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Stevia & fibre blend promises to slash sugar by 100% with no loss in taste or bulk

Food tech start-up Unavoo has launched a natural, stevia- and prebiotic fibre-based sweetener that can replace sugar like-for-like in dairy, bakery and beverage products.

PureCircle cleared of 'forced prison labour' accusations

Stevia maker PureCircle today (Tuesday) said it would “leave all the options open” as to whether it would seek compensation after it was “cleared” following a dispute with the US...

Food Vision 2017

From marketing to taste: How virtual reality will change the food industry

Virtual reality has arrived and is set to change the way the food industry engages with consumers and even the way consumers taste food by creating multisensory experiences, according to...

FOOD VISION 2017: All the highlights from social media

All the social media highlights from Food Vision 2017 in London.

Organic Trade Board unveils its €10 million plan for sector regrowth

The Organic Trade Board (OTB) has announced a three-year plan to expand the organic industry after securing over €10m in EU funding in January.

FOOD VISION 2017: Food evangelists, 3D printed selfies and the importance of ingredient diversity

Industry movers and shakers gathered in London last week for Food Vision discussing the some of the hottest trends and issues affecting the industry today. Here are some highlights if...

Brits prepared to shift to climate-friendly diets – within reason

A slim majority of British consumers are prepared to change their diets to help reduce the impacts of climate change, but few would ever switch to vegetarian, pescatarian or vegan...

EU agri-food exports reach highest level in history

The European Commission has reported the largest annual level of agri-food exports ever in the EU: are new international trade agreements behind the boost?

Fairtrade back in growth as foundation launches new marketing strategy

The Fairtrade Foundation has launched a new, hard hitting marketing strategy following research showing that 23% of UK consumers “never think about who produces their food and drink”.

Food Vision: Insights and highlights from day one in London

Food Vision kicked off yesterday with insights from innovation specialists and trailblazing startups. Join our team of editors as we discuss the key take-away's and highlights from the first day.

General Mills reiterates cage-free egg commitment

General Mills has reiterated its commitment to exclusively sourcing cage-free eggs for its global operations by 2025.

Asda introduces free-range milk following World Animal Protection campaign

UK retailer Asda has introduced Free Range Dairy Farmer’s Milk into more than 100 of its stores.

Ready meals can be more nutritious than home cooking, so how to convince a sceptical public?

Consumers still assume ready meals are low in nutrition, but wider use of slow cooking techniques such as sous vide can produce foods that's more nutritious than home-cooked equivalents. Can...

NPD Jan-Feb 2017: Spinach tortilla, coffee popcorn and Limoncello biscotti

 BakeryandSnacks tracks new product launches for the first two months of this year.

Sustainability superhero? UK meat alternative Hooba uses food waste, YMCA programmes and eco-friendly methods

UK flexitarian brand, Hooba, is using sustainably grown mushrooms in favourite meat products to help the environment and consumers’ health.

Consumer waste and livestock biggest inefficiencies in food production: Study

People waste a fifth of finished food products either through discarding or over-consumption, according to a new study, with livestock production also responsible for massive inefficiency.

‘Risk averse’ EU industry shunning fermented food trend

Growing public interest in fermented foods in Spain and France is not being seized upon by European food companies and retailers because they are too “risk averse and conservative”, according...

Children's sugar intake equivalent to five doughnuts a day: Obesity Health Alliance

Children in the UK are eating the equivalent of five doughnuts a day in sugar, according to the Obesity Health Alliance, as it calls on industry to reformulate its products.

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Will the free-range egg industry crack under the strain of avian flu?

The global spread of the highly pathogenic avian flu (HPAI) has set the cat among the pigeons in the free-range egg industry.

Nestlé pledges 18,000-tonne sugar cut in European products

Nestlé has pledged to remove at least 18,000 tonnes of sugar from products in its European portfolio by 2020, equivalent to a 5% reduction of current levels.

Perfectly imperfect: UK snack company 'rescues' unwanted English fruit from food waste fate

As food waste levels become higher than ever, UK start-up Spare Fruit is saving English apples and pears from ending up in the bin by turning them into healthy snacks....

What connects crickets, coffee & mushrooms in a sustainable urban food loop? This Danish start-up's protein juice

Another month, another insect start-up? Maybe, but Danish firm Insekt KBH's apple, ginger and cricket juice is different: it's sustainable not only thanks to its ingredients but because it's produced...

Predicted post-Brexit slump fails to materialise as UK organic market marches on

The UK organic market looks to be weathering any post-Brexit uncertainty as figures suggest the industry is in rude health, with consumer perception and reassurance at the heart of growth,...

Water emulsions can achieve up to 20% fat reduction

By swapping fat particles for water or air, manufacturers have achieved up to 20% fat reductions in chocolate and cheese - but the technology can be applied to almost any...

‘C'est qui le patron’ brand success leads to expansion into butter, crème fraiche and yogurt

A fair-trade milk scheme where shoppers set fair prices for farmers has seen initial success with its C'est qui le patron? (Who is the boss) brand selling five million cartons...

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