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Consumers say it’s natural if it comes from a plant: PureCircle

Dispatches from IFT 2014

Consumers say it’s natural if it comes from a plant: PureCircle

By Maggie Hennessy

Obviously taste rules when it comes to any food or beverage. But many consumers are also looking for indications that what they’re eating has been minimally “messed with”—hence the growing incidence of “all natural” and related terms on product labels. 

Cargill rides publicity wave with Trehalose functional ingredient

Cargill rides publicity wave with Trehalose functional ingredient

By Hank Schultz

Cargill has weathered a potential media storm concerning its functional ingredient Trehalose.  The ingredient, a glucose dissaccharide, was one of the potentially ‘scary’ food ingredients seized upon for its use by a well known fast food chain.

Special edition: Oils & fats

Time for a rethink on saturated fat?

By Elaine Watson

If the cover of TIME magazine earlier this month (headline: Eat Butter) is anything to go by, it would seem that the conversation about fat, and saturated fat in particular, is changing, at least in the media. But are policymakers sitting up and taking...

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