VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has announced plans to spin out a new company, Olefy Technologies, which it claims can convert most of the world’s waste plastics back into virgin grade materials an infinite number of times.
From providing new protein sources or health-boosting ingredients to improve the taste, texture, and safety of food products, Janneke Ouwerkerk, microbiome and fermentation expert at NIZO, explains how fermentation can add value to the food industry.
A survey in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland is asking the big questions: Are consumers willing to try cell-based meat? Have they heard of genetic modification? And are they reducing how much red meat, poultry, and fish are on their plates?
Vienna-based start-up Arkeon Biotechnologies is producing all 20 amino acids with just three inputs: a microorganism, carbon dioxide, and hydrogen. FoodNavigator catches up with CEO Gregor Tegl to find out how.
Safe Food Advocacy Europe has long been campaigning for an official definition of the term ‘natural’. Yet not all industry players are on board, we are told. How could a legal definition benefit both consumers and the planet?
What are consumers most concerned about on-pack? Is Yuka having an impact on reformulation efforts? And what does the future hold for the popular food scanning app? FoodNavigator catches up with co-founder François Martin to find out.
What’s more sustainable? Using acres of land, water and energy to grow plants that produce minuscule quantities of natural sweeteners; or making them via a fermentation process using a microbe that’s been engineered to produce exactly the same molecules?
Dairy UK is running a consumer-facing campaign that it hopes will counter criticism over the sector’s environmental record. “Advocating for our sector is always going to be more effective than responding to the media or social content who may choose to...
UK ag-tech startup Muddy Machines has secured €1.8 million in seed funding. The funds will help the company continue developing a robotic platform that is capable of deploying a variety of harvest tools in specialty ﬁeld crops.
The ‘clean label’ trend does not remain stagnant. Mintel’s Emma Schofield, Associate Director, Global Food Science, reveals how the trend is evolving in the face of changing regulation, interest is degrees of processing, and environmentally friendly consumers.
For cell-based meat to reach its full potential in the UK, it must be a widely available, preferred choice among consumers. Boston Consulting Group and Ivy Farm Technologies share the challenges standing in the way.
Forty-three studies investigating the healthiness and environmental impacts of swapping out meat products for their plant-based alternatives have been reviewed by researcher Christopher Bryant from the University of Bath, UK.
FlexFarming aims to help localise food production and is tackling one of the biggest challenges facing the sector – energy use – ‘head on’. FoodNavigator caught up with CEO Ahmad Mohseni to find out how.
Coca-Cola Europacific Partners promises further transitions to 100% rPET in plastic bottles across its portfolio: but acknowledges its goals will require increasing collection rates and the supply of food grade rPET.
The ‘Clara’ data platform rates the sustainability credentials of UK supermarket products. FoodNavigator asks co-founder of Impact Score – the start-up behind the new tool – how the platform differs from its flagship app.
Cambridge University spin-out Impossible Materials has developed a cellulose-based, white pigment to replace titanium dioxide in food applications. FoodNavigator catches up with CEO Lukas Schertel to find out how.
Oxford start-up Deep Planet is leveraging AI and satellite imagery data to help wine growers and producers adapt to climate change. We catch up with COO Sushma Shankar to ask how VineSignal can impact wine pricing on-shelf.
Aliga Microalgae is a Danish food tech company that has developed a white Chlorella ingredient that, it says, packs the nutritional punch of algae with a neutral taste and white colour. FoodNavigator hears more.
How is the ‘clean label’ trend evolving? FoodNavigator invites Mintel, SAFE, and Yuka onto the podcast to discuss ultra-processed foods, the definition of ‘natural’, and what exactly shoppers want from food and drink.
With Brexit potentially providing an opportunity to make the UK’s regulatory process more agile, providing a quicker route to market for new and novel products, the country is looking to strengthen its capabilities in the alternative protein supply chain.
CSM Ingredients has unveiled a 'novel' approach to sustainability in its ‘Thrive for Impact’ plan. The overall aim is to be what CEO Aldo Uva describes as ‘net positive’. But what does this mean? We caught up with the chief executive to ask...
Spanish beverage company Mahou San Miguel is launching an open innovation platform alongside food tech accelerator Eatable Adventures as it searches for the ‘drink of the future’. FoodNavigator learns more about the challenges and opportunities in beverage...
Diageo will invest €200m ($203m) in Ireland’s first purpose-built carbon neutral brewery on a greenfield site in Littleconnell, Newbridge, Co. Kildare: which will become the second largest brewing operation in the country after St. James’s Gate.
Little Freddie’s is launching the UK’s first baby food pouch carrying the OPRL label intended for home recycling. The baby food brand’s sustainability manager, Nicola Smith, talks us through the new flexible packaging.