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New tech on EFSA’s horizon: Crowdsourcing and cyber assistants

New technology like crowdsourcing and artificial intelligence computers is the future of risk assessment, the head of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has said.

Old-time favourites or one-time fads: Which specialty oils are trending in Europe?

With consumer interest in health and specialty oils growing, FoodNavigator takes a look at the positioning of superfood newcomers and well-established favourites in Europe.


Clean label: Is it worth it?

“Clean label” and “clear label” have been industry buzz terms in the bakery and snacks industries over the last few years, but is the commitment to going “clean” worth the...

TTIP backlash: Europe wants its food to be craft, natural and home-grown

From fibre-filled juice to bird-friendly coffee, cauliflower flour to pea bread, European demands for natural are being fuelled by a massive distrust of TTIP – and this will grow whether...

Food industry’s seven steps to meet population challenge

The food industry must focus on seven key objectives in order to boost production and increase availability and access to food “significantly” over the next decade to meet the demands...

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‘Starving Africa’ cliché used to push GM: Harvard Professor

An over-simplistic image of impoverished, malnutritioned Africa is being used to push the case for genetically modified organisms (GMOs), a senior Harvard professor has warned.

Will Cargill's EverSweet be a gamechanger for stevia?

Extracted or fermented, blended or pure, stevia can take many forms - and the arrival of EverSweet will mean even more possibilities for positioning the sweetener, says Cargill. But will it get...

Trendspotting at the Food Tech Expo and Summit in Mexico City

What are the hottest trends in food and beverage in Latin America? Steve Osborn, principal consultant, food and beverage, at The Aurora Ceres Partnership, headed to the Food Tech Expo and Summit...

Food manufacturers must respond to consumers’ ‘huge cultural shift’

Food and drink manufacturers must respond to a “huge cultural shift” in consumer behaviour towards own-label products, according to grocery think tank IGD ceo Joanne Denney-Finch.

Brazilian soy exporters, crushers and farmers should 'keep their eyes on' German GM free trend, says retailer

There is a now a huge momentum in Germany to convert all private label meat sectors to GM free soy, said the German Association of Food without Genetic Engineering (VLOG). ...

Securing long term supply key to success in chia, quinoa spheres, marketer says

Finding the right partners to guarantee long term supply is the key to success in the super foods game, said the executive of a bulk chia and quinoa supplier based...

Italy and France show promise for organic packaged food

Both France and Italy have strong culinary traditions and consumers want quality food but have less and less time to cook – could this be why organic packaged food shows such promise?...

Food and drink innovations – in pictures

Meatless meat products, 3D printed gummy sweets and milk chocolate reindeer droppings were just some of the innovations launched by food and drink manufacturers recently.

Meat-free alternatives - brought to you by the meat companies

Sensing a shift in consumer eating habits and attitudes, several German meat companies are leading the way in innovation and NPD for meat substitutes: “We will be the first and last generation that...

Report slashes Halal growth forecast

Thompson Reuters has cut its growth forecast for the global Halal food market, saying the market will grow to just under US$1.6tn by 2020, instead of 2018 as predicted last year.

Food prices are staying lower for longer, says FAO

Commodity prices are low and steadily falling according to the FAO – but this boon to food security comes at a cost to farmers and threatens to create a sluggish,...

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The live debates: Call for panellists at ISM and ProSweets sessions

ConfectioneryNews will host three live sessions at ISM and ProSweets 2016 and seeks experts in confectionery packaging, chocolate reformulation and companies with innovative strategies to reach Millennials to join our panels.

Does MSG have a future in Europe as umami gains flavour favour?

Global demand for MSG is set to rise,  but can the additive shake off its negative health associations in Europe - and if not, does that mean a gap in...

Consumers will pay more for products with additional information on ingredients, allergy, survey finds

Manufacturers could help restore consumers' waning faith in the quality and safety of food and beverages, and potentially command a higher price point, by providing consumers with more information about...

Top snacking trends: Texture, flavour and on the go

Texture and flavour were among the top six snacking trends that promised opportunities to manufacturers, according to Innova Marketing Insight.

UK's organic standards up for public consultation

The Soil Association is updating its organic standards to make them more practical and transparent and is calling on the public to give its opinion in an open consultation.

Could pecans be the next big ‘better for you’ ingredient in snacking?

Pecans could become a mainstay ingredient across the bakery and snacks industry as consumers look for more versatility in their products, says the Center for Pecan Innovation.

FoodNavigator's September News Quiz

How much do you remember from September's breaking news stories, latest food science findings and new product launches? Take our quiz and put yourself to the test....

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