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Calls for greater support for ‘unmet needs’ of agrifood SMEs

By Oliver Morrison

Agrifood SMEs are crucial to the development of much-needed innovation in the food system but encounter limited access to scale up facilities and technological proficiency, reveals a new report from EIT Food, the food arm of the EU-funded European Institute...

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The future of meat: The tobacco plant?

By Oliver Morrison

Israeli start-up BioBetter is repurposing tobacco plants in attempt to overcome the greatest hurdle currently facing the budding cultivated meat industry: scaled production.

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...

SMEs don't always have the funds or know-how to advance their sustainability efforts / Pic: GettyImages-10000 Hours

Onboarding SMEs is ‘critical step’ on the path to net zero food

By Katy Askew

A significant proportion of the food and beverage sector is served by SMEs and local producers. If the industry is to transition towards net zero, these businesses need to be part of that journey. FoodNavigator catches up with Growing Green, a UK project...

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Beston to use Danish UV technology for lactoferrin production

By Jim Cornall

The Danish company Lyras A/S has given Australian food and beverage company Beston Global Food Company the exclusive rights to use Lyras’ sustainable technology for production of lactoferrin and similar products in Australia and New Zealand, for a limited...

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