marketing efforts amid
accusations of contributing to...
Results from an ongoing Irish initiative to boost product
innovation - new ingredients and finished food and drink products -
unveiled at an industry food event this month in Ireland imply that
investment could be paying off.
Lingering consumer suspicion of synthetic colours, coupled with the
rising preference for all-natural products, is driving uptake of
natural food colours within Australia and New Zealand, report
market analysts Frost & Sullivan....
The presence of botanical ingredients in beverages and foods is
certainly an increasing trend that looks set to continue in the
near future. A conference to be held by UK food research
organisation Leatherhead Food RA will address...
Dutch food company Wessanen reported sales of €1,449.5 million for
the first half of 2002. Net sales remained close to figures for
last year's first half, while EBITA decreased to €36.6 million from
€43.2 million in the same...