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Sugar tax in South Africa results in ‘positive changes’

Sugar tax in South Africa results in ‘positive changes’

23 Apr 2021

A study published in The Lancet found that following the 2018 implementation of a 10% tax on sugar-sweetened beverages in South Africa, the overall consumption of sugar from these beverages fell 35% from 16.25 grams per person daily to 10.63 grams per ...

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1 in 4 meat substitutes do not contain enough protein

1 in 4 meat substitutes do not contain enough protein

14 Apr 2021

One in four plant-based protein options does not contain sufficient protein to be considered a source of protein, according to Irish industry watchdog Safefood in a new report. Despite the incongruity between 25% of labels professing products to be an ...

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Vegan ingredients maker gets $11M in seed funding

Vegan ingredients maker gets $11M in seed funding

7 Apr 2021

Vegan ingredient maker Nourish Ingredients received $11 million in a seed funding round led by Hong Kong billionaire Chris Liu’s Horizons Ventures and the Australian government’s Main Sequence Ventures. Horizon Ventures is known for providing early-sta...

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Eight million Euro project aims to bring robotic farming to Europe

Eight million Euro project aims to bring robotic farming to Europe

2 Apr 2021

In the face of continued labor shortages on farms throughout the EU, robots have ratcheted their way up in terms of importance for farmers, but these automatic, mechanical solutions have not yet become a mainstream solution to replace this shortage. To...

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Food allergies are impacting more than half the U.S. population

Food allergies are impacting more than half the U.S. population

15 Mar 2021

Just over half of the U.S. population (51%) is impacted by food allergies or sensitivities, according to a new study by That’s It which used the Suzy marketing platform. This number is not necessarily those who have to contend with food allergies thems...

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‘Impressive growth’: Spain’s entrepreneurs show growing appetite for food tech

‘Impressive growth’: Spain’s entrepreneurs show growing appetite for food tech

8 Mar 2021

In recent years, some places, such as Silicon Valley or Tel Aviv, have become synonymous with food tech and innovation. Spain does not tend to spring to mind.

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Euromonitor outlines top food trends for 2021

Euromonitor outlines top food trends for 2021

1 Mar 2021

The pandemic unquestionably altered consumer behavior, and going into 2021, Euromonitor International released a report detailing just how different those behaviors will be in a world that is acclimatizing to the realities of a COVID-present world and ...

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Givaudan invests in AI for future flavor development

Givaudan invests in AI for future flavor development

26 Feb 2021

Swiss flavor and fragrance company Givaudan revealed its newest artificial intelligence-driven tool that it has integrated into its flavors division, Givaudan Taste & Wellness. In a release, the company called the technology “game-changing,” saying tha...

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Lawsuits launched over heavy metals found in baby food

Lawsuits launched over heavy metals found in baby food

12 Feb 2021

Major US baby food manufacturers are facing class action lawsuits in the wake of a government report that alleged “dangerously high levels” levels of heavy metals, such as lead, arsenic and cadmium in their products.

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Food and beverage e-commerce could hit $109B in 2021

Food and beverage e-commerce could hit $109B in 2021

11 Feb 2021

This year, U.S. online sales of packaged food and beverages are forecast to reach between $90 billion and $109 billion, according to recent research from the Food Industry Association (FMI) and NielsenIQ. The final dollar figure will be contingent on t...

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Cooking at home to remain popular in 2021

Cooking at home to remain popular in 2021

4 Feb 2021

Nine months after the world found itself contending with the coronavirus, consumers have adapted to many of the restrictions and demands necessitated for safety. However, as vaccine rollouts slowly inch forward, manufacturers have begun to wonder which...

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Pandemic drives an increase in meat consumption across UK

Pandemic drives an increase in meat consumption across UK

2 Feb 2021

After years of growth, the movement of consumers away from meat has slowed in the UK, according to new data from Mintel. Over the course of 2020, the percentage of Brits reducing their meat consumption dropped from 51% in 2019 to only 41% in 2020.

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