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Asia dominates world beer label demand

Asia dominates the world market for beer labels but the market is still dominated by old-style wet glue applied labels, but pressure-sensitive labels continue to make inroads in North America.

Natural astaxanthin suppliers form trade organization to help differentiate their ingredients from synthetics

Three suppliers of astaxanthin derived from algae have announced plans to band to together to form an ingredient-specific trade organization to publicize the benefits of their ingredients and highlight the...

Obesity is a weighty issue for almost 1bn in developing world

The number of overweight and obese adults in developing countries has ballooned from some 250m in 1980 to almost a billion today, with Indians forming a huge chunk of this number.


Emerging market dairy customers 'setting a standard': Tetra Pak

The once clear divide between the technological demands of dairy manufacturers in developed and emerging markets has become increasingly blurred, Tetra Pak’s VP of technologies and service products has claimed....

Common sense science: The studies we didn't cover in 2013...

Every day, FoodNavigator scans the scientific journals to bring you the most interesting developments in food science – but there are many that make us wonder why they were conducted...

FoodNavigator's 2013 news quiz

So you think you know all there is to know about the European food industry in 2013? Let us put your knowledge to the test with our news quiz!

Probiota 2014, February 4-5, Amsterdam

Probiota 2014: The ultimate pre- and probiotic science-business blend

Probiota 2014 – relocated from Brussels to Amsterdam and organised by NutraIngredients – will bring together the finest scientific and commercial minds operating in the pre- and probiotic sector in...

'We expect consumption in Europe to remain weak'

Natra to increase American and Asian presence by 50% in two years

Natra announced it will open a sales office in Hong Kong this year, as well as its first production site outside Europe, in Canada.

Global group now looking to ramp up efforts to promote food safety

Industry, academics and NGOs from more than 70 countries recently gathered on Singapore to evaluate how successful a global initiative to promote food safety has been in its first year.

Vitamin-shy Asia-Pacific on verge of osteoporosis crisis

A new report by the International Osteoporosis Foundation, shows that osteoporosis is a looming crisis throughout the Asia-Pacific region, with half of the world’s sufferers set to come from Asia...

Last call for scientific papers: Vitafoods and Probiota in 2014

Vitafoods Europe and Probiota 2014 – two separate events – close the period for submission of scientific and other papers this Friday. Yes in two days.

'Mood foods' are on the rise, says Mintel

Consumers are looking for foods and drinks that influence how they feel, whether that’s a drink that helps them sleep, or an indulgent ice cream. Mintel’s global food science analyst...

Is research on delayed aging a better investment than cancer and heart disease?

Greater investment in research to delay aging may be a 'highly efficient' way to prevent disease, extend healthy life, and improve public health, according to new research.

Six Asia-Pacific grocery trends to watch out for

The new breed of shoppers in the Asia-Pacific region, buoyed by growing incomes and increasing choice, are more “demanding” of retailers, according to Nielsen.

FAO backs dairy to raise nutrition among poorest people

Dairy products have an important role to play in improving nutritional levels among the world’s poorest people, the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) says in a new book.

Liquid lucre: Diageo prizes scale as basis for Asia Pacific success

Diageo says it see a massive opportunity for international spirits in the Asia Pacific and claims its scale lends it a significant competitive advantage in the region.

Dispatches from #FIE2013

Another BRIC in the weight management wall as sector hits $150bn globally in 2013

Nestlé may have canned Jenny Craig, and regulators clamped down on the sector's claim-making, but weight management products are booming globally, especially in increasingly image driven emerging economies like India and...

Obesity may alter our sense of taste, say researchers

Obesity may drive fundamental changes in our perception of sweet tastes by modifying the number of cells that respond to sweet stimuli, according to new research in mice.

Dispatches from #FIE2013

Researchers back zinc citrate bioavailability

A just published study has found zinc citrate is equal to zinc gluconate and higher than zinc oxide in terms of bodily intake, research that could help battle regional deficiencies...

Trans fats: The good, the bad, the global

The FDA’s move to consider GRAS status of trans fats should be applauded – it’s a clever move that should spark change, an expert says.

Palm oil special

Europe: When dogma makes way for karma

Do consumers vote with their feet when it comes to palm oil? Probably not — or at least that seems to be the case in emerging markets, where the lion’s...

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Nutranomics trademark paves way for Asia expansion

US-based Nutranomics has received trademark approvals for the its brand in Japan, Malaysia, and Taiwan as a means to safeguard its brand in the countries as it prepares to launch...

Palm oil special

The debate: Palm oil and troubled waters

The danger is real: as population growth hurtles along, we are running out of space — fast.

DSM profits rise 27% but nutrition space ‘sluggish’ as omega-3 bites

DSM has delivered a Q3 increase in EBITDA earnings of 27% across all its divisions despite “headwinds” like the ongoing economic flatline in Europe and elsewhere, challenging currency movements and rising ingredient...

Palm oil: Beyond the headlines and addressing the reality

Deforestation, loss of habitats, social upheaval and vast swathes of smoke: there’s no doubt the palm oil industry is guilty of continuing atrocities against both planet and humanity.

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