This report finds a shift away from foods with reduced sugar or fat and toward "functional" products that promise benefits such as increased metabolism. Products include Kellogg's Special K Sustain cereal, meant to enhance satiety, and PepsiCo's Diet Pepsi Max, with ginseng and extra caffeine for energy.
Among the challenges facing the next U.S. president is fixing the U.S. regulatory system -- namely the FDA -- which is showing "early warning signs of failure," according to two executives with a life sciences investment bank. They suggest breaking up the FDA into two agencies -- one to oversee drug safety and another for food safety -- to increase accountability, reduce duplication and provide a faster response to public-health threats.
MillerCoors is putting its cold-activated label on both sides of Coors Light cans. The label, which shows a picture of the Rocky Mountains that turns blue when the can is cold, will be expanded starting in April.
Whole Foods stores in 13 states are selling mini-meals and ready-made lunches prepared by fast-casual company Kidfresh. Kidfresh opened in New York City last year after the founder was inspired by a need to provide his son with convenient and nutritious lunchtime meals.