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BfR strengthens consumer health protection worldwide

19-Aug-2019 Whether honeydew melon, cinnamon stick or beef steak: until a food item is on the supermarket shelf, it was often transported across many national borders. Which health risks must be taken into account? How can these best be assessed and limited in the light of global flows of goods? The an ... more

BevCanna Launches Grüv Beverages™ Brand

16-Aug-2019 BevCanna Enterprises Inc. ("BevCanna” or the “Company”) (CSE:BEV), an emerging leader in infused innovations, is excited to announce the debut of its latest cannabis infused brand, Grüv Beverages™. The Grüv Beverages brand represents an easy-drinking range of cannabis-infused iced tea bever ... more

Plant-Based Food Lowers Risk Of Cardiovascular Diseases

16-Aug-2019 Higher intake of plant-based food and lower consumption of animal-based food can reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases and mortality rates, a new study says.Eating more plant based foods such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts and legumes, and fewer animal products like meat, se ... more

PepsiCo & Inter-American Development Bank Partnership Helps More Than 765,000 People in Latin America Gain Access to Clean Water

15-Aug-2019 PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ: PEP) today announced that its partnership with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the largest source of development financing in Latin America, has helped more than 765,000 people in rural areas of Mexico, Peru, Colombia and Honduras gain new or improved acces ... more

Chobani Unveils New State of the Art Innovation & Community Center

15-Aug-2019 Chobani, LLC, maker of America’s#1 Greek Yogurt brand and the second largest overall yogurt manufacturer in the U.S., today announced the opening of the new Innovation & Community Center in Twin Falls, ID, a 71,000-square-foot facility that promotes a culture of collaboration, creativity, i ... more

Radioactive-free vodka produced from crops in Chernobyl

15-Aug-2019 Scientists now want to produce the artisan vodka and give 75 per cent of profits back to the affected community. A radioactive-free vodka produced from crops in Chernobyl’s abandoned zone has been brewed by a team of scientists. Professor Jim Smith, at the University of Portsmouth, describe ... more

Smithfield Foods Launches Plant-Based Protein Portfolio Under Pure Farmland™ Brand

14-Aug-2019 Smithfield Foods, Inc. today announced that it is launching a plant-based protein portfolio under the company’s Pure Farmland™ brand. The new line comes in a variety of breakfast patties, meatballs, burger patties, and pre-seasoned protein starters to help consumers grow their plant-based p ... more

Deliveroo leaves German market to Lieferando

14-Aug-2019 Next Friday the turquoise warming boxes of the Deliveroo bicycle couriers will disappear from the picture of German cities. The market in Germany was probably too small for two strong players. Actually, the British food delivery service Deliveroo wanted to start again big in the competition ... more

Nespresso takes recycling up a gear with coffee capsule bike

13-Aug-2019 Nespresso is partnering with Swedish bike brand Vélosophy to produce a stylish bicycle made from recycled aluminum coffee capsules, demonstrating both brands’ commitment to a circular economy. 1000 limited edition RE:CYCLE bikes made from over 300,000 recycled Nespresso Arpeggio capsules wi ... more

Fight against the grape moth

13-Aug-2019 Vine protectors at the JKI want to develop an egg deposition card that can be read on a smartphone and can be used to better predict the occurrence of the wine pest. In this way, grape mothers could be combated even more specifically in the future and pesticides could be saved in viticultur ... more

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BfR strengthens consumer health protection worldwide

19-Aug-2019 Whether honeydew melon, cinnamon stick or beef steak: until a food item is on the supermarket shelf, it was often transported across many national borders. Which health risks must be taken into account? How can these best be assessed and limited in the light of global flows of goods? The an ... more

Plant-Based Food Lowers Risk Of Cardiovascular Diseases

16-Aug-2019 Higher intake of plant-based food and lower consumption of animal-based food can reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases and mortality rates, a new study says.Eating more plant based foods such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts and legumes, and fewer animal products like meat, se ... more

