All news articles for October 2021

French start-up Cala has developed a robot that makes pasta and sauce autonomously. Image source: Cala

French pasta-making robot eyes European expansion

By Flora Southey

The start-up behind an autonomous robot that cooks pasta and sauce for Parisian consumers has received investment to expand in France and explore new locations in Europe.

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Taste of success: How to fuel recovery at the elite level

By Nikki Hancocks

Providing elite athletes with the nutrition 'edge' is not always about the counting of macros or the science behind ingredients, but it's sometimes as simple as making products and meals delicious, according to a leading health & performance...

Outreach efforts include sending ambassadors for food careers into schools / Pic: GettyImages-Solshock

How skills development is transforming the food sector

By Natasha Spencer

A wide variety of roles are available in the food industry throughout the supply chain. UK-based National Skills Academy for Food & Drink (NSAFD) hopes to encourage more to consider how their skills are an ideal fit for food and in doing so, fill...

Brazzein is 500-2,000 times as sweet as sucrose (table sugar). Picture credit: GettyImages-CherriesJD

Sweegen to launch high intensity sweetener brazzein in 2022

By Elaine Watson

Sweegen will expand its high-intensity sweeteners portfolio early next year with the addition of brazzein, an ultra-sweet tasting protein found in small quantities in the fruit of a West African plant called oubli, that can be produced on a commercial...

Producing cash crops for the feed industry is a big contributor to grasslands conversion -- but grazing is one of the most effective ways of preventing it / Pic: GettyImages-Tbradford

Grasslands in crisis: Why the food industry should act now

By Katy Askew

Commodities driven deforestation is a major reputational risk for food businesses. A lesser known environmental impact is the contribution food production makes to grasslands degradation. But, with grasslands disappearing at an ‘alarming’ rate, could...

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