fruit & vegetables

14 Jun 2021
--- After months of anticipation, Nestlé’s Vegan KitKat is finally hitting shelves in selected markets, including the UK, Poland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. The vegan version of the iconic chocolate wafer treat... Read More
10 Jun 2021
--- Swiss Bühler Group and machine and plant manufacturer Hosokawa Alpine Group from Germany have entered a strategic partnership to scale the production of sustainable plant protein solutions based on pulses. As an expert... Read More
02 Jun 2021
--- Bösch Boden Spies is expanding its dried fruit product portfolio with an exclusive deal to supply Ocean Spray’s Beyond Cranberries range throughout continental Europe. The new line initially includes sweetened... Read More
31 May 2021
--- Organic remains a key positioning on the market for natural ingredients. Among recent developments within the space, suppliers are observing a trend toward ready-to-use compounds for instant organic powders. In Europe,... Read More
28 May 2021
--- Food-tech start-up ChickP Protein is expanding into Asia-Pacific with the launch of a new office in Singapore. The strategic move is in response to the rapidly growing demand for plant-based products in the region. ChickP... Read More
20 May 2021
--- Isolates of the Black Sigatoka fungus, a banana crop disease, have been identified from seven banana-producing countries in Latin America, the Caribbean, Asia and Africa for the first time on a large scale by Dutch... Read More
11 May 2021
--- Israel-based TomaTech has filed for a provisional patent, which will help it accelerate the commercialization of tomatoes resistant to Tomato Brown Rugose Fruit Virus (ToBRFV), the virus behind “the pandemic of the... Read More
10 May 2021
--- US plant-tech company, Benson Hill, is going public by merging with a special-purpose acquisition company (SPAC), Star Peak Corp II. The move may see the agri-tech firm valued around US$2 billion. Private companies can turn... Read More
06 May 2021
--- EIT Food, a food “innovation ecosystem” set up by the European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT), has entered into partnership with the new European Carbon+ Farming Coalition. The ambitious new... Read More
05 May 2021
--- The European Commission’s Smart Protein project is exploring four underutilized crops – quinoa, legumes, fava beans and lentils – tipped as ideal for cultivation on European soil. Currently they are mainly... Read More
29 Apr 2021
--- The Good Food Institute (GFI) and more than 60 key players and stakeholders in the alternative protein space are calling on the US federal government to make investing in the science and technology of alt-proteins a... Read More
26 Apr 2021
--- Flavor giant Givaudan and food processing solutions provider Bühler have jointly launched a Protein Innovation Centre for the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region, targeting plant-based development. The new facility is located at... Read More
22 Apr 2021
--- PepsiCo plans to spread regenerative farming practices across seven million acres, equal to the same size of land it uses to grow crops for the F&B giant’s products by 2030. This will see more initiatives like... Read More
21 Apr 2021
--- Export volumes of the UK’s top tier food and drink exports – whiskey, chocolate and cheese – saw a decline amid the COVID-19 pandemic. However, industry watchers report buoyancy for pork and breakfast... Read More
21 Apr 2021
--- The Sustainable Agriculture Initiative (SAI) Platform has unveiled its upgraded Farm Sustainability Assessment (FSA) toolset, version FSA 3.0. Unilever, Nordzucker, Cargill, PepsiCo, Nomad Foods and Innocent Drinks are among... Read More
20 Apr 2021
--- An industry team led by agri-tech specialist Liberty Produce has been awarded £420,000 (US$588,000) in funding from Innovate UK to scale up hybrid farming and greenhouse technologies that work toward Singapore’s... Read More
16 Apr 2021
--- Aimplas’ Plastics Technology Centre is supporting the Guacapack Project in developing a biodegradable packaging system from avocado waste capable of extending food shelf life by 15 percent. The Guacapack Project is... Read More
16 Apr 2021
--- The Philippines’ agri-food sector is a key pillar in the national economy, contributing to almost a third of the country’s total GDP in 2019. A new report by Oxford Economics identifies that this industry leads a... Read More
15 Apr 2021
--- Vertical farming is a relatively recent development that can allow us to grow crops in a controlled environment and provide an alternative approach to conventional farming. This is according to the UK-based John Innes... Read More
12 Apr 2021
--- Bell Flavors & Fragrances has launched a portfolio of functional flavors, Plant Future. The neutral masking solutions were developed to aid European manufacturers in mitigating specific off-notes, while creating a more... Read More