The ingredients specialist has extended its partnership with APC Microbiome Ireland, a Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Research Centre, for a two-year project to delve into how dietary fibres can impact the functioning of the gut microbiome.
Cutting-edge research from the European nut and dried fruit producer has identified three probiotic bacteria found in nuts that display significant beneficial effects for human health, which will enable producers to capitalise on the ever-growing consumer...
The old adage of 'eating with your eyes' remains true, confirmed by research that has demonstrated that, by changing the surface texture of a snack, food producers could alter a consumer’s perception of its tastiness and the likelihood of purchasing...
Researchers set out to determine how much, if at all, a price premium would affect the reality of child labor in cocoa production in Ghana. Through three scenarios, they settled on an 11% bump transferred directly from government to farmer.
Consumers will not compromise on taste, but they are asking ‘weirder’ questions about the origins, ingredients and benefits of their food, according to Ipsos survey data and industry thought leaders who spoke at Puratos’ Taste Tomorrow event in Chicago,...
A breakthrough in cocoa genetics by a collaboration involving Mars, USDA and IBM will accelerate research into the production of trees that can better resist drought, disease and pests, and has met with an enthusiastic welcome from leading cocoa scientists...
Funding to bolster research into new food uses for cereals and
oilseeds is behind a fresh R&D strategy released by the UK
cereals industry this week, a move designed to open up new market
opportunities for the sector.
Biscuit, confectionery and snacks producers in the UK have to
invest and innovate in order to survive, and the government should
do more to help them, according to a speaker at this week's BCCCA