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Boom or bust: Are consumers ready for the alternative protein revolution?

Boom or bust: Are consumers ready for the alternative protein revolution?

24 Jun 2022

While excitement over alt-proteins is high among industry and investors, major challenges remain for companies looking to convince consumers to switch to a plant-based ‘meat alternative’.

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Mars launches animal-free chocolate with Perfect Day’s whey protein

Mars launches animal-free chocolate with Perfect Day’s whey protein

21 Jun 2022

Mars has launched a vegan chocolate bar made with biotech unicorn Perfect Day’s animal-free whey protein made via precision fermentation.

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Unilever in $120m biotech venture to scale palm oil alternative

Unilever in $120m biotech venture to scale palm oil alternative

20 Jun 2022

Unilever has teamed up with US biotech company Genomatica to commercialise its palm oil alternative produced via a biotechnology fermentation process.

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Nitrite and nitrate alternatives gain ground for processed meat applications

Nitrite and nitrate alternatives gain ground for processed meat applications

14 Jun 2022

As France finalises its review into the health risks of nitrite in cured meats, industry research focuses on the potential substitutes for nitrite and nitrate in processed meats to offer consumers healthy alternatives.

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US FDA was ‘wrong’ to deem tagatose calorie content ‘significantly higher’ than allulose, says Bonumose CEO

US FDA was ‘wrong’ to deem tagatose calorie content ‘significantly higher’ than allulose, says Bonumose CEO

8 Jun 2022

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was “wrong” to deem tagatose’s calorie content contribution “significantly higher” than allulose because the difference between the two sugar substitutes is less than between tagat...

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Demand for tapioca syrup as a sweetener surges

Demand for tapioca syrup as a sweetener surges

1 Jun 2022

Seen as a better-for-you, natural sweetener, tapioca syrup is growing in demand, particularly among consumers in Asia and North America.

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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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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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Dairy butter carbon footprint is 3.5 times larger than plant-based spreads, says Upfield

Dairy butter carbon footprint is 3.5 times larger than plant-based spreads, says Upfield

25 Apr 2022

Plant-based margarine manufacturer Upfield says its spreads have a 70% smaller carbon footprint, require half the amount of water and use two-thirds less land across the product cycle when compared to conventional butter, according to a life cycle...

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Pulse-based snacks continue to gain ground as a functional choice

Pulse-based snacks continue to gain ground as a functional choice

18 Apr 2022

Pulse-based snacking options such as AirSnax chickpea-based puffed snacks and Tarwi Foods lupin-based hummus in the UK and Hippeas chickpea chips in the US have recently come onto the market as alternatives looking to gain a foothold in the increa...

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PepsiCo launches 'non-HFSS' crisps in UK

PepsiCo launches 'non-HFSS' crisps in UK

15 Apr 2022

PepsiCo has launched lower-salt crisps under its Walkers range that it is marketing as 'non-HFSS' following recent UK advertising restrictions that limit high fat, salt and sugar (HFSS) foods.

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Low- and no-alcohol beverages see significant growth globally

Low- and no-alcohol beverages see significant growth globally

11 Apr 2022

Alcohol-free and low-alcohol beverages are helping drive growth for many alcohol manufacturers that have been struggling to adapt to the changing tastes of the market in recent years.

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