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Oldways Whole Grains: Breaking Barriers conference

Schools need manufacturers’ help to meet new whole grain requirements

The higher cost and lack of familiarity with whole grains are complicating some schools’ efforts to comply with requirements to serve 100% whole grains that went into effect last July,...

Sales growth in US yogurt category will likely ‘venture into negative territory in 2015’

Three years ago, Greek yogurt was on fire. Today, as the category has matured, its growth has slowed to a more modest pace, while one market watcher predicts dollar sales...

Idle investment capital driving consolidation in testing arena, exec says

The need to get higher returns on investment capital that has lain idle is driving the ongoing consolidation in the sphere of analytical testing according to Dave Kliber, CEO of...

Oldways Whole Grains: Breaking Barriers Conference

Pseudoscience, taste & cost hinder sales of whole grain products

Consumers’ perception of whole grains have come a long way, but with most Americans consuming only 15% of the recommended daily intake of them, whole grains still have several barriers...

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 with celiac disease likely is an unsustainable fad, clinical researchers argued at the...

‘Exploring the frontiers of innovation’: Food Vision USA to inspire food business leaders on cutting-edge technologies, trends and opportunities

Chicago will host the first ever Food Vision USA event in October 2015, bringing together senior figures in business strategy, R&D and marketing from established players and rising stars in...

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 FDA to modify the GRAS status of salt and slash the daily value...

Are salt reduction efforts reflected in heart health?

Salt reduction efforts around the world are making progress – but how has lower salt consumption affected health?

"When we put all this data together, there isn't a country that doesn't experience significant malnutrition"

Malnutrition costs 11% of world's GDP: Global Nutrition Report

Malnutrition is costing the global economy $3.5 trillion (€2.8trn) a year in both the developing and developed worlds, the biggest ever global survey of nutrition has concluded.

News in brief

Pinnacle Foods to buy Garden Protein (Gardein): 'Plant-based protein is at the tipping point of becoming mainstream'

Pinnacle Foods has struck a deal to acquire Canadian plant-based food specialist Garden Protein International (Gardein) for C$175m ($154m) from founder Yves Potvin and private equity firm TSG Consumer Partners....

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 a lot of frustration over the ineffectiveness of trade spending. But is weary...

Whole Grains Council's Oldways Whole Grains: Breaking Barriers Conference

Sampling and positive messages in ads boost sales of whole grain products

The “best” way to change consumers’ long-held perception that whole grain products taste “like cardboard” and to spur sales is to give consumers a risk-free chance to try the products...

News in brief

How have American eating habits changed since 2004?

The percentage of Americans that regularly eat yogurt, bottled water and pizza has grown significantly in the past decade, according to a new report.

Popular diet plans lack evidence for long-term benefits

Popular commercial diets can aid weight loss in the short term, but the long-term impacts on weight maintenance and heart health remain ‘unclear’, say researchers.

reThinkFood highlights: From IBM's Chef Watson to steak chips (minus the bull)

What’s for dinner tonight? And could Watson - the IBM computer that trounced its human rivals at Jeopardy - have the answer? FoodNavigator-USA headed to the reThinkFood conference - a...

‘For retailers that embrace health and wellness, we’re a natural fit’, says Guiding Stars

As more retailers shift towards health and wellness as a strategic opportunity, there will be more demand for independent nutrition guidance programs like Guiding Stars, said the program’s client services...

Academic: "Anybody who thinks the world’s malnutrition problems are going to be solved without industry is dreaming."

Time for a vitamin E intake rethink? Emerging data builds argument

Emerging research linking vitamin E deficiency with increased risk of Alzheimer’s, miscarriages and fatty liver disease can contribute to an ongoing debate around recommended intakes, a nutrition congress was told...

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 Chinese have added production capacity, CEO Javed Ahmed told analysts this week that...

EU backs bid for national bans on GM crops

Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have voted to allow individual countries within the EU to ban the cultivation of genetically modified food crops on their soil, even if the...

Growth in “No HFCS” claims is slowing as taste and price continue to be key consumer concerns

Food manufacturers understand that “No HFCS” claims are not resonating with consumers, suggests data from Mintel and Nielsen.

Global food price index shows signs of stability, says FAO

The FAO's monthly food price index was largely stable in October, as increasing prices for sugar and vegetable oil were offset by declines in dairy and meat.

Innova predicts top ten food trends for 2015

Innova says that transparency in labelling, new protein sources and a focus on texture are among the top trends to look out for next year.

Coca-Cola Life goes nationwide, but Coke silent on report claiming it has ‘an undeniable hit on its hands’

Stevia-and-sugar-sweetened Coca-Cola Life is rolling out nationwide this month following trials in The Fresh Market stores in four US states. But Coca-Cola has declined to comment on a new report...

From a standing start in September 2012 to revenues 'north of $40m' in 2014; the astonishing rise of Suja Juice

With HPP (high-pressure-processed) cold-pressed juices now an established part of any self-respecting retailer’s chilled beverage set, it’s easy to forget just how rapidly this category has moved from niche to...

Water challenges could restrict business growth, major companies predict

More than four-fifths of food and consumer goods companies say that water poses a fundamental risk to their business, according to a new report from CDP.

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