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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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Clutch Cognition creates functional drinks with brain health botanicals

Clutch Cognition creates functional drinks with brain health botanicals

7 Jun 2022

Danish startup, Clutch Cognition, has entered the functional drinks space targeting cognitive health with a blend of botanicals and plant-based ingredients such as sage, green oat, green tea, and guar beans.

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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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Pet food space gets healthy infusion at Nestlé's latest accelerator class

Pet food space gets healthy infusion at Nestlé's latest accelerator class

18 May 2022

Pets and the food they eat is beginning to reflect the dietary choices that their owners themselves are making. From obesity-fighting formulations to the introduction of ancient grains and alternative proteins, the options for targeted, functional food...

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Nestlé launches fortified dairy drink in Pakistan to tackle micronutrient deficiencies

Nestlé launches fortified dairy drink in Pakistan to tackle micronutrient deficiencies

16 May 2022

Nestlé is targeting micronutrient deficiencies with Bunyard Iron+, a fortified dairy-based drink that provides a source of iron that it says is “three times more absorbed in the body when compared to existing available sources."

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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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‘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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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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To grow, meal kit companies should get cooking on e-commerce strategies

To grow, meal kit companies should get cooking on e-commerce strategies

21 Apr 2022

After demand for meal kits boiled over during the pandemic,  Mintel is advising meal kit companies to need to expand their offerings through e-commerce channels.

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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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Baby formula brands innovate with clean label launches

Baby formula brands innovate with clean label launches

7 Apr 2022

Clean label baby food is receiving a significant amount of development, with two recent brands ByHeart and Bobbi launching formulations certified by the Clean Label Project with a Purity Award.

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