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Study: Purslane extract contributes to blood sugar control

A recent clinical study has shown the positive effects that Portulaca oleracea extract, commonly known as purslane, has on blood sugar levels in adults with type-2 diabetes. The results of a

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Study: New hope in the fight against heart disease

A new study by the researchers from the University of Cardiff suggests that combining marine fish oil, cocoa extract and phytosterols into a dietary supplement could offer new hope in

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Norwegian researchers develop plant-based food packaging

As part of an EU project, researchers from SINTEF Materials and Chemistry have developed four packaging prototypes made of polyactic acid (PLA) and bio-polyethylene terephthalate (PET). The NanoBarrier project aims

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British Consumers Reap the Rewards of Cheaper Goods and Simplified Pricing

    British Consumers Reap the Rewards of Cheaper Goods and Simplified Pricing

The latest grocery share figures from Kantar Worldpanel, for the 12 weeks ending 24 April 2016, show all the major supermarkets posting a decline in their rate of growth as

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Rising Opportunities For Irish Food Exports in Gluten Free Market

    Rising Opportunities For Irish Food Exports in Gluten Free Market

New market information from Bord Bia has suggested that significant export opportunities exist for Irish food producers operating in the gluten free market. At an event in Bord Bia’s Dublin

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Dairy Crest Innovation Centre at Harper Adams University Opens

    Dairy Crest Innovation Centre at Harper Adams University Opens

The Dairy Crest Innovation Centre at the Harper Adams University campus, Newport, Shropshire has been opened. The new facility was opened by The Princess Royal, the Chancellor of Harper Adams

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Research: plain packaging increases food consumption among men

A recent study led by professor Carolina O.C. Werle from France-based business school Grenoble Ecole de Management shows that plain food packaging may increase the level of snack consumption among men.

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Enterprise Ireland and University College Dublin Launch New €1.7 Million Innovation Partnership to Enhance Food Quality and Safety

    Enterprise Ireland and University College Dublin Launch New €1.7 Million Innovation Partnership to Enhance Food Quality and Safety

A new 3-year Innovation Partnership programme in food quality and safety has been launched at University College Dublin (UCD). The €1.7 million Enterprise Ireland and industry funded programme, Sequencing Alliance for

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Bord Bia Studies Ireland’s Breakfast Behaviour

    Bord Bia Studies Ireland’s Breakfast Behaviour

A new Bord Bia study has revealed that almost 9 in 10 (87%) Irish people have breakfast every day, with this rising slightly (to 89%) at the weekends. Paula Donoghue,

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Polyphenol Ribetril™ A with significant skin health effect

Polyphenol Ribetril™ A, found in selected varieties of Red and Black Currant (Ribes rubrum, Ribes nigrum) offers significant benefits for younger looking skin based on a large human clinical trial

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UK Coffee Shop Sales to Top £3 Billion in 2016

    UK Coffee Shop Sales to Top £3 Billion in 2016

New research from Mintel reveals that this year coffee shop sales are set to reach a record new high as the market tops £3 billion. Indeed, the UK coffee shop

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Global Dairy Demand Fragile But Growing, According to Rabobank

    Global Dairy Demand Fragile But Growing, According to Rabobank

The global dairy market outlook will remain weak throughout 2016, but with more upward pressure on prices as we head into 2017, according to the Rabobank Global Dairy Quarterly Q1

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No Sign of Slowdown For UK’s Independent Coffee Shops

    No Sign of Slowdown For UK’s Independent Coffee Shops

It is full steam ahead for the UK’s thriving independent coffee shop sector with owners confident of continued growth. Three quarters (74%) of independent coffee shops surveyed by the Caffè

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Milk containers are now naturally biodegradable

Bio-on together with Tampere University of Technology Finland has developed tetrapak type containers made of a combination of paper and bioplastic, namely the special grade EC (Extrusion Coating) of the Minerv PHA

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Growth in UK Online Grocery Shopping

    Growth in UK Online Grocery Shopping

The days of heading to the supermarket are over for some British consumers as they trade trolleys for home delivery. Indeed, new research from Mintel reveals that 29% of UK

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Wheyhey Calls For UK Supermarkets to Take Action Against Sugary Snacks

