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Sugar-sweetened beverages do not easily fit within a healthy diet, says Anderson

Food industry must slash sugar – not just tinker

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Food industry ‘tinkering’ with sugar content while foods and drinks remain relatively high in sugar may detract from more basic sugar reduction strategies, warns a public health expert.

Promotions are not delivering for many CPG companies, says Nielsen

Three-quarters of CPG promotions don’t break even, says Nielsen

By Elaine Watson

It’s well-known that many CPG firms feel that they are not getting enough bang for their trade spending bucks. But a recent analysis by Nielsen reveals that most of them are not getting any bang for these bucks, with almost three quarters of promotions...

The Future Market from Studio Industries

The Future Market: What will food shopping be like in 2065?

By Elaine Watson

The IFT's FutureFood 2050 initiative has started a fascinating conversation about what we might be eating in the future. But what will food shopping be like? Will supermarkets as we know them today still exist or will we get all of our groceries...

Cassava could be used in a similar way to corn to provide starch sweeteners

Cassava shapes up as an alternative source for starch sweeteners

By Paul Gander

New research led by Du Pont Industrial Biosciences concludes that enzyme technology currently used with maize and wheat could be applied far more widely to cassava root starch to produce sweeteners such as glucose, fructose and maltose.

FDA wants tech ideas to fight foodborne illness. Picture: FDA/Flickr

FDA launches food safety challenge

FDA: We have a lot of answers, but not all of them

By Joseph James Whitworth

The US Food and Drug Administration is asking for potential breakthrough ideas on Salmonella in fresh produce with a total prize pool of $500,000.

High-protein diet may lower blood pressure

High-protein diet may lower blood pressure

By Maggie Hennessy

Despite that people in the West typically get more than enough protein in their daily diets, new research may further validate our collective protein obsession. 

If it says ‘coconut’, it sells: Trailblazer Foods

Trendspotter: coconut inclusions

If it says ‘coconut’, it sells: Trailblazer Foods

By Maggie Hennessy

As it ramps up flaked and shredded coconut production in anticipation of another holiday season, private label and branded grocery products manufacturer Trailblazer Foods says the growing popularity of coconut has resulted in a 12% increase in the amount...

Chia + garbanzo beans = The Neat Egg

Chia + garbanzo beans = neat egg

By Elaine Watson

Pennsylvania-based neat Foods has unveiled its latest innovation: neat egg, a combination of ground chia seeds and garbanzo beans shoppers can mix with water and use to replace egg in everything from cookies to pancakes.

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