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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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Stage Set For New Stars in Superfruits

Stage Set For New Stars in Superfruits

20 Oct 2014

The long-held belief that fruit is good for you has increasingly come to the fore in recent years with rising promotion of its health benefits combined with generic industry efforts to encourage us to eat more. With this background, plus rising globali...

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Probiotics Step to the Fore as Fat Burners

Probiotics Step to the Fore as Fat Burners

17 Oct 2014

Without having to go to body builders’ extremes, it is widely accepted that building up muscle tissue through both aerobic and resistance exercise helps the body burn excess fat – even when it is at rest – by boosting its metabolic basal rate. If the e...

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The Rise of the Dairy Protein

The Rise of the Dairy Protein

17 Oct 2014

The next time you shop in a supermarket, take a peek at the ingredients panel on the cereal bars you may be purchasing. Or, the sports drink you may be guzzling down after a workout. Or perhaps, the powder mixed in any number of products, ranging from ...

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The Changing Face of Dairy Products

The Changing Face of Dairy Products

17 Oct 2014

With a whole glut of new products and with more emphasis on unique and specialist items, dairy as a whole has been an interesting ride for many over the past few years. Food & Drink International has been witness to many of these changes, but perha...

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The Food Industry’s Little Helper

The Food Industry’s Little Helper

14 Oct 2014

Enzymes are little helpers that make the food world go around. Chemically speaking, of course, they are complex biological catalysts that promote various kinds of biochemical reactions, mostly by lowering the activation energies of specific substrates....

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Functional Ingredients and Functioning Bodies

Functional Ingredients and Functioning Bodies

13 Oct 2014

In recent years, the relationship between diet and disease has been increasingly publicised in the hope of changing consumer lifestyle habits – and it seems to be working; with consumers paying more attention to their dietary habits and opting for bene...

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Functional Ingredients Offer the Best of Both Worlds

Functional Ingredients Offer the Best of Both Worlds

13 Oct 2014

Over the years Food & Drink International has reported on the industry, the functional ingredients sector has perhaps undergone the greatest change. It used to be the case that consumers would often have to make the choice between taste and functio...

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Health and Wellness Global Performance 2014

Health and Wellness Global Performance 2014

10 Oct 2014

2014 is a year of revived growth for the health and wellness (HW) industry, and attest to personal health and wellness goals being amongst the first to be met after a period of economic uncertainty. Global HW sales saw 6.5% growth over 2013-2014 to rea...

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Vitamins: Spreading The Message

Vitamins: Spreading The Message

3 Oct 2014

The benefits of Vitamin C (not strictly a vitamin) were known as early as the eighteenth century when limes were used by the British Navy to ward off scurvy (hence the name ‘limeys’). But it wasn’t until 1912 that the term vitamin (vital amine: a nitro...

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Is Sugar Natural?

Is Sugar Natural?

29 Sep 2014

One of the key challenges when considering any natural proposition is that it is difficult to actually define ‘natural’ and how it actually differs from other aspects such as ‘clean label’. The clean label proposition is generally considered to be seek...

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Beetles: Love Me Do

Beetles: Love Me Do

23 Sep 2014

The South American beetle has been used as food colorant for centuries, giving bright red colouring to soup, ketchup, sauces, jams and canned fruits. You may have seen recent controversies with coffee outlets starbucking their Frappuccinos with crushed...

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