From obesity to malnutrition and water scarcity, the world is facing an ever-growing number of food-related problems. But how responsible is the food industry for fighting back against these issues?
Large food and beverage companies are starting to fight back with mixed success against the smaller, more nimble companies that continue to steal market share, according to market analysts.
Rising health concerns, commodity costs and competition are restraining sales of chocolate in the U.S. that until 2014 were growing strongly, according to market research from Mintel.
Nestlé has filed an international patent for cocoa polyphenols as a treatment or prevention of eosinophilic esophagitis – an allergic reaction of the esophagus.
A phenolic compound known as oleocanthal can selectively kill cancerous cells while leaving healthy cells intact, say researchers, who suggest their novel findings may explain why olive oil is linked...
Taste is much more complex than the experience of basic flavours on the tongue – it also encompasses our other senses to a larger degree than most people realise, according...
Avure Technologies is working on new avenues for high pressure processing (HPP) that are ‘not even being thought above today’, according to its CEO.
Country-specific differences could influence consumers’ understanding of nutritional information on food products, researchers have said.
Shifting consumers from a meat-focused diet to a more plant-based diet must take into account their perceptions of meat, a study has said.
A study that claimed men who eat fruits and vegetables with higher levels of pesticide residues could have lower sperm count should be interpreted with caution, said health professionals.
US energy drink manufacturers primarily advertise on television channels that appeal to adolescents, according to a study in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior.
Smaller plates may not encourage overweight teenage girls to reduce portion sizes because they may be less attentive to visual cues, according to a study.
New research suggesting sourcing recipes online, in print and in person may be healthier than from television could shed light on marketing opportunities for food and beverage companies with healthier...
While an apple a day won't keep the doctor away, it could mean fewer prescription medications, say researchers.
Eight of the 10 biggest multinational food companies have improved their food security and sustainability policies over the past year – but all must do more to put their commitments...
Long term intake of prebiotic fibre could aid appetite regulation and lead to reductions food intake that positively impact body weight in children, say researchers.
While the health benefits of following a Mediterranean-style diet are well-known, new research has also suggested that the dietary pattern also leaves less of a carbon footprint than other options.
Despite being critical for infant development, just 27% of pregnant women get enough omega-3 to meet current European Union (EU) recommendations, say researchers.
Natural flavoring manufacturer Blue Pacific Flavors will distribute MycoTechnology Inc.’s full food technology portfolio as part of a global strategic partnership announced this month.
A novel cooking and cooling process for rice could help slash the number of calories absorbed by the body by more than half by increasing levels of resistant starch, say...
Monsanto says the view of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (part of the World Health Organization) that the herbicide glyphosate is “probably carcinogenic to humans" is at odds...
Intestinal bacteria that have been genetically modified to secrete appetite supressing metabolites could help battle obesity and type 2 diabetes, according to initial findings in mice.
Nestlé has filed an international patent for the whey fraction lactoferrin to improve memory, learning speed and promote brain maturation in children.
As consumers’ understanding of food as a health management tool expands, retailers nationwide are changing how they stock and promote products to better drive sales and be considered a wellness...
Academics have questioned a recent study that has attempted to establish a link between an increase in waistlines and the intake of diet soft drinks.