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The GMO factor is beginning to impact fiber choices, says Beneo

By Elaine Watson

While multiple factors from price to functionality determine which fiber is best for any given application, chicory root fiber (inulin) is gaining ground with many food formulators owing to its non-GMO credentials and the fact that consumers see it as...

Vegan is going mainstream, trend data suggests

Vegan is going mainstream, trend data suggests

By Elizabeth Crawford

The appeal and potential for vegan products is expanding beyond the small group of people who avoid animal products for ethical reasons to include the much larger base of consumers seeking healthier, cleaner foods, according to an industry expert. 

Emotional eating: Sad or action-packed movies inspire more munching

Emotional eating: Sad or action-packed movies inspire more munching

By Elizabeth Crawford

Snack makers may get better traction by marketing to consumers who watch sad or action-packed movies and television than those who prefer comedies and talk shows, if the amount of food consumed by viewers in two recent studies is any indication. 

From bugs and beets to meat, a snacking odyssey at Expo West

IN PICTURES: From bugs and beets to meat, a snacking odyssey at Expo West

By Elaine Watson

While cricket flour is still something of a novelty, it’s creeping (and crawling) into more snacks as awareness – and the infrastructure to support its commercial-scale production – ramps up. Meanwhile, chia, fruit, peas, beans, ancient grains and protein...

Have you signed up for the FoodNavigator-USA Snacking Trends Forum?

Meet Fruigees, KRAVE, Barnana, Health Warrior, H.U.M.A.N. Healthy Markets

Have you signed up for the FoodNavigator-USA Snacking Trends Forum?

By Elaine Watson

What’s a suitable portion-size? And will healthy vending become the norm?  To find out, FoodNavigator-USA has gathered together a panel of entrepreneurs to discuss the hottest new trends in the market, and where they see the growth opportunities in the...

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