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Hurdles stand in the way of CBD becoming a trend with sticking power ©Getty Images / Aleksandr_Kravtsov

CBD: Trending ingredient or ingredient trend?

By Katy Askew

CBD has caught the public's imagination as an ingredient offering a host of health benefits. But for all the hype, CBD also courts controversy. To move from a trending ingredient to an ingredient trend, the sector will need to overcome the complex...

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Ingredients sector tops food and drink M&A

By Flora Southey

An average of 15 food and drink acquisitions were recorded every week of 2019, according to Zenith Global. The ingredients sector was the most active, with 65 transactions listed worldwide.

Relax… CBD will hit the big time, says Bravura Foods’ boss

Relax… CBD will hit the big time, says Bravura Foods’ boss

By Oliver Morrison

CBD innovation is in a bottleneck and poised to burst onto the mainstream, believes the Co-owner and Managing Director of Bravura Foods, Lisa Gawthorne. The only delay, she tells FoodNavigator, is a reluctance on the part of big retailers to make the...

When will cultured meat be on the menu? ©iStock/Lisovskaya

Cultured meat: Challenges and opportunities on the long road to market

By Katy Askew

Cultured meat has seen a surge in interest thanks, primarily, to the mounting realisation that the current system of animal agriculture cannot feed the growing world population sustainably. Nevertheless, significant challenges remain as the sector works...

Purple colours and spicy flavours will curry favour with eaters next year, according to a report. Pic: GettyImages/Nikolay_Donetsk

Consumer trends to watch for in 2020

By Oliver Morrison

Trends towards health and wellness, plant-based and clean label will continue next year, but the need for food businesses to innovate is greater than ever, says consumer research.

6 sustainable food trends businesses must watch

6 sustainable food trends businesses must watch

By Oliver Morrison

As the food industry continues to explore plant-based innovations, they must deliberate the health and sustainability credentials of these products, according to experts.

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