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The future of hemp foods in the EU remains uncertain ©iStock/Yarygin

Europe ‘dynamic’ for CBD food innovation but legal hurdles remain

By Katy Askew

Global demand for foods containing hemp or CBD is expanding and levels of innovation in the European region have been ‘dynamic’. However, the future of the market hangs in the balance as regulators consider whether Cannabis sativa L. (industrial hemp)...

Coffee child labour podcast: How widespread is the issue?

Sustainable Food & Drink Podcast

Coffee child labour: Under-researched and ‘undetected’

By Oliver Nieburg

Thousands of child labourers work in coffee, but the true levels remain under-researched. Lumina Intelligence speaks to the Sustainable Coffee Challenge about the worst forms of child labour.

Spirulina has gained popularity as an ingredient in health foods ©GettyImages-Westend61

ScotBio increases phycocyanin in spirulina for ‘enhanced’ blue

By Katy Askew

Scottish biotech company ScotBio has developed a patent-protected method of enhancing the amount of phycocyanin, the blue pigment, produced in spirulina. The company says this innovation will make indoor grown spirulina a cost-effective option for the...

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