THE increased demand for health foods – everything from vegan to gluten-free, low-carb and vitamin enhanced meals and beverages – shows no sign of slowing. With this increased dedication to healthy...

The future of functional food regulation, Canadean Strict regulations on health claims have made Europe a centre for clinical trials in the functional food market. Japan, on the contrary, has become a...

Brain health the ‘new frontier’ for functional food and drink, Canadean Cognitive health is set to become a key area for functional food and drinks to target, according to global market research organisation...

As the global functional food market has been steadily increasing in recent years, new food and drink products containing Vitamin K2 have almost doubled (183 per cent) globally in the five years to 2012,...

New research by US-based consumer research company Sloan Trends Inc has found that US consumers are increasingly choosing foods for their inherent nutritional value, rather than using dietary supplements. Sloan...

The Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) has found that the regulation of alternative medicines in Australia is being administered badly. An audit undertaken by the ANAO revealed that false safety and...

Australian Food News has conducted a review of international marketing trends in the fields of dietary supplements and functional foods. Some such substances may not be permissible in Australia as foods,...

Blueberries are one of the best-known ‘superfoods’, with a high level of antioxidant chemicals. But are all blueberries equal? New research suggests that some of the less well known cousins...

Eating blueberries can guard against high blood pressure, according to new research by the University of East Anglia (UEA) and Harvard University. High blood pressure, or hypertension, is one of the major...

Australian consumers could soon be buying food and drink based on whether it suits their genetic make up as interest in new technology soars, according to consumer research agency Datamonitor. Research...