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Coca-Cola to commercialize next-generation biomaterials

By Rachel Arthur

The Coca-Cola Company, Changchun Meihe Science & Technology and UPM have announced the first planned commercialization of new tech to create plant-based monoethylene glycol (bMEG): which can replace traditional oil-based MEG in PET bottles.

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Innocent creates carbon neutral, ‘super-sustainable’ production site

By Rachel Arthur

Juice and smoothie maker innocent is building a $250m carbon neutral production site – dubbed ‘the blender’ – at the Port of Rotterdam in the Netherlands. With the first bottles due to come off the lines in 2021, innocent says the project is a symbol...

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Brands & governments must join up against health crisis

By Niamh Michail

Food producers and regional governments will have to work together to tackle the Middle East’s health crisis - but brands must avoid a number of pitfalls, say two leading marketing consultants.

A backlash against stevia in the US led Coca-Cola to do a U-turn on its Vitawater recipe

Coca-Cola Company won’t ditch stevia in the UK

By Nicholas Robinson

Sugar reduction campaigners have praised the Coca-Cola Company’s (CCC’s) refusal to drop the natural sweetener stevia in its Glaceau Vitaminwater in the UK, as it has done in the US.

Super soup brand: Nestlé's Maggi brand of instant soups, stocks, sauces, taste enhancers and noodles was selected by Kantar Worldpanel as the top food brand

Maggi is the world’s top food brand: Kantar

By Lorraine Mullaney

The number one global food brand is Nestlé’s Maggi range of instant soups, stocks, sauces, taste enhancers and noodles, according to Kantar Worldpanel. Unilever’s Knorr brand came second while PepsiCo’s Lay’s brand was third.

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