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Vox Pop: Consumers had this to say about GMO labeling...

Vox Pop: Consumers had this to say about GMO labeling...

By Adi Menayang & Mary Ellen Shoup

On the heels of President Barack Obama signing into law a federal bill requiring the disclosure of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) on packaged food and beverage products, we at Beverage Daily and FoodNavigator-USA asked consumers at a downtown Chicago...

DNA barcoding is still a science project: BI Chief

DNA barcoding is still a science project: BI Chief

By Stephen Daniells

The dietary supplements industry has done a great job coming together to address raw material supply in the wake of the New York Attorney General’s action, says George Pontiakos, CEO of BI Nutraceuticals.

Edible insects beyond whole cricket powder at IFT

Will the edible insects market move beyond whole cricket powder?

By Elaine Watson

Milled whole cricket powder is probably the best known bug-derived food ingredient aside from red food color carmine. But what other delights might edible insects yield for food formulators? Elaine Watson caught up with bug enthusiast Dr George Cavender...

It's time to put whey and casein back together, exec says

It's time to put whey and casein back together, exec says

By Hank Schultz

Cutting milk proteins apart has been all the rage in recent years. But Benoit Turpin of Milk Specialities Global said the market is now starting to come around to the idea that Mother Nature did a pretty good job with the original protein and using it...

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there are about 60 million people with diabetes in the European Region. ©iStock/

Personalised nutrition: Listening to the gut microbiome

By Will Chu from Amsterdam

Personalised diets may provide diabetics with a more natural way of controlling the post-meal spikes in blood sugar glucose that are linked to obesity, hypertension and cardiovascular disease, a study suggests. 

'One thing foods do well that supplements don’t do well is that they tell a largestory. [Foods] engage the consumer in the story of the brand,' says BrandHive co-founder. © iStock.com / Kwangmoozaa

Dispatches from Vitafoods Europe 2016

How to make supplement packaging sexier

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

Supplement players need to make their packaging sexier if they are to bat off competition from encroaching healthy food and drink products, says marketing expert.

The B vitamin family consists of thiamine (B1), riboflavin (B2), niacin (B3), pantothenic acid (B5), vitamin B6, biotin (B7), folate (B9) and vitamin B12).(© iStock.com)

Dispatches from Vitafoods Europe 2016

Review: B vitamins, the brain (& deficiencies)

By Will Chu

B vitamins play a significant role in cognitive performance and neurological functioning but deficiencies are common in too many populations, a Vitafoods Europe congress has been told.

How should mainstream retailers merchandise 'natural' foods?

How should mainstream retailers merchandise 'natural' foods?

By Elaine Watson

How best to merchandise 'natural' foods? For some mainstream food retailers, a store within a store is the best option, says David Winter, director of sales operations and sales strategy at SPINS. For others, it makes more sense to integrate...

Ayurvedic expert advocates strongly for using plants in whole form

Special edition: Ayurveda

Ayurvedic expert advocates strongly for using plants in whole form

By Hank Schultz

Ayurvedic principles and ingredients are increasingly accepted in North America among product formulators. But a tension exists: Are these best used in concentrated forms and in isolation or in their traditional matrices?

Fabricant: “We have to stay vigilant; FTC is not going away”

Fabricant: “We have to stay vigilant; FTC is not going away”

By Stephen Daniells

The recent Bayer victory in its case with the FTC is a positive for industry, but it is not going to solve all of the industry’s FTC problems, says Dr Daniel Fabricant, CEO and Executive Director of the Natural Products Association.

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