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Sowing the Seeds of Change in Bread

Sowing the Seeds of Change in Bread

11 Nov 2014

Bread has an image problem. Across Europe, a significant proportion of consumers (as high as 48% in the UK and Italy) state that bread is not an option for those trying to lose weight and even more (54% in Italy and 48% in the UK and Spain) believe sli...

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Much Potential, but Supply Situation Tough for Teff

Much Potential, but Supply Situation Tough for Teff

11 Nov 2014

Teff is an eager contender in the line-up of “heritage” supergrains, and it has much to offer. Replete with nutrients, the right kind of starch and devoid of gluten, it keys into several prominent dietary trends at once. But why is it still not widely ...

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Functional Ingredients: A Simpler Burden of Proof

Functional Ingredients: A Simpler Burden of Proof

11 Nov 2014

Functional ingredients lend foodstuffs energy boosting, health promoting or disease prevention properties. As supplements they are great in a number of situations. For example: Where lifestyle choices do not permit a diet that is replete in all necessa...

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White Bread and Breakfast Biscuits Fuel Fibre Focus

White Bread and Breakfast Biscuits Fuel Fibre Focus

10 Nov 2014

Awareness of the health benefits of fibre in terms of digestion, cholesterol reduction and diabetes prevention is rising, but it is an increasingly complicated area with the traditional associations of fibre with wholegrains, oats and fruit and vegetab...

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The Complete Package – Packaging

The Complete Package – Packaging

10 Nov 2014

Packaging within the food and drink industry is not only one of the largest sectors – it’s also one of the most innovative. With the sheer volume of products developed and released a year, it’s somewhat of a mission keeping up with all the ideas ...

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Natural Functioning Ingredients – They Should Come With a Health Warning

Natural Functioning Ingredients – They Should Come With a Health Warning

4 Nov 2014

Over the last 25 years, food stuffs that provide health benefits – nutraceuticals – have gone from relatively unknown research breakthroughs, wrapped in legislative restrictions and controversy, to become a regular part of the weekly shopping bas...

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Industry Interplay in Food Packaging

Industry Interplay in Food Packaging

4 Nov 2014

Sterilization, opening mechanisms, packaging for longer life, speed, hygiene, cost-effectiveness, reducing waste, ease of use…. packaging for solid product, for liquid product, for viscous product….into cups, bottles, trays…..packaging for market appea...

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Health and Wellness: Trends in 2014 [VIDEO]

Health and Wellness: Trends in 2014 [VIDEO]

29 Oct 2014

Euromonitor International’s latest health and wellness data shows that globally, the health and wellness industry saw 6.5% growth between 2013-2014, reaching US$773 billion in total sales.  Important differences in consumer demand remain between emergi...

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Technology Meets Tradition

Technology Meets Tradition

28 Oct 2014

The bakery and confectionery sector is going through some interesting times. Many of the products in the sector are particularly indulgent, and the good news in this regard is that consumers now seem to be – in general – better off and are ...

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Reformulating with Protein

Reformulating with Protein

28 Oct 2014

At Food ingredients Europe (FiE) 2013 in Frankfurt, one of the big trends predicted for 2014 was protein. That was until, of course, sugar hit the headlines in January! However, these two aspects of formulation can, in fact, go hand-in-hand. There are ...

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Milking Added Value Options for Beverages

Milking Added Value Options for Beverages

28 Oct 2014

Many sources have highlighted dairy beverages as a key growth market for the future and certainly the soft drinks industry seems to think so, with Coca-Cola recently identifying value-added dairy as a top target for still beverage retail growth to 2020...

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Edible Insects: The Protein of the Poor?

Edible Insects: The Protein of the Poor?

22 Oct 2014

While three quarters of the food industry and NGOs claim to be looking for solutions to solve the challenge of feeding the world’s growing population, two vital questions still go unanswered: How will corporate responsibility initiatives lead to ...

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