Deliveroo leaves German market to Lieferando

14-Aug-2019 Next Friday the turquoise warming boxes of the Deliveroo bicycle couriers will disappear from the picture of German cities. The market in Germany was probably too small for two strong players. Actually, the British food delivery service Deliveroo wanted to start again big in the competition ... more

People who eat dark chocolate less likely to be depressed

09-Aug-2019 Eating dark chocolate may positively affect mood and relieve depressive symptoms, finds a new UCL-led study looking at whether different types of chocolate are associated with mood disorders. The study, published in Depression and Anxiety, is the first to examine the association with depres ... more

UK food industry looks to avoid shortages in no-deal Brexit

08-Aug-2019 The U.K. food industry is urging the government to set aside competition rules so companies can coordinate supply decisions to combat food shortages if Britain leaves the European Union without an agreement on trade relations. The Food and Drink Federation said Wednesday it had asked the Br ... more

DuPont wants to sell food division

08-Aug-2019 According to insiders, DuPont is considering a big sale. The US specialty chemicals company is considering launching its Nutrition & Biosciences division, reported Bloomberg news agency on Tuesday, citing people familiar with the business. If one takes the valuation of competitors into acco ... more

Listeria in frozen vegetables and melamine in bamboo dishes

07-Aug-2019 Information on more than 3,600 cases was exchanged last year through the European Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF). Thanks to the network of authorities, an international outbreak of listeriosis, for example, could be cleared up and bamboo dishes with a hazardous amount of melam ... more

Delivery services Takeaway and Just Eat agree on merger details

06-Aug-2019 Essens-Lieferdienste Takeaway.com and Just Eat agree on the details of their planned merger. After the merger, the new group will be called Just Eat Takeaway.com. The deal will initially bring the new company annual cost savings of 10 million euros, as the two companies announced on Monday. ... more

Nordzucker acquires majority stake in Mackay Sugar

05-Aug-2019 Nordzucker has successfully completed the acquisition of a 70 percent majority stake in Mackay Sugar Limited (MSL), Australia's second-largest sugar producer. In February of this year, Nordzucker signed an agreement with MSL to acquire 70 percent of the share capital. The closing of the t ... more

Food profilers develop new methodological approach for food analysis

01-Aug-2019 Scientists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the Leibniz-Institute for Food Systems Biology have developed a new methodology for the simultaneous analysis of odorants and tastants. It could simplify and accelerate the quality control of food in the future. Whether a food tast ... more

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BfR strengthens consumer health protection worldwide

19-Aug-2019 Whether honeydew melon, cinnamon stick or beef steak: until a food item is on the supermarket shelf, it was often transported across many national borders. Which health risks must be taken into account? How can these best be assessed and limited in the light of global flows of goods? The an ... more

BevCanna Launches Grüv Beverages™ Brand

16-Aug-2019 BevCanna Enterprises Inc. ("BevCanna” or the “Company”) (CSE:BEV), an emerging leader in infused innovations, is excited to announce the debut of its latest cannabis infused brand, Grüv Beverages™. The Grüv Beverages brand represents an easy-drinking range of cannabis-infused iced tea bever ... more

Plant-Based Food Lowers Risk Of Cardiovascular Diseases

16-Aug-2019 Higher intake of plant-based food and lower consumption of animal-based food can reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases and mortality rates, a new study says.Eating more plant based foods such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts and legumes, and fewer animal products like meat, se ... more

PepsiCo & Inter-American Development Bank Partnership Helps More Than 765,000 People in Latin America Gain Access to Clean Water

15-Aug-2019 PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ: PEP) today announced that its partnership with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the largest source of development financing in Latin America, has helped more than 765,000 people in rural areas of Mexico, Peru, Colombia and Honduras gain new or improved acces ... more

Radioactive-free vodka produced from crops in Chernobyl

15-Aug-2019 Scientists now want to produce the artisan vodka and give 75 per cent of profits back to the affected community. A radioactive-free vodka produced from crops in Chernobyl’s abandoned zone has been brewed by a team of scientists. Professor Jim Smith, at the University of Portsmouth, describe ... more

