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Future-proof chocolate from Voyage Foods

Future-proof chocolate from Voyage Foods

30 May 2022

Chocolate made without cacao, peanut butter without peanuts, coffee without the beans. All these futuristic-sounding possibilities have become a reality with Voyage Foods’ reverse engineering technology that recreates these popular foods using ot...

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Access to Nutrition Initiative launches supermarket scoreboard

Access to Nutrition Initiative launches supermarket scoreboard

24 May 2022

On average, retailers in the UK only scored a 3.3 out of 10 in their efforts to promote healthy nutrition choices for their consumers, according to an index composed by the Access to Nutrition Initiative (ATNI) that analyses and benchmarks efforts by r...

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Pet food space gets healthy infusion at Nestlé's latest accelerator class

Pet food space gets healthy infusion at Nestlé's latest accelerator class

18 May 2022

Pets and the food they eat is beginning to reflect the dietary choices that their owners themselves are making. From obesity-fighting formulations to the introduction of ancient grains and alternative proteins, the options for targeted, functional food...

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Algae, mushrooms & cell-cultivation: Meet the ProVeg incubator startups

Algae, mushrooms & cell-cultivation: Meet the ProVeg incubator startups

27 Apr 2022

Seven new food startups from around the world joined ProVeg’s alt-protein accelerator programme this year on April 4 to begin a 12-week course. The new group focusses on the latest technologies, including mushroom-based ingredients, cultured...

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Dairy butter carbon footprint is 3.5 times larger than plant-based spreads, says Upfield

Dairy butter carbon footprint is 3.5 times larger than plant-based spreads, says Upfield

25 Apr 2022

Plant-based margarine manufacturer Upfield says its spreads have a 70% smaller carbon footprint, require half the amount of water and use two-thirds less land across the product cycle when compared to conventional butter, according to a life cycle...

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Despite pushes for alternatives, plastic packaging to remain a future solution

Despite pushes for alternatives, plastic packaging to remain a future solution

21 Mar 2022

As governments move to reduce the use of plastic (both single-use and packaging) through legislation and consumers push for fewer options that harm the environment, companies have progressively moved away from this versatile, flexible packaging op...

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The race for a true, non-artificial blue continues with spirulina

The race for a true, non-artificial blue continues with spirulina

18 Mar 2022

The colour blue has proven difficult to recreate using natural sources. However, manufacturers have continued to innovate around the challenge of producing a natural, vibrant blue, and the latest addition to the space is a spirulina-based shade from th...

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Plant proteins' next evolution: Lupin beans

Plant proteins' next evolution: Lupin beans

7 Mar 2022

Delivering on taste, texture and health benefits, lupin beans are emerging as a viable contender in the race to dominate the plant-based protein industry. We look at some innovative startups using this ingredient.

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Vertical farming reaches new heights amid climate pressures

Vertical farming reaches new heights amid climate pressures

25 Feb 2022

Traditional agricultural practices have come into question as consumers become increasingly aware of the link between their carbon footprint and their eating habits. The global farming system is responsible for between 25% and 39% of total greenhouse g...

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Microdrink startup Waterdrop expands in US, looks to move global

Microdrink startup Waterdrop expands in US, looks to move global

24 Feb 2022

Australian beverage startup Waterdrop has raised €60 million ($70 million) in a Series B funding round led by Singapore-based investment firm Temasek. The startup, which makes microdrinks — water-soluble, sugar-free cubes packed with plant-b...

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Global pressures on chocolate industry prompt alternative formulations

Global pressures on chocolate industry prompt alternative formulations

23 Feb 2022

Even as coca prices have increased, consumer chocolate consumption has increased. Now, one-third of people say they are eating more chocolate as a result of the pandemic, according to Cargill’s 2021 ChocoLogic study. Only 3% said they avoid ...

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Pet food generates buzz for using insect protein

Pet food generates buzz for using insect protein

22 Feb 2022

Pets consume a significant amount of protein, but as concerns about human protein consumption continue to rise, pet owners are beginning to scrutinize their pets’ diets in addition to their own. As a result, alternative proteins for pet...

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