Research has revealed that getting the right nutrition for the ‘first 1,000 days’ of life lays the foundation for life-long health, so which nutrients in particular are important? By Marianne Heer, scientific marketing manager human nutrition, BASF SE

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With the health and wellness trend spreading across the food and beverage industry, there is an increasing demand for alternative ingredients such as for protein. How can manufacturers tap into the protein trend with soya protein? By Steve Mott, technical director—Proteins, ADM

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The past is our guide, but it need not dictate tomorrow. A real revolution is unfolding in the food world resulting in meat analogs that taste like the real thing. The only catch? It is made purely of plant protein, but that seems to be the future of meat. By Henk Hoogenkamp

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Food fortification is a proven way to deliver vitamins and minerals where regular diets fall short. In Asia, diets are changing to include more processed foods. Producers of not only traditional staples like rice and vegetable oil, but also instant noodles and condiments can help fill the dietary gap through fortification. By Rebecca Spohrer, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), London

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Broccoli has recently experienced a resurgence of interest in the medical community, thanks to a series of studies that found correlation between broccoli and a reduced risk of cancer.

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Happiness can mean different things to different people, such as wealth, having a job or family, or being able to eat things you like. Happiness can also mean health, and for the foodies, what is happiness when you cannot eat what you want because of a poor stomach? How can we maintain gastrointestinal health in order to eat what we want, when we want? By Michelle Cheong

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The world is facing an inevitable ageing population, which will likely spike up national spending on medical expenses. What can manufacturers do to help the elderly age well? By Michelle Cheong

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Enjoying high consumer awareness, the backing of an EFSA Article 13.1 health claim, and regularly the subject of studies designed to unlock its full potential, vitamin C remains firmly associated with positive health benefits. What has recent research gleaned of the vitamin’s role in enhancing immune response, and how can it be incorporated into our foods? By Professor Manfred Eggersdorfer, senior vice-president, Nutrition Science & Advocacy, DSM

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As the global food supply chain becomes increasingly complex, the challenges of safeguarding our food supply have increased. What is the extent of global food fraud and what are some possible solutions? By Peter Bracher, managing director, NSF International Asia-Pacific

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No one can stop ageing, and since it is the inevitable, why not ensure that as we age, we age well? Functional foods could be one way to healthy ageing. By Michelle Cheong

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