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Despite healthy attitudes, sweet sales are growing

Despite healthy attitudes, sweet sales are growing

4 Apr 2022

Sales of confectionery and chocolate in the US and Europe are on the rise - despite consumer ongoing interest in better-for-your foods.

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UK ban on 'junk food' advertising to take effect in April

UK ban on 'junk food' advertising to take effect in April

1 Apr 2022

New UK legislation that limits advertising - including in-store promotions and special offers - on products high in fat, salt, and sugar (HFSS) will enter into effect in April.

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Fermentation-derived betalain food colours could replace 70% of natural and synthetic options

Fermentation-derived betalain food colours could replace 70% of natural and synthetic options

31 Mar 2022

Phytolon’s precision fermentation-derived betalain colours “can replace 70% of the natural and synthetic” options once their full potential is exploited, the Israel-based start-up’s co-founder and CEO, Halim Jubran, told Ingredients Network.

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What trends are driving the European food and drink industry?

What trends are driving the European food and drink industry?

24 Mar 2022

Five evolving consumer trends are influencing food and drink development in the EU, spurring new formulation discoveries, product launches and communication campaigns, according to trade association, FoodDrinkEurope.

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Global consumers continue to purchase frozen food as segment thaws

Global consumers continue to purchase frozen food as segment thaws

23 Mar 2022

Across the globe, frozen food is increasingly growing its market share and beginning to make headway as a viable alternative for dinner when, for many years, it was viewed as a lesser alternative to fresh food.

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The race for a true, non-artificial blue continues with spirulina

The race for a true, non-artificial blue continues with spirulina

18 Mar 2022

The colour blue has proven difficult to recreate using natural sources. However, manufacturers have continued to innovate around the challenge of producing a natural, vibrant blue, and the latest addition to the space is a spirulina-based shade from th...

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Why the future of alternative protein is fermented fungi

Why the future of alternative protein is fermented fungi

16 Mar 2022

Fungi fermentation has stepped into the ring in a big way in recent years, and the number of companies that are looking to mycoprotein as a method to manufacture plant-based alternatives has proliferated.

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A new brew: Ayurvedic coffee in India, adaptogenic coffee from Finland

A new brew: Ayurvedic coffee in India, adaptogenic coffee from Finland

10 Mar 2022

Coffee is probably one of the world’s most popular functional beverages, providing millions with their daily caffeine hit. However, some brands are taking its functional benefits further by adding in botanicals, vitamins, and other nutrients.

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Plant-based whole cuts: The next-evolution of meat analogues

Plant-based whole cuts: The next-evolution of meat analogues

9 Mar 2022

While there has been significant success in replicating burger patties, sausage and chicken nuggets, one type of meat remains in conspicuously short supply amid the available options: plant-based whole cuts. However, whole-cut protein analogues are in ...

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Coca-Cola is spreading itself outside beverages to expand its market

Coca-Cola is spreading itself outside beverages to expand its market

28 Feb 2022

With 130 years of experience behind the brand Coca-Cola, it would be easy to imagine that the brand would be comfortably reliant on one of its 15 billion-dollar brands that make up the portfolio of one of the largest beverage companies in the world.

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Vertical farming reaches new heights amid climate pressures

Vertical farming reaches new heights amid climate pressures

25 Feb 2022

Traditional agricultural practices have come into question as consumers become increasingly aware of the link between their carbon footprint and their eating habits. The global farming system is responsible for between 25% and 39% of total greenhouse g...

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Microdrink startup Waterdrop expands in US, looks to move global

Microdrink startup Waterdrop expands in US, looks to move global

24 Feb 2022

Australian beverage startup Waterdrop has raised €60 million ($70 million) in a Series B funding round led by Singapore-based investment firm Temasek. The startup, which makes microdrinks — water-soluble, sugar-free cubes packed with plant-b...

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