Stressing plants to induce their natural defences could lead to a new range of functional foods enriched with a plant's natural defensive compounds, phytoalexins.
New report breaks down global mood foods market
Mood foods are emerging as the latest niche in the functional foods market, and are expected to experience continued growth, according to a new market report.
Functional food group joins innovation network
A company focusing on how food could contribute to the treatment and prevention of obesity and “other chronic diseases” is the latest organization to throw its weight behind an innovation network which claims to help companies increase speed to market.
Enzymotec inks Nordic distribution deal
Israeli supplier Enzymotec has entered into an agreement with
Danish raw materials and ingredients supplier, Alsiano Pharma, to
distribute its lipid-based ingredients throughout Scandinavia.
Functional foods booming despite consumer scepticism
The $72.3bn (€48bn) functional foods and beverages markets of
Europe, the US and the Asia Pacific will grow by a buoyant 5.7 per
cent per year until 2012 as a broader demographic seeks out their
health-boosting potential, according...
Nordic team makes hearty waves in sea research
An update on the work of the Nordic Network for Marine Functional
Foods - which is looking into developing new functional foods from
marine life - was given in Norway yesterday.
Neptune gains GRAS for NKO
A panel of independent experts has deemed Neptune Krill Oil (NKO)
safe for human consumption, opening up the route for its
manufacturer to commercialize it for functional foods.
How consumers see functional foods
The new wave of functional foods need to be based on ingredients
already well-established in consumers' minds as inherently healthy,
according to the Hartman Group.
Researchers picked to investigate novel ingredients from marine life
A consortium of research institutions that will help Ireland tap
into its natural resources and identify novel marine food
ingredients and products has been announced.
Functional strategies from SupplySide
As consumers look for alternative ways to manage or prevent
disease, functional food industry insiders say there are effective
tactics ingredients makers can use to marry with successful
Consumers look to heal through functional foods
US consumers are increasingly consuming functional products with
the intention of preventing or treating disease, the Natural
Marketing Institute's (NMI) Steve French told SupplySide West
attendees last week.
Gadot prepares for US functional foods move
Gadot Biochemical Industries is formalizing its strategy to enter
the US functional
foods market by consolidating management of its ingredient business
on-site in North America.
Approval sees Enzymotecs plant sterols set for functional foods
Israel's Enzymotec are promising to take the European phytosterol
market to the next level after the European Commission approved the
company's CardiaBeat ingredient as a novel food.
Functional foods need closer monitoring - experts
Functional foods need systematic monitoring because not enough is
known about their long-term safety and effectiveness, Dutch
scientists have stated.
'Phoods' could take away from supplement market, report
Functional foods are growing into a substantial niche within the
food industry, according to market researcher Packaged Facts, and
is likely to be eating into sales of traditional dietary