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Cargill and Evolva prepare for commercial launch of fermentation-derived stevia in 2016

Swiss fermentation specialist Evolva and sweeteners expert Cargill have agreed to start engineering work so they can produce next-generation stevia sweeteners via fermentation at a Cargill biofuel and corn milling...

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3D printing will 'definitely move into home kitchen', predicts The Sugar Lab co-founder

Food was already 3D last time we checked, so once you get over the excitement of being able to ‘print’ a multi-dimensional product in layers, are you left with an...

Cargill eyes sustainable seaweed for carrageenan range

Cargill has introduced a new range of carrageenans for drinks makers in order to improve the sustainability of their sourcing.

Coffee by-products may have prebiotic, antimicrobial and antioxidant potential

More than 2 billion tons of coffee by-products that are currently thrown away could have applications in the food and nutrition sector, say researchers.

Kids with ADHD at risk of ‘binge eating’ and obesity, study finds

Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) could be at risk of disordered eating patterns that can lead to obesity and other health problems, say researchers.

Could FAR-M camel milk coagulant be used to produce horse or zebra cheese?

Pure camel chymosin holds the potential to clot milk from other equus animals as well as donkeys, says an Italian food technologist.

Row intensifies over 'Eat less red & processed meat’ message in dietary guidelines report

The row over the health and sustainability of meat consumption prompted by the recent Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) report has intensified this week as stakeholders rushed to submit comments...

Industry takes first steps to establish standard of identity for maple water

A clear standard of identity for maple water would provide clarity for the industry and consumers in this new – but rapidly growing - category, say stakeholders, although there are...

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USDA grants to fund nanotechnology research

Funding of more than $3.8m to support nanotechnology research has been made available by the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA).

"We’re still only just starting to discover all the amazing things mushrooms can do.”

Myceliation: A mushroom-fueled process with game-changing food industry applications?

From a commercial perspective, it’s still early days for myceliation, a process by which mushrooms (or rather, their filament-like roots or ‘mycelium’) can remove bitter compounds and naturally occurring toxins...

organic and non-gmo trends

Most consumers unwilling to pay more for non-GMO, even as their concern rises, research shows

Consumers’ concern about genetically modified food is on the rise, but most shoppers are not yet willing to pay a premium for non-GMO foods – making it difficult for manufacturers...

Blackcurrant extract triggers same process as statin drugs

Polyphenol-rich blackcurrant extract may prevent metabolic dysfunctions induced by diets high in fat and cholesterol, according to research in mice.

5 strategies to maximize snack sales

Sales of snacks are poised for significant growth in the U.S. in the next five years, but for the category to reach its full potential, manufacturers need to go beyond...

‘This is one step up the ladder of desperation to remain relevant’

Diet Pepsi reformulation: ‘Does making aspartame the bad guy solve diet soda’s problems? Probably not.’

While cynics might paraphrase PepsiCo’s move to axe aspartame from Diet Pepsi as ‘Pepsi replaces one very unpopular artificial sweetener with another slightly less unpopular artificial sweetener’, it highlights the...

Edible insect potential hinges on identifying optimal diet, say researchers

If edible insects such as crickets are to deliver on their promise of providing a more environmentally-friendly source of protein, they may need to be put on a different diet,...

Health experts debate the role of exercise, food and marketing in the obesity epidemic

An editorial in an academic journal has reignited the debate over the extent to which a poor diet – and the marketing tactics employed by the food industry – is...

Which new food and beverage products had the highest purchase intent scores in March?

M+Ms Easter peanut butter eggs, Pillsbury Funfetti spring cake mix and Jif’s new creamy almond butter all garnered high marks in the latest shelf score ranking from Instantly, which measures...

Nestlé files all-natural heat resistant chocolate patent

Nestlé has filed a patent for heat-resistant chocolate made by adding fibre from sources such as wheat or citrus fruits.

Patent Watch

Quaker files patent on expandable microwave oatmeal pot

Quaker has developed a pot that can be expanded ahead of microwaving, improving convenience for consumers and saving shipping costs for manufacturers.

New products gallery: Califia Farms unveils almond milk Horchatas, Yoplait to launch Plenti, and Daiya Foods introduces dairy free cheesecake

From dairy-free cheesecakes from Daiya Foods to almond milk horchatas from Califia Farms, more cold-pressed innovation from Evolution Fresh and fresh breath chews from Hershey, this month’s gallery is packed...

Kraft to remove artificial colors & preservatives from Original Mac & Cheese in 2016

Kraft has unveiled plans to remove artificial preservatives and synthetic colors from its iconic Original Kraft Macaroni & Cheese in the U.S. starting January 2016. Meanwhile, Kraft Dinner Original in Canada will...

Isomalt protects vitamin C status of baked apple snacks, finds study

Isomalt can be used to protect the ascorbic acid content of apple snacks during baking, say researchers.

Lentein has more essential and branch chain amino acids than any other plant protein

Could the water lentil be the next big thing in plant-based protein?

A new form of non-GMO plant-based protein boasting an amino acid profile comparable to whey, plus high levels of calcium and other nutrients, is now available in commercial quantities from...

Report and industry clash over artificial sweeteners' role in childhood obesity

A new research report has said that artificial sweeteners may not help reduce obesity in children – a claim that the industry has dismissed.

Moody microbes? Gut bacteria found to play key role in serotonin production

Our gut microbiota may play a vital role in driving our mood by regulating the production of serotonin in the intestines and blood, say researchers.

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