fruit & vegetables

11 Oct 2019
--- Staying on top of ever-shifting industry trends can be a challenge for product developers. Recognizing this, German-based Bösch Boden Spies is exploring ingredients and concepts to help steer its customers toward... Read More
10 Oct 2019
--- A new approach that enables researchers to more efficiently identify the genes that control plant traits has been developed by an international team of scientists, led by the University of Goettingen, Germany. This method... Read More
02 Oct 2019
--- Tradin Organic has opened a new avocado processing facility in Ethiopia. The Sunvado factory has completed its first test-runs and is now ramping up its organic avocado oil production. The first products should be ready for... Read More
01 Oct 2019
--- Marking the next generation of food and beverages aiming to placate “angry” Generation Z consumers who are demanding tasty, nutritious and honest food, Barry Callebaut has launched the “Cacaofruit... Read More
01 Oct 2019
--- Fewer meat-rich meal choices and increased vegetarian options were found to encourage plant-based consumption without negatively impacting overall food sales in college cafeterias. This is according to a study by the... Read More
24 Sep 2019
--- Leading British broadcaster, Channel 4, has signed a seven figure (undisclosed) deal with plant-based company, The Meatless Farm Co, through its Commercial Growth Fund. The partnership will see the broadcaster take equity in... Read More
18 Sep 2019
--- Previously known for contributing to fruit color and shape, rider retrotransponsons, or jumping genes, have been found to alter the gene expression and physical characteristics of plants. Recent research conducted by the... Read More
17 Sep 2019
--- As many as 10 percent of Americans claim they always buy meat alternatives, while a further 36 percent claim to do so often or sometimes. This is according to new consumer research conducted by Innova Market Insights, which... Read More
16 Sep 2019
--- Marks & Spencer is partnering with urban farming platform infarm to deliver a range of fresh produce – including Italian basil, Greek basil, Bordeaux basil, mint, mountain coriander and curly parsley – to... Read More
12 Sep 2019
--- New Culture, a San Francisco, US, start-up specializing in dairy-free cheese, has announced the closing of US$3.5 million in seed round funding. Founded late last year, the company uses fermentation instead of animal... Read More
12 Sep 2019
--- Israeli start-up Redefine Meat, innovator of a 3D plant-based meat printing system, has announced the completion of a US$6 million seed round. The investment is led by CPT Capital and also includes Israel-based Hanaco... Read More
11 Sep 2019
--- Swedish-based Mycorena is set to collaborate with Arla Foods after receiving an award for its fungi-based alternative protein at the European Food Venture Forum in Aarhus, Denmark. The start-up uses fungi to produce and... Read More
10 Sep 2019
--- MorningStar Farms, a US division of the Kellogg Company that produces plant-based variations of traditional meat products, has announced the latest addition to its plant-based portfolio with the entry of Incogmeato. The new... Read More
10 Sep 2019
--- In a bid to reduce food-related carbon emissions, the University Catering Service (USC) of the University of Cambridge, UK, has implemented a Sustainable Food Policy. The USC has removed beef and lamb from its menu while... Read More
05 Sep 2019
--- The effects of climate change on global banana crops have on average shown increased crop yields; however, researchers warn that these gains could be significantly reduced or even disappear completely by 2050 if climate... Read More
28 Aug 2019
--- In a report centered on Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa (APMEA), Ireland-headquartered Kerry stresses the importance of a localized approach when communicating with consumers in this region, as perceptions of... Read More
28 Aug 2019
--- The Myotomato, a tomato enriched with the animal protein myoglobin, has become a reality. The Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) was dreamed up by a team of students at New York’s School of Visual Arts who innovated... Read More
26 Aug 2019
--- Scientists have long been divided on the best way to manage industry involvement in diet and health research, according to a study from the University of Queensland (UQ) and University of Cambridge, which is exploring ways... Read More
21 Aug 2019
--- Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, has revealed how a “secret recipe” to encourage Black Soldier Flies to mate can help tackle food waste. Working with Canberra-based start-up Goterra,... Read More
20 Aug 2019
--- US multinational retail corporation Walmart and media platform BuzzFeed’s “Tasty” division have partnered to offer consumers “shoppable recipes.” The retailer invites shoppers to add the entire... Read More