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Europe/Asia: Universities, institutions partner on agro-food sector

The University of Porto, five European universities and eight institutions of Cambodia, Vietnam and Myanmar will partner to strengthen international collaboration and entrepreneurship in...

Europe: Seasonal chocolate in demand, report

Research finds seasonal launches accounted for 25% of global chocolate new product launches in 2016, the biggest area of chocolate new product development (NPD),...

Europe: Reducing sugar content in products

A center stage for food manufacturers to showcase their innovations in sugar reduction has been set by Public Health England with its new guidelines...

Europe: More nutrition companies use digital technology

Almost two thirds of nutrition companies are implementing new forms of technology, with around half increasing their R&D spend this year, finds new research...

Europe: Testing finds 17% potato crisp products are high in acrylamide

About 17% of potato crisp varieties sampled from major retail food outlets in the UK have high levels of acrylamide, a known carcinogen, reveals...

Asia Pacific: Probiotic for gestational diabetes

A study by the University of Otago has found a Fonterra probiotic could reduce cases of gestational diabetes in pregnant women by 68%. It is...

Asia Pacific: Healthy snacking on the rise in China, report

While snacking is often thought of as an indulgent and convenient alternative to traditional meal times, many consumers are now focusing on their health,...

Americas: Graphene-infused packaging blocks moisture, researchers say

04Plastic packaging might seem impenetrable — and sometimes nearly impossible to remove — but water molecules can still pass through. This permeability to moisture can...

Americas: Men are most likely to grocery shop online, report

Men from ages 18-44 are found to form the majority of online grocery shoppers, according to a report by The NPD Group. It states Amazon...

Europe: Improving fraud resilience

Fraud has a financial cost, undermines customer and consumer confidence, and in the most serious cases, can damage consumers’ health and well-being. Fraud is harmful,...

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