An afternoon in the company of a provincial Korean mayor clothed in silky blue national dress isn’t the standard recipe for a Tuesday. But he is insistent, and it’s time well spent when you consider the importance to the local economy of what Iksan’s...
Chicago will host the first ever Food Vision USA event in October 2015, bringing together senior figures in business strategy, R&D and marketing from established players and rising stars in the US food and nutrition industries.
What is the future of food? Simple communication of complex advances will be crucial, as well as picking up the pace amid a global population boom to feed the world nutritiously and sustainably, according to FoodNavigator and NutraIngredients senior editors.
With the World Health Organization just last week calling on the food industry to do more to improve global nutrition levels, the new(ish) chief of European ingredients giant Beneo says better nutrition will always be front and centre at his company....
FoodNavigator-USA's intrepid editorial team headed to the windy city to chew the fat (or maybe replace it with algae) with the great and the good of the global food industry, and keep up to speed with the latest developments in everything from open...
Following a highly successful inaugural summit last week, organisers William Reed Business Media have confirmed that Food Vision will become an annual event, returning to Cannes, France, in March 2014.
The dispute over whether Californian GMO labeling initiative Prop 37 will prevent manufacturers from using the term ‘natural’ on foods that contain no GMOs at all continues to rage, with Yes and No campaigns offering diametrically opposed interpretations...
Today is Pancake Day. It is also International Women’s Day. An important date, then, not just for food lovers in countries where Mardi Gras is a big deal, but a day to consider the role – and the potential – of women involved in food provision all over...
It was an Emperor’s New Clothes moment for the US food industry last week, when it was revealed that a major initiative touting its responsible advertising to kids actually allows promotion of many unhealthy foods. Is anyone really surprised?
As 2010 draws to a close, our journalists look back at the issues that have topped agendas across the food, beverage and dietary supplements industries in the last 12 months. Commodity prices, bisphenol A, obesity, health claims, safety regulations, and...
Let's get talking about nanotech. The science of the very small has filled the food industry with big ideas – but industry is torn on how to present nanotechnology to consumers, stalling product development.
Adulteration of food proteins - as seen in the recent melamine scandal - is becoming a greater threat to industry as the food supply has become more globalized and economic crisis drives manufacturers to seek cheaper ingredients, says Jim Griffiths of...
As the doors open today on Expo West, the year’s major trade show for the natural, organic and functional food industries, Shane Starling shares his thoughts on what he expects to find – from 36,000 feet in the air.
While in the Hollywood stratosphere, it seems that you are not
anyone these days unless you're a duo, in the glamorous world of
food manufacture, the team-up route to success may not be quite as
A food industry initiative launched this year is promoting one
standard, easily recognisable symbol to aid identification of
healthy foods across the world and encourage manufacturers to
reformulate products along healthier lines.
The use of natural fruit fibres to encapsulate bioactive compounds
could offer a multipurpose functional food, and remove the need for
maltodextrin for spray-drying, Australian scientists have reported.
It would be a mistake for governments and industry to misinterpret
the recent progress in food allergen labeling as a final solution:
there is much that yet remains to be done, for the well-being of
both consumers and manufacturers.
As a youngster I was brought up on a healthy diet of tuna fish
sandwiches and Disney - making my new year's resolution for 2007
the toughest yet. That's right, I'm giving up tuna and who knows,
US ingredients firms Bunge and DuPont are to expand their soybean
partnership to include industrial applications and biofuels, but
the development is unlikely to affect their supply to the food
Last week's comment on the food industry's role in the rising
obesity epidemic has generated a flood of responses from readers
agreeing with or disputing our position that the industry deserves
a break. Some of the comments...
The obesity issue is not going to solve itself, concluded
participants in a CIAA debate this month who advocated an EU-wide
approach to tackling the problem, with the food and drink industry
forming part of the solution.
The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) has issued a
new set of new guidelines to the US food industry and media,
proposing that basic nutritional thresholds should determine
whether products are suitable for marketing...
A major private label supplier, which plans to launch low-fat,
low-carb and gluten-free products to meet growing consumer health
demands, says flexibility in production and a variety of income
sources is vital in the blossoming UK...
An electronic nose could sniff out considerable savings for food
manufacturers as researchers use the latest technology for the
early detection of 'undesirable off-odours and microbial
contaminants' in dairy and bakery products.
Moves by the FDA to introduce tougher regulations governing
nutritional labels for packaged foods are likely to be strongly
resisted by the food industry. Better education about what to eat
would be a more effective way of fighting...
Americans' knowledge of genetically modified foods remains low and
their opinions about its safety are just as divided as they were
two years ago, according to a new survey released last week by the
Pew Initiative on Food and...
'Nutragenomics' promises to be an exciting era for the food
industry but are companies ready to take up the opportunities it
offers? An IFT seminar looks at the opportunities and threats for
the food industry.
FDA commissioner speaks out against the growing tide of obesity and
calls on health professionals and the food industry to tackle the
key question - how to communicate the right information to the
'Impractical and unenforceable,' is how the European food
and drink association, the CIAA, last week condemned the new EU
legislation on the labelling of genetically modified organisms in
food. We spoke with Dr Geraldine...