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Mars leverages artificial intelligence for smart product development

Mars leverages artificial intelligence for smart product development

12 May 2022

Mars has inked a multi-year deal with artificial intelligence (AI) company PIPA as part of its ambition to put AI at the heart of product design and development for both food and pet food.

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How massive parallel sequencing amplifies ingredient transparency

How massive parallel sequencing amplifies ingredient transparency

11 May 2022

Food manufacturers are using massive parallel sequencing techniques to build transparency and trust with consumers by confirming the authenticity of ingredients and the absence of harmful bacteria.

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Opportunities in organic as UK consumers buy local, online & ‘box schemes’

Opportunities in organic as UK consumers buy local, online & ‘box schemes’

10 May 2022

Despite its challenges, the Covid-19 pandemic has driven opportunity in UK organic food and drink, prompting more local and online purchases, including of ‘box schemes’ which often incorporate organic produce, according to UK organic certif...

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Snack attack: Indian consumers demanding tasty, healthy choices

Snack attack: Indian consumers demanding tasty, healthy choices

9 May 2022

Globally, snacking is benefitting from the frenetic pace of modern life and, in India, eight out of ten consumers say they have snacked in the last six months, according to a recent report from Mintel.  

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What's trending in nutrition? One thousand dietitians have their say

What's trending in nutrition? One thousand dietitians have their say

6 May 2022

Superfood ingredients that boost immune health and gut health, as well as newer functional ingredients such as CBD and collagen, are growing nutrition trends to watch, according to a survey that questioned over one thousand US dietitians.&nbs...

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France allows labelling flexibility as food brands find sunflower oil substitutes

France allows labelling flexibility as food brands find sunflower oil substitutes

5 May 2022

French authorities have temporarily allowed food manufacturers to use alternatives to sunflower oil without changing their products labelling, following shortages caused by the war in Ukraine.

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Indonesia bans palm oil exports, prices surge

Indonesia bans palm oil exports, prices surge

4 May 2022

Just over a week ago, Indonesia, the world’s top palm oil exporter enacted an export ban on raw materials for cooking oil, including crude and refined palm oil, causing major supply chain disruptions.

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SPINS: Food trends that will shape 2022 and beyond

SPINS: Food trends that will shape 2022 and beyond

3 May 2022

Clean label options, health supplements and ready-to-drink (RTD) alcohol are major food trends for 2022 and beyond, according to the market research firm SPINS.

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‘Taste-adjusting’ chopsticks use electricity to give sensation of enhanced salt

‘Taste-adjusting’ chopsticks use electricity to give sensation of enhanced salt

2 May 2022

Japanese food company Kirin Holdings and researchers have created chopsticks that use an electrical current to give the perception of added saltiness in food by approximately 1.5 times its actual salt content. They are now working to roll out the techn...

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The Grain Drain: Ukraine war disrupts US grain and oilseed market

The Grain Drain: Ukraine war disrupts US grain and oilseed market

29 Apr 2022

“The war in Ukraine has seemingly changed everything,” says RaboResearch in a report that explores the grain and oilseed outlook in the US over the next ten years and the expected impact on fertilisers, production, exports and pricing.

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Food prices hit all time high as cost of cereal and vegetable oils spike

Food prices hit all time high as cost of cereal and vegetable oils spike

28 Apr 2022

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Food Price Index rocketed to an all-time high in March, as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine spurs supply shortages and drives-up cereal and vegetable oil prices.

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Algae, mushrooms & cell-cultivation: Meet the ProVeg incubator startups

Algae, mushrooms & cell-cultivation: Meet the ProVeg incubator startups

27 Apr 2022

Seven new food startups from around the world joined ProVeg’s alt-protein accelerator programme this year on April 4 to begin a 12-week course. The new group focusses on the latest technologies, including mushroom-based ingredients, cultured...

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