Food Research

European Millennials Overwhelmingly View 100% Fruit Juice as Healthy, Claims Survey

21 Mar 2017 --- Millennial fruit juice drinkers in Europe overwhelmingly view 100% fruit juice as a healthy beverage, according to the findings of a new, independent consumer survey conducted by Concord grape juice supplier Welch’s Global Ingredients Group.

Ingredion Report Shows You Are “How” You Eat

17 Mar 2017 --- According to Ingredion it’s not just what you eat, but how you eat that’s important. The new report: ‘Eating Styles – A Complete Guide to our Unexpressed Love of Food’ looks at research into texture and eating styles and explores how the physical way consumers eat influences their food preferences and satisfaction levels.

UK Inflation: Non-Dairy Milk and Gin Added to Basket

15 Mar 2017 --- Non-dairy milk, such as soya, rice and oat milk, are being added to the Office for National Statistics's (ONS) inflation basket for the first time, reflecting the increase in the popularity of dairy-free diets. In addition, gin is returning to the basket after a 13-year absence, with gin consumption on the rise, partly thanks to the significant growth in the number of small gin producers.

Evolva Achieves Second Milestone in Alliance With Takasago

10 Mar 2017 --- Evolva has reached the second technical milestone under the multi-year R&D alliance with Takasago. This achievement brings the project closer to the launch of the target ingredients and prompts a total milestone payment of US$1 million to Evolva as well as the continuation of the collaboration into the next phases.

“Snackification” of Mealtimes is Widespread Among Millennials, Study Finds

08 Mar 2017 --- Most American Millennial snackers eat a snack in place of a standard meal at least once a week, a new survey commissioned by Welch’s Global Ingredients Group has revealed. 

UK: Staple Supplies Like Butter, Tea and Fish Spike

08 Mar 2017 --- UK food staples like butter, tea and fish all saw prices rise by more than 5% during the last three months, alongside fresh fruit and vegetables which are also costing shoppers in Britain more.

Sensory Research: Real-Life Situation Testing Increases NPD Success

07 Mar 2017 --- The context in which consumers eat, has a major impact on how they evaluate the taste of foods. This conclusion has been drawn following a study of airplane meals, carried out by Wageningen Food & Biobased Research. The scientists demonstrated that real-life testing situations can be effectively simulated in a lab. 

Jackfruit Seeds Could Help Ease Looming Cocoa Bean Shortage

03 Mar 2017 --- In a study recently published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, scientists report that compounds found in jackfruit seeds produce many of the same aromas as processed cocoa beans and are a potentially cheap, abundant substitute for use in chocolate manufacturing.

Campden BRI Survey Looks into Attitudes of Innovation

03 Mar 2017 --- Campden BRI have carried out an industry survey to better understand industry’s attitudes to innovation.

Grain Cleaning Solutions Significantly Reduce Mycotoxin Levels

02 Mar 2017 --- Mycotoxins, produced by fungal mold, are a growing health threat to people and animals. According to the FAO, a quarter of the world’s agricultural produce is currently contaminated. Mycotoxins ranks a third most important threat after bacteria and pesticides, which is whymaximum tolerance levels permitted in food and feedstuff are becoming crucial for food and feed producers. 

Extended Lactation Does Not Impair the Quality or Cheese-Making Property of Milk

13 Feb 2017 --- On average, a Danish dairy cow calve once a year. However, there are many indications that fewer calvings and extended milking periods have more advantages. By extending the lactation by up to six month both the environmental and climate impact of the livestock production may be reduced, whereas productivity and animal welfare potentially improve.

One in Five Kids Think Skipping Meals Leads to a Healthy Lifestyle

01 Feb 2017 --- Skipping meals (19%) and cutting out food groups (43%) are both factors which 11-14 year olds believe can contribute towards leading a healthy lifestyle. In addition, when looking at how to make their lifestyles healthier, they do not consider limiting the amount of fast food (21%), fried food (58%) or sweets and chocolate (23%) they eat. 

Unilever Partners with Indonesian Governments in Palm Oil Pledge

20 Jan 2017 --- Unilever has signed a three-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with provincial and central governments in Indonesia to drive the sustainable palm oil sector and support a jurisdictional approach to sourcing at village level. 

Scientists Develop Genetic Resource to Help Develop Wheat Plants with Improved Traits

19 Jan 2017 --- Wheat has always been a major dietary source of calories and protein for humans and the breeding of better bread and pasta wheat varieties is considered key for sustaining global food security. The modern-day cultivated wheat species harbor polyploid genomes, meaning that each plant has multiple functional copies of each gene. Therefore, genetic variation (such as mutations) in one gene copy are frequently masked, or hidden, by functional copies within the other genomes.

NanoPack Project Gets Funding to Fight Food Waste

18 Jan 2017 --- The international NanoPack Consortium has been awarded €7.7 million (US$8.2 million) to develop and demonstrate a solution for extending food shelf life by using novel antimicrobial surfaces.

New Categorization of Food Scares will Prevent Food Chain Being Compromised

10 Jan 2017 --- Researchers from the University of Surrey have developed a new comprehensive categorisation of food scares, a new study in the British Food Journal reports.

Clear Sustainability Credentials on Labels has Greater Impact, Says Unilever

06 Jan 2017 --- Buying a sustainable brand is a subject close to the heart for more and more consumers - and this shows in a new study by Unilever where one third of people choose brands they believe do social and environment good.

Can Almonds Become a Zero Waste Crop?

06 Jan 2017 --- The Almond Board of California (ABC) has announced it is currently looking for ways to optimize almond co-products such as almond hulls, shells and other woody materials in order to reduce food waste. 

Campden BRI Support Industry Network to Fight Food Fraud

05 Jan 2017 --- Science and Technology Company Campden BRI has been chosen to provide technical and administrative support to the Food Industry Intelligence Network (FIIN).

50,000 People Try Vegan for January, And More are Signing up Every Minute

04 Jan 2017 --- The charity that encourages people to try vegan in January has now attracted 50,000 participants — more than double the numbers that took part last year — and by the end of the month, another 10,000 people are expected to have taken part, too.