Insights from BCC Research

New Research Finds Avocado Extract Can Prevent Listeria In Food

Posted by Clayton Luz on Jan 17, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Growing consumer interest in healthier and more natural ingredients has fostered greater demand for food products formulated without synthetic additives. However, food still has to be safe for consumers to eat. Because some additives are needed for food safety reasons, food product developers are challenged with developing more "natural" additives that can produce comparable results.

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Consumption of Milk Alternative Products Increasing, Spurring Market Growth

Posted by Clayton Luz on Jun 23, 2016 8:56:57 AM
milk_alternatives.pngMore consumers are choosing plant-based options either because of personal preference or because of recommendations from health or nutrition professionals. At the same time, they are becoming more interested in plant-based options for milk that offer great taste combined with the nutrients that can be found in cow’s milk.
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Anything but Small - The Big Benefits of Micronutrients

Posted by Jess Johnson on Mar 17, 2016 9:10:18 AM

Plant.jpgMost people understand the importance of mineral nutrients for plant health. Essential nutrients, like nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium are integral to a plant's growth and survival. Macronutrients like these and others are regulated using fertilizer and soil care and are a major component of plant husbandry. Over the past few decades, however, scientists have found that there are other minerals that work "behind the scenes." They're called micronutrients, and they're just as important as their more popular counterparts.

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Consumer Unease Surrounding the Growing GM Food Industry

Posted by Jess Johnson on Mar 8, 2016 7:40:17 AM

Tomatoes.jpgThe genetically modified (GM) food industry has been facing controversy for years. Consumers have been slow to accept the use of GM crops in food production, while the scientific community assures consumers that GM benefits outweigh the risks. Despite the friction surrounding the industry, GM crop production continues to advance on a global scale. GM crops have been around for more than 20 years, and the industry generates roughly $18 billion annually. As technology continues to improve and consumer demands continue to increase, the GM food market will face some significant challenges.

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Topics: Food and Beverage