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Insects on a plate at food innovation conference

Edible insects, 3D printing and personalised nutrition are just three of the topics under discussion at Food Manufacture’s one-­day innovation conference – New Frontiers in Food and Drink 2016  –...

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Dairy sales grow as Almarai announces 2015 financial results

Almarai Company, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, has announced its annual consolidated financial results for the year ending December 31, 2015.

Insect protein makes a jump to the gourmet aisle with Jimini's apéritif snacks

While most insect products focus on hiding the insect content by using flours, French start-up Entoma sells Jimini's whole, spiced insects as a gourmet apéritif snack – a gamble that has paid...

Cargill ponders Dubai application centre for strategic plan

Cargill may consider establishing an application centre in Dubai as part of its regional strategy, as it sees demand for advanced R&D increasing, according to its regional chair.

Is food marketed as healthy inadvertently fuelling obesity?

People tend to overeat food marketed as healthy because they assume it is less filling but food companies can counter this by portraying food as 'nourishing' or 'wholesome' instead, researchers...

Black raspberries a contender for best antioxidant fruit, says study

Black raspberries grown in Central Europe show greater health benefits than its closely related cousins the red raspberry and blackberry, research suggests. 

Saudi-led coalition airstrikes destroy Coca-Cola plant

Saudi-led coalition airstrikes have allegedly destroyed a Coca-Cola plant in Sana'a, Yemen, according to reports.

Annie Chun’s takes seaweed to mainstream snackers with launch of crunchy Seaweed Crisps

Roasted sheets of flavorful nori increasingly are competing with crunchy kale chips and other healthier-for-you snacks, but the stick-to-the-top-of-the-mouth texture of dehydrated seaweed isn’t for everyone. 

IFAD funds poverty-reduction measures in Afghanistan, Bhutan

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) will provide millions of dollars in funding to reduce rural poverty and increase the incomes of thousands of households and smallholder families in...

Sri Lanka Gold to bring local, street-side favorite to US shores

Two D.C.-based international development economists, partners in life and business, are launching bottled king coconut water and are aiming to have it on natural food store shelves by February. It’s...

Asia-Pacific fuels a challenging year for dairy

As the global dairy industry grapples with issues of oversupply and the changing face of product mixes, Asia-Pacific countries will hold massive sway over the direction the market takes over...

When should pregnant women take folic acid?

Taking folic acid supplements pre-conception may lower the risk of preterm birth and small-for-gestational-age, but post-conception may be too late to have an effect, according to research in 240,954 pregnant women.

Special edition: Battling malnutrition. Exclusive with Nestlé head of public health nutrition

Nestlé: Profit is not a dirty word in the race against global malnutrition

Commercial and public health gain needn’t be opposed bedfellows in the battle against malnutrition among the world’s poorest people, says the chief of public health nutrition at the world’s biggest...

Taking your beverage company into international markets: 10 tips from experts

The growth of eCommerce, the Internet and easier-than-ever international travel means the world is getting smaller. But does that mean it’s time to take your beverage company into a new...

Think long-term to succeed in Iran, says trade promo firm

Iranian consumers are eager for foreign food products, but international firms need to have a long-term mentality to succeed in Iran, according to food trade promotion firm PSDC.

Algae-fueled VeganEgg has taken off like a rocketship, says Follow Your Heart

VeganEgg - a novel 100% plant-based whole egg replacer utilizing algae as its core ingredient - has taken off like a rocketship, says brand owner Follow Your Heart, which is...

Big food firms are climate smart but social media stupid

Brands are blowing a major opportunity to communicate their sustainability initiatives to millions of consumers with social media updates that are “inane, safe and saccharinely artificial in their bonhomie”, says a...

Apac leads world diabetes league, Singapore second in developed world

Asia-Pacific is home to the country with the world’s highest rate of diabetes and also one of the lowest, the annual International Diabetes Foundation “Atlas” reveals.

Pomegranates and endurance: Study shows juice benefits for athletes

Consumption of pomegranate juice may reduce biochemical markers of damage caused by exercise, according to findings from a small study from Spain.

This week Down Under

FTAs are good for business, but technical barriers must now be smashed

Australia’s government must address technical barriers to trade, which are inhibiting the potential of Australian exports, according to a report released by the country’s food industry.

Seaweeds could boost heart health potential of supplements, foods, researchers say

Edible seaweed could have significant promise in boosting the heart health attributes of foods and supplements when used as a functional food ingredient, according to a recent review article in...

Asia leads the dairy bioactives market

Dairy bioactives are high in nutritional value yet low in in market volume, according to a new report, which adds that Asia has been faster to take up new bioactives...

Veggie and kosher candy conundrum: Dispatches from FIE in Paris

Halal and kosher candy cracked? Roquette says it’s found answer for gelatine-free chewy candies

Roquette has introduced a starch-based ingredient it claims can be used to make the first gelatine-free chewy candy with a long-lasting chewiness.

Can modified starch be clean label? It's all about perception, says Cargill

Recently showcased at FiE, Cargill's modified starch can reduce the fat content of yoghurt by at least 50% while keeping the taste and mouth feel of full fat yoghurt - but...

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ADM strengthens natural vitamin E range with first ever succinate offering

ADM has added two sunflower-sourced, non-GMO versions to its vitamin E portfolio targeting foods, drinks and food supplements and the “world’s first commercially available sunflower-based succinate form of vitamin E.”...

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