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Fire Cider offers sustainable, Earth-friendly drink

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Fire Cider offers sustainable, Earth-friendly drink

By Elizabeth Crawford

For the makers of Fire Cider, an apple cider vinegar-based supplement and drink concentrate, keeping the Earth healthy is just as important as helping people stay healthy.

Harmless Harvest raw coconut water: We’re not competing with Vita Coco

'Consumers are willing to pay more for better quality as long as that quality is tangible'

Harmless Harvest raw coconut water: We’re not competing with Vita Coco or Zico

By Elaine Watson

Not so long ago, “people would have said that any drink that’s above three bucks is crazy,” says the co-founder of organic and ‘raw’ coconut water pioneer Harmless Harvest, Justin Guilbert. “Well we came to the market with a 16oz bottle that retailed...

Caught in the headline headlights! Top 10 BeverageDaily.com stories of 2014

HAPPY CHRISTMAS 2014 FROM BEVERAGEDAILY.COM!

Caught in the headline headlights! Top 10 BeverageDaily.com stories of 2014

By Ben BOUCKLEY

As voted for by you the readers - effectively - and checked by us on Google Analytics, here are our Top 10 most read news stories of 2014 – from Constellation Brands attracting the ire of craft brewers to Dr Pepper’s stevia trials.

Eating fast food could hinder children’s academic performance

Eating fast food could hinder children’s academic performance

By Elizabeth Crawford

A recent study linking children’s fast food consumption with lower standardized test scores in reading, math and science adds to the growing body of research suggesting nutrition significantly influences academic success. 

The FoodNavigator editors have picked their top six trends to look out for in 2015. Do you agree? Let us know in the comments below.

FoodNavigator predicts top industry drivers for 2015

By Nathan Gray and Caroline Scott-Thomas

It’s time to get out our crystal balls and predict the hottest trends in the European food and drink sector for the year ahead. What’s in store for 2015?

Health claim game changers of 2014

Health claim game changers of 2014

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

A health claim approval can spell good business for some, while rejections disaster for firms who have invested big to collect their supporting dossier only to be told their evidence is insufficient. So it's no wonder food firms keep one eye firmly...

Reaching beyond athletes will drive sales of protein drinks

Reaching beyond athletes will drive sales of protein drinks

By Elizabeth Crawford

Consumer interest in health and wellness and on-the-go food continue to fuel growth in the nutritional drink category, but manufacturers could take sales even higher by targeting older and non-athletic consumers, according to Synergy Flavors and market...

The 'bad carbs' trend is manifesting mostly in wheat, says New Nutrition Business director

Good carbs, bad carbs to play into 2015

By Kacey Culliney

The steer away from carbs will continue into 2015 but if industry is clever, the shift presents plenty of opportunities, says a healthy foods expert.

“Everyone would agree that ancestral diets didn't include Twinkies, but I'm sure our ancestors would have eaten them if they grew on trees,” said one researcher behind the study.

Researchers poke holes in modern ‘paleo' diet

By Nathan Gray

There was more than one Palaeolithic diet, and none of them may have been that healthy - but barely any of the foods eaten are available anymore anyway, say researchers.

Restaurants will balance local and global in 2015

Restaurants will balance local and global in 2015

By Elizabeth Crawford

Restaurants in 2015 will act locally when it comes to sourcing ingredients, but think globally when incorporating flavors into new dishes, the National Restaurant Association’s annual What’s Hot culinary forecast reveals.

Mudd+Wyeth's YaffBars take the nutrition bar category in new direction

Mudd+Wyeth take the nutrition bar category off-leash with YaffBars

By Elizabeth Crawford

To make it in the crowded energy and nutrition bar category, a company needs a great tasting product, top-notch packaging, persistence, fortitude and differentiation, says Mark Brooks, founder of Mudd+Wyeth, a lifestyle company for dogs and their owners. 

‘The whole field of nutrition is in the dark ages’: Dr Lee Hood

PLMI 2014 THOUGHT LEADERS CONSORTIUM

‘The whole field of nutrition is in the dark ages’: Dr Lee Hood

By Stephen DANIELLS

The market capital of a wellness industry that aims to promote and maintain good health will vastly exceed the current treatment-focused disease industry, says Dr Lee Hood, MD, PhD, President & Co-Founder, Institute for Systems Biology.

Whether yogurt is a health food or junk food depends on who is talking

Whether yogurt is a health food or junk food depends on who is talking

By Elizabeth Crawford

An organization supporting “family-scale” farming accuses the makers of Dannon, Yoplait and other yogurt manufacturers of misleading parents to believe their yogurts are healthy, even though some products include sugar and “myriad questionably safe artificial...

The biggest driver behind unhealthy snacking? A special occasion... finds research

What drives unhealthy snacking?

By Kacey Culliney

Enjoying a special occasion, opportunistic eating and social pressures are just some of the drivers behind unhealthy snacking – factors that could be used to drive change, researchers claim.

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