Innovation and NPD

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NPD trend tracker: From Wahaca taco kits to zero alcohol beer

By Flora Southey

In this week's food innovation round-up we focus on Wahaca's sleekly designed taco kits, London beer maker Nirvana Brewery's revamp for the 'mainstream market', and profile an eco-packaged chocolate hitting the shelves.

The future of hemp foods in the EU remains uncertain ©iStock/Yarygin

Europe ‘dynamic’ for CBD food innovation but legal hurdles remain

By Katy Askew

Global demand for foods containing hemp or CBD is expanding and levels of innovation in the European region have been ‘dynamic’. However, the future of the market hangs in the balance as regulators consider whether Cannabis sativa L. (industrial hemp)...

Spirulina has gained popularity as an ingredient in health foods ©GettyImages-Westend61

ScotBio increases phycocyanin in spirulina for ‘enhanced’ blue

By Katy Askew

Scottish biotech company ScotBio has developed a patent-protected method of enhancing the amount of phycocyanin, the blue pigment, produced in spirulina. The company says this innovation will make indoor grown spirulina a cost-effective option for the...

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