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01 Sep 2022
--- Two studies published by The BMJ have found a connection between high consumption of ultra-processed foods and increased risks of cardiovascular disease, bowel cancer and death. Meanwhile, an Italian study has analyzed the... Read More
20 Jun 2022
--- Functionality and ease of consumption are still the name of the game when it comes to ready-to-drink beverages. In this space, Monster Energy has introduced a new medium roast cold brew variety, while Minute Maid is looking... Read More
13 Sep 2021
--- The Food and Drink Federation (FDF), has launched Action on Fibre to help UK consumers boost their fiber intake. The project is coined a “proactive industry initiative” supported by the FDF’s members and... Read More
09 Jul 2021
--- Fifty-five percent of US Midwest university students have tried a plant-based meat alternative and attributed this choice to the enjoyment of new food, curiosity about the products, and environmental concern, according to a... Read More
07 Sep 2020
--- The growing need for sugar reduction sees renewed interest from formulators seeking new approaches to averting sugar taxes, making products taste good while keeping sweetness profiles low. Key suppliers highlight how the... Read More
20 Aug 2020
--- Consumers seeking out the health benefits of dark chocolate while maintaining the sweetness and softness of milk varieties may one day be able to access just that. Following an investigation of over a decade, researchers... Read More
08 Jun 2020
--- Amid the sweeping quarantine lockdowns that have clamped down on out-of-home purchases, meat alternatives heavyweight Impossible Foods has launched a new e-commerce site for its US consumers to purchase family-size... Read More
18 Nov 2019
--- From geophysicists to stem cell scientists, the alternative protein space attracts bright scientific minds as the debate heats up around what a sustainable, future food system will look like. Central to the discussion is the... Read More
07 Nov 2019
--- Innova Market Insights has released its Top Ten Trends for 2020. Using ongoing analyses of global developments in food and drink launch activity the market researcher highlights industry trends “most likely to impact... Read More
26 Aug 2019
--- Wider appropriate application of genetic improvement in aquaculture will significantly boost a future sustainable food supply. This is according to a Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) report,... Read More
21 Aug 2019
--- Wheat ingredient specialist Loryma says that its products can be used as solutions to the growing global need for high-quality, protein-rich food. Its raw proteins, starches and functional blends have various applications... Read More
11 Jun 2019
--- French agri-tech innovator Ÿnsect, which specializes in turning farmed insects into ingredients for fish feed, pet food and plant fertilizers, has won €20 million worth of backing for the industry’s first... Read More
06 Jun 2019
--- Crop yields have long been projected to decline as the rapid onset of climate change impacts agriculture, the production of key energy sources and ultimately food security. But now a new study shows that climate change has... Read More
23 May 2019
--- As sugar becomes more central to the obesity debate, its reduction is becoming a major dietary target for many consumers. This is manifesting itself most clearly in the Baby Boomer demographic (born 1946-1964). Innova Market... Read More
22 May 2019
--- After an investment of approximately CHF 50 million (US$49.5 million), the Bühler Group has officially opened its CUBIC innovation campus with eight application centers. In the campus, the company is seeking to promote... Read More
17 May 2019
--- Researchers at the University of Cordoba have devised a novel method to categorize oil into extra virgin (EVOO), virgin (VOO) and lampante olive oil (LOO). The method is based on analyzing the oil’s aromatic fraction... Read More
21 Feb 2019
--- A widely publicized comparison of the greenhouse gases (GHG) produced by lab-grown and farm-raised beef suggests that the benefits of reducing methane, resulting from cattle, could in the long term be outweighed by increased... Read More
25 Jan 2019
--- The rapid onset of climate change and its potentially devastating impact on crops continues to be one of the most pressing themes of modern times. A multitude of studies have recently been published, all saying that extreme... Read More
29 Nov 2018
--- Global food systems are failing and urgently need to be turned around to avoid catastrophic climate change, according to some of the world’s leading science academies. An in-depth report from the InterAcademy... Read More
19 Nov 2018
--- Color can impact the taste of food, and our experiences and expectations can affect how we taste food, according to Penn State researchers, suggesting that this may have implications for how food and beverage industries... Read More