Sustainability

The study looked at a variety of research on consumer acceptance of upcycled food. Image Source: Goran13/Getty Images

Do consumers want to eat upcycled food?

By Augustus Bambridge-Sutton

Upcycling food is a good way of putting food to use that may otherwise have gone to waste. However, not all consumers will eat food that has been upcycled. A new study takes a broad look at 37 research articles on consumer acceptance, or lack thereof,...

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NPD Trend Tracker: 'Veganuary' special

By Augustus Bambridge-Sutton

January is a time where many people abstain from indulgent things, from alcohol to chocolate. Meat and dairy, increasingly linked to climate change and animal suffering, are other products those taking part in 'Veganuary' also abstain from at...

The European Union's deforestation bill is triggered at the end of 2024. Is the cocoa sector ready? Pic: EU

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Time’s up: EUDR webinar - speakers announced - how ready is cocoa?

By Anthony Myers

ConfectioneryNews will be presenting a special live webinar on Tuesday 23 January 24 at 17:00Paris / 10:00AM Chicago to discuss the new requirements for market access for cocoa and chocolate suppliers into the European Union.

Can the Australian wine industry provide a model for sustainable wine making? Pic:getty/bengoode

How can the wine industry reduce emissions?

By Rachel Arthur

Australia’s grape and wine industry has set out its path to reduce its carbon emissions by more than 40% by 2030. How can it achieve this – and can the strategy offer a template for the global wine industry?

Plant-based proteins have the potential to be used in a wide variety of ways outside of plant-based meat and dairy analogues. Image Source: fcafotodigital/Getty Images

Beyond meat and dairy analogues: What can plant-based protein do?

By Augustus Bambridge-Sutton

Plant-based protein isn’t just about meat and dairy analogues. At Food Ingredients Europe in Frankfurt last month, FoodNavigator spoke to companies doing a range of things with alternative proteins outside of simply adding them to plant-based burgers,...

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NPD Trend Tracker: From non-alcoholic IPA to paper cheese packaging

By Augustus Bambridge-Sutton

In this week’s NPD Trend Tracker, we’re preparing for dry January with non-alcoholic products from Lucky Saint and a collaboration between MOMO Kombucha and Orbit beers, as well as whiskey flavours from Synergy Flavours. Alongside this, we have breathable...

Italy's government aims to protect its food quality, as well as the interests of key stakeholders such as farmers, with the bill. Image Source: benedek/Getty Images

What’s the Italian Government’s beef with cultivated meat?

By Augustus Bambridge-Sutton

The Italian Government recently announced that it would ban cultivated meat production, at the same time restricting meat-related labels on plant-based meat alternatives. The decision has drawn significant criticism from some quarters, but from Italy's...

ESFA has launched TKPlate, a new platform that proposes food safety testing without using animals. GettyImages/Cultura RM Exclusive/Sigrid Gombert

Is animal-free testing for food on the horizon?

By Natasha Spencer-Joilliffe

The European Food Safety Authority (ESFA) develops a new platform to model and predict the toxicity of chemicals, signalling the potential to end animal testing.

Researchers in Denmark and New Zealand have teamed up to determine whether consumers actually do prefer the taste of organic greens grown in an open field over those vertically farmed. GettyImages/LouisHiemstra

Do vertically farmed vegetables taste good?

By Flora Southey

Vegetables grown indoors, without any soil, may not sound as appealing to consumers as their sun-blushed counterparts cultivated in open fields. But according to fresh research, they taste just as good.

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