The UK’s Notpla, which creates sustainable packaging solutions from seaweed and plants that disappear naturally to give consumers the convenience of single-use without the plastic waste, is cheering after Prince William unveiled ‘The Earthshot Burger’...
There’s a big opportunity for the food and beverage industry to launch products and ingredients formulated help meet the specific nutritional requirements of older consumers and help them stay healthier for longer, the recent FoodNavigator Positive Nutrition...
Scientists at Tel Aviv University have created a new ‘super seaweed’ with novel technology that significantly increases bioactive components and enhances possible applications in food, cosmetics, and medicine.
OCEANIUM has developed a high-fibre seaweed-based one-for-one methylcellulose replacement for plant-based meat which can be used in other products applications including gluten-free breads and beverages. Farmed seaweed also boasts numerous environmental,...
Increasing urbanisation and growing consumer knowledge of nutrition appears to be fuelling the rise of seaweed consumption in China, with researchers reporting an uptick in its use both at home and in dining establishments.
Fast-growing, robust, sustainable, nutritious... it even tastes like bacon. Is there no end to seaweed's talents? Meet the firm establishing what it claims is the UK’s first and only commercial offshore seaweed farm.
Seakura, an Israeli ag tech company, has developed a unique biomass production system that it believes will enable it to capitalise on growing demand for plant-based ingredients. We caught up with the company to find out more about its tech and international...
Cargill has said it will source 60% of its red seaweed sustainably by 2025. Building “resilience” into a supply chain on the sharp end of climate change will be key to securing long-term supply, sustainability manager James Ede explains.
Cargill has created Satiagel Seabrid, a new carrageenan extract, based on 100% cultivated seaweed, which the company said creates a supply of sustainably-sourced ingredients that delivers a texture preferred by consumers.
UK firm Seaweed & Co's wild harvested knotted kelp (Ascophyllum) beats spirulina for iodine, potassium, calcium and magnesium, and can reduce salt in packaged foods or replace artificial smoke flavours, it says.
Himanthalia - or sea spaghetti - may not be commonly known. But as a healthy like-for-like pasta replacement that boosts vegetable intake and is harvested in a sustainable way, it will be soon, says Dutch entrepreneur and founder of Seamore.
"The good thing about this is that DNA doesn’t lie.”
The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has moved a step closer to its ambitious goal of creating a global certification standard for seaweed production after announcing it will be working on the project with the NGO Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC).
A shortage of seaweed from Asia Pacific is having a serious affect on supply and pricing in the hydrocolloids market, and may ultimately prompt some users to reconsider formulations or seek new assurances from their suppliers.
Penford Food Ingredients and CP Kelco have signed an agreement that
grants Penford exclusive use of Kelco's Genu Plus carrageenan line
for the US meat, poultry and seafood industry - evidence of the
The use of hydrocolloids, in particular carrageenans, to provide
texture and viscosity to meat products has grown over decades in
parallel to the needs of food makers. While supply shortages are
currently impacting the price of a...