Health & Wellness

Eating a straw for additional nutrients

Many countries have seen a sudden surge in concern about ocean plastic pollution over the past year. Some have even moved to ban disposable plastic items, including straws. When it comes to eco-friendly alternatives, biodegradability is a minimum. But one entrepreneur is adding value with edible and flavoured options. Read More

Are inconsistent portion sizes making us fat?

Nutrition information on food and drink packaging is a key tool to help guide dietary choices. But a lack of standardisation can make calories per serving difficult to interpret. Read More

Will personalised food apps transform the way consumers shop?

Will digital solutions transform the way consumers shop? If they break the data barrier, this is an opportunity for retailers to create a more personalised shopping experience. This could help those with food allergies or other specific dietary requirements – but what exactly are the hurdles? Read More

Converging trends: high protein meets free-from

Demand for high protein foods continues to rise, but consumers increasingly are seeking protein-rich foods that fit together with other dietary requirements, such as plant-based and allergen-free. Read More

South America Food Ingredients Market Report 2019 [Download]

South America Food Ingredients Market Report 2019 [Download] This report offers market information for suppliers of food ingredients who are looking to turn the demand for natural ingredients in South America into new business opportunities. Discover how to make the most of a growing affluent and informed consumer base, which is driving demand for natural […] Read More

Okara: extracting value from soymilk byproducts – Claire Schlemme [Interview]

San Francisco-based company Renewal Mill is on a mission: reducing food waste sustainably while offering new culinary experiences to their customers. Using the nutritional by-products of food manufacturing, they turn leftover produce pulp into ready-to-use flour. Read More

Personalised nutrition: What about data protection?

Many companies that rely on data collection are concerned that not all consumers will be so forthcoming with their personal details, particularly following the recent introduction of GDPR, the EU law on data protection and privacy. Read More

Nanoencapsulation solves formulation problems with bioactives – Mariano Oto [Interview]

One of the challenges food manufacturers can face is developing functional and healthy products that take advantage of the full range of properties of bioactive ingredients. By enabling a controlled release of bioactives and microorganisms, encapsulation can offer a solution. Read More

Functional flour from defatted sunflower seeds – Aleh Manchuliantsau [Interview]

One of the biggest challenges for the global F&B industry is feeding a growing population whilst protecting the environment. Could upcycled by-products provide a solution? Ingredient-tech startup Planetarians have developed a one-step technology to produce functional flours from defatted sunflower seeds – an ingredient traditionally used as animal feed. Read More

Investors back a boom in plant proteins

Plant-based protein is not just a consumer trend – it is also a major new investment theme, attracting billions from venture capital funds and tech investors around the world. Read More