Healthy foods

Younger people and women are most likely to resolve to improve their eating habits

Healthier eating is top UK New Year’s resolution

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

A third of UK consumers intend to eat more healthily in 2015 – but nearly half will have dropped their resolution by the end of January, according to a Canadean survey.

Insects are not widely consumed in Europe - but Belgium and the Netherlands have allowed their sale on a national level

Luxembourg prohibits sale of edible insects

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Luxembourg’s food safety authority has said it will not relax novel food laws prohibiting the sale of edible insects without specific Commission approval.

The FoodNavigator editors have picked their top six trends to look out for in 2015. Do you agree? Let us know in the comments below.

FoodNavigator predicts top industry drivers for 2015

By Nathan Gray and Caroline Scott-Thomas

It’s time to get out our crystal balls and predict the hottest trends in the European food and drink sector for the year ahead. What’s in store for 2015?

“Everyone would agree that ancestral diets didn't include Twinkies, but I'm sure our ancestors would have eaten them if they grew on trees,” said one researcher behind the study.

Researchers poke holes in modern ‘paleo' diet

By Nathan GRAY

There was more than one Palaeolithic diet, and none of them may have been that healthy - but barely any of the foods eaten are available anymore anyway, say researchers.

Isola Bio is a major player in the organic dairy alternatives market in Italy

Wessanen to acquire Abafoods for €52m

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Dutch food company Wessanen has agreed to acquire Italian organic drinks company Abafoods for €52m, the company has said.

Food imports from Malaysia, Laos, Cambodia and Kenya flout maximum pesticides residue levels most frequently

How much pesticide residue is in our food?

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

98.3% of foods in the EU contain pesticide residues within legal limits, but there were “significantly higher” maximum limit exceedance rates for products from outside of Europe, according to a report from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

Consumers' are more open to alternative proteins

Health Ingredients Europe

New proteins are creeping on trend

By Nicholas Robinson

Alternative proteins are a “hot area” of interest and products such as sandwich spreads made with meal worms could be a thing of the future, according to one food trend expert.

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