Archer-Daniels-Midland (ADM): AI and technology boom in the F&B industry

 23 Jan 2024

Jason Reynolds, VP, Digital & Analytics at ADM talks us through the impact of technology in enabling the F&B industry’s sustainability, and traceability and transparency goals. He highlights the role of AI in processing data for R&D and predicting future trends. Reynolds also points to “personalized nutrition” as a big trend where AI could be deployed in the future.

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29 May 2024 | DolCas Biotech

Dr. Shavon Jackson-Michel, DolCas Biotech’s medical and scientific affairs director, discusses the innovations the ingredient firm featured at Vitafoods Europe this year. These include its Curcugen branded turmeric extract that can be used in chocolates, gummies and beverages, as well as Morikol peptide fish... Read More

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24 May 2024 | Arla Foods Ingredients

At Vitafoods Europe 2024, Troels Nørgaard Laursen, director of Health & Performance at Arla Foods Ingredients, highlighted the growing importance of taste and innovative, convenient formats for successful active and lifestyle nutrition products. The company highlighted examples of “holistic hydration,” such... Read More

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22 May 2024 | Symrise

As agricultural production faces challenges, and the risk of supply shortages increases, Symrise is looking to future-proof supply chains. Barbara Malmezat, global purchasing and risk director at Symrise Food & Beverage, Naturals, talks us through the Secure Sourcing Campaign, a project that aims to ensure... Read More

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21 May 2024 | Food Matters Live

With a focus on climate change, the rising cost of living and positive nutrition, Food Matters Live aims to bring the F&B industry together at events across the UK. This week, the organization has added an event in Manchester that will spotlight discussions around emerging consumer trends, growth categories,... Read More

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17 May 2024 | Armored Fresh

Armored Fresh, a food tech company creating dairy-free cheeses that taste and melt like traditional cheese is aiming to make a positive impact in the world through its sustainable and plant-based foods. Vice president Andrew Yu explains some of the wider market trends in the plant-based arena, the company’s... Read More

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17 May 2024 | Alitheon

Food and beverage fraud is on the rise and is reportedly costing US$40 billion annually via counterfeits, dilutions, substitution and mislabeling. Roei Ganzarski, CEO of Alitheon, a US-based software company, has developed patented AI technology to digitally ‘fingerprint’ goods and combat label fraud. He... Read More

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16 May 2024 | Heribert Bayer

Heribert Bayer, a family-owned vineyard in Central Burgenland, Austria, has launched its US debut of Zeronimo wine, the world’s first-ever dealcoholized 98 point wine. Already available in Austria, Katja Bernegger and Patrick Bayer, second-generation winemakers, talk us through how and why the innovation... Read More

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16 May 2024 | Kerry Group 

At this year’s Vitafoods Europe, Kerry Group is focusing on nutritional solutions to health concerns that do not compromise on taste. Thomas Ahlinder, CEO and president for Europe, highlights some of the main market trends the company is targeting, including in the digestive, cognitive, immune and infant... Read More

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10 May 2024 | Lupwi

Highlighting Indigenous ingredients and superfoods that are grown in Ecuador, Lupwi, a plant-based beverage brand, is tapping into the growing demand for dairy alternatives. We speak with co-founder María del Pilar Mora, about the company’s tie-up with Tetra Pak and how it supports local communities as well... Read More

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07 May 2024 | Bell Flavors and Fragrances

Bell Flavors and Fragrances is soon to reveal its Flavor Trends in Confections, exploring novel and soon-to-be-big trends in confectionery with a focus on global and regional consumer behaviors. David Banks, senior director of marketing, discusses some of the concepts and flavors that are driving innovation.

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29 Apr 2024 | Rousselot

Ahead of the upcoming Vitafoods trade show (May 14–16), the Rousselot team tells us what collagen and gelatin innovations to expect at the company’s stand (E106). Pierre-Albert Thomas, global director of functional ingredients, details Rousselot’s solution to incorporate liquids in functional gummies... Read More

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24 Apr 2024 | PureCircle by Ingredion

Kurt Callaghan, global strategic director for sugar reduction at PureCircle, discusses the challenges and cost drivers of the alternative sweetener industry. He shines light on how stevia helps brands bring a “natural positioning” to their products while optimizing costs through different combinations of... Read More

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23 Apr 2024 | GNT Group

In the second edition of its Color Futures publication to inspire F&B hues, the GNT Group identified “Regeneration Rising” as 2024’s headlining trend that takes three new color directions. Food Ingredients First sits down with Dieuwertje Raaijmakers, marketing communications specialist at GNT Group, to find... Read More

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19 Apr 2024 | International Platform of Insects for Food & Feed (IPIFF)

The International Platform of Insects for Food & Feed (IPIFF) responds to a recent interview with Eurogroup for Animals, in which the NGO’s insects political adviser suggested the insect protein industry perpetuates issues related to animal farming and extends animal suffering. Here, Christophe Derrien,... Read More

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17 Apr 2024 | UN Food and Agriculture Organization

Dr. Mphumuzi Sukati is a senior nutrition and food systems officer at the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Ghana. He discusses the FAO’s recently released compendium identifying 100 underutilized crops, also referred to as the “forgotten foods of Africa,” which have the potential to boost... Read More

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15 Apr 2024 | Symrise

Symrise marks the 150th anniversary of the patent grant for vanillin and talks to us about celebrating vanilla as a well-established traditional flavor and using it in modern food formulations. Known as the “queen of flavors,” vanilla remains a mainstay. Dominik Rzepka, global communications and Laurent... Read More

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11 Apr 2024 | Froot Pops

Froot Pops is a UK-based start-up that is tapping into the healthy indulgence market. The company has two SKU’s which are currently available in 20 retailers in London. Ana Martins, founder and CEO of the brand, says they only uses British-grown raspberries and Fairtrade Belgian chocolate.

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