The Italian Way considers the US a ‘mature and conscious’ market for Italian beverage exports.

Italy eyes the US beverage market for health-conscious, eco customers

By Beth Newhart

American consumers are increasingly looking for products with a focus on simple, high-quality ingredients and sustainability. And a group of Italian companies believe their products are ready to meet these demands: with their drinks on show at the Winter...


Salty food diminishes thirst and increases hunger: Study

By Louis Gore-Langton

New research has reversed ideas about the health impacts of a high salt intake diet, and may have implications for salt reduction campaigns throughout Europe - though public health campaigners have called the results "contrived". 

South Africa announced its sugar tax in February: now it is setting out the details. Pic:iStock/verdateo

South Africa sets out sugar tax plans

By Rachel Arthur

South Africa’s National Treasury has published proposals for a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages, and is inviting comment on the plans. 

Water deregulation in England could save firms millions: law firm DWF

Food and drink firms plug water use by 24%

By Michael Stones

Food and drink manufacturers have slashed their water use by nearly a quarter in the past eight years, as it emerged water deregulation in England could save firms millions.

Nanotechnology offers great potential to the food and drink industry, said Steffi Friedrichs

Nanotechnology benefits: public needs reassurance

By Rick Pendrous

Nanotechnology offers great potential for use in the food and drink supply chain, but the public’s food safety concerns still need to be overcome, according to the head of the Nanotechnology Industries Association (NIA).

Proposed rule to reduce microbiological hazards in food for raw consumption

FDA targets minimum standards for produce

By Joseph James Whitworth

Minimum standards for the safety of produce to reduce microbiological hazards are being proposed by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Humanity's challenges will be 'of growth and abundance'

Humanity's challenges will be 'of growth and abundance'


Humanity faces major challenges in feeding the world – but we should not underestimate our capacity to innovate to deal with crises, according to keynote speaker at IFT 2013 Fareed Zakaria.


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