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Forest recently destroyed to grow cocoa near Blolequin in Cote D'Ivoire. Photo: Mighty Earth

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Cocoa industry still failing to end deforestation, new report claims

By Anthony Myers

A new report from global advocacy organisation Mighty Earth claims that since the high-profile launch of the Cocoa and Forests Initiative (CFI), Africa’s top cocoa-producing nations continue to see huge areas of forest being destroyed to make room for...

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NPD Trend Tracker: From magnesium-infused water to non-HFSS crisps

By Flora Southey

Wondering what innovations are hitting supermarket shelves? In this edition of our NPD Trend Tracker, we look at Cadbury’s new ‘twist’ wrapper for its Duo line of chocolate bars, Pip & Nut’s limited edition Cherry Bakewell Tart almond butter, and...

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What have we learned from Dry January 2022?

By Rachel Arthur

Dry January is the month of the year when the no and low alcohol category really has a chance to shine. So what have we learned about the direction of the category this month? Here's five key takeaways from Dry January 2022.

How will Christmas dinner change over the next 30 years? / Pic: GettyImages Alvarez

What’ll be on the menu for Christmas 2050?

By Katy Askew

Under-30s think the traditional Christmas dinner is ‘old fashioned’, according to fresh research. As pressure on the food industry to transition to more sustainable ingredients mounts, what will we be eating for Christmas dinner in 2050?

In a traditional chocolate bar, sugar accounts for around half the product. Pic: GettyImages

Sugar reduction/reformulation special edition

Replacing sugar in confectionery is ‘incredibly hard’

By Anthony Myers

Sugar is an important ingredient in confectionery, not only for its taste but also because it contributes to texture, bulk, mouthfeel, aroma, colour, and a number of other attributes that make up chocolate and candy.

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NPD Trend Tracker: From choc orange mayo to non-alcoholic bubbly

By Flora Southey

In this week’s new product development tracker, FoodNavigator profiles a mash-up between Heinz mayonnaise and Terry’s Chocolate Orange, as well as a plant-based ‘milk-alike’ chocolate out of Belgium. Other new offerings include a Millionaire’s Shortbread...

Air is linked with improving 3d products which is advancing manufacturers’ efforts to retexturize foods. Image: Getty: Marina_Skoropadskaya

The biggest ingredient of future food: air?

By Oliver Morrison

Rising commodity prices put an onus on food and beverage manufacturers to exploit the opportunities presented by air as an ingredient in products, believes ‘food futurologist’ Dr Morgaine Gaye.

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