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Meat-free alternatives - brought to you by the meat companies

Sensing a shift in consumer eating habits and attitudes, several German meat companies are leading the way in innovation and NPD for meat substitutes: “We will be the first and last generation that eats meat every day,” says one.

Meat-free alternatives - brought to you by the meat companies

Italian gelato buyout sees Unilever eye scoop of premium ice cream market

Unilever looks set to take a bigger share of the premium ice cream market in addition to moving towards its own retail presence through the acquisition of Italian gelato business Grom.

Food prices are staying lower for longer, says FAO

Commodity prices are low and steadily falling according to the FAO – but this boon to food security comes at a cost to farmers and threatens to create a sluggish, unresponsive farming sector, it says.

EFSA delivers long-awaited safety assessment despite data craters

EFSA on insects: Pathogens harmful to humans most likely from farming

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has said insect pathogens potentially harmful to humans are most likely to come from rearing and processing not intrinsically associated with the insect itself – but huge gaps in data remain. 

Tate & Lyle trading update suggests firm are ‘in line’ with outlook

UK-based food ingredients firm Tate & Lyle said trading performance in the first half of the year was in line with expectations, and that guidance for the full year remains unchanged.

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