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Balenti adds the benefits of baobab to functional nut butters

Balenti adds the benefits of baobab to functional nut butters

19 Apr 2024

French startup Balenti uses sustainably sourced, wild-harvested baobab fruit to make its healthy nut butters with functional benefits.

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Plastic alternatives: The future of food packaging?

Plastic alternatives: The future of food packaging?

16 Apr 2024

With the retailers Carrefour and U-Group in Belgium, France, and Luxembourg set to package some private label yoghurt, juice and cheese products in cellulose-based packaging, Ingredients Network looks at the most promising food-grade alternatives to pl...

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MeliBio’s ‘bee-free’ honey to hit the European market

MeliBio’s ‘bee-free’ honey to hit the European market

8 Apr 2024

MeliBio, a startup developing honey without bees, rolls out its first plant-based sweetener products to the European market in partnership with Slovenian food maker Narayan.

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Germany releases new nutrition guidelines

Germany releases new nutrition guidelines

5 Apr 2024

The German Society for Nutrition (DGE) publishes its latest dietary guidelines, focusing more on plant-based foods and highlighting health and sustainability.

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Beyond Burger’s clean-label recipe revamp

Beyond Burger’s clean-label recipe revamp

2 Apr 2024

Following annual revenue and profit losses, plant-based leader Beyond Burger has updated its ingredient list, adding avocado oil for a healthier fat profile and removing “unnecessary” ingredients.

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Cocoa prices likely to increase significantly in 2024

Cocoa prices likely to increase significantly in 2024

27 Mar 2024

Due to environmental factors, the International Cocoa Organization predicts an 11% drop in global cocoa output, driving cocoa prices up and raising concerns for farmers' livelihoods.

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Sainsbury’s reaches living wage goal for banana workers

Sainsbury’s reaches living wage goal for banana workers

12 Mar 2024

UK supermarket Sainsbury’s announces it has achieved its industry commitment three years ahead of schedule and encourages other retailers to do the same.

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Trust, comfort, convenience, and reframing ageing dominate in the US

Trust, comfort, convenience, and reframing ageing dominate in the US

8 Mar 2024

Clear communication, comfort choices, optimising eating occasions, and changing how we think about ageing are among North America’s top food and drink trends in 2024.

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Unilever and Perfect Day’s animal-free dairy dessert: Is precision fermentation the future of dairy?

Unilever and Perfect Day’s animal-free dairy dessert: Is precision fermentation the future of dairy?

6 Mar 2024

Perfect Day, a precision fermentation dairy supplier, has partnered with Unilever's Breyers, a brand of ice cream and frozen dairy desserts, to launch Breyers lactose-free chocolate frozen dessert.

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Macauba oil emerges as potential rainforest-friendly palm oil alternative

Macauba oil emerges as potential rainforest-friendly palm oil alternative

1 Mar 2024

Producers and researchers consider the rainforest-friendly credentials of Macauba palm oil and whether its sustainability credentials offer an opportunity to replace palm oil.

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Jelly Drops made of 95% water tackle dehydration among seniors

Jelly Drops made of 95% water tackle dehydration among seniors

27 Feb 2024

Specialised nutrition startup Jelly Drops makes small jelly drops that contain 95% water and added electrolytes and vitamins to combat dehydration among elderly people and those with dementia who often forget to drink– a common yet previously underserv...

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SEE launches first biobased compostable protein trays

SEE launches first biobased compostable protein trays

23 Feb 2024

Sustainable packaging solutions for perishable food products have proved to be a big challenge for food manufacturers, but US packaging provider SEE (formerly Sealed Air) has launched a composable protein packaging tray.

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