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From wurst sausages to veal schnitzels and German quark, Germany has a long-standing food culture rich with meat and dairy. GettyImages/instamatics

Why might Germany be losing its appetite for meat and dairy?

By Flora Southey

More than half of Germany’s population reduced its meat consumption in the past year, and one-third plans to consume fewer dairy products in the next six months, according to a new report. FoodNavigator asks why.

FoodNavigator visits R&D centre Hive to go Unilever's innovation strategy to grow plant-based sales to €1bn / Pic: ©Ossip_van_Duivenbode

Inside Hive: A deep-dive into Unilever's plant-based innovation drive

By Katy Askew

“We want to outgrow the competition and we want to do it in ways that are better for people and the planet,” Unilever’s head of Food & Refreshment Hanneke Faber says. How does the company plan to do this? FoodNavigator goes inside Hive, Unilever’s...

Does cultured meat taste like traditional meat? Scientists investigate / Pic: GettyImages-Fim

Putting cultured and conventional meat to the taste test

By Katy Askew

Fresh research has compared the taste characteristics of cell cultured and traditional meats. With consumer acceptance highly dependent on sensory characteristics, did cell cultured meat pass the taste test?

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