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Industry signposts: hints of things to come

The race is on
A recent survey by revealed that among people who use dietary supplements, fish oil supplements are nearly as popular as multivitamins.

Too many tacos?
Associated Press reported last year that nearly half of Mexico's 110 million citizens are overweight, and obesity among children climbed eight per cent a year over the past decade.

Tell it like it is
"VitaminWater is Coke's attempt to dress up soda in a physician's white coat. Underneath, it's still sugar water, albeit sugar water that costs about 10 bucks a gallon."

— Steve Gardner, litigation director for the Center for Science in the Public Interest, concerning the organisation's class-action lawsuit against Coca-Cola, filed in January

Eating in, eating better
Ken Powell, chairman and chief executive of General Mills told the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, that the company's increased sales in December were due to the weak economy that is forcing consumers to again cook at home, and to the advocacy of a healthy diet that encourages consumers to prepare and cook what they eat at home instead of relying on restaurants and takeout.

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