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Olam Cocoa research reveals UK consumption habits are changing for the healthier

Olam Cocoa research reveals UK consumption habits are changing for the healthier

24 Sep 2020

In the UK, consumers are snacking with gusto as continued lockdown measures drag on. However, instead of indulging in snacks that are better for the soul than one's health, the British are reaching for healthier options and plant-based foods, according...

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Tastewise, the AI-powered food intelligence solution, launches in the UK

Tastewise, the AI-powered food intelligence solution, launches in the UK

21 Sep 2020

AI-powered platform Tastewise predicts the way consumers order, cook and eat through analyzing restaurant menus, social media interactions and online home recipes. After debuting in the U.S. last year, the insights company is now launching in the UK.

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Stericycle releases an analysis of food recalls in the U.S

Stericycle releases an analysis of food recalls in the U.S

10 Sep 2020

As a result of the limited regulatory oversight activities by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Department of Agriculture during the pandemic, food recalls dropped 44% in the second quarter, according to a report from the Stericycle. A...

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Scientists discover the key to garlicy-ness

Scientists discover the key to garlicy-ness

26 Aug 2020

Researchers from Virginia Tech have discovered a biological process in garlic that creates allicin and that may lead to the creation of bulbs with differing levels of pungency. The scientists also said this discovery can contribute to farmers having be...

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The British Meat Processors Association calls for a shelf life extension for fresh meat

The British Meat Processors Association calls for a shelf life extension for fresh meat

20 Aug 2020

Current UK food regulations limit the shelf-life of fresh meat to 10 days when stored at 3-8 degrees Celsius. However, the British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) is aiming to persuade the UK’s Food Standards Agency to extend those guidelines to all...

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Dutch researchers work to discover the key to consumers’ ideal snack

Dutch researchers work to discover the key to consumers’ ideal snack

17 Aug 2020

Dutch researchers found that people associated their ideal snack with the words “warm,” “sweet,” “cold,” “savory,” and “healthy.” The study, which looked at divorcing healthy and unhealthy labels from an ideal snack, found that these specific adjectiv...

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PepsiCo partners up to sequence the oat genome

PepsiCo partners up to sequence the oat genome

20 Jul 2020

PepsiCo and its partners sequenced the complete oat genome for the first time, only taking four months to complete the process. The data was published on an open source platform for use by other companies looking to develop and improve new oat varietie...

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Gates Foundation leads $45 million investment in crop protection startup

Gates Foundation leads $45 million investment in crop protection startup

10 Jul 2020

Crop protection company Enko Chem announced that it raised $45 million in a Series B funding round led by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation with participation from Anterra Capital, Rabobank, Finistere Ventures, Novalis LifeSciences, Germin8 Venture...

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Spending on U.S. advertising for sugary drinks increases 26% to over $1 billion

Spending on U.S. advertising for sugary drinks increases 26% to over $1 billion

9 Jul 2020

Beverage companies increased their spending on advertising sugary drinks by 26% to over $1 billion between 2013 and 2018, according to a new study from UConn Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity. This increase in advertising primarily targets communit...

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EU invests €20m into sugar beet biorefinery for carbon neutral organic acids

EU invests €20m into sugar beet biorefinery for carbon neutral organic acids

8 Jul 2020

To reduce its reliance on petroleum-based chemicals in the food and agricultural industries, the European Commission and the public-private Bio Based Industry Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) are investing €20 million in the construction of a sugar beet bior...

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Euromonitor report: How will Covid-19 change consumer focus in retail?

Euromonitor report: How will Covid-19 change consumer focus in retail?

25 Jun 2020

The global pandemic that arrived this spring has upended the food and beverage market for both manufacturers and consumers in unpredictable ways. In a new report from Euromonitor, the market research firm looked at the future state of the FMCG sector a...

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Research shows adding iodine to salt may pose risks to some populations

Research shows adding iodine to salt may pose risks to some populations

23 Jun 2020

A new study by the Norwegian’s Scientific Committee on Food and the Environment (VKM) concluded that although the addition of iodine to salt used in products throughout the country would benefit adolescents and women of childbearing age, the same incre...

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