Farmers can profit from the functional foods
market, but they won't profit by waiting for someone to come and offer a premium price for products they produce.
Market, approximately 75% of Americans would consider consuming functional foods
in response to specific conditions such as osteoporosis or cholesterol.
have taken on a life of their own as they increasingly make an impact on the food business.
The FDA, which refused to comment last week, has contended it hasn't the money to crack down on functional foods
overall, preferring case-by-case investigations.
Virtually every major food manufacturer and pharmaceutical company has already introduced or is planning to introduce its own version of functional foods
Millions of Americans already eat functional foods
This research service provides an overview into the functional foods
market within the Asia Pacific region.
com)-- The global functional foods
market is expected to witness high growth owing to a surge in demand for nutritional food supplements and energy drinks.
The functional foods
segment is expected to attain a value of $49 billion by the end of 2011, and analysts indicate the market will be worth more than $67 billion by 2016, representing a growth rate of more than 6%.
Grocery stores have become hunting grounds for healthful, functional foods
and beverages that offer distinct wellness advantages beyond basic nutrition, and this has boosted sales of such products by 6 percent to almost $31 billion in 2008, according to a new study by market research publisher Packaged Facts.
A Q&A with supermarket shoppers conducted by The Grocer found that attitudes to functional foods
Eskin (University of Manitoba) and Tamir (Tel Hai Academic College) summarize scientific findings about 480 functional foods
and nutraceuticals that have physiological benefits that can reduce the risk of chronic diseases.