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Natural ingredients for a true-blue hue

Natural ingredients for a true-blue hue

21 Oct 2021

Blue-coloured food and drink are trending in China but so is a demand for natural, clean label products. So, what natural ingredient options do manufacturers have?

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Tracking oat milk’s stellar US success

Tracking oat milk’s stellar US success

18 Oct 2021

Although almond is still the number one plant-based milk in the US, oat milk is hot on its heels thanks to ingredient innovation, high profile brand launches, and a diverse category that includes both affordable and premium-positioned products.

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Targeting the sustainable consumer in Latin America

Targeting the sustainable consumer in Latin America

8 Oct 2021

Latin Americans are among the most concerned about climate change and the most interested in sustainable actions but they are also highly price sensitive, according to Euromonitor. How can brands strike the right balance?

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Researchers find traditional rice varieties with strong ‘anti-cancer’ properties

Researchers find traditional rice varieties with strong ‘anti-cancer’ properties

4 Oct 2021

Filipino-led researchers have discovered rare, traditional rice varieties that exhibit ‘anti-cancer’ properties with the genetic traits for more catechins and flavonoids - paving the way for healthier rice, they say.

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Can some sugars actually be healthy? FDA asks, industry responds

Can some sugars actually be healthy? FDA asks, industry responds

27 Sep 2021

In 2019, the Food and Drug Authority (FDA) allowed allulose to be exempt from the added and total sugar labelling requirement thanks to the way it is metabolised in the body. Could other non-traditional sugars be eligible for such an exemption?

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How Korean food conquered Asia

How Korean food conquered Asia

20 Sep 2021

Fuelled by the popularity of Korean pop music and television shows, Korean food is on-trend among Asian consumers, spurring new product development and e-commerce platforms specialised in ‘K-Food’.

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‘Exciting, flavourful and adventurous’: Latin American flavours are on-trend in the US

‘Exciting, flavourful and adventurous’: Latin American flavours are on-trend in the US

20 Aug 2021

Seen as exciting, flavourful and adventurous, Latino flavours are popular in the US, according to Mintel research. Does this open up export opportunities for healthy Latin American food brands?

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EU approves stevia produced via enzymatic conversion

EU approves stevia produced via enzymatic conversion

16 Aug 2021

The European Commission has approved use of the enzymatically converted stevia molecule, Reb M, for use in the EU.

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Punk health: Why young Chinese are fuelling health supplement sales

Punk health: Why young Chinese are fuelling health supplement sales

9 Aug 2021

Around the world, the health supplement market’s biggest consumers tend to be older people. In China, however, it is the younger generation of ‘punk health’ aficionados who are fuelling supplement sales.

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Brazilian Geographical Indication looks to elevate Robusta to specialty coffee status

Brazilian Geographical Indication looks to elevate Robusta to specialty coffee status

2 Aug 2021

Specialty coffee makers in Brazil are celebrating after a Robusta variety grown in the Amazon rainforest has received a protected Geographical Indication (GI).

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Saudi start-up Red Sea Farms raises $10m to grow food in saltwater

Saudi start-up Red Sea Farms raises $10m to grow food in saltwater

26 Jul 2021

Red Sea Farms, which grows organic, pesticide-free tomatoes using saltwater in Saudi Arabia, has received a $10 million venture capital investment.

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C3 on its recent MENA expansion: ‘The region is a hub of tech and culinary innovation’

C3 on its recent MENA expansion: ‘The region is a hub of tech and culinary innovation’

16 Jul 2021

Omnichannel food tech platform Creating Culinary Communities (C3) is bringing its cloud kitchen and food delivery tech to the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region, announcing a $100 million joint venture in Saudi Arabia just months after expanding to...

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