Organic market shows signs of a slowdown
The organic trend appears to have reached a plateau as consumer interest is waning and attention turns to other food categories such as fresh, local and fair trade, a new report claims.
Prospects flourish within organic industry: expert
As the perception of health and taste benefits from organic produce drives sales across all demographics, opportunities are arising in every sector of the food industry.
Disappearance of trans fats drives innovation
The need to replace trans fats in food and beverages has spurred innovations within the industry, from new products to oilseed crop development, a new report said.
Nervous citrus industry faces new woes
A disease that can wipeout citrus crops is adding to the woes of an industry that has seen price hikes and supply shortages over recent years.
HFCS is natural, says FDA in a letter
High fructose corn syrup may be labeled natural when synthetic fixing agents do not come into contact with it during manufacturing, said the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), fuelling further debate on the controversial sweetener.
Blue California nears self-affirmed GRAS stevia launch
Ingredients group Blue California says it expects to obtain
self-affirmed generally regarded as safe (GRAS) approval for its
stevia-derived sweetener compound by next month.
Bunge leads innovation with low-trans fat technology
Bunge North America has been awarded the 2008 IFT Food Expo
Innovation Award for its trans fats reduction solutions.
Organic agent to ferret out US supply
An organics company that links growers and food manufacturers has
announced plans to expand its product range as it prepares to open
new offices in 'carrot country'.
New sweetener to hit market hungry for alternatives
An ingredients company has developed a new natural sweetener that
it claims tastes like cane sugar and is expected to rival products
such as stevia.
Consumers do not understand trans fat labeling, says study
Presenting a product's trans fat content is largely wasted on
consumers through the lack of interpretive footnotes or information
on recommended daily value, say researchers.
Egg substitute launched as prices skyrocket
Advanced Food Systems has launched a range of new egg replacement
ingredients which it claims will help food manufacturers reduce the
cost of using whole eggs.
Trans fat substitutes to offer diet therapy
Trans fats will soon be replaced by edible oils that can be used
for "diet therapy" to help halt the progress of illness or disease,
a research analyst claims.
Leaders prepare policies for combating food crisis
A three-pronged approach including stepping up scientific research
and embracing innovative technology will help combat new food
challenges, says US secretary of agriculture, Ed Schafer.
McDonald's trans fat removal shows scale of movement
The swell of the tide against trans fats has reached new levels in
recent months, as fast food group McDonalds has switched to using a
blend of canola, corn and soybean oils to cook fries and other deep
Speculators pushing up food prices, questions UN
Speculators outside of the food industry pouring money into
financial mechanisms in the commodity markets could be cause for
concern, says the UN's Food & Agriculture Organisation