A coffee craze, a pasta comeback and a continued infatuation with protein are on tap as top Us food and nutrition trends in 2017. The International Food Information Council (Ific) Foundation compiled a list of hot topics for the year based on in-house survey research and health professional expertise, plus other data and observations. (more…)
China has agreed to import aromatic basmati rice from 14 companies in India, opening a new vista for the country’s rice exports.
The companies include Lt Foods, maker of the Dawat brand, Krbl, maker of the India Gate brand, and Kohinoor Foods. (more…)
Novotech-Terminal has begun construction on a new grain terminal in the Odessa commercial seaport, according to a report from UkrAgroConsult. The terminal will have the capacity of 3 million tonnes per year. (more…)
In a blog posting on The Huffington Post’s website, David MacLennan, chairman and chief executive officer of Cargill – one of the nation’s largest agribusinesses – said the Minneapolis-based company absolutely relies on trade as part of its goal to improve global food security and nutrition. (more…)
Consumers today are passionate about food and it’s led to a culture of diligent label reading. Phil Lempert, consumer behavior analyst and “Supermarket Guru”, said it’s also led to an era of general mistrust by consumers. (more…)
Nearly 100 members of the European Parliament (Meps) have signed a written question to the European Commission demanding an investigation into the impact of the Uk’s “traffic light” nutritional label, arguing it gives consumers incorrect information. (more…)
Research continues to support adding folic acid to flour to prevent neural tube birth defects (Ntds) such as spina bifida and anencephaly. Here are a few highlights. (more…)