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US consumers haven't lost the taste for ice cream, they're just eating less of it, according to a Toluna survey. ©iStock/badmanproduction

Ice cream survey underscores health awareness of consumers

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Consumers are indulging more selectively, and more than half of Americans said they either do not eat ice cream or limit their consumption due to health concerns, according to national survey conducted by Toluna.  

India is expected to maintain its position as the world's largest butter producer through the forecasted period. ©iStock/Grigorenko

India to become world’s largest producer of milk by 2026

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Milk production is expected to accelerate worldwide especially in India where it will grow 49% by 2026, contrasting with the steady decline of milk consumption in developed markets like the US, according to the OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2017-2026.

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Asia scoops ice cream growth boost as West turns to East for flavours

By RJ Whitehead

Food historians credit China with inventing ice cream and Marco Polo for bringing it to Italy. Skip forward to the 21st century, and the rate at which Western ice-cream makers are looking to the East for inspiration promises to see renewed momentum—with...

An increased variety of dairy alternative drinks are being introduced to the market. ©iStock/miwa_in_oz

Booming plant-based drinks market set for more category innovation

By Mary Ellen Shoup

The explosive growth of the dairy alternative drinks market is driven by increased demand from consumers who do not want to fully commit to a plant-based diet but prefer to “pick and choose” to suit their lifestyle, according to Innova Market Insights.