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Gen Z is set to rock the food industry as they gain independence, according to Hartman Group’s Gen Z 2018 Report. And considering these 12 to 20-year-olds contribute $143 billion in direct spending, it’s critical to understand what influences...
Consumers have significant health concerns about foods labeled as “bioengineered” (BE)  according to new research from the International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation. The BE labels were recently proposed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and if adopted,...
Forty-eight percent of food manufacturers plan to add employees, while another 33% expect to maintain current employee levels in 2019, according to Food Processing’s 18th annual Manufacturing Survey. One of the biggest concerns is finding enough people to fill...
Food science researchers at Oregon State University have developed a new edible film wrap to keep food fresh. Professor Yanyun Zhao and her team have created edible film in the past, but unlike other edible films, this one is...
In a new report from environmental group Friends of the Earth, the safety and sustainability of lab-grown and genetically engineered animal replacement products are brought into question — and concludes that there’s not enough data to provide answers. Here are...
The International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation’s 2019 Food and Health Survey show heightened interest in plant-based eating, sustainability claims’ varying impact on purchasing decisions, confusion surrounding food and nutrition terms, and more. Factors driving food purchases Survey respondents said...
Globally, nearly 9 in 10 consumers say that food companies are responsible for ensuring their diet is healthy, according to a study by Surveygoo and Ingredient Communications, as reported by New Food Magazine. The survey explored where consumers put the...
Almost every household in America (98%) purchases single-serve grab-and-go snacking products, pushing the individual snacking category to a value of $33 billion, according to a new report from Nielsen. Annual spending on these products increased 1.1% over last year,...
Food retailers and manufacturers should focus on transparency and healthy choices for consumers to ensure long-term success, according to the 2017 U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends report. The report examines the shifting marketplace, including consumer shopping trends, retailer success strategies,...
Updated Feb. 28 to include study limitations. Increased consumption of ultra-processed foods is associated with higher risk of all-cause mortality, according to the results of a study published earlier this month in JAMA Internal Medicine. The authors analyzed dietary records...

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