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Annual quinoa producer prices at farm gate in Peru 2000-11 in real terms (2005=100)

FAO asks: Could quinoa become a worldwide staple?

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Quinoa’s relatively high price compared to staple grains may restrict consumption to health-conscious consumers in high-income countries for now – but it could play an important role in food security in the long term, according to the FAO.

Where do your products sit in the clean label hierarchy?

Natural & Clean Label Trends 2013

Where do your products sit in the clean label hierarchy?

By Elaine WATSON

If it sounds like a ‘chemical’, or isn’t in the kitchen cupboard, shoppers may regard it with suspicion. But which ingredients are 'acceptable' to today's consumers, which are to be avoided, and who decides? 

What nutrition information are restaurant goers looking for?

What nutrition information are restaurant goers looking for?

By Elaine Watson

While four out of 10 consumers say they are trying to avoid or reduce intakes of certain fats and oils, cholesterol, sodium and sugar, only one in 10 actually looks for this kind of information on menus when dining out, according to NPD Group.  

Is the decline in US meat consumption terminal?

Is the decline in US meat consumption terminal?

By Elaine WATSON

At 270.7lbs, Americans eat more meat per capita* than any other nation (with the exception of the carnivorous folk of Luxembourg, who get through a whopping 301.4lbs). But they are eating less than they used to, says market researcher Packaged Facts.

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