fruit & vegetables

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15 Aug 2022
--- Across continental Europe, a sweltering summer heatwave has led to the drying up of crucial waterways, hampering critical trade. One of the most significant passages for agri-food shipments such as grain, the Rhine river, is... Read More
15 Aug 2022
--- A food safety expert from the University of Guelph has reacted to the UK’s recent pilot of scrapping best before dates to cut down on food waste, claiming the method has some “pitfalls.”
10 Aug 2022
--- Consumers are reacting to food inflation by making value choices like opting for value-packed products, discounts on offerings with marked-down prices and moving away from luxury brands to cheaper in-house brands. The... Read More
09 Aug 2022
--- With Sri Lanka on the verge of economic collapse, organizations are issuing warnings over malnutrition fears across the country, as inflation levels reach record highs. Simultaneously, flooding across Bangladesh has ignited... Read More
09 Aug 2022
--- Acesur, one of the leading exporters of olive oil, is predicting a rise in the product’s price in the next three to four months as heatwaves threaten production capabilities in Spain and the demand for olive oil... Read More
08 Aug 2022
--- Addressing the robust demand for alternative plant-based protein ingredients, agri-food titan ADM and food-tech player Benson Hill have entered a long-term strategic partnership to scale new soy ingredients. The partnership... Read More
08 Aug 2022
--- 70/30 Food Tech, a Shanghai-based alternative protein firm, is introducing ready meal items based on its in-house biomass fermented protein. This protein is a meat substitute based on mycelium, which has the texture and... Read More
04 Aug 2022
--- The UK is racing to negotiate a new free trade agreement (FTA) with India in record time in order to “double trade by 2030.” Industry players with an ear to the ground speculate that the new deal is likely to... Read More
04 Aug 2022
--- Despite the type of supplement taken, people who consume a lot of fiber show the least changes in their microbiomes. This is according to research from US-based Duke University, which recently investigated if it is necessary... Read More
01 Aug 2022
--- UK supermarket chain Waitrose & Partners will remove “best before” dates on nearly 500 fresh products, including root vegetables, fruits such as grapes, citrus and apples.
28 Jul 2022
--- In what Rabobank calls an ‘avo-lanche’ of avocados, Australia is having a bumper year in terms of production. The massive supply is driving prices down to as low as less than one Australian dollar per unit... Read More
27 Jul 2022
--- Morrisons is opening a “lower environmental impact store” in Little Clacton, UK. The store will use 43% less carbon, stock 366 loose products and be almost waste-free by using less packaging and enabling... Read More
27 Jul 2022
--- As F&B products enhanced with natural and nutrient-dense ingredients gain popularity, the fermented food space is proliferating into the mainstream. FoodIngredientsFirst speaks with industry experts from DSM, Kerry and... Read More
26 Jul 2022
--- Angel Yeast, a globally-listed yeast and yeast extract manufacturer, and Beijing PhaBuilder Biotechnology have agreed to build a large manufacturing base for biodegradable polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) polyesters in the... Read More
25 Jul 2022
--- An odorless version of the divisive stinky fruit durian has been introduced in Thailand. This new type of durian is believed to be a branch of the popular Mon Thong variety grown in the province of Nakhon Ratchasima,... Read More
25 Jul 2022
--- Merit Functional Foods has revealed its high-protein new pea ingredient with a grit-free texture and without the sedimentation with formulations in proteinous ready-to-drink beverages. Sediment is one of the biggest... Read More
18 Jul 2022
--- A non-profit committee of US-based doctors is asking the Biden-Harris administration to put the benefits of plant-based diets and ingredients at the center of discussions in the upcoming White House Conference on Hunger,... Read More
15 Jul 2022
--- Boskovich Fresh Food Group’s subsidiary Fresh Prep is launching its retail line Fair Earth Farms. Fair Earth Farms will be “the first in its category” to package organic salad kits and salad blends in... Read More
11 Jul 2022
--- World hunger rose significantly during the pandemic, destroying goals set by the United Nations in 2015. Food security experts assert that the only way to keep 8% of the world population experiencing malnutrition by 2030 is... Read More
07 Jul 2022
--- Plastic use in industrial-scale farming is likely contributing to climate change, according to recent research from Wuhan University, China. Polyethylene (PE) is commonly used to irrigate and mulch croplands in large arid... Read More
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