Live Event Highlights

Is the food industry really open to innovation?

Nestlé has HENRi, General Mills has G-WIN and Kraft Foods has NineSigma. But despite the food industry’s apparent embrace of open innovation platforms, challenges remain. Read More

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

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

Turning sugar in juice into beneficial nutrients – Eran Blachinsky [Interview]

Better Juice – the winner of the Most Innovative Technology or Service Supporting F&B category of the Startup Innovation Challenge 2018 – has developed an exciting technology to reduce sugar in natural fruit juice whilst adding beneficial nutrients, such as dietary fibres. We caught up with Eran Blachinsky, CEO of Better Juice, to learn more. Read More

Aleph Farms makes history with world’s first lab-grown steak

Israeli startup Aleph Farms has revealed the first cell-grown steak with the texture and appearance of whole muscle beef without animal slaughter, and at a fraction of the cost of earlier cultured meat prototypes. Read More

Are the new novel food rules living up to their promise?

Europe introduced new novel food regulation at the beginning of 2018, intended to simplify procedures for food companies introducing new foods and ingredients in the region. Nearly a year on, is reality living up to the promise? Read More