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The Grain Drain: Ukraine war disrupts US grain and oilseed market

The Grain Drain: Ukraine war disrupts US grain and oilseed market

29 Apr 2022

“The war in Ukraine has seemingly changed everything,” says RaboResearch in a report that explores the grain and oilseed outlook in the US over the next ten years and the expected impact on fertilisers, production, exports and pricing.

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Food prices hit all time high as cost of cereal and vegetable oils spike

Food prices hit all time high as cost of cereal and vegetable oils spike

28 Apr 2022

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Food Price Index rocketed to an all-time high in March, as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine spurs supply shortages and drives-up cereal and vegetable oil prices.

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Country-specific snack boxes deliver regional flavours direct to consumers

Country-specific snack boxes deliver regional flavours direct to consumers

26 Apr 2022

Country-specific snack boxes with regional flavours are captivating food and drink consumers by taking adventurous eaters around the globe with monthly subscription boxes.

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How widespread are pesticide residues on fresh fruit & vegetables?

How widespread are pesticide residues on fresh fruit & vegetables?

22 Apr 2022

Following the release of the Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) annual “Dirty Dozen” list of pesticides in produce for 2022, The Alliance for Food and Farming (AFF) responds with their own research on the safety of everyday consumer ...

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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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EFSA publishes nutrient profiling advice for front-of-pack labelling

EFSA publishes nutrient profiling advice for front-of-pack labelling

20 Apr 2022

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has published its scientific advice intended to inform how nutrition information is presented on the front of food packaging, including potential restrictions on health claims.

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EU’s new THC limits for hemp-based products will ‘level the playing field’ for food producers

EU’s new THC limits for hemp-based products will ‘level the playing field’ for food producers

19 Apr 2022

The EU’s introduction of maximum permitted THC levels in hemp-based food products means a “level playing field” which should drive new product innovation and marketplace development, Asa Waldstein, principal of the Supplementary Advisory Group told Ing...

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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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Avian flu outbreak disrupts egg production in US

Avian flu outbreak disrupts egg production in US

14 Apr 2022

Poultry farmers in the US are experiencing the worst avian flu outbreak since 2015 with over 24 million birds already lost, threatening seasonal egg production and raising prices.

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Social media-savvy Gen Z consumers drive brand licensing uptake

Social media-savvy Gen Z consumers drive brand licensing uptake

12 Apr 2022

Food manufacturers are embracing brand licensing as a way to connect with Gen Z and Millennial consumers. “Generating ‘buzz-worthy’ PR and billions of brand impressions has never been more crucial,” says one expert.

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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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