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Just how nutritious are sustainable proteins?

The need for sustainable proteins is on the rise, but are they as healthy and nutritious as their mainstream equivalents? A public-private partnership (PPP) coordinated by Wageningen University aims to determine just that, and is on the lookout for more industry partners.

Trademark/brand name defence rejected

Supermoan: UK bans superfood claim

'Natural fast food' restaurant chain Leon has been ordered to remove the term ‘Original Superfood Salad’ from its menu after the UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) found it did not qualify as a brand name exemption under the EU nutrition and health claims regulation (NHCR). Legal experts examine the ruling.

Cargill pairs with start-up to make spirulina from malt waste

Cargill has partnered with a French start-up to turn waste water and CO2 from one of its malt production plants into spirulina production ‘fuel’.

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JBT trials coil heat exchanger on apple puree

JBT has carried out trials on a coil heat exchanger in aseptic systems, to sterilize fruit and vegetable puree and concentrate.

Scouting out Europe's latest free-from innovation at SIAL

What are the latest free-from trends sweeping Europe? How is the mature gluten-free market staying innovative? And how much on-pack prominence should you give to free-from claims? FoodNavigator hit the expo floor at SIAL in Paris to find out.

'This product is not against cheese'

Plant-based pioneers say lactofermented soy will enrich traditional cheese sector

"Soy is good, but lactofermented soy is better," says French firm Sojami which predicts its patented process for creating plant-based cheese will lead to a vegan cheese industry as rich and diverse as dairy. (Just don't call it cheese.)

Embrace organic, say experts, who predict 9.2% growth

Sales of organic food will grow almost three times faster than non-organic, according to forecasts by Rabobank.

UK government launches food and drink export plan to boost economy by €3.5bn

A governmental strategy to encourage companies to export UK food and drink products worldwide could give the British economy a much-needed boost of almost €3.5bn.

Your trash is our treasure: InSymbio's digital marketplace for by-products

Coffee grounds used to grow mushrooms, orange peel transformed into clothes and hemp for 3D printing are just some of the food waste by-products traded on InSymbio’s digital marketplace for food biomass, residues and by-products.

Glamorous grannies and seaweed find unlikely success at SIAL

Is it possible to make algae and grandmothers seem glamorous? Brittany-based entrepreneur Christine Le Tennier says so as she launches a seaweed tapenade that taps into the trend for 'modern nostalgia'.

130 cities unite to tackle urban food challenges

A UK project to tackle childhood obesity and Riga’s green treatment of food waste are two of the first initiatives to come out of a pledge to collaborate on food challenges, signed by cities across the globe.

UPDATE: Two killed, one still missing in BASF explosion

Two workers have been killed, one person is still missing and eight have been seriously injured in the explosion at a BASF plant in Ludwigshafen, Germany yesterday. 

FoodDrinkEurope promotes healthy eating with new website

Industry trade group FoodDrinkEurope has launched a new website to highlight industry efforts to promote healthier lifestyles. 

Tate & Lyle to expand Singapore lab amid speciality ingredients focus

Tate & Lyle is to more than double the size of its Singapore laboratory, will new facilities including a pilot plant and wider analytical capabilities.

France ploughs billions into 'intelligent' proteins - seeks global leadership by 2030

France aims to become a leading world supplier of protein by 2030 with an agreement signed yesterday between government and industry pledging to boost investment into 'intelligent food' from both animal and vegetable protein sources.

Frutarom's extract line aims to bring Mediterranean diet benefits to formulators

Israeli ingredient supplier Frutarom Health has launched a line of extracts that offer fortification possibilities for food and beverage manufacturers.

Unilever & Tesco close 'Marmitegate'

Unilever and Tesco have resolved their dispute over price increases for brands such as Marmite, but both are remaining tight-lipped over details of the deal.

A winning formula? Free-from snacks are safest bet for food start-ups

Food and beverage start-ups that bring to market on-the-go snacks or beverages with a ‘free-from’ positioning have the best chance of success, whilst dairy concepts face the greatest risk of failure, finds new research.

Alpro: 'we made a mistake and we’re really sorry'

Twitter storm blows up Alpro's dairy problem

Belgian manufacturer of plant-based dairy alternatives Alpro has been caught in a Twitter storm after it tweeted that a healthy diet consists of one third animal-based products. Disgruntled vegan followers referenced the company’s recent acquisition by dairy giant Danone as evidence of an ethically compromised company.

Fake sounds of chewing influence taste of food, study concludes

A ‘crunchy’ sound replicated via a device could influence food texture perception, even if the associated crunchy feeling in the mouth is absent.

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