research & science

18 Apr 2024
--- As the F&B industry grapples with food waste, scientists in Singapore have tapped into a technology to extract 80% of the available protein from beer-brewing leftovers known as brewers’ spent grain (BSG). The... Read More
15 Apr 2024
--- Most food studies assess the impact of diets on human health and the environment by looking at them from the food group level. However, scientists from the University of Tokyo switched this up with an optimization modeling... Read More
01 Apr 2024
--- Belgian scientists have unveiled an AI method for beer analysis with models capable of predicting consumer ratings of beers and identifying the aroma compounds that could enhance their flavors.Published in Nature... Read More
19 Mar 2024
--- Experts have slammed the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) for dismissing alternative proteins and meat reduction tactics in its roadmap on climate change. Omitting meat-eating reduction plans is an oversight,... Read More
11 Mar 2024
--- Scientists have unveiled a natural compound that could change agricultural practices by offering a sustainable strategy to combat both biotic and abiotic stresses in crops, enhancing resilience to environmental stresses,... Read More
11 Mar 2024
--- A recent report released by the Pesticide Action Network (PAN) Europe reveals a tripling in the detection of Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in fruit and vegetables between 2011 and 2021. These substances, known... Read More
08 Mar 2024
--- In its new “Talking Points” report, RaboResearch, Rabobank’s food and agribusiness division, highlights three questions the food industry should ask about protein leveraging and its importance in regulating... Read More
06 Mar 2024
--- UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has invested £12 million (US$13 million) in a Microbial Food Hub led by the Imperial College London that will focus on advancing sustainable microbial foods through novel fermentation... Read More
04 Mar 2024
--- Scientists in Denmark have formulated a novel protein and meat-like fibers from blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) by using it as a “surrogate mother.” The fibrous strands are expected to be used in plant-based... Read More
22 Feb 2024
--- US-based food scientists have formulated sugar-reduced chocolates by replacing up to 25% sucrose in chocolate with oat flour to reduce total sugar levels by 13.5%, without any adverse impact on texture or consumer... Read More
19 Feb 2024
--- Scientists at the University of Nottingham, UK, have formulated a variety of different fungal strains that could be used to make cheese with colors ranging from white to yellow-green to red-brown-pink and light and dark... Read More
08 Feb 2024
--- In a recent study, a team of international researchers have highlighted seaweed as a promising candidate to bolster global food security. Recognized as an increasingly favored ingredient worldwide, seaweed is also becoming a... Read More
29 Jan 2024
--- Scientists in Italy have tapped into genetics to develop the most complete sequencing yet of the genome of Coffea arabica — a variety producing nearly 60% of the coffee consumed in the world. The chromosome-level... Read More
26 Jan 2024
--- Space researchers have successfully grown lettuce under conditions that imitated the weightless environment aboard the International Space Station (ISS). The University of Delaware, US, scientists exposed the plants to... Read More
25 Jan 2024
--- Scientists in the US have found that fruits and vegetables grown in urban farms and gardens have six times higher carbon footprint than conventionally grown produce. The study is claimed to be the “first”... Read More
09 Jan 2024
--- Students from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have formulated a plant-based shrimp concept — “Keepin’ it Shrimple” — using pea protein and lion’s mane fungi by leveraging the... Read More
21 Dec 2023
--- A new report for the UN has unveiled a comprehensive strategy to halve nitrogen pollution from agriculture and food systems in Europe, including reducing meat and dairy consumption, fertilizer use and food waste. Titled... Read More
20 Dec 2023
--- Edging toward 2024, food industry players are taking note of rising themes setting the stage for product development, recently identified within Innova Market Insights’ Top Ten Food & Drink Trends for 2024. We... Read More
13 Dec 2023
--- Researchers have gone beyond wasabi’s traditional role as a spicy paste pairing for raw fish, diving into the potential health benefits of this green condiment. The discoveries shed light on a wider range of potential... Read More
22 Nov 2023
--- Well established as a staple inclusion, fiber is enjoying sustained activity, expanding its food formulation capabilities. In this special report, Food Ingredients First speaks to key industry suppliers on their latest... Read More