Deliveroo leaves German market to Lieferando

14-Aug-2019 Next Friday the turquoise warming boxes of the Deliveroo bicycle couriers will disappear from the picture of German cities. The market in Germany was probably too small for two strong players. Actually, the British food delivery service Deliveroo wanted to start again big in the competition ... more

Nespresso takes recycling up a gear with coffee capsule bike

13-Aug-2019 Nespresso is partnering with Swedish bike brand Vélosophy to produce a stylish bicycle made from recycled aluminum coffee capsules, demonstrating both brands’ commitment to a circular economy. 1000 limited edition RE:CYCLE bikes made from over 300,000 recycled Nespresso Arpeggio capsules wi ... more

Fight against the grape moth

13-Aug-2019 Vine protectors at the JKI want to develop an egg deposition card that can be read on a smartphone and can be used to better predict the occurrence of the wine pest. In this way, grape mothers could be combated even more specifically in the future and pesticides could be saved in viticultur ... more

Too much caffeine may trigger migraines

13-Aug-2019 Afflicting more than one billion adults worldwide, migraine is the third most prevalent illness in the world. In addition to severe headache, symptoms of migraine can include nausea, changes in mood, sensitivity to light and sound, as well as visual and auditory hallucinations. People who s ... more

Generation Z puts beverage industry to the test

13-Aug-2019 The thirst for healthy and environmentally friendly drinks is growing. Especially among the younger generation, the products of smaller brands increasingly end up in the glass. "The future of the industry will depend decisively on whether production, sales and marketing can meet the demands ... more

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BfR strengthens consumer health protection worldwide

19-Aug-2019 Whether honeydew melon, cinnamon stick or beef steak: until a food item is on the supermarket shelf, it was often transported across many national borders. Which health risks must be taken into account? How can these best be assessed and limited in the light of global flows of goods? The an ... more

Plant-Based Food Lowers Risk Of Cardiovascular Diseases

16-Aug-2019 Higher intake of plant-based food and lower consumption of animal-based food can reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases and mortality rates, a new study says.Eating more plant based foods such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts and legumes, and fewer animal products like meat, se ... more

Smithfield Foods Launches Plant-Based Protein Portfolio Under Pure Farmland™ Brand

14-Aug-2019 Smithfield Foods, Inc. today announced that it is launching a plant-based protein portfolio under the company’s Pure Farmland™ brand. The new line comes in a variety of breakfast patties, meatballs, burger patties, and pre-seasoned protein starters to help consumers grow their plant-based p ... more

Deliveroo leaves German market to Lieferando

14-Aug-2019 Next Friday the turquoise warming boxes of the Deliveroo bicycle couriers will disappear from the picture of German cities. The market in Germany was probably too small for two strong players. Actually, the British food delivery service Deliveroo wanted to start again big in the competition ... more

Is it okay to eat animals?

12-Aug-2019 May humans use animals? And if so, what does an ethically correct treatment of animals look like? The positions on such philosophical questions range from the original anthropocentrism, according to which man may deal with animals as he wishes, to abolitionism, which completely rejects the ... more

UK food industry looks to avoid shortages in no-deal Brexit

08-Aug-2019 The U.K. food industry is urging the government to set aside competition rules so companies can coordinate supply decisions to combat food shortages if Britain leaves the European Union without an agreement on trade relations. The Food and Drink Federation said Wednesday it had asked the Br ... more

German farmers reject proposals for meat tax; production slumps

08-Aug-2019 The German Farmers' Association rejected proposals by politicians on Wednesday for an increase in value-added taxes on meat. "It's not the tax authorities, but the farmers who need funds and support for the further development of livestock farming," the association's Secretary General Bernh ... more

DuPont wants to sell food division

08-Aug-2019 According to insiders, DuPont is considering a big sale. The US specialty chemicals company is considering launching its Nutrition & Biosciences division, reported Bloomberg news agency on Tuesday, citing people familiar with the business. If one takes the valuation of competitors into acco ... more

