fruit & vegetables

23 Jul 2021
--- This week in industry news, BASF announced the fifth edition of its Palm Progress Report featuring figures for 2020. Meanwhile, supplier Azelis acquired French food ingredients distributor Quimdis and hydroponic garden... Read More
21 Jul 2021
--- The demand for natural solutions that are safe, transparent and sustainable is driving innovation within the natural preservation space. The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored food safety in general while tackling food waste... Read More
21 Jul 2021
--- “Next-generation” food supply business Collectiv Food has raised £12 million (US$16.3 million) in its Series A funding round – the largest recorded Series A for a managed B2B food marketplace in... Read More
19 Jul 2021
--- Synergy Flavours has launched Inspiring Fruits, a collection of fruit essences and natural flavors. The newest addition to the Synergy Pure range of extracts and essences offers manufacturers a range of natural solutions to... Read More
13 Jul 2021
--- Potato fruit water is a byproduct of the potato starch industry and a source of new functional proteins. With the “rescued ingredients” trend ripe for industry-wide adoption, this untapped resource is presented... Read More
13 Jul 2021
--- Destroying tropical ecosystems and replacing them with soybeans and other crops has immediate and devastating consequences for soybeans – in other words, soy is a “self-defeating crop.” New peer-reviewed... Read More
12 Jul 2021
--- Biobased ingredients company Corbion and Truterra – the sustainability business of Land O’Lakes involved in private-sector conservation solutions – have partnered to promote sustainable agriculture... Read More
08 Jul 2021
--- Researchers in Japan have cracked the code behind the iconic bubble cascade formation in a glass of Guinness beer – a feat that was “previously impossible to explain.” Understanding bubble formation based... Read More
06 Jul 2021
--- Germany-based natural dietary fibers specialist Taiyo and Asiros, a Danish fruit powders company, have teamed up to develop and market two gut-supporting high-fiber fruit powder ranges. Asiros creates the blends that combine... Read More
05 Jul 2021
--- Consumers may soon be able to assess the maturity or microbial decomposition of food with their smartphone, thanks to a portable spectrometer. Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Electronic Nano Systems (ENAS) in... Read More
30 Jun 2021
--- Synergy Flavours has launched an educational program – Citrusology – to inspire F&B manufacturers eager to tap into consumers’ piqued interest in citrus. The program includes a series of educational... Read More
30 Jun 2021
--- Fragrance and taste giant Firmenich is being recognized for its ethical sourcing principles worldwide. The company has become a member of the Union for Ethical BioTrade (UEBT), a non-profit association that promotes sourcing... Read More
29 Jun 2021
--- Virtual reality (VR) may help horticultural product flavor panelists describe taste more accurately by providing important visual cues. The Business Unit Greenhouse Horticulture of Wageningen University and Research (WUR) is... Read More
29 Jun 2021
--- Oterra, formerly known as Chr. Hansen Natural Colors A/S, closed its acquisition of Secna Natural Ingredients Group S.L. This is the first acquisition for Oterra, which itself was purchased by private investment firm EQT in... Read More
22 Jun 2021
--- European agricultural funding destined for climate action in the 2014 to 2020 period has not contributed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) from farming at the EU-level. On the contrary, a new European Court of... Read More
16 Jun 2021
--- With the plant-based market booming, legumes are “celebrating a real comeback,” according to GoodMills. The European milling corporation has begun a collaboration with Israel-based plant-tech company Equinom to... Read More
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