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84 percent of American free-from consumers buy free-from foods

Foods bearing “free-from” claims are increasingly relevant to Americans, as they perceive the products as closely tied to health. New research from Mintel reveals that 84 percent of American free-from consumers buy free-from foods because they are seeking out more natural or less processed foods.


NIH study shows no benefit of omega-3 or other nutritional supplements for cognitive decline

While some research suggests that a diet high in omega-3 fatty acids can protect brain health, a large clinical trial by researchers at the National Institutes of Health found that omega-3 supplements did not slow cognitive decline in older persons.


Protein Challenge 2040: how to meet future protein demand

The Protein Challenge 2040 is the first international innovation partnership to explore how supply and demand of protein for a growing population can be balanced, in a way which is affordable, healthy and good for the environment.


Research shows high protein foods boost cardiovascular health

A new study published today reveals that people who eat high levels of certain amino acids found in meat and plant-based protein have lower blood pressure and arterial stiffness. And the magnitude of the association is similar to those previously reported for lifestyle risk factors including salt intake, physical activity, alcohol consumption and smoking.


Penn study questions presence in blood of heart-healthy molecules from fish oil supplements

The importance of a diet rich in fish oils - now a billion dollar food-supplement industry -- has been debated for over half a century. A few large clinical trials have supported the idea that fish oils confer therapeutic benefits to patients with cardiovascular disease.


Research: Functional Food Product Development - Opportunities and Challenges

The article 'Functional Food Product Development - Opportunities and Challenges' describes the differences for food manufacturers face when developing functional foods compared to traditional foods.


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10/13/15, Consumer trends changing the... »»

Consumer trends are actively changing how food items are packaged, according to a report released at this year’s Pack Expo Las Vegas and Pharma Expo 2015.

10/12/15, New hires: Enjoy Life Foods... »»

Check out who is moving onwards and upwards at Enjoy Life Foods, ConAgra Foods, Smithfield Foods, Harmless Harvest, Hain Celestial and Walmart, in FoodNavigator-USA’s latest round-up of new hires in food and beverage. 

10/12/15, Nestlé Health Science... »»

Nestlé Health Science (NHS) is investing $70m in a product technology center in Bridgewater, New Jersey, that will become its new US HQ and research hub.

10/12/15, Arctic Nutrition makes formal... »»

Norwegian firm Arctic Nutrition AS has achieved market penetration with the formal launch in the US market of its Romega phospholipid omega-3 ingredient sourced from herring roe. The ingredient made its market splash at the Supply Side West trade show last week in Las Vegas, NV.


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