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13th Sep 2018

‘Free-from’ labels – what do consumers really think?

In her latest study on free-from labels, Dr Sophie Hieke, Head of Consumer Science at the European Food Information Council (EUFIC), in collaboration with ETH Zurich, focused on the ins and outs of the perception among European consumers in terms of healthfulness, their knowledge of the labels and intention to pay a price premium.

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13th Sep 2018

Meat-free diets could cut water footprint

Scientists have calculated the 'water footprint' of different diets across the UK, France and Germany. Three thousand litres of water – that is the amount needed to produce the food each British person eats every day. This is according to a new study into the “water footprint” of diets in Western Europe, conducted by the European Commission and published in Nature Sustainability.

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6th Sep 2018

Eating green or eat in colour

Innova Market Insights report that plant-based product claims have increased by 62% globally over the past four years. GNT explores the growing use of Colouring Food ingredients derived from fruits, vegetables and plants – such as carrot, beetroot and spirulina – in food and beverage products.

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30th Aug 2018

Sugar tax and farming policy

Caitlin Turner, from the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH), discusses how the sugar tax alone is not enough to solve the obesity crisis and that the food and farming policy may be a key part in tackling this complex issue.

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23rd Aug 2018

New trends shaping the future of food

From gut health-boosting drinks to snacks made from insects, Speciality Food takes a look at the trends that are shaping the future of healthy, functional and better-for-you food.

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16th Aug 2018

Consumers expect more from vegan food

The latest statistics from Feed it Back reveal there has been a 5% increase in the amount of negative reviews about vegan food between January and May 2018, demonstrating a rise in consumer expectation of vegan dishes.

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26th Jul 2018

The Joys of Travel with California prunes

With summer holidays approaching, and many travelling all year-round, California prunes have put together a handy guide about how to stay nutritionally-well and healthy while travelling.

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19th Jul 2018

Plant-based innovation in infant formula

The global baby food and infant formula market reached a peak value of US$50 billion in 2017. Despite the vast growth, cow's milk and soy-based protein remained the only two sources to meet strict nutrition profiles set by regulatory standards for infant formula, leaving parents seeking alternatives with limited options – until now.

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