In this issue

In this issue of Inside Food, we explore how brands should approach product transparency as consumers come to expect more information and learn more about hemp's rapidly growing popularity in the industry. 

We also investigate prebiotics and probiotics and their development as ingredients for functional foods, examine the potential of energy and performance products as consumers become increasingly health conscious, and take a look at how coconut oil's alleged health benefits may be a myth. 

Finally, we break down Lotte Group's supply agreement with Sheep Milk Co, focus in on blockchain's food-tracking win with the FDA's new food recall policy, and see what Lactalis' acquisition of Aspen's infant formula division means for the sector. 

Callum Tyndall, editor