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Future-proof chocolate from Voyage Foods

Future-proof chocolate from Voyage Foods

30 May 2022

Chocolate made without cacao, peanut butter without peanuts, coffee without the beans. All these futuristic-sounding possibilities have become a reality with Voyage Foods’ reverse engineering technology that recreates these popular foods using ot...

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Algae strain Chlorella appeals to environmental ingredient demands

Algae strain Chlorella appeals to environmental ingredient demands

27 May 2022

Manufacturers explore the use of Chlorella, a type of single-celled green algae known for its rich nutritional profile, to offer a vegan alternative in food and drink formulations.

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Functional pet food ingredients on the rise as health-minded owners seek nutritional benefits for furry friends

Functional pet food ingredients on the rise as health-minded owners seek nutritional benefits for furry friends

26 May 2022

Functional ingredients “over and above” general nutrition needs have seen “dynamic growth” in pet foods recently, with increasingly health-minded owners seeking-out similar benefits for furry family members, Nicole Paley, deputy...

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War in Ukraine results in pronounced effects on plant-based market

War in Ukraine results in pronounced effects on plant-based market

25 May 2022

The continued conflict in Ukraine has sparked concern over the future food security in Europe and beyond. A new survey from ProVeg International found that over half of respondents have reported changes in the availability and access to ingredients as ...

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Access to Nutrition Initiative launches supermarket scoreboard

Access to Nutrition Initiative launches supermarket scoreboard

24 May 2022

On average, retailers in the UK only scored a 3.3 out of 10 in their efforts to promote healthy nutrition choices for their consumers, according to an index composed by the Access to Nutrition Initiative (ATNI) that analyses and benchmarks efforts by r...

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No ‘silver bullets’ for impending wheat crisis after India’s export ban

No ‘silver bullets’ for impending wheat crisis after India’s export ban

23 May 2022

It is “hard to find any silver bullets” that could bring the wheat market’s skewed supply-and-demand back into balance after the latest blow due to India’s wheat export ban, RabobankResearch grains executive Stephen P. Nicholson...

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Scouting out the latest health trends and innovations at Vitafoods Europe

Scouting out the latest health trends and innovations at Vitafoods Europe

20 May 2022

From mood, cognition, and gut health to the importance of selling experiences rather than products, the Healthy Marketing Team (HMT) rounds up the biggest trends it spotted at Vitafoods Europe last week.

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Nutrition warning labels prompt reformulation – but this could counteract the policy’s health purpose, warn researchers

Nutrition warning labels prompt reformulation – but this could counteract the policy’s health purpose, warn researchers

19 May 2022

Consumers avoid products with nutrition warning labels, a new Chilean study has found, in turn prompting manufacturers to "bunch" calorie and sugar levels just below health-minded thresholds – counteracting the good intentions of health...

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Pet food space gets healthy infusion at Nestlé's latest accelerator class

Pet food space gets healthy infusion at Nestlé's latest accelerator class

18 May 2022

Pets and the food they eat is beginning to reflect the dietary choices that their owners themselves are making. From obesity-fighting formulations to the introduction of ancient grains and alternative proteins, the options for targeted, functional food...

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Food companies weather the ‘perfect storm’ of supply chain disruptions

Food companies weather the ‘perfect storm’ of supply chain disruptions

17 May 2022

From inflation and rising costs to shipping delays and raw material shortages, food manufacturers and suppliers are battling a perfect storm of supply chain disruptions.

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Nestlé launches fortified dairy drink in Pakistan to tackle micronutrient deficiencies

Nestlé launches fortified dairy drink in Pakistan to tackle micronutrient deficiencies

16 May 2022

Nestlé is targeting micronutrient deficiencies with Bunyard Iron+, a fortified dairy-based drink that provides a source of iron that it says is “three times more absorbed in the body when compared to existing available sources."

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Plants and microalgae spur new omega-3 formulations

Plants and microalgae spur new omega-3 formulations

13 May 2022

With health and environmental awareness high among consumers, omega-3 producers are exploring the use of plant-based and microalgae ingredients to appeal to consumers’ nutritional needs.

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