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KO Kombucha at the Probiota fermented foods showcase

Editor's Spotlight: Startup Focus

Kefir and kombucha going mainstream but science is yet to ferment

By Nikki Hancocks

The mass market is already convinced that fermented food and drink is healthy but the more mass produced these products become the less likely they are to offer health benefits, meaning consumers could lose faith, so better science and education are needed...

Bacardi goes ‘back to the bar’ in search of cocktail trends

By Beth Newhart

Bacardi is enlisting the help of 7,000 global employees to track new trends in cocktails and wider alcohol by sending them to local bars and restaurants. This year mindful drinking is expected to go mainstream, and natural, fresh ingredients will be at...

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Decision bias: Study compares energy drinks to alcohol and drugs

By Nikki Hancocks

Energy drink consumers show the same biased decision-making processes often seen in people addicted to alcohol, tobacco, drugs and chocolate, say researchers, but the amount they drink does not reduce through cognitive modification techniques.

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