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Soil sequestration: An emerging opportunity for farmers and food producers

Soil sequestration: An emerging opportunity for farmers and food producers

15 Jun 2022

Sequestration of carbon into soil has almost the same potential to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions as the use of wind or solar power and provides farmers with an opportunity equal to that of reforestation strategies, according to Berry Marttin of...

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Nitrite and nitrate alternatives gain ground for processed meat applications

Nitrite and nitrate alternatives gain ground for processed meat applications

14 Jun 2022

As France finalises its review into the health risks of nitrite in cured meats, industry research focuses on the potential substitutes for nitrite and nitrate in processed meats to offer consumers healthy alternatives.

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Metrics matter: Measuring the true price of food for a healthy and sustainable future

Metrics matter: Measuring the true price of food for a healthy and sustainable future

13 Jun 2022

Food value chains must begin to price in the ‘externalities’ of production, including impacts on human and planetary health, if the world is to realistically create a healthy and sustainable food supply to feed a growing population, according to one of...

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Foodwatch says industry self-monitoring ‘not sufficiently effective’ at preventing potentially harmful contamination

Foodwatch says industry self-monitoring ‘not sufficiently effective’ at preventing potentially harmful contamination

10 Jun 2022

The system of self-monitoring entrusted to food manufacturers is “not sufficiently effective” to ensure food safety, says non-profit watchdog Foodwatch, following cases of Nestlé and Ferrero products contaminated with E.coli and Salm...

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EFSA stalls CBD novel food evaluation citing ‘several hazards’

EFSA stalls CBD novel food evaluation citing ‘several hazards’

9 Jun 2022

Data gaps and uncertainties surrounding the potential risks associated with the consumption of cannabidiol (CBD) have stalled EFSA’s certification of CBD as a novel food. “We have identified several hazards related to CBD intake,” say...

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US FDA was ‘wrong’ to deem tagatose calorie content ‘significantly higher’ than allulose, says Bonumose CEO

US FDA was ‘wrong’ to deem tagatose calorie content ‘significantly higher’ than allulose, says Bonumose CEO

8 Jun 2022

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was “wrong” to deem tagatose’s calorie content contribution “significantly higher” than allulose because the difference between the two sugar substitutes is less than between tagat...

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Clutch Cognition creates functional drinks with brain health botanicals

Clutch Cognition creates functional drinks with brain health botanicals

7 Jun 2022

Danish startup, Clutch Cognition, has entered the functional drinks space targeting cognitive health with a blend of botanicals and plant-based ingredients such as sage, green oat, green tea, and guar beans.

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Automation meets advanced technology to maximise food safety

Automation meets advanced technology to maximise food safety

6 Jun 2022

Food safety testing technologies such as automation and next-generation sequencing methods are instrumental to building industry transparency, consumer confidence and detecting foodborne outbreaks and infectious diseases.

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Report: War in Ukraine leads to global food security and price crisis

Report: War in Ukraine leads to global food security and price crisis

3 Jun 2022

The war in Ukraine has resulted in a reduction in spring crop planting by at least one third and heavily disrupted supply routes, according to a report by the International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems. 

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DSM and Firmenich in €21bn mega merger

DSM and Firmenich in €21bn mega merger

2 Jun 2022

Dutch ingredient supplier DSM and Swiss flavour & fragrance supplier Firmenich are to merge in a deal they say will create an industry leader in food, nutrition, flavour, and wellbeing.

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Demand for tapioca syrup as a sweetener surges

Demand for tapioca syrup as a sweetener surges

1 Jun 2022

Seen as a better-for-you, natural sweetener, tapioca syrup is growing in demand, particularly among consumers in Asia and North America.

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Gen Z consumers are thirsty for variety in beverages

Gen Z consumers are thirsty for variety in beverages

31 May 2022

As Gen Z consumers gain disposable income, they are looking to quench their thirst with beverage brands that are clean, sustainable and socially responsible, according to a report from the global consumer trend forecaster WGSN.

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