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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 & Expo (FNCE) in Atlanta, GA, which addressed everything from nutrigenomics, plant-based diets and Millennials’ eating habits to whether a revamped Nutrition Facts panel will put the ‘E’ back into the NLEA…

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 the $1bn mark in the next few years, predicts Eat Well Embrace Life, which is carving out a leading role in the ‘other bean hummus’ category and aims to be the “Chobani of hummus”.

Coca-Cola names Marcos De Quinto as new chief marketing officer

Coca-Cola chief marketing and commercial officer Joe Tripodi will retire at the end of February 2015, to be replaced by Marcos De Quinto.

Coke's capitulation to the 'new normal', and could a newly graduated MBA run the business? Analysts unpick Q3 2014

Coke appears to be capitulating to the ‘new normal’ operating environment by lowering its revenue and volume growth targets, according to one financial analyst, while disaffected investor David Winters claims there is 'failure and disarray' within the business.

Guest article

Insight: How 100 trillion bacteria in your gut help to keep you healthy

I am one of many scientists around the world whose work involves studying an ecosystem of diverse species. Some are already known to us, others have never been catalogued before.

Unilever reports lowest quarterly growth in five years

Unilever share prices fell 3% in morning trading after the company reported its lowest quarterly growth in nearly five years.

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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...

‘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...

Jin+Ja on track to quadruple revenues in 2014

Spicy, sophisticated, and growing very, very, fast: Jin+Ja on track to quadruple revenues in 2014

From kombucha to craft beer, US consumers are demanding more sophisticated beverages, and they don’t get much...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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