Natural and clean label

Lumina Intelligence and FoodNavigator look at the future of plant-based innovation

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When plant-based meets clean label: A sweet spot for future innovation?

By Katy Askew

Demand for plant-based products is booming. However, meat- and dairy-free alternatives are facing something of a challenge as the nutritional content of products comes under the microscope. We suggest that the intersection between clean label and plant-based...

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Foods to improve mental wellbeing ‘may prove recession proof’

By Oliver Morrison

Functional food and beverages that are seen to improve mental health could be set to be a ‘recession proof’ sector, claims market researcher MMR. It says its new data highlights innovation opportunities as consumers seek new strategies to manage their...

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.

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Will EU nutrition and health claims regulation ever be clear enough?

By Katia Merten-Lentz

Once again the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has moved to clarify the rules applicable to health claims. Katia Merten-Lentz, partner at international law firm Keller and Heckman weighs in with support from Manon Ombredane, associate at...

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VIDEO: Inside the UK's only non-alcoholic brewery

By Flora Southey

Alcohol-free Nirvana Brewery was born out of a love for craft beer. Three years on, demand for the category has grown ‘massively’, co-founder and director Becky Kean tells FoodNavigator: “People go crazy for it.”

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Could ‘hybrid’ products meet booming flexitarian demand?

By Katy Askew

Flexitarian consumers are a key segment driving the plant-based boom. But while this group might be motivated to reduce their meat consumption by health and environmental concerns, taste remains king. Could the development of ‘hybrid’ products, containing...

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