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Why do some people with a genetic predisposition to celiac disease develop it and some people don't? Are saturated fats really as bad as we have been led to believe? Does labeling calories on menus really change consumer behavior? And how much sodium is too much? Stay up to date with all the latest food and beverage research in this section of FoodNavigator-USA.

Proposed nutrition labels more effective than current labels: survey

In line with the goals set forth by FDA’s proposed Nutrition Facts updates, consumers find proposed labels easier to read in less time and perceive food and beverage products with...

Sugar has a direct effect on heart disease risk and blood pressure: Meta-analysis

Sugar has a direct effect on risk factors for heart disease, and is likely to impact on blood pressure, independent of weight gain, according to new analysis of 39 clinical trials.

Startup uses bioinformatics to pry open the power of waste peptides

“I am large, I contain multitudes,” poet Walt Whitman famously observed. He could have been talking about the potentially valuable proteins that are lost daily in the waste streams of ingredient...

What’s your food brand’s digital IQ?

The $321 bn US packaged food market’s appetite for digital is growing, yet just a handful of brands are truly differentiating themselves when it comes to their digital presence, says...

Harvard study backs link between neonicotinoids and bee population collapse

The suggested link between use of neonicotinoid insecticides and the collapse of honey bee colonies has been further backed by new research.

Sucrose vs. artificial sweeteners: examining energy intake & expenditure

The steady climb in worldwide obesity rates is often dually attributed to an increasingly sedentary lifestyle and the energy content of modern diets, with a growing body of research linking...

Polar bear study of high-fat diet adaptations may provide human benefits

New research that pinpoints the evolutionary genetics that have enabled polar bears to adapt to a high-fat diet may also provide insights in to how to help protect humans from...

Increasing global CO2 levels threaten human nutrition: Study

Rising levels of carbon dioxide will mean that some grains and legumes will become significantly less nutritious than they are today, according to new international research.

‘Keurig Cold will be a second disruptive global platform for our company’, says Keurig Green Mountain CEO

While some analysts still need convincing that the much-anticipated Keurig Cold at-home carbonation system will revolutionize the soft drinks market, Keurig Green Mountain CEO Brian Kelley says he has no...

‘Cost savings and quality of life improvements’: Meta-analysis supports probiotics for common cold

Consuming probiotics may decrease the duration of common upper respiratory tract infections (URTI) by up to a day, compared to placebo, according to findings published in the British Journal of Nutrition ....

Purdue study: Artificial dyes highest in beverages, cereal, candy

New research from Purdue University scientists has revealed the dye content of scores of packaged food products, some of which contain more than the 35 mg per serving that has...

Pistachio consumption linked to weight management: Study

Recent research presented at the 2014 Experimental Biology conference found that eating up to 20% of daily calories from pistachios in the diet does not contribute to weight gain or...

Handful of foods responsible for high sat fat, sodium intake in young kids: Nestle FITS

Specific foods consumed by young children are resulting in excessive intake of saturated fat and sodium in their daily diets, according to new findings from the 2008 Nestle Feeding Infants...

Calorie labeling on menus is not driving a significant change in consumer behavior, says review

While calorie labeling on restaurant menus is still in its infancy - as is academic research attempting to measure its impact - a new study suggests it is not driving...

GM wheat presents ‘attractive’ gluten-free opportunity: Review

Genetic modification (GM) of wheat genes to ‘silence’ protein fractions toxic to those with celiac disease holds promise for cereal development, researchers say.

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Ganeden secures patent protection for ultra-stable Bacillus coagulans probiotics in coffee, tea, cereal

Ganeden Biotech - the Ohio-based company behind ultra-resilient probiotic BC30 (Bacillus coagulans GBI-30, 6086) - has announced the issuance of a US patent covering the use of all Bacillus coagulans strains (including BC30)...

Coca-Cola removing BVO from Powerade

UPDATED - Coca-Cola is removing BVO (brominated vegetable oil) from Powerade and other products by the end of this year.

IFT's Future Food 2050 project

The future of food, rooted in science

It’s becoming harder to avoid the looming UN statistic that the world population will reach 9.6 billion by 2050, and harder still to evade the question: How will we feed...

In pics: FAO recognises traditional farming in China, Korea and Iran

Six traditional farming systems in China, Iran and South Korea known for their unique characteristics and approaches to sustainability have been designated Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS) by the...

Tart cherry juice may help insomniacs sleep: research

Could two glasses of tart cherry juice a day keep the sleepless nights away? 

Register now for today's FoodNavigator-USA live Gluten-free in Perspective Forum!

Want to learn more about the gluten-free market? Click HERE  to tune into FoodNavigator’s online forum to learn about celiac disease and gluten sensitivity, the size of the gluten-free prize, who buys...

Expert panel calls for end to one-size fits all protein recommendations and higher levels for older adults

Dietary recommendations for protein intake should be increased for healthy older adults to 1.0 to 1.2 g protein/kg body weight/day, says an international team of experts.

Severe obesity in US children on the rise, multipronged solution needed

All classes of obesity in US children have increased over the past 14 years, according to a study published in JAMA Pediatrics. A physician specializing in food, nutrition and metabolism...

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Consumers underestimate health benefits of meat: survey

Most consumers don’t fully recognize the nutrition benefits of meat and poultry, according to a recent survey conducted online by Harris Poll for the American Meat Institute (AMI).

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Insect economics: Insect production could utilise global food waste to produce nutritionally better protein

The huge amounts of food and agricultural produce that end up as waste could be used to feed insects and produce high-quality animal protein that is better for environment, according...