Too much meat consumption, too much grubbing up

08-Aug-2019 Around 820 million people worldwide are undernourished. On the other hand, there is a very high consumption of meat, which consumes a lot of land, and many foods are simply thrown away. Providing the world's growing population with sufficient food in a fair manner is a huge challenge - and ... more

Listeria in frozen vegetables and melamine in bamboo dishes

07-Aug-2019 Information on more than 3,600 cases was exchanged last year through the European Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF). Thanks to the network of authorities, an international outbreak of listeriosis, for example, could be cleared up and bamboo dishes with a hazardous amount of melam ... more

All news on meat

BfR strengthens consumer health protection worldwide

19-Aug-2019 Whether honeydew melon, cinnamon stick or beef steak: until a food item is on the supermarket shelf, it was often transported across many national borders. Which health risks must be taken into account? How can these best be assessed and limited in the light of global flows of goods? The an ... more

Plant-Based Food Lowers Risk Of Cardiovascular Diseases

16-Aug-2019 Higher intake of plant-based food and lower consumption of animal-based food can reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases and mortality rates, a new study says.Eating more plant based foods such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts and legumes, and fewer animal products like meat, se ... more

Chobani Unveils New State of the Art Innovation & Community Center

15-Aug-2019 Chobani, LLC, maker of America’s#1 Greek Yogurt brand and the second largest overall yogurt manufacturer in the U.S., today announced the opening of the new Innovation & Community Center in Twin Falls, ID, a 71,000-square-foot facility that promotes a culture of collaboration, creativity, i ... more

Deliveroo leaves German market to Lieferando

14-Aug-2019 Next Friday the turquoise warming boxes of the Deliveroo bicycle couriers will disappear from the picture of German cities. The market in Germany was probably too small for two strong players. Actually, the British food delivery service Deliveroo wanted to start again big in the competition ... more

UK food industry looks to avoid shortages in no-deal Brexit

08-Aug-2019 The U.K. food industry is urging the government to set aside competition rules so companies can coordinate supply decisions to combat food shortages if Britain leaves the European Union without an agreement on trade relations. The Food and Drink Federation said Wednesday it had asked the Br ... more

DuPont wants to sell food division

08-Aug-2019 According to insiders, DuPont is considering a big sale. The US specialty chemicals company is considering launching its Nutrition & Biosciences division, reported Bloomberg news agency on Tuesday, citing people familiar with the business. If one takes the valuation of competitors into acco ... more

Listeria in frozen vegetables and melamine in bamboo dishes

07-Aug-2019 Information on more than 3,600 cases was exchanged last year through the European Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF). Thanks to the network of authorities, an international outbreak of listeriosis, for example, could be cleared up and bamboo dishes with a hazardous amount of melam ... more

Dairygold wins 16 awards

06-Aug-2019 The International Cheese Awards were held in Nantwich on Tuesday 30th July. The awards are the biggest cheese show in the world which have over 5,000 entries from over 30 countries and a huge 1,380 attendees to the event.  Dairygold had great success at this years awards, achieving the best ... more

Delivery services Takeaway and Just Eat agree on merger details

06-Aug-2019 Essens-Lieferdienste Takeaway.com and Just Eat agree on the details of their planned merger. After the merger, the new group will be called Just Eat Takeaway.com. The deal will initially bring the new company annual cost savings of 10 million euros, as the two companies announced on Monday. ... more

Nordzucker acquires majority stake in Mackay Sugar

05-Aug-2019 Nordzucker has successfully completed the acquisition of a 70 percent majority stake in Mackay Sugar Limited (MSL), Australia's second-largest sugar producer. In February of this year, Nordzucker signed an agreement with MSL to acquire 70 percent of the share capital. The closing of the t ... more

All news on dairy

BfR strengthens consumer health protection worldwide

19-Aug-2019 Whether honeydew melon, cinnamon stick or beef steak: until a food item is on the supermarket shelf, it was often transported across many national borders. Which health risks must be taken into account? How can these best be assessed and limited in the light of global flows of goods? The an ... more