    Wheyhey Calls For UK Supermarkets to Take Action Against Sugary Snacks

Protein ice cream producer Wheyhey has recently conducted research into the general public’s attitude towards sugar, education and supermarkets – the survey results concluded that: * 91% agreed that we

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British Consumers Cut Down on Snacking

    British Consumers Cut Down on Snacking

New research from Mintel reveals UK consumers have cut down on consumption of all snacks over the past year. Mintel research highlights that chocolate, which in 2014 was Britain’s most

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Report: Market for chitosan to reach $1.5bn by 2022

Grand View Research new report forecasts a growth in the global market for the bio-polymer obtained from the shells of crustaceans, chitosan, which is expected to reach a value of

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Milk Alternatives to Flourish Globally

Canadean’s latest long-term forecast to 2021 highlights the dwindling consumption of white milk in the West, and the potential for milk alternatives all over the world. The market for white milk,

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Study: Beneficial effects of berry polyphenols on cognitive impairment

Activ’Inside announces the publication of two new scientific studies, including one review, focusing on the beneficial effects of berry polyphenols on learning and memory impairments associated with age-related cognitive decline.

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Scientists examine food at nano level

Scientists at the Faculty of Science at the University of Copenhagen have, for the first time, created a 3-D image of food on the nanometer scale. It has, they believe,

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Nestlé Research Centre Asia to Expand

    Nestlé Research Centre Asia to Expand

Nestlé has extended its strategic innovation partnership with the Singapore Government’s Agency for Science Technology and Research (A*STAR) to provide a new base for Nestlé’s regional centre for research with

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Mordor analyses plant protein market

Mordor Intelligence has announced the publication of its research report on the plant protein market: “Global Plant Protein Market- By

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Emotional Benefits of Chocolate Outweigh Any Health Concerns

    Emotional Benefits of Chocolate Outweigh Any Health Concerns

Despite the emphasis on the unhealthiness of chocolate confectionery, it seems consumers are turning to the treat as a result

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Nescafé Coffee Centre Opens in China

    Nescafé Coffee Centre Opens in China

Nestlé has opened a new Nescafé Coffee Centre for research and development in the city of Puer, Yunnan China. Working

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Corbion enables preservative-free grains

A few years ago, consumers couldn’t spell “quinoa” – much less cook it, claims Corbion, noting that today, quinoa and

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Industry Needs to Define the Meaning of ‘Craft Drinks’

    Industry Needs to Define the Meaning of ‘Craft Drinks’

Whilst craft drinks have revolutionised the alcoholic drinks industry over the past decade, it seems that many British consumers are

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Major Lack of Awareness of Calorie Intake Among British Consumers

    Major Lack of Awareness of Calorie Intake Among British Consumers

New research from Mintel reveals that well over one third (37%) of British consumers don’t know how many calories they

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Arjuna invests in curcumin research

Arjuna is investing more than 10% of its total turnover in a clinical research program to explore the health benefits

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Irish Shoppers Undeterred as Price Inflation Continues

    Irish Shoppers Undeterred as Price Inflation Continues

The latest supermarket share figures from Kantar Worldpanel in Ireland for the 12 weeks ending 28 February, show that the

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DuPont Nutrition & Health Identifies Six Health and Wellness Consumer Segments

    DuPont Nutrition & Health Identifies Six Health and Wellness Consumer Segments

DuPont Nutrition & Health has collected data from more than 14,000 consumers in 22 countries for an insight-driven research project

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Alcohol Consumption in Ireland Continues to Fall

    Alcohol Consumption in Ireland Continues to Fall

The latest figures from the Revenue Commissioners’ alcohol clearance data show a further decrease in alcohol consumption in Ireland last

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Large Research Project on Nutritional Value of Milk Powder

    Large Research Project on Nutritional Value of Milk Powder

Netherlands-based Van Hall Larenstein University and NIZO food research have commenced a large research project on the possibilities to increase

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Technology Transforming Irish Agri-Food and Bioeconomy

    Technology Transforming Irish Agri-Food and Bioeconomy

The final report of the Teagasc Technology Foresight 2035 Project was published at a recent international conference in the Aviva

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IDF Parallel Symposia 2016, 11-13th April – Dublin

