Proteins

Aquaculture has overtaken wild caught fishing for the first time. Image Source: Getty Images/Dudits

How sustainable is aquaculture?

By Augustus Bambridge-Sutton

With aquaculture now accounting for more of the world’s fish than wild caught, it is no longer a niche production method. How does it really stack up on sustainability?

Could a keto diet boost brain health? GettyImages/bit245

Could a keto diet boost brain health?

By Donna Eastlake

The keto diet has been linked to multiple health benefits, including lowered blood pressure and reduced blood sugar. Now scientists believe it could aid brain health.

The company aims to develop a raw egg for retail. Image Source: Getty Images/vikif

Plant-based egg separates yolk and white

By Augustus Bambridge-Sutton

Already producing a plant-based egg alternative with separated yolk and white, Neggst plans to develop a raw egg for retail which may, eventually, have a shell.

Baked snacks, such as baked crisps, are prevalent in the snacks market. Image Source: Getty Images/ugurhan

How healthy are baked snacks?

By Augustus Bambridge-Sutton

Baked snacks, from baked fruit to baked crisps, are a key part of modern snacking. But how healthy are they, really?

Consumers are still keen on plant-based options, but they want more from them. GettyImages/DronG

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The next-step in plant-based? Understanding the extruder

By René Floris, NIZO Food Research Division Manager

Consumers want more from plant-based meat alternatives, from taste to texture and affordability. Could understanding the extrusion process deliver on all three?

Soybean prices are falling. Image Source: Getty Images/Drs Producoes

Why are soybean prices falling?

By Augustus Bambridge-Sutton

Despite challenges from regulation and climate, soybean prices have spent the last year falling. What accounts for this?

According to the World Health Organization, 2.7m people die in Europe every year due to four major commercial products – one of which is ultra-processed food. GettyImages/gerenme

Ultra-processed food kills, says WHO

By Flora Southey

The World Health Organization is linking ultra-processed food, alcohol, tobacco, and fossil fuel industries to millions of deaths in Europe every year.

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NPD Trend Tracker: Euros 2024 edition

By Augustus Bambridge-Sutton

This month, the Euros 2024 are kicking off. In this week's NPD Trend Tracker, we feature a range of products that put convenience front-of-mind – a perfect complement to the event!

There are still barriers to full adoption of plant-based. Image Source: Getty Images/coldsnowstorm

How will policy in Europe affect plant-based?

By Augustus Bambridge-Sutton

A diverse range of businesses, academics and activists have supported a transition to plant-based protein. But in Europe, politics, and political will, still provide a barrier.

Fava beans can grow in Europe, but several problems remain. Image Source: Getty Images/MEDITERRANEAN

Can fava beans grow in Europe?

By Augustus Bambridge-Sutton

Fava beans are a leading crop used for alternative protein products. They can also be grown in Europe, making for simpler supply chains. But what issues are producers contending with?

Has the plant-based trend peaked? GettyImages/ArtMarie

Has the plant-based trend peaked?

By Donna Eastlake

The plant-based trend has been on the up and up in recent years. But has it finally peaked and, if yes, can the plant-based industry do anything to prevent a decline?

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NPD Trend Tracker: From plant-based ice-cream to gluten-free fast food

By Augustus Bambridge-Sutton

On our NPD Trend Tracker this week, we have a range of new products from big brands; new flavours from Kettle Chips, plant-based thighs from This, plant-based ice cream from Flora Professional, and a gluten free range from Leon. We also have a collaboration...

Are plant-based meats low in protein? GettyImages-DjelicS

Are plant-based meats low in protein?

By Donna Eastlake

Meat-free alternatives to burgers, sausages and steaks have become popular in recent years as consumers look to reduce their meat consumption. But do these meat-free alternatives offer the same benefits as meat itself?