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Organic, renewable…and disruptive: Welcome to the third industrial revolution

We are entering a new economic paradigm based on clean energy and organic agriculture, says American economist and social theorist Jeremy Rifkin.

UK’s Birds Eye brand Iglo sold for €2.6bn

Europe’s largest frozen foods business Iglo Group has been bought by a pair of US investors for €2.6bn, at 2.4 times return on the original investment made by parent company Permira.

Tate & Lyle exits European venture and shuts sucralose plant

Tate & Lyle has announced a restructuring that will see it make changes to its struggling Splenda sucralose business and exit most of its European Bulk Ingredients business.

Front-of-pack labels are equally effective - but none works alone

Front-of-pack labelling can be useful but health policy-makers are naïve if they think that this alone will result in healthier food choices, say researchers -  environment, motivation and psychology must be actively influenced too.

Food and human nutrition expert: 'We can learn from the US and Denmark'

Whole grain struggle: One-fifth of UK consumers don’t eat any

The UK needs more whole grain products and daily intake recommendations to drive consumption up to healthy levels, says an expert.

How do start-ups approach new product development?

Some of the best and brightest innovation in the food and drink industry comes from start-ups – so how do they approach NPD? And what can companies of all sizes learn from their approach?

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Small changes for big benefits: Altering protein and carb profile has big impact on weight

Small changes for big benefits: Altering protein and carb profile has big impact on weight

Making small, consistent changes to the types of protein- and carbohydrate-rich foods we eat may have a...

What does ‘responsible innovation’ really mean?

What does ‘responsible innovation’ really mean?

Many food firms talk about the need for ‘responsible innovation’, but what does this buzzword actually mean...

Trans fats ban in Europe possible after EU debate

European trans fat report 'could lead to ban'

The European Commission will consider action on industrially produced trans fats in foods following a high-level debate,...

IFOAM: Organic must innovate to break out of niche status

IFOAM: Organic must innovate to break out of niche status

Organic sales are growing but the sector remains niche with market share in single figures, says one...

Sugar reduces stress more than aspartame, say scientists

Sugar reduces stress more than aspartame, say scientists

Sugar-sweetened drinks may reduce stress levels and therefore be harder to reduce than aspartame say scientists - but...

How do start-ups approach new product development?

How do start-ups approach new product development?

Some of the best and brightest innovation in the food and drink industry comes from start-ups –...