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Wine Diaries Part 6: 50 Shades of Pink

As the northern-hemisphere summer gathers pace rosé wine sales approach their traditional annual peak. But is the seasonal nature of this business over? And what impact could this have on vintners who traditionally rush to sell out year-on-year? Tom Smart takes a look at a global market that appears to be maturing. 

Wine Diaries Part 6: 50 Shades of Pink

When is a GMO not a GMO? Perhaps when it’s a GE?

Could a non-GMO actually be a GMO? Or is it just GE? Is there a difference? And what exactly does the WHO say about it? Tom Smart battles the acronyms to pick apart the science behind the latest swathe of food-based genetics creeping into our everyday lives. 

When is a GMO not a GMO? Perhaps when it’s a GE?

Fermented Foods; the Future Staple Steeped in History

Fermented foods are another piece of the natural products portfolio currently experiencing a surge in popularity. The rise of kombucha has been well documented, but it isn’t the only one out there. Tom Smart spoke to Adam Goldwater, Managing Director of Loving Foods, to find out more about the renaissance in traditional foodstuffs and the future of the market. 

Fermented Foods; the Future Staple Steeped in History

Wine Diaries Part 4: Top 5 Biodynamic Principles with Benefits

Biodynamic farming principles are nothing new. So why, almost 100 years after first being suggested are they beginning to gain traction? Tom Smart takes a look at the semi-holistic practices in greater detail, pondering whether they might be of benefit to the wider community and not just the vineyards who are championing them.

Wine Diaries Part 4: Top 5 Biodynamic Principles with Benefits

Low FODMAP – 3 Challenges for an Emerging Market.

Current estimations show that around 10-15% of people worldwide now suffer with some form of IBS or IBD, and numbers are on the increase. The low FODMAP diet has been touted as a solution, however is it really a front-line remedy for all? There is plenty of food for thought in the battle of the irritable bowel, writes Tom Smart.

Low FODMAP – 3 Challenges for an Emerging Market.

Top 3: Organic Tonics

You are probably more than aware that the world is in the midst of a gin revolution - it’s been difficult to miss. There simply isn’t enough shelf space to stock the bounteous supply of botanical delights now available. So where does this saturated market go next? Tom Smart ponders whether going organic might be just the tonic the industry needs.

Top 3: Organic Tonics

What Came First, the Evidence or the Marketing Plan?

Making any sort of claim about the benefits of a product, be it food-based or otherwise, can be a double-edged sword. It may be marketing gold, but are you building your house on sand? Tom Smart takes a deeper look at the latest scientific food trends.

What Came First, the Evidence or the Marketing Plan?