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How sustainable are meat alternatives?

Meat alternatives made from pulses generally are more environmentally sustainable than meat, but plant ingredients often are highly processed to maximise protein. Is there a better alternative?...
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Making the most of healthy halos

Consumers are taking their health into their own hands more than ever, seeking out foods and beverages to prevent and ease health problems – but there is not always good science behind the products...

Opportunities for clean label sugar reduction

As more and more consumers worldwide are paying attention to the sugar reduction message what are the clean label options for food companies? Download the full infographic to learn more. Learn more...

Improving functionality with hybrid plant ingredients

Interest in plant ingredients is on the rise, but creating hybrid plant ingredients could increase their nutritional value and functionality in foods and drinks. Researchers at the VTT Technical...

What does Europe’s regulatory environment look like?

Food manufacturers need to be aware of legislation at both the EU and Member State level when looking to bring new products onto the market. European food labelling law underwent significant change...

What are the factors behind clean label growth?

Addressing delegates at the 2018 Health ingredients Europe Conference, Carol DeVito from consultancy Nailbiter said that this was an exciting time in the development of food, particularly given...

Organic alternative oils

The selection of oils available to manufacturers goes far beyond commodity crops like soy, canola, sunflower and rapeseed. The unique flavour of oils like those from nuts or olives can give products...

Rapid growth in global botanicals market

The trend toward natural ingredients has led to rapid growth in the global botanicals market, including in foods and beverages, and Euromonitor International expects their use to grow by a CAGR of 3...

Organic speciality ingredients

Wherever it is possible to source organic certified ingredients, suppliers say they are receiving requests from their customers. Even when an organic logo or claim applies to the entire product, many...

Organic standards differ worldwide

When it comes to processed foods, organic standards differ around the world. Often organic products contain 100% organic ingredients, but in many regions, including the United States, Canada, the...

Organic growth: Big potential for speciality ingredients, botanicals and alternative oils

The global market for organic foods and beverages is booming. Market research firm Ecovia Intelligence estimates that worldwide sales reached $89.7 billion in 2016, having nearly quadrupled since...
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Processing innovations update: Meeting the demand for minimal processing and optimal food safety

Processing innovations update: Meeting the demand for minimal processing and optimal food safety Consumers increasingly want fresh, sustainably sourced ingredients and products free from artificial...