By 2020, there will be a billion elderly people in the world. With the huge financial burden incurred by chronic diseases, people are shifting their focus towards disease prevention. Nutrient premixes offer a good solution, but flavours cannot be compromised. By Russ Hazen, premix innovation Manager, Fortitech Premixes

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Creating a good premix is not easy. Jeremy Bartos, senior product innovation scientist of Glanbia Nutritionals (NA), and Dominic Mills, technical manager of the company’s Singapore office, shared their insights achieving clinical relevant nutritional values and the markets to look out for. By Wong Tsz Hin

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With Thailand’s ageing population, there exists a wide market gap in food and supplements catered towards them. Three trends in the food and nutrition industry for the nation's seniors are explored in this article. By Farah Nazurah

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Fresh foods and particularly meat, need to have reasonably long shelf-life in order to minimise food wastage. One solution could be through the addition of probiotics. By Laurier Mandin, vice president marketing, Vientero Incorporated

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With the first 1,000 days of life presenting a unique window of opportunity for long-term positive effects on a baby’s health, Dr Kai Lin Ek and Dr Dietrich Rein, scientific marketing managers, BASF nutrition & health, show how the right start can provide the best defence against developing allergic diseases.

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Breast milk is undoubtedly the best option for infants, but there are times when a mother’s milk is not available. In such cases, infant formula takes the lead and offers a nutrient-packed alternative. By Dr Satya S Jonnalagadda, director of Nutrition, Kerry. 

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‘Probiotic’ products are everywhere, but not all consumers know exactly what they are or how they benefit health. The addition of probiotics to products can provide beverage manufacturers with unique opportunities. By Lisa Flower, marketing manager ANZ, Chr. Hansen

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With overweight and obesity worldwide steadily increasing, pea protein could be a solution to manage weight. By Dr Aurélie Mauray, market development manager, Specialised Nutrition (EU), and Dr Catherine Lefranc, corporate senior research manager, Nutrition & Health, Roquette

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A survey commissioned to study Americans’ awareness of and attitudes toward functional foods provides insights to how consumers perceive these products. By Sarah Romotsky, associate director of health and wellness, International Food Information Council

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With the international diabetes federation and world health organisation supporting sugar tax legislation, natural sweeteners could become an inevitable choice in products today. By Michelle Cheong

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