February, 2014

A Swiss and Australian dairy snack whose time has come

Posted on:
Monday, February 10th, 2014
Author:
Julian Mellentin

Blending dairy with grains is a fast-emerging, important and often overlooked area of new product development. It may be new in Europe and North America, but its business potential has already been proven by huge successes in Australia and New Zealand, where the concept is long-established, not to mention traditional products like bircher muesli in […]

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Mexico’s ground-breaking soft drinks tax

Posted on:
Wednesday, February 5th, 2014
Author:
Julian Mellentin

A groundbreaking tax on sugar-sweetened beverages became law in Mexico in January 2014. Public health advocates are watching closely to see what impact – if any – the tax will have on consumption. Obesity and diabetes are a public health crisis in Mexico: 32.8% of the population is obese and it is now the country […]

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