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Optimising ingredient manufacturing through data modeling
23 May, 2022
Like every other corner of the global economy, ingredient manufacturing...
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Sweet success 23 May, 2022 Aspartame and other artificial sweeteners have been a staple of Western foods and beverages for over a century. But spurred on by the general enthusiasm for healthy living, scientists...

Global efforts 23 May, 2022 Linda Call, marketing operations manager at NuTek, discusses the importance of sodium reduction in people’s food intake.

Sodium taxes: Worth their salt, or salt in the wound? 23 May, 2022 For years, governments and pundits have argued about the rights and wrongs of salt taxes. For supporters, slapping levies on salty snacks is a simple matter of public health....

Putting flavour first 23 May, 2022 These are profoundly changing times in the European flavourings industry – not least for Brussels-based industry trade body, the European Flavour Association (EFFA). Marc van der...

Meat alternatives: A growing market 23 May, 2022 Aside from being sources of fibre and potassium, meat alternatives are now on the menus of restaurants globally. Phoebe Galbraith talks to Rachel Dreskin at the Plant Based...

Trans fats: Reform or re-educate? 23 May, 2022 The question of nannying or nurturing is one that people are confronted with in many aspects of their daily lives, and the food industry is no different. Andrew Tunnicliffe speaks...

Swim against the tide 23 May, 2022 Healthy body, healthy mind. There is a great deal of truth in that – we are what we eat. But if we do not want to eat certain things even though they are good for us, then what can...

On the bottle 23 May, 2022 Formula milk has long enjoyed a valued spot on pharmacy shelves – but can formula feed ever match human milk in terms of the health benefits? Abi Millar talks to Dr Steven Abrams, a...

Kick-start health with carotenoids 23 May, 2022 Carotenoid supplements are enjoying increasing media attention, especially for their ability to fight cardiovascular disease. So, what exactly do these compounds do to help prevent...

Probiotics: A key tool for health? 23 May, 2022 With Covid-19 transforming our attitudes to disease, the demand for immunity-boosting supplements is booming – especially when it comes to probiotics. Jim Banks asks Esben...

Take it to heart 23 December, 2021 Risk factors for cardiovascular disease, which causes around a third of all deaths globally, can be reduced through changes in diet. But the medical profession isn’t doing enough...

The desired effect 23 December, 2021 Cannabidiol, or CBD, continues to be marketed as a non-intoxicating substance with a raft of wellness benefits. While still only licensed as a treatment for childhood epilepsies and...

The war on salt 23 December, 2021 High sodium levels are linked to increased risk of cardiovascular diseases, kidney disease and even the chances of having a stroke. In fact, the World Health Organisation (WHO)...

Algal advantage 23 December, 2021 Marine protein astaxanthin is a reddish pigment that belongs to a group of chemicals called carotenoids. It occurs naturally in certain algae and causes the pink or red colour in...

A flexible approach 23 December, 2021 While the shift towards veganism began as a principled fight for animal welfare, it’s no secret that a boom in plant-based eating isn’t just being driven by customers abstaining from...

Hitting the sweet spot 23 December, 2021 Low-calorie sweeteners (LCS) are marketed as an integral part of weight loss plans, but their impact on weight maintenance and on conditions such as diabetes is still...

The rich potential of omega-3s 23 December, 2021 Omega-3s have been a staple of the health food world for decades, with the fatty acids associated with a range of benefits, from lowering blood pressure to enhancing...

Back to bare bones 23 December, 2021 The supplements industry is booming and vitamins and minerals are widely accepted as a part of a healthy and balanced diet. For bone health, however, many people rely on calcium...

The taste of time 23 December, 2021 From impossible meat to the rise of plant-based proteins, the demand for healthy and sustainable food shows no sign of abating. What is behind this trend, and does it have the legs...


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