The study's findings challenge established recommendations

Forget five: Eight fruit, veggie portions a day makes people happier

22-Oct-2014 - Fruit and vegetables have been identified as a vital key to mental well-being by researchers in Queensland, challenging nutritional recommendations around the world.

Japan awards first patent to resveratrol for sleep improvement

Japan awards first patent to resveratrol for sleep improvement

22-Oct-2014 - Melinjo resveratrol has become the first product in Japan to receive a patent in Japan for sleep improvement. 

Sushi is a hit with increasingly health-conscious Australians

Sushi on a roll as Aussies favour health over spring rolls

22-Oct-2014 - Sushi’s popularity is on the rise while spring rolls appear to be gradually falling out of favour in Australia, new figures reveal. 

Coffee chains like Starbucks are dictating trends to young consumers

Comfort and convenience behind the rise of China's new coffee culture

22-Oct-2014 - Once upon a time there was China tea. If you were Chinese and liked hot drinks, the local tradition in tea led the way. If you preferred coffee, especially the brewed kind, you were plain out of luck, as until recently, Nescafé was one of the very few alternatives and the market was small.

NutraIngredients free Healthy Ageing forum takes place on October 28 at 14:00 CET

Healthy ageing comes of age: Free forum is next week

21-Oct-2014 - Next Tuesday NutraIngredients is proud to host our first healthy ageing forum, an hour long online discussion about a booming sector with leading experts.

"The consumers of Indonesia are young, they’re thriving, they’re interested in new great tasting products and at the same time more importantly the nutritional aspects."

Dairy ingredients giant on Indonesia: ‘A lot of opportunities here’

21-Oct-2014 - Irish dairy and ingredients group Kerry sees a lot of potential in an Indonesian market where sophisticated nutritionals are gaining ground with a young demographic. It is upping investment in a country with south east Asia’s largest population (250m).

One of Snowden's premium placenta lines

Red hot competition as placenta businesses jockey for supremacy

21-Oct-2014 - With more than a quarter of Japan’s population over the age of 60, it is said that country suffers more from the issues of an ageing population than any other country. That’s no doubt why the anti-ageing industry is doing so well.

HJ Heinz recalls beetroot in Australia and New Zealand

Heinz recalls beetroot due to processing error

21-Oct-2014 - HJ Heinz has recalled Golden Circle Beetroot Slices in Australia and New Zealand due to a processing error which could lead to microbial growth.

Indonesia stakes claim as SE Asia's most important food market

Indonesia stakes claim as SE Asia's most important food market

20-Oct-2014 - Indonesia's food industry will continue to grow in importance as its population of around 300 million gains wealth, according to some voices in the halls of the Jakarta International Expo at Food Ingredients-Asia last week. But it may have some way to go yet.

New class of ‘good’ fat could aid diabetes prevention

New class of ‘good’ fat could aid diabetes prevention

20-Oct-2014 - The ‘surprising’ discovery of a previously unidentified class of lipid molecules that enhance insulin sensitivity and blood sugar control could offer a route to the prevention of type 2 diabetes, say researchers.

Japanese ice cream innovation 'couple of years ahead' of the West

Japanese ice cream innovation 'couple of years ahead' of the West: Mintel

20-Oct-2014 - Japanese ice cream manufacturers are a "couple of years ahead" of their counterparts in Europe and North America in terms of innovation, says market research firm Mintel.

Prime Minister Tony Abbott is on a mission to cut red tape

Abbott government eyes complementary healthcare for deregulation

20-Oct-2014 - Tony Abbott’s crusade to cut Australian bureaucratic red tape will now target the complementary medicines industry by considering a greater acceptance of international standards.

The new institute will have an emphasis on sustainability

Nestlé opens dairy institute in northeast China

20-Oct-2014 - After making one of the biggest dairy investments in its history, Nestlé has opened the doors a dairy farming institute in northeast China, which it hopes will help modernise the country’s farming practices while encouraging farmers to sustainably meet the country’s fast-growing demand for milk.

Morton's Illinois factory

Morton Salt to expand into world's biggest market

20-Oct-2014 - The world’s biggest salt market will gain a new player after North America’s Morton Salt signed a joint-venture with local player China National Salt of Shanghai.

While the source of this outbreak is not clear. Previous cases have been linked to fruit and veg

Source of Yersinia outbreak remains unclear

17-Oct-2014 - The source of an outbreak of Yersinia pseudotuberculosis which has sickened at least 127 people in New Zealand remains unclear, according to the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI).

Australian regulator accuses Coles of malpractice in new legal action

Australian regulator accuses Coles of malpractice in new legal action

17-Oct-2014 - The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has initiated fresh legal proceedings against Coles over the supermarket giant’s alleged unsavory commercial practices with its suppliers.

NPD category busters: From ‘Teagurt’ to coffee fruit energy to Milo expansion

NPD category busters: From ‘Teagurt’ to coffee fruit energy to Milo expansion

16-Oct-2014 - From tea yoghurt to coffee fruit energy, portable water enhancement  to Milo’s brand expansions, Mintel shared category-busting innovation at Food Ingredients-Asia in Jakarta, Indonesia, this week.

Curcumin may boost cognition and mood in a healthy older population: RCT

Curcumin may boost cognition and mood in a healthy older population: RCT

16-Oct-2014 - Supplements of Longvida curcumin may boost working memory and mood in healthy older adults, say results from a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study from Australia.

Indonesia’s plantation war with foreign conglomerates continues

Indonesia’s plantation war with foreign conglomerates continues

16-Oct-2014 - Indonesia continues its fight against the foreign domination of its plantation industry and, in particular, crude palm oil (CPO).

Crucial to food security, family farms need greater support

Crucial to food security, family farms need greater support

16-Oct-2014 - Nine out of 10 of the world's 570m farms are managed by families, making the family farm the predominant of agriculture, and consequently a potentially crucial agent of change in achieving sustainable food security and in eradicating hunger in the future, according to a new report by the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation.