fruit & vegetables

23 Jan 2020
--- The plant-based revolution is spreading quickly, yet research points to a lack in both funding and training for growers and processors of alternative proteins around the world. At this week’s 50th World Economic Forum... Read More
22 Jan 2020
--- Tyson Foods is creating the Coalition for Global Protein, a multi-stakeholder initiative to advance the future of alternative protein sources. The meat industry heavyweight is convening leaders from the global protein... Read More
16 Jan 2020
--- Advancements in food tech continue to bridge the gap between imitation meats and animal-based products. Valued at US$4.5 billion, Gathered Foods, plant-based seafood producer of the Good Catch brand, recently closed a Series... Read More
08 Jan 2020
--- ADM has acquired Yerbalatina Phytoactives, a Brazilian plant-based extracts and ingredients manufacturer. The move is a bid to enhance ADM’s portfolio of ingredients from natural sources that bolster health, to stay... Read More
07 Jan 2020
--- Functional packaging innovator StePac has launched a range of recyclable solutions designed to preserve the freshness and significantly extend the shelf-life of pomegranates and their extracted arils. The technology is based... Read More
02 Jan 2020
--- The Agricultural Nutrient Assistant (ANA) from Spacenus is designed to support farmers in fertilizing plants according to their needs. It helps prevent crop failures by using a smartphone to detect a plant's nutrient... Read More
02 Jan 2020
--- Farmers could soon be growing tomatoes bunched like grapes in a storage unit, on the roof of a skyscraper, or even in space. That is if a clutch of new gene-edited crops prove as fruitful as the first batch. Spring Harbor... Read More
20 Dec 2019
--- Almost €15 billion (US$16.7 billion) of the EU’s annual agricultural output is directly attributed to insect pollinators – insects that carry pollen from one plant or part of a plant to another –... Read More
17 Dec 2019
--- Paradise Fruits by Jahncke launched a new “Taste of the East” range at Fi Europe 2019 along with a new higher fiber recipe with reduced sugar. From the show floor in Paris, France, FoodIngredientsFirst speaks... Read More
06 Dec 2019
--- One month after debuting its range of plant-based meat substitutes and snack products on the UK market, Dutch start-up Evolution Meats (formerly Green Meat Products) has received an investment from US investor Unovis... Read More
05 Dec 2019
--- Sweeteners player GLG Life Tech Corporation (GLG), has signed an agreement with East West Pharma Group (EWPG) for the distribution of high-quality cannabidiol (CBD) products across Canada and Europe. Under the terms of the... Read More
27 Nov 2019
--- New statistics have revealed that since 2013, European consumption of fresh fruit and vegetables has very slowly picked up again after a noticeable decreasing trend since the turn of the century. That is according to... Read More
20 Nov 2019
--- BASF Venture Capital, an investment arm of German chemicals company BASF Group, is among the primary investors in the first closing of the AgVentures II having committed US$4 million to the Brazillian fund. Managed by... Read More
19 Nov 2019
--- Netherlands-based frozen and chilled foods company LAMEX Foods Europe and Dutch plant-based start-up Green Meat Products have entered into a new partnership which aims to introduce Green Meat Products into the UK market.... Read More
15 Nov 2019
--- The beverage space is booming with NPD, as consumers increasingly look for new flavors and the added benefits of functional ingredients. As the consumer palate expands, never has the beverage category been so blurred.... Read More
13 Nov 2019
--- Ireland-headquartered Kerry Group has released the findings from a comprehensive study on the plant-based movement in the US, which identifies five significant barriers to plant-based meat and recommendations on how to... Read More
12 Nov 2019
--- Ocean Spray has partnered with HelloFresh, a global meal kit company, as the exclusive provider of dried cranberries to HelloFresh in 2020. The partnership will begin in January and serve as a launchpad for future... Read More
08 Nov 2019
--- African swine fever (ASF) is expected to lead to the first decline in world meat production for the first time in over two decades, while the use of cereals could grow at a pace exceeding population growth. This is according... Read More
24 Oct 2019
--- New technology to detect the presence of Tropical Race 4 (TR4) is direly needed to prevent spreading of the Fusarium strain that causes the potentially devastating Panama disease (Fusarium wilt) in bananas which has recently... Read More
23 Oct 2019
--- Completely switching from conventional to organic agricultural practices would result in an overall increase in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, according to new research conducted in England and Wales. A recent study... Read More