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What will the dairy aisle look like in 2030? Perfect Day weighs in

By Flora Southey

The dairy aisle is in a period of transformation, as an increasing number of animal-free alternatives compete for shelf space. If we were to fast forward a decade, what would it look like then? Tim Geistlinger, Chief Scientific Officer at animal-free...

The app promises to save congestion in supermarkets by navigating shoppers to products via the fastest route, Pic: Ubamarket

The retail tech set to shine in the Covid-hit world

By Oliver Morrison

Tech companies have long been developing methods for a faster and more efficient shopping experience for consumers. These are all gaining traction in a new world of social distancing and sanitation, says Will Broome, CEO of retail tech app Ubamarket.

The program is delivered by UKRI, with the Global Food Security Programme, BBSRC, ESRC, MRC, NERC, Defra, DHSC, PHE, Innovate UK and FSA.

Boost for UK researchers to transform food systems

By Jim Cornall

UK research projects that seek to fundamentally transform the UK food system, by placing healthy people and a healthy natural environment at its center, received a £24m ($32.9m) boost last week.

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Food futurology part 2: How will we be eating 10 years from now?

By Flora Southey

By the year 2030, trend forecaster Dr Morgaine Gaye predicts much will have changed in terms of how food is consumed: supermarkets will be forced to diversify, urban areas will be transformed by biodiversity legislation, and we will be on our to using...

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Food futurology: What will we be eating 10 years from now?

By Flora Southey

Within the next decade, trend forecaster Dr Morgaine Gaye predicts we will have moved beyond the current protein craze, be eating food made from ‘the biggest ingredient of the future’, and variety will play a greater role in all things fruit and veg.

Mondelez International cracker brand NoCOé developed by SnackFutures / Pic: Mondelez International

Meet NoCOé: Mondelez’s first carbon neutral snack brand

By Katy Askew

Mondelez International’s innovation hub, SnackFutures, has developed NoCOé – a French cracker brand that the company says is both carbon neutral and nutritious. “Snackers, especially the younger generation, are looking for values or purpose in brands,”...

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M&S and 3F BIO collaborate for mycoprotein vegan range

By Katy Askew

Marks and Spencer is launching the Innovation Hub, a new specialist team that will focus on ‘disruptive innovation’. As part of this initiative, the UK retailer is partnering with biotech start-up 3F BIO to develop a vegan range using ‘protein powerhouse’...

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