In a persistently bad economy where the mere absence of bad news is seen as good news, food shoppers can expect slightly less pressure on their pocketbooks next year. Smaller price hikes are expected for food overall, but watch out for meats.
A study at Oregon State University indicates that compared to a normal diet, both high-fat and high-sugar diets cause changes in gut bacteria that appear related to a significant loss of cognitive flexibility, or the power to adapt and adjust to changing situations....More
Based on an international survey conducted in the United States, Mexico, Argentina, France and Australia, DSM Global Insights has found that almost two-thirds of consumers are concerned about excess sugar. But the way respondents say they opt to reduce their intake of sweetened products varies dramatically, having far-reaching implications for future product development....More
The takeaway from this ruling? Dietary supplement and functional food makers must continue to be very careful how they craft claims to ensure that they are supported by the totality of the existing science....More