Metals in food a concern for WA children, study
November 26, 2014

Metals in food a concern for WA children, study Children in Western Australia are being exposed to potentially elevated levels of metals from their food, according to research from Edith Cowan University researchers have found. Lead researcher Dr Anna Callan on the study, recently published in the journal Food Additives & Contaminants,  said the amount of cadmium, nickel and manganese that children were estimated to ingest in food was higher than expected. “There is emerging research that... ...Read more »

New clue in coeliac disease puzzle: Cause of oat toxicity explained
November 26, 2014

New clue in coeliac disease puzzle: Cause of oat toxicity explained Melbourne researchers have identified why some people with coeliac disease show an immune response after eating oats. The researchers, from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, Monash University and US biotechnology company ImmusanT, have identified the key components in oats that trigger an immune response in some people with coeliac disease. They said the findings, published in November 2014 in the Journal of Autoimmunity, may... ...Read more »

Meat and greet: where Aussies are buying their fresh meat
November 24, 2014

Meat and greet: where Aussies buy their fresh meat Fresh meat is central to most Australians’ diets, with a growing proportion of us buying it in any given week. While this growth is evident among country and city residents, there are some key differences in where Australian consumers buy their meat, according to findings from market research organisation Roy Morgan Research. In the year to June 2014, similar proportions of grocery-buyers in the city (73 per cent) and country (77 per cent) bought... ...Read more »

Australia’s snacking habits revealed, Nielsen
November 19, 2014

Australia’s snacking habits revealed, Nielsen Eating between meals is extremely widespread with 96 per cent of Australians saying they regularly consume snack foods, according to new research from global market research organisation Nielsen. Fruit beats chocolate as a snack, just The Nielsen research showed that healthy habits prevailed by a slim margin, with 64 per cent of respondents saying they had consumed fresh fruit as a snack in the past 30 days – the most popular choice overall. However... ...Read more »

Weight management products soaring globally
November 19, 2014

Weight management products soaring globally Sales of weight management solutions are soaring in the wake of growing awareness of the extent of overweight and obesity on a global level, according to new findings from market research organisation Innova Market Insights. Dietary supplements are playing an increasing role and, as a result, demand for weight loss ingredients is probably at an all-time high, resulting in a growing number of new ingredients and blends emerging, but also raising concerns... ...Read more »

‘Psychoactive’ drinks for brain health increasing globally
November 19, 2014

‘Psychoactive’ drinks for brain health increasing globally The ‘psychoactive’ drinks market for adults is “exploding”, as naturally derived ingredients from fruit, plants and roots prove to have an impact on cognitive health, according to market research organisation Canadean. Karin Nielsen, Director of the Ingredients Division at Canadean, said some properties of fruits, plants or roots such as ginseng, blueberries and chamomile “have a positive impact on cognitive health.” “For... ...Read more »

Consumer demand for antibacterial packaging, Canadean
November 12, 2014

Consumer demand for antibacterial packaging, Canadean Antibacterial packaging designed to delay the development of germs and bacteria in canned products is set to become a hit with UK consumers, according to new findings from market research organisation Canadean. The research found that over half of UK consumers were worried about bacteria on the outside of a can more than the presence of dirt and dust, or if it is dented or discoloured. “Consumers are becoming more conscious about the distribution... ...Read more »

The effect of liquor licensing laws on alcohol purchases in Australia, Roy Morgan Research
November 10, 2014

The effect of liquor licensing laws on alcohol purchases in Australia, Roy Morgan Research The rate of alcohol purchasing is much lower in Australia than in New Zealand—a difference that market research organisation Roy Morgan Research said may be a result of the two countries’ liquor licensing laws. In the year to June 2014, 49.6 per cent of Australians bought alcohol in a four-week period, compared with 59.4 per cent of Kiwis. Seven in ten Australian adults said they usually drink alcohol in... ...Read more »

New natural formula could extend food shelf life by 1500 per cent
November 5, 2014

Natural formula could extend food shelf life by 1500 per cent A new patented formula will enable fruits and vegetables to remain fresh for up to 10 weeks.  The invention is likely to significantly reduce losses of fresh produce from deterioration that would otherwise result during transportation and storage. According to a 2013 report from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation, approximately one third of all food for human consumption in the world is wasted — with one third... ...Read more »

Bulla Australia’s most popular ice cream brand, Roy Morgan Research
November 5, 2014

Bulla Australia’s most popular ice cream brand, Roy Morgan Research Ice cream remains hugely popular in Australia, despite ups and downs in recent years, with Bulla the most popular brand, according to new findings from market research organisation Roy Morgan Research. The dairy treat remains a staple on many Australian grocery lists, with 73 per cent of Australian grocery buyers purchasing a tub or carton of ice cream at least once in the last 12 months, according to Roy Morgan Research. While... ...Read more »

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