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Americas: Study finds zinc supplement boosts immunity in the elderly

The immune system weakens as the body ages, making older adults more susceptible to infections. Low levels of zinc impair immunity, particularly in older...

Americas: Supermarket stores see success in prepared foods counters, finds study

  Most supermarket stores (64%) witnessed prepared foods category growth of 9% or higher in 2014, according to a survey conducted by Food Marketing Institute...

Europe: Research finds the elderly feel helpless with retail packaging

Packaging on supermarket goods can leave ‘older’ consumers feeling powerless and vulnerable, according to a study carried out at the University of Portsmouth. Issues such...

Europe: Conference hosts 4 EU project presentations

Results from four major European Union (EU)-funded nutrition projects exploring weight management, heart disease and healthy ageing are to be presented at Vitafoods Europe...

Europe: Sugar replacer offers possibilities for chewing gum

Beneo showcased its new Isomalt translucent gum coating technology for the first time at ISM 2016 in Cologne, Germany recently. This coating process enables chewing...

Europe: drinktec 2017 to focus on water, energy management

In 2017, drinktec exhibition will be highlighting the theme of water and energy management with 1,600 exhibitors from all over the world presenting sustainable...

Europe: Oil producer opens center, nurtures youths

Avril opens an agro-industrial center in south-western France that integrates all its activities from raw grain to bottled oil. Worth €31 million (US$33.64 million), this...

Americas: ConAgra to use 100% cage-free eggs by 2025

ConAgra Foods says it will work toward a supply of 100% cage-free eggs in its US operations by 2025. "This decision is part of ConAgra’s...

Europe: Report outlines circular future for plastics

Applying circular economy principles to global plastic packaging flows could transform the plastics economy and drastically reduce negative externalities such as leakage into oceans,...

Asia Pacific: Nestle expands reach to China’s rural with Alibaba

Nestlé and Alibaba will grow online sales, build key brands and offer new products to millions of consumers in China. Nestlé has introduced products including...
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