Global food giants are being urged to follow suit after Danone was applauded for announcing it is the first food company to set a methane reduction target and align with the ambition of the Global Methane Pledge launched at COP26.
Over the next three years, Unilever plans to expand its lead in ice cream sales by offering more premium products, expanding in emerging markets and leveraging digitization to boost sales online and out of home, a top executive recently revealed.
ClientEarth is taking action against the Italian authorities. According to the legal campaign group, intensive hazelnut farming in the Lazio region is being ‘wrecked by catastrophic pollution’ from intensive hazelnut farming.
Many packaged food and beverage manufacturers that have trimmed serving sizes without lowering cost in recent years to mitigate inflation have tried to do so in stealth mode for fear of losing value-seeking shoppers, but new research suggests if they...
Multus Biotechnology’s ‘first-of-its kind’ facility will open its doors before the end of the year. We catch up with co-founder and CEO Cai Linton to ask: Why should industry outsource growth media, rather than develop it in-house?
Boiling peanuts for up to 12 hours could help overcome children’s allergic reactions, according to the results of a clinical trial at Flinders University and SAHMRI in Australia which found up to 80% of children with peanut allergy became desensitised...
UK scientists have uncovered what makes chocolate so popular: lubrication and fat release are key. This understanding, they say, can unlock opportunities to develop a new, healthier, generation of chocolate.
Unilever is steadily gaining market share, boosting sales in fast-growing categories, lowering the cost of experimentation and improving its consumer engagement by doing more with less, CEO Alan Jope touted during the company’s investor day last month....
The Consumer Goods Forum said consumer industries continued to make progress on issues like food and plastic waste, deforestation and forced labour despite the challenging conditions witnessed in 2022.
Despite cost and inflation concerns, trend reports note rising demand among many consumers for foods with functionality, such as those that can help bolster the immune system. Many brands are responding.
The EU is committed to the Sustainable Development Goal to halve food waste by 2030. But, with food labelling often cited as a waste driver, are restrictive regulatory requirements impeding this effort? FoodNavigator speaks to Kristen Hovland, CEO of...
IRCA – a portfolio company of private equity firm Advent International – has signed a definitive agreement to procure the Sweet Ingredients Portfolio of the Dublin-headquartered global provider of taste and nutrition solutions for the food, beverage and...
Singapore chocolate firm Tatgu used the pandemic to press ahead with innovation across its low-sugar and -GI, and high-calcium product ranges, as it seeks to meet soaring demand for better-for-you treats.
A study published in the journal Nature Food outlining key production metrics at cultivated meat co Believer Meats, “shatters” some of the assumptions made in a high-profile article in The Counter, which argued that cell-cultured meat faced “intractable”...
With low/no alcohol consumption set to rise a third by 2026, according to some estimates, Synergy Flavours has crafted flavour pairings for premium soft drinks and alcohol-free beverages that complement some of the UK’s favourite global cuisines, including...
In Israel, Vgarden Ltd. has developed what it claims is ‘game-changing’ vegan tinned tuna. Omer Eliav, chief of R&D and Vgarden co-founder runs us though the most challenging aspects of replicating the kitchen staple, fish-free.
Taste may be considered king by most food and beverage makers, but at Unilever it no longer reigns supreme after the CPG giant adopted a new ‘holistically superior’ product testing framework and ‘boldly healthier’ food commitments for 2025 – a move that...
FoodNavigator’s Positive Nutrition event, which is transitioning to a face-to-face conference in 2023, will place the link between diet and wellness under the microscope as it unpicks the innovation opportunities that can support improved population health.
The Swiss-based coffee company has teamed up with Singapore-based AI-driven food ingredient profiler ProfilePrint to invest in Csmart, a Brazil-based developer of AI-powered image recognition technologies for green coffee grading.
FrieslandCampina Ingredients – part of Dutch dairy giant FrieslandCampina – has struck a strategic partnership with California-based startup Triplebar Bio to develop and scale up the production of bioactive proteins using precision fermentation.
Biotech group Novozymes has invested in new ‘energy-friendly’ raslysation technology developed by Danish company Lyras to replace filtration processes. It is expected to result in lower costs and increased efficiency.
UK snacks newcomer Raw Bake Station is rebranding as D*mn Good to ‘connect with consumers on a much deeper level’. “We’re encouraging consumers to embrace their inner demons and free themselves from their fears,” says founder and CEO Evie Waxman.
Be it a feasible game plan or just a pipedream, the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) is determined to make good on its pledge to eradicate hunger in Africa by 2030 by mobilising political support ahead of the African Food Summit.
As we move into the second week of Veganuary, we look at Asda’s two new vegan brands: OMV! and Plant Based. Elsewhere in the meat-free space, Kraft Heinz is continuing to expand its bean-based offerings with the launch of frozen Heinz Magical Beanz Nuggetz....
In an unexpected discovery, a new frying oil designed to prevent foaming in restaurant and par-frying industries has been found to reduce oil pick up in end-products by up to 25%, explains Renee Boerefijn, director of innovation at Bunge.
Following the results of a European study that reveals nutrition, health, taste and price lead dietary fibre needs, we explore how consumer perceptions and attitudes are evolving and shaping new product launches.
With growing calls for high protein and alternative options – and as manufacturers tackle traditional manufacturing challenges – the industry’s eyes are on whether 2023 will be the year protein cements itself as a seismic influence in bakery and snacks.
It was observed that better performances in cognitive function tests were associated with increased dietary intakes of α-Carotene and β-Carotene, in a new cross-sectional study utilising elderly participants from the Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES).
Massachusetts-based startup Superfrau is targeting the emerging functional soda category with a vitamin and mineral packed sparkling beverage made from one core ingredient: upcycled liquid whey from Greek yogurt production.
Researchers in the UK have developed a smartphone app designed to improve knowledge around the government’s 5 A Day recommendation, including which foods are included, portion sizes, the need for variety, and reasons for consumption.
Start-ups are under more pressure than ever in today’s turbulent economic climate. But while securing intellectual property rights might not feel affordable, the USP they deliver could prove more important than ever.