All news articles for August 2021

Valeo is adding ontrend protein-packed meat snacks like biltong and jerky to its growing 'treats' portfolio. Pic: GettyImages/Boltenkoff

Valeo swoops in to bag UK meat snacks giant

By Gill Hyslop

Dublin-headquartered Valeo Foods – which itself was bought by Bain Capital Private Equity (co-founded by politician Mitt Romney) for £1.5bn in May – has agreed to acquire New World Foods Europe (NWFE) from Australian FMCG entrepreneur Tony Quinn.

Which population segment is expected to be early adopters of cultivated meat in South Africa? GettyImages/xavierarnau

Do Africans have an appetite for cultivated meat?

By Flora Southey

In South Africa, a country with strong traditions of conventional meat production and consumption, which population segment will be the first to embrace cultivated meat?

6-PPD quinone contamination is hitting stocks of culturally and economically important Coho salmon / Pic: GettyImates-y-studio

6PPD quinone: The environmental contaminant killing Coho salmon

By Katy Askew

An everyday chemical has been found to be highly toxic. Contamination of waterways is responsible for what had been the unexplained mass deaths of Coho salmon. We take a look at 6-PPD quinone, what it means for the food system and why it is important...

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