Future of Free From Foods

By | 2019-09-02T07:17:52-06:00 September 2nd, 2019|

The prevalence of food allergies and the general desire to eat healthier has given rise to the free from foods movement. This latest craze in the food industry is marked by the increased demand among consumers to have access to foods that are “free from” specific ingredients: dairy eggs gluten peanuts soy the list goes [...]

Probiotics vs Prebiotics Human Health

By | 2019-06-18T07:38:42-06:00 June 18th, 2019|

Probiotics vs prebiotics in human health are both pretty big topics in nutrition these days. Yet even though they sound similar, the two play different roles for your health. Probiotics are beneficial bacteria, while prebiotics are food for these bacteria. These food components help promote beneficial bacteria by providing food and creating an environment where microorganisms can [...]

Rise in Speciality Foods Market

By | 2018-12-13T08:28:53-06:00 December 13th, 2018|

The recipe for success in the food and beverage industry has always been pretty straightforward: give consumers convenient access to great-tasting food at an affordable price. But over the last five years or so, the demand for specialty foods such as: allergen-free, gluten-free, organic and natural foods has seen a sharp increase, forcing food and beverage [...]

GMO and Non-GMO Food Labeling in 2018

By | 2018-03-27T13:59:45-06:00 March 27th, 2018|

For several years, legislative bodies throughout the country have struggled with the issue of whether to label food products as containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs) or bioengineered food. Congress and various states have wrestled with whether to require foods containing GMOs to be labeled as such, and, if so, what the label should look like. [...]

Do Consumers Really Understand GMOs

By | 2018-01-23T09:14:13-06:00 January 23rd, 2018|

Despite their growing familiarity with GMOs, consumers’ in-depth knowledge is currently quite limited as to which products have (or don’t have) GMO ingredients or which crops use GMO seeds. Almost 60% of American consumers have “a fair or poor understanding” of GMO foods. The vast majority of Americans – 88% – said they support the mandatory [...]