Food News Bites

Global Food Forums, Inc.’s Food News Bites section provides summaries and links to selected items on global consumer trends, regulations, nutritional research, industry statistics and increasingly ingredient technologies related to its current conference themes of Protein Trends & Technologies, Clean Labels and Sweetener Systems.

2020 Food Trends lists

Antibiotic Use Linked to Childrens’ Food Allergies (Posted December 7, 2018)

2019 Lists of Food Trends & Forecasts: Part 1 (Posted 2018-2019)
2019 Lists of Food Trends & Forecasts: Part 2 (On-going 2019)

Whole Eggs Spur Muscle Synthesis than Egg Whites (Study) (Posted August 30, 2018)

Differing Definitions of Snack May Impact Sweet Snack Consumption (Posted June 11, 2018)

Polar vs. Non-polar Antioxidants – The Antioxidant Paradox: Easy to Verify, Hard to Understand (Posted May 10, 2018)

Excerpt from 2017 Sweetener Systems Conference Summary on Sweetness Perception and Sugar Reduction (Posted May 5, 2018)

Paleolithic Diet Study on Overweight Women Shown to Improved Health (Originally Posted January 18, 2018) 

♦ Kroger’s Simple Truth® Brand Expands in Response to Consumer Demand (Originally posted January 3, 2018)

♦ Consumer Research Shows Food Health and Safety Trust Issues

CDC’s U.S. Diabetes Statistics Report, 2017 (Posted January 2018)

♦ Global Study Shows Reduced Sugar Top Driver of Food Choices (Originally posted Oct. 2017) 

♦ Food Allergies Also Affect Animals, Study Reveals (Originally posted Aug 24 2017)

♦ Healthfulness of Natural and Artificial Flavors

2018 Food Trends lists

IKEA Kick-starter funds insect protein producer  (Posted Sept. 17, 2017)

An allergic reaction to red meat caused by tick bites may be spreading (posted Aug. 1, 2017)

News bites related to sweetener systems (continually updated).

♦ Trends related to protein consumption, foods, supplements and ingredients.

♦ Trends related to clean labels as shown in “Top Trends” lists from 2015 and 2016.

♦ 2017 Food Trends (First item posted October 2016 with updates added)

♦ Paving the Way with Powerful Language: Power Bar’s New Clean Whey Protein Bar

♦ The FDA will require manufacturers to list “added sugar” on the Nutrition Facts Panel (posted August 15, 2016).

World Sweetener Market (Sugar Substitutes) Growing at 4.78% CAGR to 2020, according to a new market research report from RnR Market Research

Why Sugar Is Added to Food: Food Science 101 (Posted December 17, 2015)

 Sweet Christmas: Do overweight and obese children associate special events more frequently with food than normal weight children? (Posted December 17, 2015)

♦ You are what you eat: Why do male consumers avoid vegetarian options? (A 2012 study posted December 15, 2015)

Protein-savvy Food Formulators See Sharply Increased Use of Diverse Protein Types (November, 2015)

♦ 2016 Food Trends  (First posted Oct. 2015 with updates added)

♦ Beyond the Yuck Factor, Insect Proteins Face Hurdles (Posted August 16, 2015)

Formulators Identify On-trend Protein Ingredients (Posted July 20, 2105)

Whole Foods Courts Highly Priced Millennials with Value Stores (posted June 1, 2015)

Slideshow of Successful New Products Valued by Consumers (Posted July 29, 2015)

Fresh versus Processed – Are Packaged Foods Dead? (Posted July 7, 2015)

Three Drivers of Clean Label Trend & Impact on Packaging (posted May 30., 2015)

Taste, Price, Healthfulness Top Food Purchase Drivers in US – IFIC Survey (posted May 27, 2015)

Top 10 Most Influential Natural Food Trends 2015
(posted May 24, 2015)

2015 Natural Products Expo West Attendance Testimony to Clean Label Trend (posted March 14, 2015)

Formulators Identify Most Important Protein Ingredient Characteristics (March 2015)

New U.S. Food, Beverage & Nutritional Products with Protein Claims (March, 2015)

2015 Food, Beverage and Nutritional Product Trends (Initial posting October 31, 2014)

Innova Market Insights Releases Protein Statistics (Posted July 2, 2014)

U.S. Consumer Interest in Proteins Grows from 2004 to 2013, The NPD Group (May 21, 2014)

Products with Natural Claims Generate $43 Billion in Sales (April 30, 2014)

Will US Consumers Pay More for Natural Claims? A Leatherhead Food Research White Paper (April 21, 2014)

Texture and Calorie Perception (April 15, 2014)

The Miracle of Proteins in Animation (March 27, 2014)

Consumer Trends Influence Natural and Weight Management Formulations (October 28, 2013)

Research Study Absolves Fructose as Factor in Obesity (September 23, 2013)

Pea, Rice Protein Prices Increasing (August 20, 2013)

Saliva Enzyme Linked to Diabetes Risk (April 12, 2012)

Canadian Study Shows that Allergy Labels Confuse Consumers (April 6, 2012)

Links to Continually Updated News Pages

Protein Trends & Technologies Seminar News Bites

Sweetener Systems Conference News Bites

Clean Label News Bites


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