Alternative proteins

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Roquette looks to plant milk category for future pea potential

By Niamh Michail

French pea protein supplier Roquette believes pea protein could make waves in the booming plant-based dairy alternative category. “It’s a big market, and there’s more innovation to come," says its head of pea protein.

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EU announces push to promote domestic plant protein market

By David Burrows

Food manufacturers could soon be able to source more plant-based proteins locally after the European Commission announced new policies to promote production and consumption of soy, chickpeas, lentils and rapeseed.

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Edible insects in the EU: the long road to legalisation

By Katia Merten-Lentz, partner at Keller and Heckman, and Caroline Commandeur, legal consultant Keller and Heckman

Edible insects are covered by the EU's novel food regulation - but none have yet made it to the list of authorised novel foods. Legal experts from Keller and Heckman Katia Merten-Lentz and Caroline Commandeur weigh in on the the legal status of edible...

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Doehler boosts nut capacity with Nutrafood acquisition

By Niamh Michail

German supplier Doehler is cracking into nut-based product categories, such as dairy alternatives and bread spreads, with a majority stake acquisition in Italian nut and seed processor Nutrafood.

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FoodNavigator's biggest stories of 2018 so far

By Niamh Michail

From the rise of foodtech to the end of the commodities era; from the organic sector's boom to the Mediterranean diet's bust, these are the most read stories on FoodNavigator this year so far.

Mauricio Graber is confident on Chr. Hansen's product mix

Chr. Hansen CEO talks tapping food’s top five mega-trends

By Katy Askew

In his first international interview as Chr. Hansen chief executive, Mauricio Graber explains why he feels the company is uniquely positioned to capitalise on global mega trends shaping the food and beverage sectors.

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NPD trend tracker: From worm bars to 'healthy' confectionery balls

By Katy Askew

The latest products hitting the shelves in Europe reflect the concerns of an increasingly adventurous consumer base. Recent introductions range from celebrity-backed protein bars made from worms to better-for-you confectionery balls that are made without...

Mintel: What meat alternative attributes matter most to consumers?

Mintel: What meat alternative attributes matter most to consumers?

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Demand for meat alternatives continues to be on the rise with a third of US consumers planning to buy more vegetarian/plant-based food products in the next year, according to Mintel's Better-For-You Eating Trends survey from August 2018, polling...

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MycoTech brings mushroom-based bitter blocker to Europe

By Niamh Michail

As US supplier MycoTechnology turns its attention to the European market, its CEO explains how fermented mushrooms can reduce sugar, block bitterness and improve the nutritional content of plant protein. “It’s really unlimited what we can do with our...

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Vegan cheese alternatives – closing the flavor gap

By Jim Cornall

While many vegans are not overly concerned at finding products that resemble non-plant based foods, those experimenting with vegetarian, vegan or flexitarian lifestyles are often looking for plant-based foods similar to those they are cutting from their...

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