Vegan NPD Bottlenecks: Texture & Clean Label

As published in The World of Food Ingredients For vegan NPD to continue its momentum, formulators will need to balance all key aspects – from nutrition, food safety and regulations, to sustainable growing practices and consumer desires, and come up with solutions that can have the right texture, are allergen-free, clean label and affordable. For Continue reading Vegan NPD Bottlenecks: Texture & Clean Label

Infant Nutrition: Scientific debate surrounding lipid content continues

This article was first published in the March 2020 edition of The World of Food Ingredients.  As scientific understanding of early life nutrition and its effect on the human body evolves, discussion remains as to how best to mimic the composition of breast milk as closely as possible, and which components merit recommended inclusion and Continue reading Infant Nutrition: Scientific debate surrounding lipid content continues

Nutritional Lipids in Focus: ARA and DHA

This article was first published in the October/November 2019 edition of The World of Food Ingredients. The importance of nutrition during the first 1,000 days of a child’s life continues to be an essential topic of study due to its impact on long-term health. Although breast milk is widely recognized as the gold standard for Continue reading Nutritional Lipids in Focus: ARA and DHA

Culture shift: Will consumers warm to “clean” meat?

As published in The World of Food Ingredients, June edition. Cell-cultured meat could play a pivotal role in supplying a growing global population with protein. But how likely are consumers to willingly accept this “lab-grown” product? Cell-cultured meat – a novel technique to produce meat by culturing animal cells in a suitable medium – has Continue reading Culture shift: Will consumers warm to “clean” meat?

2019 trends to watch: Personalization trend spawns “Year of the Empowered Consumer”

As published on NutritionInsight.com. Consumers are more discerning when it comes to their nutrition than ever before. With personalized nutrition moving beyond just tailored diets and wearable technology giving us more insight into personal health KPIs, we are arguably entering the age of the empowered consumer. Consumers are seeking to take control of their health Continue reading 2019 trends to watch: Personalization trend spawns “Year of the Empowered Consumer”

“When business fights malnutrition, everybody profits,” says Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation exec

As published on NutritionInsight. Innovation is key to providing affordable, nutritious foods to lower-income consumers, a currently underserved segment in need of industry attention. This growing industry spotlight will not only provide millions of consumers around the globe with the much-needed means to fight malnutrition, but also present the industry with an array of business Continue reading “When business fights malnutrition, everybody profits,” says Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation exec

Ashwagandha: Rooted in tradition, set for sky-high NPD growth

As published on NutritionInsight.com. Boosted by growing consumer demand for natural remedies to fight the daily stresses of modern life, the adaptogenic herb ashwagandha is seeing an impressive uptake in usage. Innova Market Insights data has shown an increase of 48 percent in the number of food and beverage launches globally in 2018 (year to date) relative Continue reading Ashwagandha: Rooted in tradition, set for sky-high NPD growth

Personalized nutrition: Mindful and aware consumers drive market opportunity

As published on NutritionInsight.com. 19 June 2018 — Personalized nutrition has taken its place as a key industry topic, spurring the launch of a number of innovative start-ups using cutting-edge technologies to offer precise nutrition advice to consumers. This growing industry space will be the topic of discussion at the Personalized Nutrition Innovation Summit, which Continue reading Personalized nutrition: Mindful and aware consumers drive market opportunity