A widely reported study on Mexico's soda tax is zealous and flawed in many ways, writes Katherine Rich, chief executive of the New Zealand Food and Grocery Council.
Plus: Scientists may have linked energy drinks with heart palpitations; Natural healthcare stakes case for Australian government policy; Fsanz calls for public submissions on herbicide-tolerant modified corn; and Coca-Cola launches Fuze Tea backed by ‘multi-million dollar’ campaign.
Soy supplements may reduce the risk of cardiovascular risk for people able to produce equol, a microbial-derived metabolite of the isoflavone daidzein, but equol supplements themselves may not have the same effects, says a new study.
Despite hitting spot-on several major trends driving food sales today, Asian noodles are struggling to gain traction in the US because many consumers are unaware of, daunted by or have misconceptions about them, according to a new report from Packaged Facts.
Washington-based American Brewing Company started with beer and expanded its product line to include kombucha. Its brand, Bucha, has been credited as one of the fastest growing breakout brands in a report by The Hartman Group.
Japan has ended its 15-year ban on the imports of Danish beef after long-running mad cow disease fears were addressed by European politicians.
Plus: Indian brewers: Lowering beer tax would do ‘immense good to society’; Nestlé launches three drinking water plants for local communities.
Worldwide spending on halal food and lifestyle products could rise 10.8% per year until 2019 and will create an international industry worth US$3.7tr, according to the latest Global Islamic Economy Report.