All news articles for September 2019

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Future Thinking: How are UK consumers shopping and eating in 2019?

By Flora Southey

A survey conducted by insights and analytics company Future Thinking has investigated UK consumers’ buying and eating habits with regards to convenience foods, cooking from scratch in the home, snacking, and attitudes towards sugar and fat intake.

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Barb Stuckey: 'When you talk about cells, you leave the realm of deliciousness...”

‘Cultivated’ meat could be the most-consumer-friendly term for cell-cultured meat, suggests Mattson/GFI research

By Elaine Watson

The term ‘clean meat’ is confusing (and carries the tacit implication that regular meat is 'dirty’), while ‘cell-based meat’ – a more neutral term favored by some startups – doesn’t poll well with shoppers. ‘Lab-grown’ is a food marketer’s nightmare....

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4 myths about plant-based diet trend debunked

By Oliver Morrison

The plant-based trend is no fashion craze. It is well and truly here to stay, according to market research firm Kantar. What’s more, brands and businesses that make false assumptions about this market risk losing out on a growing slice of plant-based...

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Food tech investment data: VeganNation and Lezzoo

By Katy Askew

Investments in European food tech cooled as the mercury rose in Europe this August. But app-based delivery firm Lezzoo and vegan marketplace concept VeganNation were still able to whet the appetite of investors.

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Vegans ‘may have higher risk of stroke than meat eaters’: study

By Oliver Morrison

Vegetarian and pescetarian diets are linked to a lower risk of coronary heart disease (CHD), but vegetarians and vegans may have higher risk of stroke than meat eaters, suggests a study published in the BMJ, which claims this may reflect low blood levels...

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