Food Tech

The swap to bio-based packaging delivered an 'immediate' reduction in CO2 emissions / Pic: GettyImages-Farnknot_Architect

Coffee maker Meira cuts carbon footprint with bio-based packaging

By Katy Askew

Finnish coffee producer Meira, part of the Massimo Zanetti Beverage Group, has launched Vallilan Paahtimo, a new range that offers ‘a more sustainable cup, inside and out’. In partnership with packaging manufacturer Amcor, the line includes a bio-based...

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New modified wheat ‘could help tackle global food shortage’

By Oliver Morrison

UK scientists have created a new modified wheat variety that can increase grain production by up to 12%. They claim the innovation is a potential solution to help meet rapidly growing global demand, but also expect it to trigger heated debate around genetically...

M&S eyes innovation in mycoprotein with 3F BIO tie-up / pic: GettyImages-ViewApart

M&S and 3F BIO collaborate for mycoprotein vegan range

By Katy Askew

Marks and Spencer is launching the Innovation Hub, a new specialist team that will focus on ‘disruptive innovation’. As part of this initiative, the UK retailer is partnering with biotech start-up 3F BIO to develop a vegan range using ‘protein powerhouse’...

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Rocket science: Why does food taste different in space?

By Flora Southey

Astronauts typically consume only 80% of their daily calorie requirements when in space, which could prove problematic on a long 36-month journey to Mars. Fresh research, which reveals links between food flavour and food intake, could help solve this...