Food Thickeners Market Forecast to Grow

Food Thickeners Market Forecast to Grow

Comprising hydrocolloids, protein and starch, the food thickeners market is expected to reach US$15.8 billion by 2022, reports Markets and Markets.

Whey out? Could cricket protein rival whey as a sports nutrition and functional drinks ingredient?

Whey out? Could cricket protein rival whey as a sports nutrition and functional drinks ingredient?

Crickets could become a functional protein ingredient to rival casein and whey in nutritional beverages and sports drinks, researchers suggest.

Cannabis: The New Health Food Trend

Cannabis: The New Health Food Trend

Medical cannabis has gained traction in recent years along the same timeframe that health food trends have sky rocketed. Marijuana is slowly taking its rightful place in the ranks as not only an extremely effective medication, but as a healthy food product as well.

Hong Kong upgrades quality standards system

Hong Kong upgrades quality standards system

Hong Kong’s quality assurance watchdog has teamed up with two foreign standards organizations to create a scheme to improve the traceability of products in a supply chain that sees more than 90% of its goods imported.

Have a break...have a Kit Kat sushi

Have a break...have a Kit Kat sushi

Japan is known for its love of weird and wacky Kit Kat flavours, but Nestle might have just taken the biscuit with its sushi version.

Everyone should cook with MSG, says food scientist

Everyone should cook with MSG, says food scientist

Food scientist Steve Witherly claims MSG is perfectly safe and stands fully behind his “Supersalt” mixture featuring nine parts salt, one part MSG, and a bit of disodium inosinate.

Cambodia calls on Thai halal expertise to boost homegrown industry

Cambodia calls on Thai halal expertise to boost homegrown industry

Having risen to become one of the world’s biggest producers of halal food, Thailand is now seeking to invest in halal production in neighbouring Cambodia.

No evidence of link between fruit and veg consumption and reduction in overall cancer cases: Major Japan study

There is insufficient evidence of a link between fruit and vegetable consumption and a reduction in the number of overall cancer cases, according to a pooled analysis of large-scale cohort studies from Japan.

Expansion of Japanese beef bowl chains to drive Chinese meat consumption

Expansion of Japanese beef bowl chains to drive Chinese meat consumption

Two of Japan’s biggest conglomerates are planning huge expansion of their ‘beef bowl’ fast food chains across China in order to compensate for low growth in a saturated Japanese marketplace.

Pack sizes set to shrink in 2017, says Euromonitor

Pack sizes set to shrink in 2017, says Euromonitor

Brands will place more emphasis on smaller pack sizes in 2017, according to Euromonitor International.

'Highly frequent' energy drink consumption associated with mental health problems for teens

'Highly frequent' energy drink consumption associated with mental health problems for teens

A new study indicates that Korean teenagers who regularly consume energy drinks are at “great risk” of mental health problems, particularly when consumed in combination with junk food, researchers claim.

Top 10 Fattest Countries in The World – 2017 List

Top 10 Fattest Countries in The World – 2017 List

It’s no secret that the world has been consistently getting more and more fat over the years. In nearly every country obesity rates are on the rise and millions of people are dying from obesity-related issues every year.

HIV: Patients reveal the therapeutic foods and supplements they want

HIV: Patients reveal the therapeutic foods and supplements they want

Ready-to-eat therapeutic foods designed to boost the nutritional status of people with HIV in Thailand should contain clear health claims, be manufactured in a soft, or liquid form, and be easy to carry, a study conducted by the World Food Programme has reported.

Soft gold? Cordyceps have strong functional food potential if supply constraints can be overcome

Soft gold Cordyceps have strong functional food potential if supply constraints can be overcome

While long treasured for its medicinal properties in Asia, a new Taiwanese review has drawn attention to four species of the fungi Cordyceps, highlighting the mushrooms’ potential as a functional food targeting metabolic, liver, sexual, and bone/joint disorders.

Japanese officials considering imposing stricter GM labelling laws

Japanese officials considering imposing stricter GM labelling laws

Reports from Japan suggest officials are weighing up imposing stricter rules for the mandatory labelling of food items containing genetically modified foods.

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