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NPD Trend Tracker: From wholegrain spelt to Christmas dinner pie

By Augustus Bambridge-Sutton

In this week’s NPD Trend Tracker, we have a range of festive products, including a festive wrap, festive ice-cream flavours and a pie containing an entire Christmas dinner. We also have a new flavour from Tate & Lyle, a wholegrain spelt from Merchant...

The facility will allow cultivated meat companies to perform R&D. Image Source: Newform Foods

African cultivated meat facility to boost low-cost R&D

By Augustus Bambridge-Sutton

South African cultivated meat startup Newform Foods (formally Mzansi Meat Co.) has announced that it plans to open a demonstration facility for cultivated meat products in South Africa, collaborating with engineering company Project Assignments.

The bill will ban the export of cattle, sheep, goats, pigs and horses for fattening and slaughter. Image Source: Johnny Greig/Getty Images

Exports of livestock for slaughter on the chopping block in UK

By Augustus Bambridge-Sutton

Among the legislation announced alongside the King’s Speech on Tuesday was a ban on the export of UK livestock for fattening and slaughter. The decision, if it gets through Parliament, will have a keen impact on both animal welfare and animal agriculture...

The investment aims to turn Catalonia into a hub for alternative protein research. Image Source: agrobacter/Getty Images

Catalonia invests €7m into alternative protein research

By Augustus Bambridge-Sutton

The government of Catalonia, Spain has invested €7m into alterative protein research, one of the largest investments into the sector in Spain’s history. It will aim to scale up Catalonia’s plant-based and fermentation-made food production.

A masculine framing does not have an affect on men liking vegan dishes. Image Source: Daria Kulkova/Getty Images

The effect of masculine marketing on vegan diets

By Augustus Bambridge-Sutton

One of the most pervasive cultural perceptions around food consumption in general is that eating meat is for men and that, conversely, veganism is feminine. A new study explores whether reframing vegan dishes through masculine marketing alters men’s conception,...

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How to revive flagging demand for plant-based meat

By Katy Askew, managing director, IFIS Publishing

The food industry has responded to bullish predictions of a boom in plant-based meat alternatives with a gold rush mentality. But as sales slow and interest dips, can advances in food science come to the rescue of a category that is struggling to live...