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Danger of B12 deficiency among vegans, warn researchers

Danger of B12 deficiency among vegans, warn researchers

By Kavitha Sivasubramaniam

Researchers are warning of a potential vitamin B12 deficiency among vegans and vegetarians at a time when people are embracing plant-based diets for January, known as ‘Veganuary’.

EFSA submission suggests CBD position statement imminent

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EFSA submission suggests CBD position statement imminent

By Will Chu

The European Food and Safety Authority (EFSA) is expected to outline its position on the safety of cannabidiol (CBD) as a novel food in a move expected to aid in future novel food applications.

Unilever looks at the mood-boosting potential of prebiotic ingredients / GettyImages-nastco

Unilever research tie-up targets ‘mental wellbeing’ ingredients

By Katy Askew

Unilever is partnering with microbiome experts at Holobiome to identify food and beverage ingredients that could positively impact ‘mental wellbeing’ by targeting the gut-brain axis. Unilever Science and Technology manager Dr Simone Pyle tells FoodNavigator...

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.

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Why pollution is the next big food and beverage opportunity

By Oliver Morrison

Soil health and pollutant-free ingredients are now must-have environmental and health credentials that food and drink manufacturers should embrace, believes Mandy Saven, Director of Consumer Lifestyle at trends intelligence agency Stylus.

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