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Albert Heijn initially used DNA traceability to confirm its chicken was slow-growth and has extended this approach to beef and pork / Pic: GettyImages-leischkadesign

Meat transparency: The answer could be in the DNA

By Katy Askew

Today’s consumers expect heightened levels of traceability – particularly when it comes to meat. Dutch retailer Albert Heijn is working with its suppliers and DNA testing expert IdentiGEN to provide shoppers with certainty around the meat they eat.

Thousands of individual muscle fibres combine to form a lab-grown burger / Pic: Mosa Meat

How will Mosa Meat spend its latest $55m injection?

By Flora Southey

Cultured meat company Mosa Meat has closed a $55m (€47m) Series B funding round. FoodNavigator asks the start-up’s Head of Operations, Sarah Lucas, exactly how it plans to use the money.

BfR has stressed the African Swine Fever virus cannot be transferred to humans. Pic: GettyImages/Teamjackson

Can eating pork from ASF-infected pigs make you sick?

By Flora Southey

How is African Swine Fever transmitted? And can eating foods from infected animals make you sick? BfR has answered a selection of FAQs following the first confirmed case of African Swine Fever in Germany.

If consumer interest in healthy eating is waning, innovation and reformulation are the solution / Pic: GettyImages

Healthy eating takes lockdown hit: IGD

By Katy Askew

People feel that their diets have got worse during the coronavirus lockdown. And, while more people say health is an important purchase motivator, fewer consumers are going to make healthy changes to their diets, according to IGD data.

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New campaign champions environmental benefits of meat

By Oliver Morrison

With livestock ‘getting blamed for everything from cancer to climate change’, the British Meat Processors Association has launched a new website to promote the environmental benefits of eating beef and other animals.

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JBS hits back at deforestation claims

By Oliver Morrison

JBS has defended its efforts to eliminate deforestation in the Amazon Rainforest after criticism from environmental campaigners led the UK’s largest supermarket Tesco to attempt to cut links with the meat giant.

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Scotland’s haggis makers heartened at prospect of US breakthrough

By Oliver Morrison

The UK’s international trade secretary, Liz Truss, is pressing the US to end its ban on haggis imports as the two countries negotiate the terms of a trade deal. It’s a big if, but should the ban be lifted it presents exciting opportunities for a product...

'Many people' have raised the question if coronaviruses can be transmitted via meat products, says BfR. Pic: GettyImages/ake1150sb

Can coronavirus be transmitted via meat products?

By Flora Southey

Outbreaks of COVID-19 at abattoirs and meat cutting facilities in Germany over the last few weeks has prompted concerns that the virus can be transmitted via meat products.

Lumina Intelligence and FoodNavigator look at the future of plant-based innovation

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When plant-based meets clean label: A sweet spot for future innovation?

By Katy Askew

Demand for plant-based products is booming. However, meat- and dairy-free alternatives are facing something of a challenge as the nutritional content of products comes under the microscope. We suggest that the intersection between clean label and plant-based...

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