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New EU deforestation regulation could threaten the palm oil sector

New EU deforestation regulation could threaten the palm oil sector

3 Nov 2022

The European Union (EU) regulation fighting deforestation could lead to further inflated prices for consumers as well as higher costs and unfair competition for food manufacturers globally, according to multiple affected industry experts.

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Superfood shots: Nigerian startup creates ginger-based drinks to boost health

Superfood shots: Nigerian startup creates ginger-based drinks to boost health

2 Nov 2022

Nigerian startup, Futurefood Tech makes ginger-based shots to boost health and wellbeing using all natural ingredients, herbs and spices such as black pepper, beetroot, and cayenne pepper that give a nutritional boost to the typically starch-heavy Nige...

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EU Commission confirms delay to hazardous chemical reforms

EU Commission confirms delay to hazardous chemical reforms

1 Nov 2022

The EU Commission confirmed plans to delay legislation reform that would protect consumers from hazardous chemicals, including those used in food, much to the dismay of health and environmental campaigners.

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Scarily good: Top food launches for Halloween 2022

Scarily good: Top food launches for Halloween 2022

31 Oct 2022

Second only to Christmas, Halloween continues to entice consumers into indulging in seasonal offerings that include confectionery, cakes, beverages, and even themed cheeses.

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Innovation in the cell-cultured meat sector

Innovation in the cell-cultured meat sector

28 Oct 2022

As the number of animal-free meat consumers continues to grow, manufacturers are on the lookout for new, innovative, and sustainable ways to produce tasty alternatives to traditional meat. Eat Just and SuperMeat are just two companies disrupting the al...

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Using mycelium as a healthy and sustainable meat alternative

Using mycelium as a healthy and sustainable meat alternative

27 Oct 2022

Biomass fermentation uses mycelium, a fibrous protein-rich fungi which mimics the texture and nutritional profile of traditional meat. Quorn and Meati are just two manufacturers using this ingredient for their meat alternatives.

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Making coffee farming more sustainable

Making coffee farming more sustainable

26 Oct 2022

Interest in a circular economy model is increasing among coffee players as calls for positive environmental action proliferate the supply chain.

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Food warning labels are inconsistent in discouraging unhealthy foods

Food warning labels are inconsistent in discouraging unhealthy foods

25 Oct 2022

A front-of-pack nutrition warning label is more of a deterrent on breakfast cereals than indulgent products, such as chocolate and cookies, according to findings from a recent Chilean study.

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Editors’ choice: Our roundup of the most innovative global beverages

Editors’ choice: Our roundup of the most innovative global beverages

24 Oct 2022

From molecular coffee in the US to sparkling mood drinks in the UK, the global beverage industry is constantly evolving and elevating even the most mundane of drinking experiences.

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Red Bull’s ex-head of marketing shares strategies for social branding success [Interview]

Red Bull’s ex-head of marketing shares strategies for social branding success [Interview]

21 Oct 2022

Ex-head of marketing at Red Bull Europe and current CEO of energy drink TENZING, Huib van Bockel, shares his top tips for cutting through the marketing noise and creating a socially relevant brand.

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Deloitte report outlines future challenges of plant-based meat sector

Deloitte report outlines future challenges of plant-based meat sector

20 Oct 2022

After years of growth, positive press and some brave predictions, the alternative meat category is suffering from falling sales and consumer apathy, according to a recent report by Deloitte.

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Ice cream innovation draws on health and wellness trend

Ice cream innovation draws on health and wellness trend

19 Oct 2022

Manufacturers are formulating ice cream ranges with probiotics, protein, and plant-based ingredients to appeal to growing health and wellness demand.

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