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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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Covid-19: Companies’ ethical claims in the spotlight

Covid-19: Companies’ ethical claims in the spotlight

12 Apr 2020

Businesses around the world have spent huge amounts of time and money trying to convince consumers of their ethical credentials. Now, they are being put to the test.

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Flexitarianism spurs the rise of meat-plant blends

Flexitarianism spurs the rise of meat-plant blends

11 Apr 2020

Plant-based eating is a major trend, but while consumers may want to increase plant consumption, most are not willing to shun meat entirely. Now, a growing number of manufacturers is introducing products that combine the best of both.

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Covid-19 boosts immune support market

Covid-19 boosts immune support market

6 Apr 2020

The novel coronavirus outbreak has had some unexpected side effects, including a sales boost for manufacturers of immunity-focused foods and supplements – although there is no evidence that any product can protect against the virus itself.

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Is animal-free meat, dairy and egg just around the corner?

Is animal-free meat, dairy and egg just around the corner?

6 Apr 2020

Animal food products made without animal agriculture are gaining ground, with a handful of companies now making nature-identical products and ingredients that are (very nearly) supermarket-ready.

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Beyond plants: Is the future in microbial protein?

Beyond plants: Is the future in microbial protein?

29 Mar 2020

Plant proteins may be among the hottest topics in the food industry right now, but another group of alternative proteins is emerging, based on microbial sources, such as algae, fungi and bacteria.

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Covid-19: Food companies turn to online platforms amid social distancing

Covid-19: Food companies turn to online platforms amid social distancing

28 Mar 2020

Web conferencing and other online platforms have surged amid global advice to practise social distancing as the novel coronavirus outbreak continues. How are food companies making the most of online tools to reach their customers?

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Newly discovered plant pigments could hold food industry promise

Newly discovered plant pigments could hold food industry promise

23 Mar 2020

The discovery of a new class of natural colours could lead to more vibrant and stable colourings for foods and beverages. Is this the breakthrough the industry has been waiting for?

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Coronavirus: Supply chains under scrutiny

Coronavirus: Supply chains under scrutiny

22 Mar 2020

Covid-19 will reveal holes in the relative resilience of companies’ supply chains, as the global and interlinked nature of the food industry is laid bare.

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Unscrambling the myths around eggs and heart health

Unscrambling the myths around eggs and heart health

15 Mar 2020

Yet another study has suggested no link between moderate egg consumption and heart disease risk, but despite research repeatedly finding little association between dietary cholesterol and blood cholesterol, many consumers continue to link eggs with hea...

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Sugar remains top concern for consumers

Sugar remains top concern for consumers

9 Mar 2020

Avoiding added sugar is the number one concern for consumers when using front-of-pack labelling to choose healthier foods and drinks, a new study suggests, while excess saturated fat and salt are less likely to influence purchase decisions.

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Targeting texture in indulgent foods and drinks

Targeting texture in indulgent foods and drinks

9 Mar 2020

Despite consumer assertions that they want healthier foods, sales of indulgent products continue to grow, providing opportunities for creamy, crunchy and contrasting textures in various categories.

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