01 Mar 2024 --- The European Parliament has voted in favor of a landmark nature restoration law amid right-wing pushback and farmer protests. While environmentalists see the new law as a historic opportunity to restore nature in Europe, landowners question how it will be financed. The Nature Restoration Law, a pillar of the European Green Deal, aims to restore at least 20% of the EU’s...
Non-dairy alternative formulators eye hybrid concepts and dairy price parity as innovation proliferates
28 Feb 2024 --- Globally, non-dairy alternative innovations are gaining traction, with a spike in consumer interest in ethical and sustainable F&B aligning with their health goals. Once restricted to mainly soy milk, plant-based dairy alternatives have expanded to incorporate different bases — almond, cashew, coconut, rice, oat and a diversity of non-dairy spoonable and drinking...
26 Feb 2024 --- The drive toward more sustainable food systems requires a multisolution approach that harnesses the power of new technologies like AI to uncover new opportunities, says Florian Schattenmann, Cargill’s CTO and VP of R&D and Innovation. In this exclusive interview, Schattenmann explains how the global food giant is working to enhance sustainable agriculture and...
Fermentation, our familiar friend from bread and beer, is fermenting a new wave in food: sustainable, protein-packed alternatives! Their magic lies in efficiency. Compared to traditional animal agriculture, fermentation requires a fraction of land and water, slashing environmental impact while offering a sustainable, efficient, and delicious path to a protein-secure future.This Technical Paper is...
Join The World of Food Ingredients’ editor, Missy Green, for a recap of the confectionery edition, which delves into chocolate design and sweet treat offerings. We take a look at how high sugar and cocoa prices are impacting the sector and how plant-based brands are stepping up their game. We will also spotlight the sustainability of confectionery hydrocolloids—like pectin and...
Biofach: Tradin Organic sustainability manager talks “perfect storm” of issues impacting organic trade
On the showfloor of Biofach in Nuremberg, Germany, Floor van de Dalfsen, sustainability manager at Tradin Organic discusses the ongoing “perfect storm” of supply issues impacting multiple commodities across the organic value chain. She points to extreme weather conditions hurting cacao harvests, alongside tightening requirements surrounding sustainability, traceability and...
Biofach 2024: Organic sector spotlights new processing techniques, food innovation and raw materials
The recently concluded Biofach trade fair catering to members of the global organic sector was held in Nuremberg, Germany (February 13 to 16). Food Ingredients First spoke to suppliers, traders and brands active in the supply of raw materials and finished products based on ingredients free of pesticides and intensive...13 Feb 2024 - 16 Feb 2024 Messezentrum 1 90471 Nürnberg, Germany
28 Feb 2024 --- China is the latest Asian market to initiate a revision of pre-packaged F&B regulations governing the labeling of products, following similar actions taken in Vietnam, Thailand and the Philippines in recent years. The upcoming regulation, set to take effect later this year, is expected to establish tighter control on pre-packaged food preservatives. The changes will also...
01 Mar 2024 --- This week in industry news, Nestlé unveiled its first Ocean Restoration Program to help tackle marine biodiversity loss in Europe. dsm-firmenich partnered with DKSH to expand its flavor solutions in Myanmar and savory products... Read More
01 Mar 2024 --- Agri-food producers in the EU and Chile are anticipating easier trade flows for their commodities following the European Parliament’s approval for the EU-Chile Advanced Framework Agreement. The deal will eventually lead to... Read More
01 Mar 2024 --- Swapping animal-based protein for mycoprotein-containing food products effectively lowers circulating cholesterol concentrations in overweight adults with high cholesterol, according to new research by the University of Exeter, UK,... Read More
Ingredient Focus : Non-dairy alternatives
Innova Market Insights data indicates that dairy alternative launches are on a growth path, featuring an 11% average annual growth rate from 2019 to 2023. Europe accounts for more than half of launches. One of the two launches is dairy alternative drinks. Pea protein, fava bean protein and potato... More
Analysis Feature Hydrocolloids innovation
Innova Market Insights data shows that in global food & beverage launches, there is an increase in stabilizer use with a 3% year-over-year growth when comparing the years 2022 and 2023. Within this trend, the Bakery category emerged as the leading category segment with 21% of the total launches in 2023. Xanthan Gum was the leading stabilizer ingredient.View Analysis