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Shifting trends: Analysing the impact of high inflation in India

Shifting trends: Analysing the impact of high inflation in India

25 Jul 2022

Despite food and beverage categories in India feeling the pinch of increasing inflation, the overall outlook remains upbeat as governmental support steps in and evolving consumer purchasing patterns shape the sector.

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A switch to alternative proteins could be cheapest and highest impact solution to climate crisis – report

A switch to alternative proteins could be cheapest and highest impact solution to climate crisis – report

22 Jul 2022

Shifting to alternative proteins could be the “most capital-efficient and high-impact” solution to today’s climate crisis, according to a new report from Boston Consulting Group (BCG), which suggests more than 30% of consumers are willing to fully swap...

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Oman authorities put food security and sustainability centre stage with ‘transformative’ investments

Oman authorities put food security and sustainability centre stage with ‘transformative’ investments

21 Jul 2022

New technologies and initiatives to promote sustainable food systems, healthy diets and improved food and nutrition security have attracted the backing of authorities in the Gulf country Oman.

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National dietary recommendations must be revised to account for sustainability, warns study

National dietary recommendations must be revised to account for sustainability, warns study

19 Jul 2022

The composition and quantity of animal product recommendations in national dietary guidelines should be revised in line with circular food system principles, new research suggests.

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Infant formula shortage in the US: How to prevent a future crisis

Infant formula shortage in the US: How to prevent a future crisis

15 Jul 2022

Following a series of events which led to the US being unable to meet its needs for infant formula, action is needed to prevent future shortages, says the non-profit Center for Science in the Public Interest.

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Value with values: Sustainable products must be affordable for Latin Americans

Value with values: Sustainable products must be affordable for Latin Americans

8 Jul 2022

As inflation begins to bite, budget-conscious consumers in Latin America are looking for food and drink products that offer value for money – but sustainability concerns are still there so brands need to show how good-for-the-planet and budget ca...

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Sustainable behaviours must begin to resonate with consumers too

Sustainable behaviours must begin to resonate with consumers too

7 Jul 2022

Food producers, brand owners, retailers and governments must work together to help drive consumers towards more sustainable behaviours, experts warn.

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Bacteria can be used to convert plastic waste into vanilla flavouring

Bacteria can be used to convert plastic waste into vanilla flavouring

5 Jul 2022

A lab engineered strain of E.coli that can sustainably convert used plastic waste into vanillin – the key ingredient in vanilla flavouring – has been discovered at the University of Edinburgh. 

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The corporates fighting food insecurity: Are they doing enough?

The corporates fighting food insecurity: Are they doing enough?

4 Jul 2022

Brands are increasingly taking steps to combat food insecurity, yet the number of people globally unable to access nutritious food is rising. Is enough being done to ensure the security of the global food system?

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Healthy eating guidelines could help EU hit the methane reduction targets

Healthy eating guidelines could help EU hit the methane reduction targets

1 Jul 2022

National healthy eating guidelines calling for 50% cut in red meat and 25% drop in dairy consumption could be key for the European Union (EU) to meet its 2030 methane reduction targets, according to the Changing Markets Foundation.

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Harnessing oat hulls to make sustainable sweeteners

Harnessing oat hulls to make sustainable sweeteners

30 Jun 2022

Finnish company Fazer is transforming the oat hull side streams from its existing oat mill into the low-calorie sweetener, xylitol.

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‘Game-changing’ tech such as automation and synthetic biotechnology the future for manufacturing, VTT predicts

‘Game-changing’ tech such as automation and synthetic biotechnology the future for manufacturing, VTT predicts

28 Jun 2022

“Game-changing technologies” such as synthetic biotechnology – combining engineering principles with biology in natural production processes – and more automation could revolutionise European food manufacturing, as well as for a host of other sectors i...

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