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Snack competition ramped up a notch in 2013 with quick-serve mega chains like McDonald's wanting a piece of snacking action, says IRI snack expert

Snacking on ideas with Sally Lyons Wyatt: Part I

IRI executive: Snacks faced a competitive shark tank last year

By Kacey Culliney

Snack makers survived a difficult 2013 with increased competition forming a much larger battleground that included quick-serve, online and even airlines, says a leading sector analyst.

Herbalife confirms FTC investigation

Herbalife confirms FTC investigation

By Hank Schultz

Network marketing giant Herbalife has confirmed that is the subject of an investigation by the Federal Trade Commission.  Trading in shares of the company were briefly halted on the New York Stock Exchange after the price plunged 12% in the minutes after...

Rhythm Superfoods' Superfood chips combine non-GMO corn with vegetables and pea protein, hitting home on consumers' focus on minimally processed products, traceable ingredients and 'value beyond price'.

Insights from Expo West 2014

From ancient wisdom to the new transparency: Trend spotting at Expo West

By Maggie Hennessy

The natural products market continues to grow and achieve scale, reaching $150 billion last year and projected to hit $226 billion by 2018—with 68% of that coming from food and beverage products, according to the Nutrition Business Journal.

“A lot of enzymes are GM—in fact the most productive are GM. We don’t even have legislation around natural as it stands. Whether GMOs will be part of that legislation remains to be seen, but nature doesn’t like a vacuum,

Insights from Baking Tech 2014

Baking industry needs to better communicate GM enzyme benefits: DuPont

By Maggie Hennessy

Moving enzyme production largely into factories using genetically modification has resulted in better functioning enzymes, yet the bakery industry has been a poor communicator on both the ubiquity and benefits of GM enzymes, said one baking enzyme expert.

A standard can of sugar-sweetened soft drink would exceed the 5% limit on added sugars for most people

WHO recommends halving sugar intake advice

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has advised halving sugar intake advice from 10% of total calories to 5% of total calories in a new dietary guideline proposal.

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