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Mother’s high-fructose diet may lead to foetal metabolic disorders: Study

A high-fructose diet during pregnancy may lead to the foetus developing hypertension, cardiovascular disease (CVD), and obesity in later life, a study reports.

This week Down Under

First gluten-free barley beer ships out of Australia to Germany

A science-based Aussie invention has succeeded in taking the world's first gluten-free barley beer to German supermarkets.

From science to shelves: the development of MacuView

Study says MacuView helps with eye health and AMD

A recent study published in the Journal of Ophthalmology has shown the benefits of consuming a dairy drink, MacuView, containing lutein-, zeaxanthin- and DHA-enriched egg yolk.

News in brief

Berry drink shows skin benefits

A polyphenol-rich red and black currant berry drink has shown significant anti-wrinkle and skin smoothing benefits in a 12-week French study.

From scientists to shelves: developing technology from the University of Queensland

PERKii pledges to shake up the probiotic beverage aisle

Probiotic water PERKii is launching in Australia, using patented technology developed by scientists at The University of Queensland that claims to ensure the delivery of live probiotics to the digestive...

Red wine may offer heart protection by altering gut microbiome: Study

A compound found in red wine may reduce the risk of heart disease by changing the gut microbiome, according to a study.

80% of surveyed products don't pass WHO nutrient profile

Survey blasts industry & EU for allowing unhealthy foods to make health claims

What’s the difference between a chocolate bar and an apple? Not much if you go by the misuse of health claims on food in Germany and the Netherlands says campaign...

How sweet is sweet? Valiber technology eyes up opportunities in era of personalization

Israeli start-up Valiber, which has developed technology that measures how sweet a drink is, sees huge opportunities in an era of personalization and health awareness. It aims to extend its...

A splendid or stormy future: Could climate change weather shocks dampen the promise of UK wine?

With climate change affecting wine regions around the world, the UK is in the spotlight as a growing wine-making area. But researchers from the University of East Anglia warn that...

Cocktail of lime, stevia and β-glucans could open up opportunities for fruit beverages

A trio of lime, stevia and β-glucans could open up opportunities for fruit based beverages that have an increased nutritional value yet are low in sugar, say Danish researchers. 

Beverage categories are getting blurrier, Mintel report suggests

A recent Mintel report shows cross-category beverages have become increasingly popular as manufacturers look to cater for consumers’ health and wellness demands, as well as their cravings for new flavor...

Nescafé Coffee Center opens in China

Nestlé has opened its Nescafé Coffee Center in Yunnan, China, which will focus on research and development as well as providing training opportunities. 

The factory of the future: Coca-Cola Enterprises sets out a vision for sustainable manufacturing

Emerging technology, big data, and innovations like smart labels and smart kitchens can help transform the food and drink industry for a sustainable future, according to a Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE)...

Chicago-based Café Racer makes small-batch carbonated cold brew

A young Chicago chef jumps into the ready-to-drink scene in a category that is still mostly uncharted territory: carbonated coffee.

Kolé functional drink promises cognitive performance improvement

A brain scientist was challenged by his wife to create a functional drink that benefits the brain. Fast forward two years, the scientist is ready to launch his Kolé Food...

Japan

Scientists find way to make sweetest sweetener taste sweeter

Japanese researchers have devised a method to make one of the sweetest natural sweeteners even sweeter in a development that will be seen as a breakthrough at a time when...

Don’t rub it in, drink it up: UVO sun protective drink

After spending years researching alternative forms of sun protection, dermatologist Bobby Awadalla has launched an orange and peach flavored 'sun protective drink' called UVO.

Light to moderate alcohol consumption associated with lower risk of heart failure: Study

People who drink alcoholic beverages regularly, in moderation, could have a lower risk of heart failure than those who never drink, according to Norwegian research.  

Feature: Will 2016 be the year of nitro beers?

‘You can’t just put any beer on nitro!’ Samuel Adams on developing nitro beers and educating consumers

Samuel Adams believes its new nitro styles will help build awareness and excitement in the category. But there’s still work to be done in educating consumers and encouraging them to...

Green tea compound may form basis for future arthritis therapy

A compound found in green tea, may prove effective in treating rheumatoid arthritis, as its anti-inflammatory action is expressed without blocking other critical cellular functions, US researchers have shown.

Concord grape juice may boost memory and performance, says Welch study

Daily consumption of Concord grape juice for three months may boost spatial memory and driving performance in working moms, says a new study funded by Welch Foods.

‘Exploring natural sweeteners is our number one R&D priority’: Coca-Cola South Pacific

Australia looks to ‘next generation’ of Coca-Cola Life

Coca-Cola South Pacific and Coca-Cola Amatil are exploring the ‘next generation’ of Coca-Cola Life, further reducing calories in the beverage. 

Next generation innovation: Start-up incubator launches in Switzerland

Describing itself as the most "start-up friendly accelerator on the planet," MassChallenge is expanding to Switzerland under the auspices of Nestlé and Givaudan after helping 218 start-ups in the UK and...

Two studies suggest energy drinks can have negative effects on heart, cardiovascular system

Scientists have found evidence of negative effects on the heart and cardiovascular system from energy drinks in two recent studies.

Coffee consumption may help curb cirrhosis: Study

Consuming a greater amount of coffee may help “substantially” diminish the risk of cirrhosis of the liver, according to a recent study.

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