European regulators and consumers have been steadfast in their rejection of genetic modification in food. The idea of ‘Frankenfood’ has been a potent symbol of the bloc’s resistance to scientists ‘meddling’ in food production. But are there any lessons...
Kerry has teamed up with IBM’s artificial intelligence (AI) arm Watson to develop a new AI-based tool aptly dubbed Trendspotter, which it claims can help F&B manufacturers to identify and launch new products ‘ahead of trend’.
French deli and ready meal supplier Fleury Michon has implemented forecasting technology from FuturMaster to help anticipate future demand and the daily production requirements for its cold meats, ready meals and snacks.
A new report on investor attitudes to the food and ag-tech space suggested investors are weary of the ‘over-hyped’ meal kit delivery space. Increasing cash is expected to flow towards ag-tech and innovative food in the coming year.
An army marches on its stomach, said Napoleon. Today, however, it’s coffee that keeps young people moving, according to Nestlé, which has spotted opportunities in the out-of-home coffee machine sector.
Food companies must ‘put their necks on the line’ to address the climate emergency, according to Olam co-founder and Group CEO Sunny George Verghese, who is calling for public disclosure of carbon, water, land, and waste footprints.
Fifteen innovative start-ups tackling some of the big issues around sustainable agricultural production, healthy diets and circular economy solutions for the food sector joined FoodBytes! by Rabobank yesterday.