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Venture capital fund seeks start-ups: Must be sustainable, innovative & ready to make money

New Crop Capital is a venture capital fund that only invests in sustainable start-ups developing cultured and plant-based meat, dairy and egg products. But it's not just about saving the planet: “There...

Middle East & Africa beat 'lacklustre' Europe for fresh food sales in 2015: Euromonitor

The Middle East and Africa were the most dynamic markets for fresh food sales in 2015 as the Russian embargo hit Eastern European markets and Western consumers opted for convenience....

The ultimate taste test: Insect burger, plant burger or meat burger?

The Belgian researchers' battle of the burgers threw up an interesting result: Although meat came out top, consumers liked the insect burgers more when told they contained mealworms, putting it...

Bühler aims to 'close the global protein gap' with algae, insects and pulses

Swiss giant Bühler has backed a series of research and development (R&D) projects looking at insects, algae and pulses as alternative protein sources.

Food firms improve sustainability promises - but are they following them up with action?

The world's top 10 food firms are improving their promises and pledges on sustainability, food security and workers' rights, according to Oxfam’s Behind the Brands report. But is there any action...

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NFU won’t campaign, but opposes Brexit

The UK’s National Farmers’ Union (NFU) has said that after evaluating of the agricultural merits of the case, it is in favor of staying in the European Union (EU).

Danone Q1 results in line with expectations

Danone has issued its Q1 2016 results, showing sales of fresh dairy products down compared to the previous first quarter of 2015.

Foodex 2016

‘We could be consuming food all the time that is not authentic but we wouldn’t know about it until afterwards’

‘We could be consuming food all the time that is not authentic but we wouldn’t know about it until afterwards’, according to Andy Morling, head, Food Crime Unit, Food Standards...

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Barentz backs water lentils for protein

Dutch ingredients player Barentz International has partnered with Floridian biotech start-up Parabel USA to globally distribute ‘water lentil’-derived protein.

Online teenagers helping to market high calorie foods

Marketing messages promoting high-calorie foods are receiving a boost from an unexpected source - teenage social media users -  according to a Swedish study.

'THE GOAL IS TO REFORMULATE SO THEY CAN BE LABELLED 'EVERYDAY PRODUCTS''

Mars to label savoury products in global portfolio: 'Eat occasionally, once a week'

Mars will add labels to some savoury products in its global portfolio, such as Uncle Ben's and Dolmio, that don't meet its own nutrition criteria to say they should only...

Food & Drink Expo: Preview of new products on show in UK

More than 1,200 exhibitors will gather in Birmingham, UK, next week across four events hosted by William Reed, owner of BakeryandSnacks.com: Foodex , Food & Drink Expo incorporating the Farm Shop &...

Mars: ‘Don't eat some of our products every day’

Mars Foods is to advise consumers to limit the consumption of certain products in a bid to improve the nation’s health..

Modern drives boost food plant efficiency

Over the past two decades, there have been dramatic changes in the functionality and capabilities of motor drives. Their increased performance has transformed machine design.

Vitafoods Europe 2016, Geneva, Switzerland, May 10-12

Vitafoods to showcase nutrition innovation boom

92% of 800+ ingredient and product exhibitors that attended Vitafoods Europe in Geneva last year said they would launch at least one product in the following year.

McCain sees pre-tax profits rise despite sales dip

Chip producer McCain Foods GB has seen pre-tax profits for the full year hit almost £64M, up from £54.7M in 2014.

Danish researchers develop new method to test arsenic in food

A new analytical method to determine the content of inorganic arsenic in foods can help industry make food safer and meet European monitoring targets, say the Danish researchers who developed it....

Kerry Foods' 100% natural preservative claim given green light for Irish ham

Kerry Foods Denny Deli Ham is able to claim it is the only 100% natural ham without artificial ingredients in ireland, after an advertising complaint was rejected by the UK’s...

Decline or rise? Europe cocoa processing numbers released

Figures from grinders including Cargill, Barry Callebaut, Nestlé and Mondelēz show the volumes of cocoa processed in Europe in the first quarter of this year.

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Personalised nutrition ‘really works’: new research

New EU research shows that diets targeted at an individual’s specific needs –personalised nutrition – can improve health more than general nutrition advice, but the results are not improved by...

'Turn traceability into a marketing tool,' say creators of farm-to-fork smartphone app

OriginTrail, an app created by Slovenian startup that allows consumers to scan processed products in the supermarket and trace ingredients back to the farm, means manufacturers can turn transparency commitments...

Is the booming gluten-free baby food market about to get another boost?

New studies have prompted changes to some advice on the introduction of gluten. Could it have an impact on booming EU sales of gluten-free baby foods?

M&S boss wins backing despite food sales ‘below expectations’

City analysts have backed the new boss at Marks & Spencer (M&S), Steve Rowe, after the company unveiled food sales below analysts’ expectations.  

3D Food Printing Conference 2016

Wageningen University & FrieslandCampina researching 3D printing of milk protein structures

3D food printing gives academics an opportunity to explore the functionality of ingredients and how we can delay the process to get a solid structure and build challenging shapes, according...