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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.

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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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Gen Z not ready to eat lab-grown meat: study

By Oliver Morrison

Australian research claims consumers aged between 18 and 25 view cultured meat “with disgust”, despite concerns about the environment and animal welfare being rife within the cohort.

Children with food allergies face ‘staggering’ lack of choice

Children with food allergies face ‘staggering’ lack of choice

By Oliver Morrison

With one in 40 kids suffering from cow’s milk allergy alone, and with food allergies more prevalent in children than adults, food companies are way behind in servicing the demand for healthy free-from children's products, says the founder of UK dairy-free...

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Italian recycling app tackles ‘confused’ waste sorting in Europe

By Flora Southey

Marketed as a virtual assistant for waste sorting, the Junker app helps consumers solve the everyday dilemma: ‘Can I recycle this?’ FoodNavigator asks co-founder Noemi De Santis how the start-up is helping prevent food and food packaging waste from ending...

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Three innovations set to shake up sugar reduction

By Katy Askew

With sugar reduction in the spotlight, Netherlands-based consultancy FutureBridge shares its predictions for three new bioprocesses ‘set to rattle the low-calorie sweetener market’.

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HelloFresh sweeps away supermarket competition in meal-kit space

By Oliver Morrison

HelloFresh raised its guidance for the year for the third time, illustrating strong demand for meal-kit among consumers amid the coronavirus pandemic. The recipe box company also hinted at plans to expand in the ready-meal category, and said it was unconcerned...

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Using blockchain to boost traceability in the CBD market

By Oliver Morrison

The Cannabinoid Association of the Netherlands (CAN), a consortium of Dutch CBD producers, is harnessing blockchain technology with the hope of improving transparency, accountability and traceability in the CBD market.

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