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Bacterial molecules found in processed meals could pave way to healthier foods

By identifying and removing bacterial molecules during the production process, manufacturers can make processed foods healthier, according to a study. 

Pathogen-associated molecular patterns (PAMPs) are undetectable in non-processed and fresh foods, suggesting that they develop during the manufacturing process. (©

Organic growth set to double – but it won’t feed the planet alone: Study

Sales of organic food and drink are set to double by 2018 but this is not enough to feed the world – a truly sustainable farming system is needed for future food and ecosystem security, say researchers.

RSPO Next draws mixed reactions over environmental stance

The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil's RSPO Next allows manufacturers to demonstrate a tougher stance on deforestation, forest fires and peatland clearance – but it has been slammed by Greenpeace which says many progressive companies and governments have already gone further.

Celeb chefs and free-from trend driving surge of interest in buckwheat

UK supermarket chain Waitrose has reported a boom in sales of buckwheat – while the number of global baking ingredient launches using buckwheat flour has more than doubled in the past three years.

France dethrones US as top innovator in global retail pizza market

France has usurped the US as the most innovative retail pizza market, according to new Mintel research.

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