The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) creates ecosystems of entrepreneurship to solve the food industry's biggest problems. We spoke to its CEO about the challenges and the start-up success stories.
Innovopro has developed a patented method to process chickpea protein that, chief executive Taly Nechushtan says, means the company can offer a highly functional alternative to the alt proteins currently dominating the market.
A French parliamentary report, voted yesterday, calls for a raft of measures to make processed and 'ultra-processed' food healthier, from maximum limits on salt, sugar and fat to caps on the number of additives used per product.
Using chlorella to replace eggs in vegan mayonnaise allows French company The Good Spoon to cut the fat content in half for a healthier, plant-based product that is also democratising microalgae, according to its co-founder.
Allanblackia seed oil can now be used in greater quantities in margarines, spreads and dairy alternatives as the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has okayed a novel food application submitted by Unilever.
Norway’s Borregaard is a technology leader in biorefineries, producing biochemical and biomaterials that replace oil-based products. A recent innovation from the group is a wood-based dietary fibre that works as a fat-replacer.
An emulsifier, humectant, texturiser and egg replacement, Renmatix's patent-protected simple cellulose is native, natural and multifunctional, it says. "This is a very unique and new-to-the-world form of cellulose,” says the CEO.
Naturex has launched a patent-pending blend of rosemary and spinach extracts that can replace the synthetic antioxidant ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) in lipid emulsions, such as mayonnaise or salad dressings.
No organic ready meals, 'double standards' in meat labelling and too few vegetarian options. Manufacturers in Europe's biggest ready meal market, the UK, are failing to seize a business opportunity, a new report says.
Cargill has created Satiagel Seabrid, a new carrageenan extract, based on 100% cultivated seaweed, which the company said creates a supply of sustainably-sourced ingredients that delivers a texture preferred by consumers.