Antioxidants linked to slower vision loss
The antioxidants vitamin E and alpha-lipoic acid slowed the loss of
sight from retinitis pigmentosa in mouse models - yet more evidence
linking antioxidants to improved eye health.
Nickelodeon characters prepare to entice kids to fruit and veg
Leading kids' entertainment brand Nickelodeon is to team up with a
number of US food firms to roll out new children-friendly fruit and
vegetable products featuring some of its popular cartoon
Family meals remain top priority, reveals survey
Family meals remain a top priority for Americans, despite today's
hectic lifestyles, according to a new survey.
Antimicrobial market boosted by processing trends
The introduction of novel and value-added products and additive
free foods is boosting the use of antimicrobials in almost all food
processing segments, according to a new report.
FDA publishes consumer article on sweetener safety
Artificial sweeteners have received a strong endorsement this month
from the US government, which has published a fact sheet on sugar
substitutes that reconfirms its position on their safety.
Scientists crack down on global impact of food borne pathogens
Scientists from around the world have been meeting in Germany this
week to set research priorities on a broad range of zoonoses - food
borne diseases that are transmissible from animals to humans.
Overweight teens more likely to die early, says study
People who are overweight as teenagers run a higher risk of dying
young, according to a new study, which stresses the importance of
healthy eating habits in US children.
'Sweet tooth' could lead to more fruit, less obesity
The sweet tooth hypothesis, that people who prefer sweets eat more
fruit, could be used to develop strategies to boost fruit and veg
intake and tackle obesity, suggests fundamental research from
France and the US.
Consumers want 'familiar' new products, says market researcher
Consumer trend focus
Whatever consumers say they are doing when it comes to making food
choices, their actual eating habits reveal something very
different, according to industry expert Harry Balzer.
HortResearch develops antioxidant-rich red-fleshed apple
HortResearch has developed an antioxidant-rich red-fleshed apple
that promises to lend to a wide variety of applications in
functional beverages, as well as novel marketing potential for
Food companies target children online
Eight out of the world's top 10 food brands now target children
through online marketing, prompting a discussion into current
USDA releases supermarket brochure to back up MyPyramid
The US government has released a reader-friendly brochure designed
to back up the MyPyramid nutritional guidelines, in the hope that
this will allow the guidelines to become accessible to a wider
range of consumers.
Health Canada approves Beneo Inulin as dietary fiber
Health Canada has approved Orafti's Beneo inulin as a dietary
fiber, allowing manufacturers to advertise higher fiber content on
food labels and opening the way for other brands to seek go-ahead.
Wild Oats launches nationwide initiative to promote local produce
Natural and organic food chain Wild Oats has set up a program that
will promote locally grown organic products in all its stores
throughout North America.
NMI pinpoints consumer segments driving healthy food sales
Consumer trend focus
The market for healthy foods is being driven by two highly active
consumer segments, suggesting that consumers increasingly make
choices based on brand value as well as nutrition content,
according to a new report.