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Air is linked with improving 3d products which is advancing manufacturers’ efforts to retexturize foods. Image: Getty: Marina_Skoropadskaya

The biggest ingredient of future food: air?

By Oliver Morrison

Rising commodity prices put an onus on food and beverage manufacturers to exploit the opportunities presented by air as an ingredient in products, believes ‘food futurologist’ Dr Morgaine Gaye.

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Robots ‘ready to extend reach’ in food industry

By Oliver Morrison

There’s a strong case for the future growth of robots in food production in Europe, believes Dutch bank ING, as companies look to boost competitiveness, improve product quality and respond to rising labour costs.

EFSA developing advise on nutritional labelling ahead of planned 2022 European legislation. GettyImages/Goran13

EFSA examines the science behind nutrient profiling

By Katy Askew

EFSA has opened a public dialog on front-of-pack nutritional labelling and health claims as it works to finalise the scientific advice that will help decision makers develop an EU-wide scheme.

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Leading supermarkets pledge to make UK shopping baskets greener

By Oliver Morrison

The CEOs of the ‘big five’ major UK supermarkets have committed to slash their impact across climate, deforestation nature and guide the whole food retail sector towards halving its overall impact on the natural world by 2030.

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How to avoid the greenwashing trap

By Oliver Morrison

New reviews on misleading claims in early 2022 will pressure companies to provide concrete evidence of their sustainability credentials in an increasingly green-focused and consumer-led market. What does this new regulation mean for brands? Caroline Greenwell,...

What's hitting tables in Europe? FoodNavigator's latest NPD round-up / Pic: GettyImages-Yulia Gusterina

NPD Trend Tracker: From oat-based ice cream to Net Zero cereal

By Katy Askew

This week's new product gallery brings together some of the hottest product launches in Europe, from Oatly's new oat-based ice cream, to pea-based canned fish alternative Fish Peas, and 'porridge with provenance' - Alara Organic's...

Brazzein is 500-2,000 times as sweet as sucrose (table sugar). Picture credit: GettyImages-CherriesJD

Sweegen to launch high intensity sweetener brazzein in 2022

By Elaine Watson

Sweegen will expand its high-intensity sweeteners portfolio early next year with the addition of brazzein, an ultra-sweet tasting protein found in small quantities in the fruit of a West African plant called oubli, that can be produced on a commercial...

The BfR conducted a nationwide survey to investigate consumer perceptions of food additives. GettyImages/Lukatme

What do consumers think about food additives? Survey

By Flora Southey

Results of a new survey in Germany suggest many consumers are concerned about possible health effects associated with food additives, while at the same time expressing a lack of knowledge about such ingredients.

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