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19 October 2006: Natural health & provenance to influence NPD

‘All-natural’ has become a buzzword in the food and drink industry according to a new report from Business Insights. The report found that products such as agave nectar, acai and goji berries, soy and…

Posted by Food & Drink Towers, Thursday 19th of October 2006 08:31:43 AM.

19 October 2006: Individual donuts target indulgent impulse

Kitchen Range Foods has teamed up with Cadbury to appeal to impulse snackers seeking indulgence. The creation of the individually wrapped, twin-pack, Cadbury Milk Chocolate Donut taps into the growing…

Posted by Food & Drink Towers, Thursday 19th of October 2006 08:19:51 AM.

19 October 2006: UK dairy faces European food safety criticism

By Diny Fielder-van KleeffThe Food and Veterinary Office (FVO) of the European Commission has invoked the “safeguard” clause, overruling the UK Food Safety Authority, to ban and remove from market all…

Posted by Food & Drink Towers, Thursday 19th of October 2006 07:43:56 AM.

19 October 2006: Link between antisocial behaviour and EFAs

In the US and Denmark studies are currently being conducted to investigate a potential link between controlling antisocial behaviour and increasing (or introducing) essential fatty acids (EFAs) intake…

Posted by Food & Drink Towers, Thursday 19th of October 2006 07:35:18 AM.

18 October 2006: Disney cuts ties with junk food

Disney announced this week that it is to overhaul its position in relation to junk food. The company aims to start the transition by offering more healthy and balanced meals at its US theme parks. The…

Posted by Food & Drink Towers, Wednesday 18th of October 2006 07:48:51 AM.

18 October 2006: Vitamin D may delay progress of breast cancer

A study published in the recent Journal of Clinical Pathology suggests that vitamin D may help sufferers of breast cancer. The team of researchers at Imperial College London found that levels of the v…

Posted by Food & Drink Towers, Wednesday 18th of October 2006 07:45:32 AM.

16 October 2006: Ethical foods sector continues to thrive

By Dawn CopemanOnce the preserve of a doughty minority, who would buy fairtrade coffee at Oxfam and scour supermarkets for ethical products to ensure a fairer wage for producers, the ethical food mark…

Posted by Food & Drink Towers, Monday 16th of October 2006 09:39:01 AM.

16 October 2006: Tesco continues to reign supreme across the UK

Tesco is now the number one supermarket in 68% of UK postcode areas according to an annual survey by retail analysts CACI. The research also found that Tesco captures the largest share of supermarket …

Posted by Food & Drink Towers, Monday 16th of October 2006 07:00:00 AM.

13 October 2006: Are takeaways to blame for rising obesity levels?

By Dawn CopemanAccording to a new survey by WindSetlers, Brits eat an astonishing 2bn takeaway meals a year. A hefty 40% of the 3,000 adults surveyed admitted to eating takeaways at least once a week,…

Posted by Food & Drink Towers, Friday 13th of October 2006 07:00:00 AM.

12 October 2006: Snackaholics Anonymous

Who isn't partial to a snack on the way home from work/school or late-night munchies in front of the television? Apparently, our obsession with snacking - or grazing as it is now termed - is growing a…

Posted by Food & Drink Towers, Thursday 12th of October 2006 07:00:00 AM.

11 October 2006: Welcome to the fattest nation in Europe

The obesity issue once again found itself in the media spotlight yesterday (Tuesday 10 October 2006), as media regulator Ofcom claimed that consumers are not interested in a junk food television ad ba…

Posted by Food & Drink Towers, Wednesday 11th of October 2006 07:00:00 AM.

10 October 2006: Catching, killing and cooking your own dinner

By James WooldridgeJames is rapidly approaching his 30th birthday and keen to tick off a few items on his 'to do list'. One of which is to catch, kill and cook his own dinner. Realising that he had li…

Posted by Food & Drink Towers, Tuesday 10th of October 2006 08:04:14 AM.

10 October 2006: Starbucks at home

Starbucks is already a major household name but a deal made with Kraft Foods will see the brand being made widely available to consumers for consumption in homes across the UK from February 2007. A sp…

Posted by Food & Drink Towers, Tuesday 10th of October 2006 07:01:31 AM.

09 October 2006: Full of Eastern promise: the next big thing?

Do you remember in the 1980s when San Miguel first hit our televisions and tempted us away from our usual British-brand favourite in pubs? This was a direct result of thousands of Brits holidaying in …

Posted by Food & Drink Towers, Monday 9th of October 2006 01:39:22 PM.

09 October 2006: Have organics succumbed to commercialisation?

By Diny Fielder-van KleeffAs demand for organic produce rises by 30% per year, supermarkets are struggling to maintain supply in what was once a niche area. Critics suggest the ethos of organic farmi…

Posted by Food & Drink Towers, Monday 9th of October 2006 11:54:24 AM.

09 October 2006: The future of tea has more than a hint of green

By Dawn CopemanBritain might be renowned as a nation of tea drinkers, but the market witnessed a decline in recent years with reports that Brits consumed up to 5% less tea in 2004 compared to 2002. Th…

Posted by Food & Drink Towers, Monday 9th of October 2006 11:40:42 AM.

09 October 2006: Chips glorious chips!

In what has to be one of the most elaborate marketing strategies employed in recent years, frozen food company McCain aims to finalise a deal today (9 October 2006) to include the humble chip in the s…

Posted by Food & Drink Towers, Monday 9th of October 2006 11:33:01 AM.

09 October 2006: Food giant exec to front anti-obesity campaign

The UK government is likely to face criticism over the controversial appointment of Chris Holmes to head up their forthcoming campaign to tackle childhood obesity. Holmes has previously worked as a ma…

Posted by Food & Drink Towers, Monday 9th of October 2006 11:24:20 AM.

09 October 2006: Help the hungry: eat out

By Dawn CopemanDo you feel guilty when tucking into a delicious dinner at a good restaurant? Do your parents’ words about all the starving people in the world return to haunt you when you can’t finish…

Posted by Food & Drink Towers, Monday 9th of October 2006 10:10:53 AM.