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NIZO investigates the protein transition in an exclusive new column for FoodNavigator / Pic: istock-baibaz

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Industry insights from NIZO: The protein transition

By René Floris, NIZO Food Research Division Manager

Welcome to the first edition of this new column from NIZO. Each month, René Floris, NIZO Food Research Division Manager and member of the FoodNavigator expert advisory panel, will examine some of the key challenges and issues facing the food industry...

What trends will shape flavour development in 2021? / Pic: GettyImages-oleksajewicz

What trends will shape flavour innovation in 2021?

By Katy Askew

The seismic events of 2020 have shaped consumer behaviours and expectations. The COVID-19 pandemic has reached every part of our lives – and the flavours we crave are no exception. Here’s our round-up of the flavour trends we can expect to tickle out...

Rice starch is a unique ingrediant that can allow manufacturers to tap current consumer trends. Image: Beneo

Beneo doubling down on the clean label mega trend

By Oliver Morrison

Beneo predicts to see significant growth in the market for chicory root, sugar beet, wheat and rice starches as consumers in 2021 demand cleaner but also natural easily recognisable ‘cupboard ingredients’.

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NPD Trend Tracker: From organic Cheerios to new Häagen-Dazs

By Flora Southey

Cereal Partners UK – the joint venture between Nestlé and General Mills – is rolling out a certified organic Organic Honey and Chocolate Cheerios product. At the same time, Unilever-owned Häagen-Dazs has developed a new DUO range, and a range of vegan...

Sweetbread contains B12 and selenium, though is not quite as much a nutrition powerhouse like liver. Image: Getty/JacquesPALUT

Organuary looks to boost organ meat sales

By Oliver Morrison

In response to the Veganuary event, a group in the UK is encouraging consumers to eat organ meats such as kidneys, liver and offal to help their health and the environment.

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