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Ingredient Trend Predictions for 2008

Editor David Feder makes ingredient trend predictions for 2008.

By David Feder, R.D.

Being a magazine devoted to nutraceutical trends, we’re always in prognostication mode. We approach trends the way a Le Mans racer drives: An upcoming curve isn’t the point of reference, the horizon beyond it is.

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Organic By Any Other Name

The boom in demand for organic foods and ingredients threatens to outpace supply. Yet some companies are coming under fire for allegedly “fudging” what is truly organic. The question is, do the cows have to be happy for the milk to be organic?

09/06/2006

Glycemic Index is Just Wrong

The American Assn. of Cereal Chemists International's needs to take a stand regarding its set of definitions for glycemic index, according to David Feder, editor of Wellness Foods.

10/03/2006

Trends from the Natural Products Expo East

The Natural Products Expo East, held last month in Baltimore, showcased thousands of new products for health and wellness as usual. But there were also some interesting trends worth taking note of. Sustainable and Free-Trade are making aggressive inroads, cherries are back, and editor David Feder admits he was wrong about the popularity of açai.

11/01/2006

The Four Bs of Nutraceuticals

Those of us seeking to add wellness ingredients to our diets have a wealth of choices. Until we get to the actual products, where it seems, with few exceptions, we're restricted to beverages, bars, baked goods and breakfast foods. We need to look at other opportunities processors have to incorporate functional ingredients into the food chain.

12/01/2006

Well Noted: A Wellness New Year

Editor David Feder’s shamelessly subjective ramblings on some of the good, the bad and the weird of last year’s wellness products and stories. Plus: Changes to the magazine for 2007.

01/10/2007

Well Noted: Judging Health Food by Its Cover

Making a case for more aggressive pursuit of sustainable packaging now that bioplastics have caught up to demand.

02/07/2007

Well Noted: 2007 Annual Meat Conference

The 2007 Annual Meat Conference, sponsored by the American Meat Institute and the Food Marketing Institute includes new session on kosher- and halal-certification megatrends.

03/07/2007

New Product and Ingredient Trends from 2007 National Products Expo West

A report on new product and ingredient trends from the 2007 Natural Products Expo West / Supply Expo show in Anaheim, Calif.

04/03/2007

Well Noted: Moving Up and Southern Hospitality

05/02/2007

Analysis of 2007 Power of Five Trade Show and Expo

An analysis of the Power of Five trade show and expo held last May 5-9 in Chicago, including the Organic Trade Assn.'s "All Things Organic" component.

06/01/2007

Israel Showcases the Cutting Edge of Food and Ingredient Manufacturing

Wellness Foods editor David Feder, a Texas native and former resident of Israel, returns from a tour of the Holy Land's food and ingredient manufacturers.

07/10/2007

Organic and Healthy Losing Meaning Through Overuse

Do the terms "organic" and "healthy" lose their meaning when they're applied to every food and beverage product? There’s danger in blurring lines between what is organic or healthy and what is merely marketed as such.

09/13/2007

Health and Nutrition Myths

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10/04/2007

American Dietetic Assn Expo a Mixed Bag

The American Dietetic Assn.'s annual Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo (FNCE) may be beginning to exhibit symptoms of split-personality disorder.

11/06/2007