Diet and health

Think beyond the burger to drive plant-based sales, data suggests / Pic: GettyImages-Barmalini

Promoting plant-based: What motivates people to eat less meat?

By Katy Askew

Environmental concerns don’t motivate consumers to replace meat products with plant-based alternatives, new research suggests. So, what does prompt people to make the swap? And how can the food industry tap into this to support growth in the plant-based...

Dutch innovators develop biotech alternative to nitrites / Pic: GettyImages-apomares

Vaess develops biotech solution for nitrite-free bacon

By Katy Askew

Dutch food engineers at Vaess have developed an innovative biotech solution that can replace the controversial use of nitrites in meat products like bacon, while maintaining a stable pink appearance.

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...

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Frozen sector hopes to benefit as ‘economic storm clouds gather’

By Oliver Morrison

Despite last year’s slowdown in sales compared to the barnstorming 2020, frozen has emerged from the pandemic in better shape than ambient and chilled food, with the overall value of the market up by 13.2% on pre-pandemic levels, reveals the latest Frozen...

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