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Screen time contributes to Santa-like waistlines: Study

Gifts given from the heart this Christmas may not be good for waistlines as a study identifies popular presents such smartphones, tablets and video games as contributing to obesity rates...

Food Future Co: 'Once you launch, you will nearly always encounter problems that you just didn’t anticipate'

Food Future Co - a food business accelerator program targeting ‘purpose-driven’ companies in scale-up mode (on track to grossing more than $1 million annually) – will unveil its new cohort...

Obese parents triple obese offspring risk, experts warn

EarlyNutrition, a project comprised of 36 international research institutions, has released its final report following five years of investigation. The report sends a grave warning to parents and those planning...

TerraVia CEO ‘surprised and disappointed’ by Soylent’s reaction to recall

Soylent’s rush to judgment over recall is damaging our business, claims TerraVia as it suspends supplies of all of its ingredients to Soylent

Soylent’s decision to drop TerraVia’s algal flour from its new food bar and version 1.6 of its powder was made without a rigorous investigation into whether it was actually to...

Is it legal to call plant-based beverages from nuts, seeds and legumes, ‘milk’?

Is it legal for nut or other non-dairy based beverages sold in the US to describe themselves as ‘milk’ (almondmilk, cashewmilk, soymilk) on food labels?

Farmer’s Pantry offers a new kind of snack for America’s new approach to eating

As snacking continues to encroach on mealtime in the US, industry newcomer Farmer’s Pantry wants to ensure that the grab-and-go options consumers reach for are well-balanced, sufficiently filling and worthy...

Soup-To-Nuts Podcast: The cultivation and rise of vegan cheese alternatives

There is no denying that vegan is on the rise with consumers looking for more plant-based options, and manufacturers eager to meet that demand with a wide variety of new...

yusō founder: The next generation of snacks is fresh, satisfying and healthy

Japanese onigiri - protein-filled sticky rice balls wrapped in crunchy seaweed – are gaining traction in US restaurants. But if yusō founder Sarah Sturtevant has her way, they could also give...

From Trump to climate change threats and scientific advancements, 2017 promises ‘excitement’

With each new year comes new trends in ingredients, cooking styles and eating patterns, but in 2017 the incoming presidential Administration could fundamentally change the way Americans eat by changing...

Beverage spotting at SOHO Expo: From brewed figs to on-the-go aloe

From mix-and-go powders to shots to meals in bottles, the beverages showcased at SOHO Expo illustrate the wide variety of choices consumers have today and the many different ways they...

Exclusive interview – Hershey master chocolatier talks simple ingredients

Removing GMOs easy; ditching chemical-sounding ingredients the challenge, says Hershey R&D chief

Cutting GMOs in confectionery is relatively simple, but finding replacements for ingredients that aren’t well understood by consumers is the real challenge, says Hershey’s chief chocolatier.

Gluten-free diet may not promote good intestinal health: Study

Nearly one in five children with coeliac disease showed signs of continual intestinal damage, even with a strict regimen to a gluten-free diet. 

Yaupon Brothers American Tea are bringing back an almost forgotten native beverage

For more than 100 years, brewing and benefiting from the health aspects of Yaupon Holly -- a lightly caffeinated and antioxidant packed plant native to the US -- was nearly...

Dr David Katz: ‘Lifestyle is the most potent medicine we have’

Interest in lifestyle medicine is exploding, but personalized nutrition and health companies need to keep the science ahead of the marketing, and customization needs to be within the context of...

FOOD VISION USA 2016... THE TRAILBLAZERS: Afineur taps into fermented trend with ultra-smooth cultured coffee

Afineur – one of three winners in this year's trailblazers challenge at Food Vision USA – reckons microbes can transform the flavor and nutrition of a host of agricultural products, starting with...

VoxPop: Do consumers still ‘trust’ smaller brands after they've been acquired by larger companies?

Large companies are buying up smaller brands here and there, yet the size of these brands are often the reason they get a following in the first place. We chat...

Ripple plant-based milk to hit 6,000 stores by late summer 2017, with creamers, kids’ products in the pipeline

Ripple – a pea-based ‘milk’ claimed to blow both dairy milk and plant-based alternatives out of the water in the taste, nutrition and sustainability stakes -  appears to be living...

Is a satiating, decadent dairy dessert for weight management possible? Spanish researchers find out

Food scientists at the Polytechnic University of Valencia found that adding whey protein to a panna cotta with low fat content had the highest satiety effects.

Whole Foods Market buyers forecast top 10 food trends for 2017

Whole Foods Market’s global buyers and experts compiled the trends to watch in 2017. From purple foods, to products from byproducts, to mindful meal prep, here are just a few...

Homemade or industrial: When it comes to tomato sauce, the industrial sort may be richer in antioxidants, says study

In the debate of whether or not the family recipe for homemade tomato sauce is superior than a store-bought jar, a new study suggests that the latter may have more...

Tomorrow’s foods: How do you sway consumer choice and acceptance?

The rise of alternative ingredients, technological innovations and new approaches to gastronomy all look to provide more sustainable sources of nutrition in the future. But as food is changing to...

Move over ghost peppers, common black pepper heats up in 2017, McCormick predicts

Exotic and over the top hot peppers have claimed the limelight the last few years, but in 2017 common black pepper -- a pantry staple in many homes -- will...

News in brief

Tyson Foods launches $150m venture fund focused on 'companies developing breakthrough technologies and business models'

Meat & poultry giant Tyson Foods - which recently took a 5% stake in plant-based 'meat' firm Beyond Meat - has launched a $150m venture capital fund focused on investing...

Latest research bolsters soy's benefits as estrogenic concerns recede, article asserts

The research into the health benefits of soy foods continues to accumulate while the concerns about the legume’s purported estrogenic effects abate, according to a recent review article.

IRI and Clavis Insight collaborate in new e-commerce measurement and data collection platform

E-Market Insights – Private Cloud Solutions, a new service from IRI and Clavis Insights, offers “in-depth e-commerce and in-store cause and effect analytics” for sales and growth strategies in CPG marketing....

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