    IDF Parallel Symposia 2016, 11-13th April – Dublin

International Dairy Scientists, Technologists, Food Formulators and Process Engineers are heading to Dublin, Ireland shortly for the IDF Parallel Symposia

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‘The Building Blocks of Life’ – Nestlé Health Science Invests in Amino Acid Research

    ‘The Building Blocks of Life’ – Nestlé Health Science Invests in Amino Acid Research

Nestlé Health Science is investing SFr42.3 million (US$42.5 million) in Pronutria Biosciences, a US start-up that is developing amino-acid based products

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Report analyses sports drink opportunity

A new report from beverage development consulting company MyDrink Beverages notes that functional sports drinks have been used by athletes

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Eco-friendly packaging material could double food shelf-life

Researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have developed an environmentally-friendly food packaging material that is free from chemical

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Research: Hygiene of wood in contact with fruits, fish and cheese

Two recent research studies in France and Spain demonstrate the superior antimicrobial properties of wood species such as pine and

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A Breakthrough Test For Iron Deficiency

    A Breakthrough Test For Iron Deficiency

Nestlé has assisted in and helped fund the development of the first iron deficiency test that does not require taking

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A Third of Consumers Unsure What “Clean Label” Means

‘Clean label’ continues to be the on-trend FMCG buzzword, according the latest survey by Canadean. The latest consumer research from

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Gluten-free Pizza Launches Soar

    Gluten-free Pizza Launches Soar

New research from Mintel finds that following consumer demand, the number of pizzas launched globally with a gluten-free claim soared

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Stephenson Innovation’s SUSTAIN® series reduces fobbing to deliver greater bottling productivity.

    Stephenson Innovation’s SUSTAIN® series reduces fobbing to deliver greater bottling productivity.

Environmental concern is driving major transformation in the global food and beverage sector, which faces enormous financial and operational risks

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UK Sales of Free-from Products Set to Surpass £500 Million in 2016

    UK Sales of Free-from Products Set to Surpass £500 Million in 2016

It seems that the free-from phenomenon has well and truly taken hold in the UK, as new research from Mintel

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The Amount and Timing of Protein Intake at Meal Times is Critical For Older People

    The Amount and Timing of Protein Intake at Meal Times is Critical For Older People

One of the enduring health challenges with ageing is the loss of lean tissue mass or muscle. Protein is a

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Mintel: grain-free on the rise in Germany

New research from Mintel reveals that in the German flour market grain-free flour launches have more than doubled in the

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Lager Struggles to Retain its Fizz as Consumption Drops in Britain

    Lager Struggles to Retain its Fizz as Consumption Drops in Britain

It seems that Britain’s lager segment is struggling to retain its fizz, as it faces particularly strong competition from the

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Research: Food packaging can cause weight gain

Researchers have published a study in the PLOS ONE journal showing that the phthalate DEHP leads to weight gain and

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Campden BRI becomes MRS partner

Food and drink research company Campden BRI has been certified as a Market Research Society (MRS) Partner Company. Campden says

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Research shows pathogens can survive over 6 months

Georgian researchers have found that pathogens, like salmonella, can survive for at least six months in cookies and crackers. The

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Nestlé Investing in Breakthrough ‘Ecobiotics’ to Tackle Serious Public Health Issues

    Nestlé Investing in Breakthrough ‘Ecobiotics’ to Tackle Serious Public Health Issues

Nestlé Health Science has signed an exclusive agreement outside of the United States and Canada to support the potential future

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Just 15% of British Consumers Regard Themselves as Unhealthy

    Just 15% of British Consumers Regard Themselves as Unhealthy

New research from market intelligence agency Mintel reveals that just one in six (15%) British consumer say they are either

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Important Step Made Towards the Development of Hybrid Ryegrass Varieties

    Important Step Made Towards the Development of Hybrid Ryegrass Varieties

Self-incompatibility is a genetic mechanism used by plants to avoid self-fertilisation and promote outcrossing. The mechanism works by enabling plants

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Irish Food Research Conference

    Irish Food Research Conference

The 44th Annual Food Research Conference took place recently at the Teagasc Food Research Centre Moorepark in Fermoy, County Cork.

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