Innovation and NPD

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AI tech offers food brands a finger on the pulse of trends

By Oliver Morrison

An Israeli start-up has launched its AI-powered food intelligence platform in the UK. The company – called Tastewise – says it can offer real-time industry insights on how consumers order, cook, and eat, to help brands with product innovation.

Albert Heijn initially used DNA traceability to confirm its chicken was slow-growth and has extended this approach to beef and pork / Pic: GettyImages-leischkadesign

Meat transparency: The answer could be in the DNA

By Katy Askew

Today’s consumers expect heightened levels of traceability – particularly when it comes to meat. Dutch retailer Albert Heijn is working with its suppliers and DNA testing expert IdentiGEN to provide shoppers with certainty around the meat they eat.

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'Everybody should drink ketones — not just elite cyclists'

By Oliver Morrison

Ketone drinks have been embraced by professional athletes looking to boost their performance. But these ‘magic potions’ have the potential for mass appeal, believes the scientist who helped develop them, although taste and price remain huge barriers in...

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Food waste upcycling ‘ripe for innovation’: report

By Oliver Morrison

Food waste upcycling is an area ripe for innovation, says Oakland Innovation. Its report aims to show how food and beverage manufacturers can make upcycling a viable and effective solution to address the food waste challenge.

Thousands of individual muscle fibres combine to form a lab-grown burger / Pic: Mosa Meat

How will Mosa Meat spend its latest $55m injection?

By Flora Southey

Cultured meat company Mosa Meat has closed a $55m (€47m) Series B funding round. FoodNavigator asks the start-up’s Head of Operations, Sarah Lucas, exactly how it plans to use the money.

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Personalised nutrition: Why it's popular...and why it's not

By Nikki Hancocks

The desire to maximise health and wellbeing means that consumers are constantly on the lookout for the next innovation but they are dubious about the accuracy and safety of genetic testing kits, market research indicates.

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Bite-sized NPD: The latest in kids snacking to hit UK shelves

By Flora Southey

How can brands encourage children to eat ‘healthier’ snacks? Nestlé’s approach is to create breakfast cereal in the shape of a bear, Cadbury is shrinking its portion sizes to cut calories, and Kellogg is personalising covers on Corn Flakes and Rice Krispies.

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