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24 May 2024
--- Artificial Intelligence (AI) advocates say the technology can drive an “agricultural revolution” at a time when climate change and the rising human population weighs heavily on crops and F&B supply chains.... Read More
24 May 2024
--- Steakholder Foods is partnering with the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) in Taiwan to develop innovative meat alternatives tailored for Taiwanese cuisine, using the company’s advanced 3D-printing... Read More
24 May 2024
--- A new analysis by the UK-based food and agriculture advocacy alliance Sustain estimates that £57,914,354 (close to US$74 million) in government nutrition support for low-income families in the country could go... Read More
24 May 2024
--- A collaboration between researchers at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and Yonsei University has created a novel “high-performance, sustainable” paper coating material designed to... Read More
24 May 2024
--- In recent years, the plant-based beverage scene has experienced significant growth and diversification driven by various factors such as health consciousness and environmental concerns. According to Tirlán, health is... Read More
24 May 2024
--- In this week’s industry updates, Mondelēz International inaugurated a bakery and snacks lab in Singapore to boost NPD and Coca-Cola revealed plans to invest in Africa. The USDA injected funds worth US$300 million to... Read More
23 May 2024
--- Based on disclosures made on the achievement of deforestation- and conversion-free (DCF) supply chains, it appears that while deforestation, which has been high on the EU agenda, is possible, efforts remain scarce. The... Read More
23 May 2024
--- Alcohol industry giant Diageo is trialing a Dry Molded Fiber bottle for its Baileys, the Original Irish Cream Liqueur, in partnership with PA Consulting, as part of the Bottle Collective. The bottle employs PulPac’s... Read More
23 May 2024
--- Swiss researchers at ETH Zurich and industry stakeholders have developed a sweetening gel from cacaofruit that can help replace the need for conventional refined sugar in chocolate. The result is a healthier product with a... Read More
23 May 2024
--- Biotech company Enifer has secured €36 million (US$39 million) to construct a food-grade mycoprotein factory in Kirkkonummi, Finland. The site will convert food industry side streams into Enifer’s sustainable... Read More
23 May 2024
--- US-based investor KPS Capital Partners is set to acquire Tate & Lyle’s joint venture Primient, which formulates plant-based ingredients, for US$350 million. The move will complete KPS’ remaining 49.7%... Read More
22 May 2024
--- Japan-based scientists have developed an enzyme that can convert ferulic acid from plant waste into vanillin, a flavor compound widely used in food and beverage products. The sweet smell of vanilla extract is imparted by the... Read More
22 May 2024
--- Nestlé unveils Vital Pursuit, a range of high-protein portion-aligned foods to complement the diets of weight loss medication users. The product range can be paired with GLP-1 — a 30-amino acid peptide hormone... Read More
22 May 2024
--- ProVeg, which aims to reduce the consumption of animals, is looking for animal rights activists to apply to its Kickstarting for Good AI incubator and accelerator program aiming to launch and grow new non-profits and... Read More
22 May 2024
--- Alt-protein pioneer Wanda Fish has formulated a cell-based alternative to the world’s most expensive fish — the Bluefin tuna, which can cost up to US$100 per kg of serving in restaurants. The company’s... Read More
22 May 2024
--- In the realm of health food ingredients, there is a notable and growing emphasis on natural, plant-based and functional ingredients. Consumers are increasingly seeking out products that offer nutritional benefits but also... Read More
21 May 2024
--- Investment in F&B manufacturing in the UK is falling, according to a Food and Drink Federation’s (FDF) report and survey. Brexit, the global COVID-19 pandemic, geo-political unrest, extreme weather conditions and... Read More
21 May 2024
--- European accelerator StartLife is collaborating with Corteva Agriscience, a global player in crop protection and seed technologies. The move is being slated as an “important milestone” for agri-food tech... Read More
21 May 2024
--- The Netherlands-based European branch of the US nutraceutical distribution network GCI Nutrients will be introducing its clinically-proven Glyphosate Detox Formula to contract manufacturing and bespoke brand companies in... Read More
21 May 2024
--- McDonald’s has joined The Recycling Partnership’s Polypropylene Recycling Coalition, providing a multi-million-dollar grant to the initiative. With the funding, the coalition is introducing advanced sortation... Read More
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