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Ingredion launches polyol sweetener to tap health-conscious trend

By Oliver Morrison

Ingredion EMEA has launched its first polyol sweetener -- ERYSTA Erythritol – to enable manufacturers to reduce or replace sugar to achieve nutrition-related claims, such as ‘no added sugar’ or ‘calorie-reduced’, in multiple applications.

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Plant-based ingredients: a budding hangover cure?

By Oliver Morrison

A 2009 study at Newcastle University claimed the best cure for a hangover was a bacon butty. But new research published online in BMJ Nutrition Prevention & Health suggests eating fruits, leaves and roots may help to relieve symptoms of too much alcohol.

Seakura's has developed a unique land-based production system for seaweed

Seakura: 'We are at the frontier of land-based seaweed cultivation'

By Katy Askew

Seakura, an Israeli ag tech company, has developed a unique biomass production system that it believes will enable it to capitalise on growing demand for plant-based ingredients. We caught up with the company to find out more about its tech and international...

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Coronavirus will boost clean meat trend, says supplier

By Oliver Morrison

The cultured meat sector is set to eventually be buoyed by the coronavirus crisis as consumers become more interested in food solutions seen as sustainable and safe, believes the co-founder and managing director of cultured meat supplier Peace of Meat.

The ASA has banned an advertising campaign promoting Burger King's 'first plant-based burger', the Rebel Whopper / Image source: Burger King

Watchdog bans ad campaign for Unilever-made Rebel Whopper

By Flora Southey

The UK Advertising Standards Authority has banned an advertising campaign for Burger King’s Rebel Whopper – which uses a patty made by Unilever-owned The Vegetarian Butcher – for implying it is suitable for vegans and vegetarians.

The new cultures were developed to create mildness and premium texture for its customers. Pic: DuPont

DuPont launches YO-MIX PRIME

By Jim Cornall

DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences has launched its DuPont YO-MIX PRIME cultures series globally.

Plastic packaging: Hero or villain in the coronavirus era?

Plastic packaging: Hero or villain in the coronavirus era?

By Oliver Morrison

Coronavirus has provoked the food packaging debate, with some using the crisis to hammer home the message that plastic is vital for protecting food from germs and extending its shelf life, while others stress that the pandemic highlights the fact that...

Capacity in the supply chain will be tested by COVID-19 / Pic: iStock

Coronavirus supply chain management: Lessons from China

By Katy Askew

As the coronavirus crisis deepens in Europe Bo Zhou, CEO of supply chain software specialist FuturMaster, shares insights into managing the crisis and lessons learnt from keeping the cogs turning in China. “Everything that seems normal everyday becomes...

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Coronavirus and obesity: industry urged to act post-crisis

By Oliver Morrison

The coronavirus pandemic should give the food industry increased impetus to make healthier products, according to experts, after an NHS audit in the UK revealed over three quarters (76.5%) of critically ill coronavirus patients are overweight.

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