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Bad Science author Dr Ben Goldacre at the IFT show

Is food marketing awash with bad science? If so, who is to blame?

Dr Ben Goldacre: ‘Does this food cause or prevent cancer? Honestly, there's no need for any more stories like that, they have almost no value’

By Elaine Watson

There was plenty of handwringing at the IFT show this year about the lack of scientific literacy characterizing the debate around food and farming, backed up by scores of press clippings about ‘franken-foods.’ But is the media solely to blame, and what’s...

Fibers from food waste offer clean label option

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Fibers from food waste offer clean label option

By Elizabeth Crawford

Multifunctional fibers made from fruit and vegetable peals and pulps that would otherwise be thrown away can help manufacturers meet consumers’ growing demand for clean ingredient labels while also reducing food waste. 

Health benefits, convenient format drive sales of Matcha green tea

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Health benefits, convenient format drive sales of Matcha green tea

By Elizabeth Crawford

Matcha tea, known for its vibrant green hue, is hitting its stride in the U.S. where household penetration is currently low but sales are climbing double-digit year-over-year – representing significant consumer interest and growth potential, according...

Lights, camera, action! Edible insects in focus at IFT 2015

By Elaine Watson

No self-respecting food conference would be complete these days without a session on edible insects. But are they a gimmick or a serious source of alternative protein? FoodNavigator-USA editor Elaine Watson headed to the 2015 IFT show in Chicago to find...

New ICL ingredients make Taco Tuesday healthier, fresher

New ICL ingredients make Taco Tuesday healthier, fresher

By Elizabeth Crawford

ICL showcased several new ingredients that can reduce sodium, improve moisture and clean cheese labels in a pairing of “Picasso Tacos” and “Masterpiece Margaritas” at the Institute of Food Technologists’ annual meeting in Chicago July 11-14.

Welch’s wants to Concord the world

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Welch’s wants to Concord the world

By Elizabeth Crawford

Welch’s is expanding its reach beyond finished consumer goods and into new countries with the launch last fall of its Global Ingredients Group. 

How to determine the best channel for a product launch

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How to determine the best channel for a product launch

By Elizabeth Crawford

Where a product launches heavily influences its success, making understanding each channel’s unique rules and protocols essential to determine the best outlet for a new product, Ian Kelleher, director of strategic channels at Peeled Snacks told attendees...

Sustained energy driving market growth: Mintel

Insights from IFT 2014

The sky’s the limit for malleable energy category: Mintel

By Maggie Hennessy

The concept of “energy” is a multifaceted one, to be sure: it can come in bursts or slowly; via beverages, shots, biscuits or bars; with appeal that spans sports nutrition, weight management and even kids. 

Special edition: Oils & fats

Time for a rethink on saturated fat?

By Elaine Watson

If the cover of TIME magazine earlier this month (headline: Eat Butter) is anything to go by, it would seem that the conversation about fat, and saturated fat in particular, is changing, at least in the media. But are policymakers sitting up and taking...

Betty Campbell, EAS Consulting:

Insights from IFT 2014

Is your product ready for nutrition label changes?

By Maggie Hennessy

Food and beverage manufacturers are holding their collective breath in anticipation of the proposed changes to the Nutrition Facts panel put forth by the Food and Drug Administration and likely to be finalized next year. 

Josh Schonwald: 'Chefs are like rockstars in our culture today. People listen to them.'

IFT 2014: Chefs! Is it time to proudly serve GMOs on your table?

By Elaine Watson

You'd think that pro-science,'molecular gastronomists' such as Chef Homaru Cantu would be all in favor of genetically engineered foods, especially if they can add nutrition, or reduce the environmental impact of food production, right?...

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