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24 May 2024
--- Artificial Intelligence (AI) advocates say the technology can drive an “agricultural revolution” at a time when climate change and the rising human population weighs heavily on crops and F&B supply chains.... Read More
24 May 2024
--- In recent years, the plant-based beverage scene has experienced significant growth and diversification driven by various factors such as health consciousness and environmental concerns. According to Tirlán, health is... Read More
23 May 2024
--- Based on disclosures made on the achievement of deforestation- and conversion-free (DCF) supply chains, it appears that while deforestation, which has been high on the EU agenda, is possible, efforts remain scarce. The... Read More
23 May 2024
--- Biotech company Enifer has secured €36 million (US$39 million) to construct a food-grade mycoprotein factory in Kirkkonummi, Finland. The site will convert food industry side streams into Enifer’s sustainable... Read More
22 May 2024
--- Nestlé unveils Vital Pursuit, a range of high-protein portion-aligned foods to complement the diets of weight loss medication users. The product range can be paired with GLP-1 — a 30-amino acid peptide hormone... Read More
22 May 2024
--- In the realm of health food ingredients, there is a notable and growing emphasis on natural, plant-based and functional ingredients. Consumers are increasingly seeking out products that offer nutritional benefits but also... Read More
21 May 2024
--- Investment in F&B manufacturing in the UK is falling, according to a Food and Drink Federation’s (FDF) report and survey. Brexit, the global COVID-19 pandemic, geo-political unrest, extreme weather conditions and... Read More
21 May 2024
--- European accelerator StartLife is collaborating with Corteva Agriscience, a global player in crop protection and seed technologies. The move is being slated as an “important milestone” for agri-food tech... Read More
20 May 2024
--- Consumer preferences are constantly evolving, and the trend toward health-conscious and more sustainable food choices continues to rise. Even traditionally indulgent sectors like sugar confectionery are now examining how... Read More
20 May 2024
--- Alt-seafood start-up BettaF!sh is involved in the FunSea project, a collaborative EU-wide research initiative designed to advance the nutritional quality and safety of cultivated brown and green seaweed.
20 May 2024
--- There is a multitude of challenges and opportunities facing the EU organic farming and food industry as the EU parliamentary elections in June approaches. Nutrition Insight continues its conversation with IFOAM Organics... Read More
20 May 2024
--- Chicago-based biotech company Hydrosome Labs has developed a new technology that can double precision fermentation yields and decrease production time by up to 25%. The method is a natural and chemical-free process that... Read More
17 May 2024
--- Dairy giant Fonterra is planning “full or partial divestment” of some or all of its global consumer businesses, including Fonterra Oceania and Fonterra Sri Lanka. The move is expected to be a “step-change... Read More
17 May 2024
--- In this week’s industry updates, Nestlé Purina expanded its pet food production in Mexico. Symrise’s new CEO announced this year’s expected growth, while Unilever was recognized for the creative... Read More
16 May 2024
--- Germany-based GoodMills Innovation has formulated a high-protein flour for bakery applications that can “efficiently compensate” for quality fluctuations in wheat flour. The ingredient, Smart Wheat high-protein... Read More
16 May 2024
--- Researchers have found that consuming insect-based foods is generally “unappealing” to consumers in the UK, but incorporating insect-based flour into processed foods could help remove the “disgust... Read More
16 May 2024
--- At the ongoing Vitafoods Europe trade show in Geneva, Switzerland, dsm-firmenich launches the “biotic” vitamin, Humiome B2, designed to ensure targeted vitamin B2 delivery — releasing around 90% of the... Read More
16 May 2024
--- Revo Foods, a Viennese start-up, has unveiled its “enhanced” version 2.0 of its Revo Salmon — Smokey Slices — a 100% plant-based smoked salmon alternative based on pea protein. The Smokey Slices come... Read More
15 May 2024
--- Arcadia Biosciences has sold its non-GMO Resistant Starch (RS) Durum Wheat trait to long-term partner Corteva Agriscience. Under the terms of the agreement, Arcadia is on track to receive US$4 million and retain the right to... Read More
15 May 2024
--- Nexira launches a new product at Vitafoods Europe, inavea Cinnamon & Acacia, for glycemia modulation or blood glucose management. The new ingredient is an organic and carbon-neutral prebiotic, combining Acacia fiber and... Read More
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