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100% Traceable: Olam’s tech links producers and farmers through data

By Kristine Sherred

The cocoa and spice supplier unveiled sustainability goals in 2017 with a 2020 goal of nurturing a ‘fully traceable’ cocoa supply chain. We discussed progress with Olam's North American innovation lead, when we caught up with him at IFT.

Tapping E414 in Senegal: “This is the ‘grand cru’ of acacia gum”

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Tapping E414 in Senegal: “This is the ‘grand cru’ of acacia gum”

By Flora Southey

Acacia gum, or food additive E414, is used by food and beverage manufacturers as a natural texturizing agent. FoodNavigator travels to Senegal to find out how the plant exudate is ‘tapped’ from African acacia trees, before being exported and processed...

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THE INGREDIENTS SHOW

Growing single origin trend to ‘transform Colombia through chocolate’

By Flora Southey

Single origin chocolate is attracting strong sales and high product satisfaction among consumers. For ingredient suppliers, this presents an opportunity to give back to the rural communities growing the commodity. FoodNavigator caught up with an analyst,...

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Brexit: The best and worst-case scenarios

By Flora Southey

The fresh food sector may well be the hardest hit when the UK withdraws from the EU, with a no-deal Brexit potentially costing the UK food industry €1.3bn, according to market research provider, Euromonitor International.

What are trends for? How to make the most of market reports…

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What are trends for? How to make the most of market reports…

By Virpi Varjonen, Analyst & Strategist at Invenire Market Intelligence

What are the main trends? Where is the market going? These are the regularly asked questions within the food and nutrition industry. But why? And how do we actually get the most out of trends reports?

What is water stewardship? Bottled water and protecting sources

Sustainability spotlight

Past, present and future: Bottled water's journey through time

By Rachel Arthur

Natural mineral and spring water brands are built on their provenance, making their source a unique part of who they are. But with increasing pressure from man's impact on the planet, how are brands protecting their water for the future?

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10 key snack trends to watch

By Gill Hyslop

There is no doubt that healthy snacking is trending, with emphasis on clean label, protein and vegan launches. According to Innova Market Insights, as snacks become healthier, more wholesome and satisfying, they are increasingly fulfilling the role of...

Bahia notebook: Why is rubber so important to the growing of cocoa in Brazil? - Video

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Bahia notebook: Why is rubber so important to the growing of cocoa in Brazil?

By Anthony Myers

As part of a field trip for delegates at the World Cocoa Foundation Partnership Meeting in Sao Paulo in October, the WCF organized a visit to CEPLAC so industry experts could see for themselves the work being carried out to not only help and promote Brazil's...

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