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Roquette ready for major investment in North American pea protein

Roquette is investing in pea protein in Canada next year, as the French firm ups its game in the protein space. 

Consumers willing to pay 75% more for known ingredients: Survey

Branding ingredients has a mixed record of success but a survey reveals worldwide demand for recognisable ingredients.

Irish researchers say green pastures mean better dairy products

Irish scientists say there is evidence that pasture-fed cows do produce better products.

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Algae and alternative protein players in €1.2bn EU food project

A pan-EU sustainable food project sees Israeli astaxanthin supplier Algatechnologies, champion of pea protein Roquette and Dutch nutrition giant DSM among its 50 partners that will invest close to €1.2bn over the next seven years. 

Beans beat meat for satiety thanks to filling fibre

A plant-based burger made from pulses beats meat for satiety, say Danish researchers – but it’s probably due to the fibre not protein.

Confidence in secure commodity supply chains 'misplaced'

Confident there’s enough soy, palm oil and beef to go around and your policies can weather the risks ahead on everything from climate change and deforestation to reputation and regulation? Think again, say the authors of two new reports.

New supplier set to make waves on the bio-marine scene

Start-up Bio-marine Ingredients Ireland (BII) hopes to become a major new supplier of lipids, protein and calcium powders following an initial €15m investment in its plant.

Top 5 flavors forecast to shine for bakers and snack makers in 2017

BakeryAndSnacks has analyzed the ingredients company McCormick’s Flavour Forecast for 2017 and extracted some highlights that could assist baked goods and snack producers in new product development.

Mind, body and spirit: The holistic tea trend

Food Matters Live in London played host to a range of food and beverage makers all eager to show off the flavours and unique ingredients, which they think will continue to trend in 2017.

'Climate smart' pulses are key to global food security: FAO

'Climate smart' pulses are essential to global food security by delivering high-nutrition protein to people and critical nutrients to soil, said the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) on World Soil Day. 

France tops global food sustainability index

France is the top ranking country for tackling food waste and nutritional challenges while Germany is ranked number one for sustainable agriculture, according to a 25-nation food sustainability index by the Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition (BCFN).

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Teff: The next ‘ancient grain’ to make nutrition ripples?

The success of chia and quinoa has opened the door for other less-known ancient grains, but one South African company exporting teff is wary of a boom and bust effect.

Euromonitor: all-natural ingredients lead consumer trends

Over one-third of consumers worldwide carefully read food labels, scanning for ingredients on their “must avoid” list, Euromonitor recently found.

Future food: Could edible bee larvae help feed the world by 2050?

The edible larvae and pupae of honey bees has a ‘nutty’ flavour, high nutritional value and protein quality similar to beef, say researchers.

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The Vegetarian Butcher: What turned a ninth generation meat farmer into a plant-based pioneer?

Jaap Korteweg was a ninth generation Dutch meat farmer before becoming a vegetarian unable to banish his cravings for meat. The CEO of The Vegetarian Butcher  shares his experience and gives advice for budding 'mock meat' entrepreneurs.

MEPs oppose plant-based alternatives using meat terms

The battle over plant-based terminology has moved into the meat arena with two Italian MEPs calling for laws to prevent vegetarian alternatives from using names such as prosciutto and mortadella.

How should you communicate your CSR success stories?

French industry group ANIA has published a report with best practice tips for communicating corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities and responsible marketing.

Gut instinct: Irish art exhibition explores food, mood & the ‘psychobiome’

Irish microbiome scientists have helped curate an Irish art exhibition exploring the influence of food on mood, informed by mounting science around the gut-brain axis.

The photo-fermented combination: Allmicroalgae scales-up microalgae production

Portuguese supplier Allmicroalgae has taken calls to scale up production of microalgae to heart, with a project to combine big-volume fermentation with high-value photosynthesis methods now in swing.

Making microalgae big: Scaling up production is key to food security success

Microalgae is often held up as the most promising sustainable protein that can feed a growing world population - but first production needs to be scaled up on industrial levels. "The costs of inaction are too steep to even contemplate,” writes the author of a new paper.

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