Consumer interest in clean label or natural ingredients continues to rise. However, given our finite natural resources, is this inhibiting the development of products that could be better for the environment?
Investments in European food tech cooled as the mercury rose in Europe this August. But app-based delivery firm Lezzoo and vegan marketplace concept VeganNation were still able to whet the appetite of investors.
Climate change and rising sea levels are increasingly causing saltwater to penetrate agricultural soils. An EU project, SalFar, is looking at solutions to prevent the loss of cultivated land. Saline farming could be the solution.
CEO and co-founder of food waste app Too Good To Go, Mette Lykke, is taking an entrepreneurial approach to sustainability: “We are taking an issue that everyone loves and turning it into a win for everyone.”
The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) Food has launched a new programme, ChangeMakers, that aims to support food entrepreneurs from ‘underrepresented’ socio-economic backgrounds. EIT Food business creation manager Lukxmi Balathasan...
Accelerating consumer trends such as veganism and environmental concerns are bringing complexity to the food industry but also plenty of opportunities, according to the technology chief of the world’s largest food company.
Software as service (SaaS) start-up Provenance has developed a solution that enables businesses to be more transparent – both internally and externally. “Transparency is the future of brand trust,” Provenance founder and CEO Jessi Baker predicts.
The foodservice delivery market is booming thanks to the rapid rollout of new tech that makes it easier than ever to buy food online. In contrast, supermarket sales are under pressure. Could the adoption of new retail tech help?
French start-up Siga has developed a label that ranks food according to its degree of processing. The system aims to help consumers select the ‘most natural and healthy’ products on the shelf, CEO Aris Christodoulou tells FoodNavigator.
Norwegian start-up TotalCtrl has developed software that tracks expiration dates in supermarkets, food banks, restaurants, and hotels. The end goal? “To eliminate food waste throughout the entire value chain, from farmer to consumer”, CEO and co-founder...
Satisfied Snacks sits at the valuable intersection of technology-driven innovation and mega-trends around health and flavour. We speak to founder Dr. Heather Daniell about how she is meeting demand for healthy, convenient and tasty snacks.
A consortium of ten partners – including 3F Bio, Mosa Meat and Vivera - has launched a project to build a ‘first of its kind’ large-scale integrated biorefinery. “Our focus is on sustainability and for us that means sustainable both environmentally and...
Royal Blue and Orange International Trading (RBO) is an innovative food and logistics platform that aims to improve the speed, efficiency and cost of shipping food ingredients from-farm-to-fork. We spoke to founder and CEO Sukai Ceesay about her vision...
NEMIS Technologies is working on an innovative, ultra-sensitive chemiluminescence-based technology to detect Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes. It is “as easy as pushing a button”, chief science officer Dr. Mario Hupfeld tells us.
Finnish nutrition start-up Ambronite is launching a new range of meal replacement products. When compared to other ‘smart food’ options on the market, Ambronite believes it delivers something different: complete, sustainable nutrition with a clean label.
The world’s first agri-robotics Centre of Excellence will be built at the University of Lincoln in the UK, where researchers will develop ways to streamline and maximise agri-food processes ‘from farm-to-fork’.
The UK needs a “fundamental rethink” of how food and agri-tech is taught and understood in the country and high-volume staple crops, such as wheat and corn, need to benefit from smart technologies if it is to avoid being left behind by the “green revolution”,...
A spike in the level of interest in food tech has resulted in an influx of investment in the sector. Last month, London Food Tech Week brought together a community of start-ups, investors and corporations to spotlight cutting edge innovation.