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FAO reports April food prices flat vs. March

FAO reports April food prices flat vs. March

8 May 2018

The FAO Food Price Index (FFPI) averaged 173.5 points in April 2018, nearly unchanged from March but up 2.7% from the corresponding period last year.

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Study shows Echishield enhances immune function

Study shows Echishield enhances immune function

7 May 2018

A new study is said to indicate that Echishield, an-all natural echinacea ingredient, enhances immune function, restoring stress-induced changes to levels similar to those in healthy controls.

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Zukán offers tailored sugar-reduction solutions

Zukán offers tailored sugar-reduction solutions

3 May 2018

Food and drink makers increasingly are cutting sugars from their products, but there is a balance to be struck between health and the pleasure of eating, says Spanish sweeteners specialist.

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Engaging with the Instagram generation

Engaging with the Instagram generation

3 May 2018

Colourful, exotic and unusual foods are on the rise as a growing number of consumers look for food experiences they can share on social media.

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Cocoa Barometer 2018 report published

Cocoa Barometer 2018 report published

26 Apr 2018

“Current approaches will not solve the problem at scale. Companies and governments need to acknowledge the urgency, and make a change. Efforts that cover less than 50% cannot be called ‘solutions’.”

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Prota, Chr. Hansen partner on peanut allergy

Prota, Chr. Hansen partner on peanut allergy

25 Apr 2018

Prota Therapeutics has partnered with Chr. Hansen to assess what is said to be the world’s best documented probiotic strain, LGG, in a Phase III clinical trial to develop a treatment for peanut allergy.

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Clean label for marketeers

Clean label for marketeers

25 Apr 2018

The drive towards clean labels has led many food makers to reformulate with ingredients that are considered easier to understand, but some have taken a different route, preferring to explain the purpose of ingredients to consumers.

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Ixoreal unlocks commercial potential of ashwagandha

Ixoreal unlocks commercial potential of ashwagandha

25 Apr 2018

Ashwagandha is known as the king of herbs in traditional Indian Ayurvedic medicine – but it is still not well known in the West. Supplier Ixoreal Biomed Inc. aims to make ashwagandha as ubiquitous in Europe as Chinese ginseng, tapping into its purporte...

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Research: chlorine can make foodborne pathogens undetectable

Research: chlorine can make foodborne pathogens undetectable

25 Apr 2018

Chlorine, commonly used in the agriculture industry to decontaminate fresh produce, can make foodborne pathogens undetectable according to new research led by the University of Southampton.

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Almonds a key ingredient in healthy snacking

Almonds a key ingredient in healthy snacking

18 Apr 2018

More almond-containing products were launched in Europe than in any other region in the world in 2016, as the trend toward healthier snacking has given the nuts a major boost.

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Mintel: Asia Pacific also embracing non-animal protein

Mintel: Asia Pacific also embracing non-animal protein

18 Apr 2018

Mintel reveals that as many as two in five (39%) urban Indonesians and one in three (34%) urban Thais consumed more non-animal sources of protein (e.g. plant, dairy, grains) in 2017, compared to the previous year.

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DSM sees 11% organic sales growth

DSM sees 11% organic sales growth

17 Apr 2018

DSM has issued preliminary results for Q1 2018, ahead of the scheduled Q1 results announcement on 8 May 2018. The company says it saw continued strong organic sales growth in underlying business.

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