The Week in Business (25 July 2016)
This week’s NewsBite highlights a myriad of climate-related shocks impacting F&B, the mountains of food waste in the EU and how agri-food giants dominate the global food chain more than ever. Meanwhile, catch up on the latest research papers and new ingredients launches.
This week’s NewsBite episode looks at the latest in how global inflation is impacting F&B, alternatives to titanium dioxide as the full EU takes hold, and a range of ingredient launches in infant nutrition, animal-free dairy protein and yogurt bacterium.
This week’s NewsBite episode we delve into concerns around animal welfare and meat advertising. The agri-food industry continues to grapple with carbon dioxide shortages and issues around crop production are also highlighted.
This week we delve into the new Common Agriculture Policy implemented by the European Union set to propel the future of agriculture in the region. We also look into the World Food Programme warning on food availability for next year, as the international body predicts that high inflation will continue.
In this week’s NewsBite episode, advancements in meat and seafood alternatives were spotlighted. Prebiotics are trending in the F&B arenas, while farming practices and labeling regulations were also highlighted.
Finnish food industry giant Fazer began researching cell-based chocolate, which will cultivate confectionery ingredients without the need for traditional farming inputs. ADM and New Culture, an alternative dairy company, partnered to develop cow-free casein. Meanwhile, Corbion received a patent for a method... Read More
This week’s NewsBite episode delves into the advancements in precision fermentation and other food technologies. Food and ingredient costs continue to rise, and the environmental impact of food is also being spotlighted.
This week in industry news, Hershey and Nestlé struggle with their supply chain, UK and India are negotiating a trade deal with the aim of doubling bilateral trade by 2030 and ADM is backing up ScaleUp Bio accelerator poised to grow precision fermentation start-ups in Singapore.
In industry news this week, Migros and SuperMeat partnered to scale cell-based meat products, while Merit presented its membrane filtration technology for new pea protein poised for ready-to-drink beverages. Meanwhile, blazing heat scorched European agriculture exacerbating climate worries, ravaging crops... Read More
This week, the FAO delivered its latest plan to ensure export of vital grains and rescue upcoming harvest in Ukraine. Meanwhile, the European Court of Auditors (ECA) recommends that EU countries engage more proactively against fraudulent practices in agricultural spending and the EU Parliament denounces... Read More
This week, we talk about Canadian Health deeming titanium dioxide as “safe for consumption.” We also analyze the latest regarding the Ukraine war and this week’s G7 meeting. Meanwhile, Ben & Jerry ice cream will be sold again in Israel despite Ben & Jerry itself opposing its parent company, Unilever’s, move.... Read More
This week, a new FAO and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development report warned that efforts in the food industry to commit to carbon emission reduction targets have been “uneven”. Meanwhile, the Kellogg’s Company divided itself into three independent public companies in a major shake-up that sees a... Read More
This week, rice supplies came into the spotlight as the war in Ukraine was revealed to further disrupt food security, while MEPs revealed they would visit Ukraine-Polish border in bid to liberate wheat as costs continue to rise. Meanwhile, a host of plant breeding advancements are facilitating the... Read More
This week, Ecom unveiled a Cocoa Charter targeting biodiversity with big aims for zero deforestation by 2023. Meanwhile, nations in Africa joined to boost cocoa incomes amid significantly bad harvests and fertilizer shortages. In other highlights, barley rust breakthrough was hailed as a new tactic fighting... Read More
This week, we talk about the microalgae market, an upwards market used in health and wellness, dietary supplements, natural food colors, vegetarian products and nutraceuticals. We analyze the food corridors as the EU is wrapping its mind around how to extract 20 million metric tons of wheat out of Ukraine.... Read More
This week, Good Meat announced plans to scale industry’s largest known bioreactors for producing cell-based meat, in Singapore and the US, which will produce up to 30 million pounds of slaughter-free clean protein. A mustard shortage caused by depleted harvests in France and Canada is leading consumers to... Read More
This week, Kerry research revealed that sustainability and health are the key drivers for flexitarians. The taste and nutrition company also opened a new facility in South Africa as it aims to “reinvigorate forgotten traditional dishes.” Barry Callebaut revealed plans to meet the increasing demand for... Read More