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Magic Leaves

Magic Leaves

28 Nov 2014

Sometimes, the most terrible problems have unexpected solutions. For example: in the tropics, there is a miraculous tree whose leaves are extremely nutritious. The leaves of the moringa tree contain more vitamins and minerals than most natural food we ...

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How to Survive a Media Interview

How to Survive a Media Interview

27 Nov 2014

Paid and free media interviews are essential exhibitor tools at trade shows such as Hi Europe. While paid media interviews help exhibitors stand out in the crowd and drive booth traffic, free media interviews during the show can do the trick—and can ca...

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Protein: It’s Not That Simple

Protein: It’s Not That Simple

24 Nov 2014

Protein has become more than just a recommended part of meals and a shortcut to building muscle; its links to satiety have implicated it in weight management, and protein has now become the foundation of many diet plans. Attention to when protein shoul...

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European Consumers Await Next Generation Functional Dairy Drinks

European Consumers Await Next Generation Functional Dairy Drinks

17 Nov 2014

The European dairy industry has operated in a challenging regulatory environment in recent years as the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) worked its way through a series of health claim dossiers for functional products. A high level of uncertainty ...

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Protein Power Packs a Punch

Protein Power Packs a Punch

17 Nov 2014

Interest in protein content and high protein products is continuing to grow across the food and drinks market, despite the fact that most North American and European consumers already have more than enough protein in their diets.  This has been driven ...

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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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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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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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