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.
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.
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.
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.
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.