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.

Probiotics and Alzheimer’s: Personalised nutrition tipped to become crucial area of treatment research

Probiotics and Alzheimer’s: Personalised nutrition tipped to become crucial area of treatment research

Modulation of gut microbiota through personalised diet or probiotic intervention will increasingly become a key focus for treating brain disorders including Alzheimer’s Disease, Chinese academics have concluded in a new review.

Nutella maker defends palm oil

Nutella maker defends palm oil

ALBA: The US$44bil palm oil industry, under pressure in Europe after authorities listed the edible oil as a cancer risk, has found a vocal ally in the food sector: the maker of Nutella.

China imposes 'punitive' DDGS anti-dumping tax, US looks to new markets

China imposes 'punitive' DDGS anti-dumping tax, US looks to new markets

The US Grains Council (USGC) is ramping up international sales expansion efforts for US generated dried distiller’s grains with solubles (DDGS) after a slowdown in Chinese sales due to a trade dispute.

Aquatic plant potential: Why duckweed could become a source of protein and omega-3 beyond South East Asia

Aquatic plant potential: Why duckweed could become a source of protein and omega-3 beyond South East Asia

Duckweed has long been consumed as an inexpensive protein and source of omega-3 in three South East Asia countries, but now researchers are questioning if it has the potential to be adopted by south Asian and even Western consumers too.

Edible insect industry group set up to support Southeast Asia

Edible insect industry group set up to support Southeast Asia

In the last few years, dozens of edible insect start-ups have popped up in western countries to supply a new wave of interest in bugs as food. This market is now in need of regulation, promotion and support.

Researchers discover seaweed that tastes like bacon and is twice as healthy as kale

Researchers discover seaweed that tastes like bacon and is twice as healthy as kale

Researchers at Oregon State have patented a new strain of seaweed that tastes like bacon when it's cooked. The seaweed, a form of red marine algae, has twice the nutritional value of kale and grows quickly.

Feeding the hungry with Robin Food, an app by four Malaysian teenagers

Feeding the hungry with Robin Food, an app by four Malaysian teenagers

Robin Food app connects supermarkets with non-governmental and charitable organisations to help reduce food wastage and feed the hungry.

Food firms need to manufacture healthier options

Food firms need to manufacture healthier options

A research report has slammed India’s biggest food and beverage manufacturers for not fighting hard enough to combat over- and undernutrition.

Thailand tipped for top five exporter status in 20 years

Thailand tipped for top five exporter status in 20 years

Thailand could be one of the world’s five biggest food exporters in the next 20 years—a significant jump for a country that is currently in 13th place in terms of export value.

Delving into Texturants: Benefits and Opportunities

Texturants are becoming increasingly used in food and beverage applications as they can improve product mouthfeel and texture. What are texturants, and how can manufacturers benefit from their use?

Myth busting: Fruit juice industry must address false consumer perceptions, says Unijus

Myth busting: Fruit juice industry must address false consumer perceptions, says Unijus

Many consumers still believe that fruit juice contains large amounts of added sugars: a myth that the industry needs to address, according to Unijus.

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