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How millennials are changing food as we know it
A report released this summer by Jeffries Alix Partners, "Trouble in Aisle 5," looks at the impact the generation born between 1982 and 2001 — otherwise known as the millennials — will have on the grocery market as they continue to mature into people with money and families. Fresh, healthy and specialty foods stand to prosper, according to the report. More

Consumer trends: US olive oil gaining ground
Rabobank International via Food Manufacturing
Food aficionados may be surprised to learn that U.S. olive oil producers stand poised to gain ground in what typically has been a market dominated by imports from Europe. While imports as a whole still account for 99 percent of olive oil sales in America, domestic brands offer significantly better quality than well-recognized European brands. More

Market research: Naturalness a key consideration for industry
Food Navigator
Consumer demand for more natural foods and beverages continues to grow — and food manufacturers are responding by highlighting naturally derived ingredients and the natural credentials of new products, according to market researchers at RTS. More

The candidates on food safety: Side-by-side comparison invited thousands of scientists, engineers and concerned citizens to submit what they felt were the most important science questions facing the nation. The top 14 queries — including one about food production and safety — were presented to both President Barack Obama and challenger Mitt Romney for side-by-side responses. More

Developing compendium standards for functional foods
Nutritional Outlook
Antioxidants. Probiotics. Omega-3s. These terms are familiar to many consumers today, particularly shoppers seeking foods with functional ingredients offering added health benefits. The future of the functional foods market is bright. In 2010, functional foods represented a $24 billion global market, according to Leatherhead Food Research. New products are introduced seemingly on a daily basis. Today, a consumer can seek out a food product for just about any health benefit, whether it is enhanced cognitive ability, improved bone health, increased energy, lower cholesterol — the list seemingly is endless. More

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Groups file lawsuit to keep COOL law intact
Made in the USA Foundation via The National Provisioner
Claiming the World Trade Organization does not have the authority to override U.S. law, the Made in the USA Foundation led a coalition of groups filing suit in Denver's federal district court against the WTO, the U.S. Trade Representative and the Secretary of Agriculture to keep the U.S. Country of Origin Labeling Act, COOL, in force. More

Chimney flue gas being turned into biofuels, health food
Business Wire via Virtual-Strategy Magazine
Researchers at National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan have used flue gas from factory chimneys to cultivate microalgae that can be made into a wide range of biofuels, health food and skin care products. More

Developer targets edible food packaging for 2013
Food Production Daily
WikiCells, a food packaging technology that could eliminate the need for plastic containers, has secured a $10 million investment to launch its product next year. More

Ethylene sensor, RFID tag slash food waste
Food Quality News
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have built an ethylene-detecting sensor that communicates with a radio-frequency identification tag to reduce food waste in the supply chain. More

Low-GWP refrigerants to be presented at ASHRAE event
Frozen & Refrigerated Buyer
Alternative low global warming potential refrigerants will be presented at the ASHRAE/NIST 2012 Refrigerants Conference: Moving toward Sustainability, Oct. 29–30. Papers from leading global experts will be presented on refrigerant alternatives and technologies, environmental effects of refrigerants, new refrigerant performance considerations and natural refrigerants. More

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Colby Horton, Vice President of Publishing, 469.420.2601
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Health groups sue FDA, OMB over FSMA delays
Two U.S. health and environment organizations — the Center for Food Safety and the Center for Environmental Health — sued the federal government for what they say is a failure to implement and enforce a new food safety law that could help prevent thousands of deaths caused by foodborne illnesses each year. The groups said government officials repeatedly had missed mandatory deadlines for issuing final regulations required by the Food Safety Modernization Act. They are asking a federal court to order officials at both the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Office of Management and Budget to force the agencies to start enforcing the law. More

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