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Coffee leaf tea has got the 'body and full flavor of black tea without the bitterness'

Coffee: The next big thing in tea? Wize Monkey prepares to unveil coffee leaf tea

By unlocking the potential of the coffee fruit, enterprising companies from Bai Brands and KonaRed (beverages) to CF Global (coffee flour) and VDF Futureceuticals (nutraceuticals) have already proved that the coffee bean is not the only thing the coffee plant has going for it. But could the coffee leaf turn...

Keurig Green Mountain expects quick consumer uptake when Keurig Cold launches next fall

Keurig Green Mountain is “well on target” to expand beyond hot drinks into the much larger cold beverage category as early as next fall with the launch of its Keurig Cold carbonation system in North America, the firm’s CEO confirmed Nov. 19.

Does the high-protein craze make sense from a nutritional perspective?

Protein is hot - and big brands are piling more of it into everything from breakfast cereal to ice cream. Yet the Dietary Guidelines for Americans say “inadequate protein intake in the US is rare”. So does this trend make sense from a nutritional perspective?

Oldways Whole Grains: Breaking Barriers conference

Sprouted flours are ‘the next big thing,” baker Peter Reinhart predicts

Sprouted grain flour is gaining traction with food manufacturers and consumers alike thanks to its sweeter taste, longer shelf life, increased nutrient bioavailability and overall better baking experience, claims Peter Reinhart, a chef and cookbook author. 

Kellogg NPD flurry: Gluten-free, protein and sprouted grains

Kellogg will liven up its US cereal portfolio with seven new products set for launch at the end of this year.

‘Robust’ evidence for GM crop benefits, says meta-analysis

Genetically modified crops offer ‘large and significant’ benefits in both developed and developing countries, according to a new meta-analysis.

Natural Grocers notches $521 million in sales in fiscal 2014, sets sights on 100-store goal in 2015

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage reported strong revenue growth for the fourth quarter of its 2014 fiscal year. Net sales grew by 17.8% over the same period in 2014 and were up by 20.9% for the fiscal year.  The company notched $520.7 million in net sales for 2014.

IFF expands emerging markets footprint with new state-of-the art facilities in Indonesia and Chile

International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) has opened a state-of-the-art flavors creative facility in Jakarta, Indonesia; and will open a sales office and applications laboratories in Santiago, Chile, on November 26.

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Is sodium reduction falling down the food policy agenda?
Special edition: Sodium reduction

Is sodium reduction falling down the food policy agenda?

Four years ago sodium was public enemy #1. The Institute of Medicine (IOM) was calling for the...

The gluten-free diet “fad” may be unsustainable

The gluten-free diet “fad” may be unsustainable

The increasing number of U.S. adults reducing or eliminating gluten from their diet who are not diagnosed...

Rhythm Superfood CEO worries if kale will jump shark in natural stores

Will kale jump the shark? Rhythm Superfoods CEO says no, but expects “shaking out”

While kale chips have a lot of growth potential in conventional food stores, Rhythm Superfoods CEO Scott...

Trade spending, the elephant in the boardroom?

Trade spending: The elephant in the boardroom?

Tune into an earnings call from a big consumer packaged goods (CPG) company, and you’ll likely hear...

Legal reaction to Unilever vs Hampton Creek Just Mayo lawsuit
'Hampton Creek is up against a well-financed plaintiff'

Unilever vs Hampton Creek case will hinge upon what a ‘reasonable consumer’ thinks Just Mayo is, say attorneys

While Unilever’s lawsuit against Hampton Creek Foods has generated a lively debate about corporate bullying, industrialized egg production,...

Senomyx finds natural sweeteners more potent than Reb A stevia

Senomyx: ‘We have identified natural sweeteners that are more potent than Rebaudioside A’

Senomyx has identified novel natural sweeteners “that are more potent than Rebaudioside A [the best-known sweetening component...

Smartphone use among 5 key trends driving interest in healthy eating
Oldways Whole Grains Breaking Barriers Conference

Smartphone use among 5 key trends driving interest in healthy eating

Unprecedented access to information about foods through smart phones and social media is a driving factor in...

Tate & Lyle Q2: Sucralose prices still completely unrealistic

Tate & Lyle: We cannot see how we - or frankly anyone else - can make any money out of sucralose at these prices

Up until relatively recently, sucralose was a key profit driver at Tate & Lyle. But as the...

FDA rejects two citizen petitions calling for aspartame ban

FDA rejects calls for aspartame ban: ‘No new credible scientific evidence has been presented’

The US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has rejected two citizen’s petitions urging it to ban the...

Whole Foods lowers prices to ditch 'whole paycheck' nickname

Whole Foods tries to ditch “whole paycheck” nickname with lower prices, added perks

Whole Foods Market hopes to ditch its unwanted moniker “whole paycheck” and reinvigorate slowing sales by lowering...

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