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Coconut products can never claim to be 'healthy' because of the saturated fats, says legal expert

One of the fastest growing ingredients right now, coconut often is touted as a superfood, but that does not mean products containing its oil, flesh or milk are “healthy,” a recent FDA warning letter reminds the food and beverage industries. 

Special edition: Snacking trends

‘Snack’ is in the eye of the beholder

In a nation of consumers who like their names on their Cokes and the chance to have a say in the next Lay’s potato chip flavor or create the next Dorito’s commercial, it’s no wonder that eating occasions themselves are now just as customizable—no longer slotted simply into breakfast, lunch,...

Guest article

Food and Agriculture Research: The Key to Feeding a Hungry and Growing World

"We cannot afford this continued disinvestment in food and agriculture research," says Dan Glickman, senior advisor at APCO Worldwide; former U.S. secretary of agriculture; and former congressman from Kansas. In this guest article, Mr Glickman addresses the future challenges to a reliable food supply if investment in food and agriculture research continues to...

Third Quarter Results

Hershey lowers full-year forecast after international glitch

Hershey has lowered its full year guidance after a slowdown in Brazil and Mexico and a gross profit margin decline due to higher dairy and cocoa costs.

Saturated fat replacement linked with lower risk of heart disease: Meta analysis

Swapping just five percent of calories from saturated fat with foods containing the polyunsaturated fat linoleic acid have a lower risk of heart disease, finds a new analysis of current evidence.

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FNCE 2014 highlights part 1: Protein red hot, fermentation on fire

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...

FNCE 2014 highlights part two: RDIs based on your genotype? Hummus 2.0

FNCE 2014 highlights part two: RDIs based on your genotype? Hummus 2.0, Nutrition Facts in transition, & a metagenomic MyPlate?

FoodNavigator-USA brings you part two of our gallery of highlights from the 2014 Food & Nutrition Conference...

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

‘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...

AquaBall CEO: We have the ability to have 5% of the kids beverage market within 18 months

AquaBall CEO: We have the ability to have 5% of the kids beverage market within 18 months

After 18 months of rapid growth and a summer of reflection, True Drinks is ready to accelerate...

Time for the DGAC to look again at choline?

90% of Americans don't get enough choline. So why isn't it higher up the food policy agenda?

As the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans are developed, there has been a lot of heated debate...

Sprouted seeds! The meteoric rise of Way Better Snacks
Consumers want to see what you are putting into the product as well as what isn’t in there

The meteoric rise of Way Better Snacks: ‘All-natural’ is all very well, but what really matters is nutrient density

With revenues going from zero to “north of $20m” in three years, the growth of Way Better...

Eat Well Embrace Life: 'We want to be the Chobani of hummus'
US hummus category could break $1bn barrier in a few years

Eat Well Embrace Life: 'Suddenly beans went from boring to exciting... We want to be the Chobani of hummus'

US sales of hummus have almost doubled since 2009 to top $600m, but could easily break through...

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...

Beanitos on beans, healthy snacking and explosive growth

Beanitos: People aren’t against calories, they are against empty calories

Not so long ago, beans were something you’d more likely find in a dip than a chip....

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