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FNCE 2014 highlights part one: Protein still red hot, fermentation on fire, and why self-discipline won’t defeat obesity

We’ve never had access to more information about how to get healthy. So why are two thirds of Americans still overweight or obese, and what can we do about it? To find out, FoodNavigator-USA headed to Atlanta, GA, for the 2014 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo (FNCE).

‘Robust evidence’ supports oat beta-glucan’s cholesterol-lowering potential

Daily consumption of at least 3 grams of oat beta-glucan may reduce cholesterol levels, with greater effects linked to high molecular weight forms of the ingredient, says a new meta-analysis of 28 randomized controlled trials.

FNCE live: What's happening at the 2014 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo?

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' annual Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo (FNCE) is in full swing in Atlanta, with hot topics covering everything from nutrition labeling, healthy snacking, the GRAS process, and obesity... Stay updated with FoodNavigator-USA.com

2014 SPECIAL EDITION: ICE CREAM

Japanese ice cream innovation 'couple of years ahead' of the West: Mintel

Japanese ice cream manufacturers are a "couple of years ahead" of their counterparts in Europe and North America in terms of innovation, says market research firm Mintel.

Nestlé confectionery sales slump 7%

Nestlé confectionery sales fell 7% in its nine-month results due to rising cocoa costs and declines in developed markets such as Great Britain.

‘Accelerating the commercial adoption of early stage research’: Leading probiotics event unites science and industry in North & South America

San Diego will host the first ever Probiota Americas in June 2015, which will bring together eminent scientists and business leaders from the pre & probiotic and microbiota focused nutrition industries of North and South America. 

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Beyond Greek...Trimona Foods bets on Bulgarian yogurt

Forget Greek yogurt, says Trimona Foods founder. The Bulgarians invented yogurt, and it's coming to America...

Not so long ago, the only yogurt that US consumers - and retail buyers - appeared to...

Reed’s CEO on kombucha, 'vulture capitalists' and ginger brew

In conversation with Reed's CEO Chris Reed on kombucha, ginger brew & raising money without 'vulture capitalists'

Is it harder to start a beverage business today than it was 25 years ago when he...

Three-quarters of CPG promotions don’t break even, Nielsen

Three-quarters of CPG promotions don’t break even, says Nielsen

It’s well-known that many CPG firms feel that they are not getting enough bang for their trade...

Vertical Water. Maple water is tasty & refreshing, but no magic elixir

Maple water is delicious and refreshing; we don't need to market it as a magic elixir, says Vertical Water

Conversations about maple water typically start with what it isn't, says Vertical Water co-founder Valentina Cugnasca. It's...

What will we be eating in 2050? IFT FutureFood 2050

What will we be eating in 2050? From 3D printed snacks and lab meat to insect protein

What will we be eating in 2050? Insect bars, 3D printed food, lab meat and personalized nutrition...

Natural & Clean Label forum highlights, defining natural
Natural & Clean Label forum highlights, part I

CSPI: ‘A ‘natural’ definition would not be perfect, but we shouldn’t let perfect be the enemy of the good’

The notion that defining ‘natural’ is just too hard - either for the FDA or for the...

Equity crowd funding will transform food industry, expert says

Equity crowd funding will transform food industry, expert says

New crowd funding platforms will transform the food industry, said an executive of a Canadian company set...

Evolva on synthetic biology: Its faster, cheaper & more sustainable.
Interview: Neil Goldsmith, CEO, Evolva

Synthetic biology is cheaper, faster, and more sustainable, says Evolva CEO: 'We’re proud of what we do'

What’s more sustainable? Using acres of land, water and energy to grow plants that produce minuscule quantities...

Coca-Cola Life off to 'lackluster' start in the US, says analyst
'The feedback we received appears to be merely satisfactory or mixed'

Coca-Cola Life off to 'lackluster' start in the US, says analyst

Initial feedback suggests the US debut of Coca-Cola Life has been “lackluster”, with staff in some of...

KeVita CEO on probiotics, kombucha, and 'astounding negligence'
'Many kombucha makers are thumbing their nose at the regulators'

KeVita CEO: If you want to succeed in this industry, you’ve got to pitch your tent and plan on camping out for a while

In 2010, KeVita sparkling organic probiotic beverages were available in a handful of Whole Foods stores in...

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