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COVID-19: Zomato delivery app shows body temperature of drivers in India

COVID-19: Zomato delivery app shows body temperature of drivers in India

27 Apr 2020

In an effort to further increase the safety of those ordering take out, Zomato introduced a temperature tracking feature on its delivery app in India. The feature was released the week of April 13 and covered 50% of the application’s delivery partners ...

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Collagen ingredients enter the mainstream

Collagen ingredients enter the mainstream

26 Apr 2020

Food, beverage and supplement manufacturers are bringing collagen into more mainstream products, with an increasing number featuring protein, skin and joint health claims. Are collagen-fortified products here to stay?

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Covid-19: International dairy sector under pressure

Covid-19: International dairy sector under pressure

25 Apr 2020

The novel coronavirus crisis has shaken the entire food and beverage industry, but the dairy sector has been particularly hard hit as demand for many dairy products has evaporated. What happens next for the dairy industry?

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Catered foodservice meals in the UK to have 20% less meat

Catered foodservice meals in the UK to have 20% less meat

24 Apr 2020

Public sector caterers serving schools, universities, hospitals and care homes have pledged to reduce the amount of meat served on their menus by 20%. There is simultaneously a focus on reducing overall red meat offerings.

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European agrifood unions and Irish minister warn of crisis, call for aid

European agrifood unions and Irish minister warn of crisis, call for aid

23 Apr 2020

Restricted movement and closed borders across the European Union have led to concerns about the stability of the agri-food economy in Europe. To prevent irreparable disruption in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak and continue to supply citizens with...

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Science shows white flour is healthier than previously thought

Science shows white flour is healthier than previously thought

22 Apr 2020

A new study out of the UK comparing historic and modern wheat varieties showed that there has been an overall increase in the quantity of dietary fiber and a decrease in acrylamide, a potentially cancer-causing chemical, over the last two centuries.

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Scientists discover enzyme, breaks down 90% of PET polymers in hours

Scientists discover enzyme, breaks down 90% of PET polymers in hours

21 Apr 2020

PET plastic can now be broken down into food-grade materials within 10 hours due to a discovery by scientists at industrial chemical firm Carbios. This discovery will transition into industrial-scale trials in 2021 with the help of Carbios’ partnership...

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Swedish Algae Factory sparks interest from investors and judges

Swedish Algae Factory sparks interest from investors and judges

20 Apr 2020

Swedish Algae Factory received an investment from the Dutch sustainable aquaculture investment fund Aqua-Spark. The funding amount of the investment was undisclosed. This investment follows on the heels of the algae startup’s recent €500,000 award from...

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Innovative solutions from Picta R&D

Innovative solutions from Picta R&D

20 Apr 2020

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Cocoa and chocolate companies brace for Covid-19 impact

Cocoa and chocolate companies brace for Covid-19 impact

19 Apr 2020

Chocolate is a source of indulgence for many consumers as they stay at home during the Covid-19 pandemic, which has helped to offset lower demand overall – but the cocoa and chocolate sector as a whole is preparing for wider disruption.

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Evolution of the clean label megatrend

Evolution of the clean label megatrend

18 Apr 2020

Clean label foods and beverages have become the backbone of the industry rather than the exception, but the trend continues to evolve, meaning there are still opportunities for food manufacturers, ingredients companies and investors to capitalise.

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Euromonitor: COVID-19 bolsters local food production in the Middle East

Euromonitor: COVID-19 bolsters local food production in the Middle East

17 Apr 2020

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region and other Middle Eastern countries have built a food economy that relies heavily on imports for non-perishable goods. However, due to supply chain constraints engendered by the COVID-19 pandemic, the region has...

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