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Sucafina looks to AI to cut carbon footprint of coffee sales

By Oliver Morrison

The Swiss-based coffee company has teamed up with Singapore-based AI-driven food ingredient profiler ProfilePrint to invest in Csmart, a Brazil-based developer of AI-powered image recognition technologies for green coffee grading.

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Food fraud warnings amid CO2 shortage

By Oliver Morrison

Food manufacturers are being urged to prioritise quality checks when choosing new CO2 suppliers, in order to minimise food fraud risk.

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Researchers deliver plastic-free takeaway

By Oliver Morrison

In research organised by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology Food community (EIT FOOD), academics looked to eliminate the shortcomings of ordinary takeaway packaging.

Reb M expands the toolbox for F&B reformulation / Pic: GettyImages-Nitiphonphat

Sweegen wins stevia Reb M patent battle… but Ingredion set to appeal

By Katy Askew

Ingredient supplier Sweegen hailed its victory against PureCircle in a stevia Rebaudioside M (Reb M) patent battle as opening the door to ‘major expansion’ opportunities. However, FoodNavigator understands PureCircle owner Ingredion is already preparing...

Farmers can record everything they need to know about their animals on the phone app and then analyse that data to improve efficiencies and sustainability. Image: Breedr

Digitising the beef sector to reduce emissions

By Oliver Morrison

Fintech app Breedr wants to ‘put data at the heart of farming’ to make the beef supply chain more efficient and improve farmers’ profits and environmental footprints.

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Inside Hive: A deep-dive into Unilever's plant-based innovation drive

By Katy Askew

“We want to outgrow the competition and we want to do it in ways that are better for people and the planet,” Unilever’s head of Food & Refreshment Hanneke Faber says. How does the company plan to do this? FoodNavigator goes inside Hive, Unilever’s...