Plant-Based Food Lowers Risk Of Cardiovascular Diseases

16-Aug-2019 Higher intake of plant-based food and lower consumption of animal-based food can reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases and mortality rates, a new study says.Eating more plant based foods such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts and legumes, and fewer animal products like meat, se ... more

Smithfield Foods Launches Plant-Based Protein Portfolio Under Pure Farmland™ Brand

14-Aug-2019 Smithfield Foods, Inc. today announced that it is launching a plant-based protein portfolio under the company’s Pure Farmland™ brand. The new line comes in a variety of breakfast patties, meatballs, burger patties, and pre-seasoned protein starters to help consumers grow their plant-based p ... more

Deliveroo leaves German market to Lieferando

14-Aug-2019 Next Friday the turquoise warming boxes of the Deliveroo bicycle couriers will disappear from the picture of German cities. The market in Germany was probably too small for two strong players. Actually, the British food delivery service Deliveroo wanted to start again big in the competition ... more

Every second consumer would buy products from vertical agriculture

13-Aug-2019 Rising population numbers and poorer weather conditions due to climate change make it difficult to produce sufficient healthy and fresh food. Vertical agriculture could make a contribution to solving this problem. Here the vegetables and fruit are grown on top of each other in tiers. This s ... more

Designing a better low-fat potato chip

09-Aug-2019 Munching on low-fat potato chips might reduce the guilt compared with full-fat versions, but many people don't find the texture as appealing. Now, researchers have developed a technique to analyze potato chips' physical characteristics from simulated first bite to swallow, which they say co ... more

UK food industry looks to avoid shortages in no-deal Brexit

08-Aug-2019 The U.K. food industry is urging the government to set aside competition rules so companies can coordinate supply decisions to combat food shortages if Britain leaves the European Union without an agreement on trade relations. The Food and Drink Federation said Wednesday it had asked the Br ... more

DuPont wants to sell food division

08-Aug-2019 According to insiders, DuPont is considering a big sale. The US specialty chemicals company is considering launching its Nutrition & Biosciences division, reported Bloomberg news agency on Tuesday, citing people familiar with the business. If one takes the valuation of competitors into acco ... more

Too much meat consumption, too much grubbing up

08-Aug-2019 Around 820 million people worldwide are undernourished. On the other hand, there is a very high consumption of meat, which consumes a lot of land, and many foods are simply thrown away. Providing the world's growing population with sufficient food in a fair manner is a huge challenge - and ... more

Listeria in frozen vegetables and melamine in bamboo dishes

07-Aug-2019 Information on more than 3,600 cases was exchanged last year through the European Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF). Thanks to the network of authorities, an international outbreak of listeriosis, for example, could be cleared up and bamboo dishes with a hazardous amount of melam ... more

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    BfR strengthens consumer health protection worldwide

    19-Aug-2019 Whether honeydew melon, cinnamon stick or beef steak: until a food item is on the supermarket shelf, it was often transported across many national borders. Which health risks must be taken into account? How can these best be assessed and limited in the light of global flows of goods? The an ... more

    Plant-Based Food Lowers Risk Of Cardiovascular Diseases

    16-Aug-2019 Higher intake of plant-based food and lower consumption of animal-based food can reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases and mortality rates, a new study says.Eating more plant based foods such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts and legumes, and fewer animal products like meat, se ... more

    PepsiCo & Inter-American Development Bank Partnership Helps More Than 765,000 People in Latin America Gain Access to Clean Water

    15-Aug-2019 PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ: PEP) today announced that its partnership with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the largest source of development financing in Latin America, has helped more than 765,000 people in rural areas of Mexico, Peru, Colombia and Honduras gain new or improved acces ... more

  • Career

    Barry Callebaut appoints Isabelle Esser Chief Human Resources Officer

    14-Dec-2018 Barry Callebaut AG, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, today announced the appointment of Isabelle Esser as Chief Human Resources Officer and member of the Executive Committee, reporting to CEO Antoine de Saint-Affrique, effective February 1, 2019 ... more

    Why women stay behind the scenes at work

    08-Aug-2018 While research has shown that visibility in the workplace is critical for professional advancement, the reality is that for some women, it’s easier said than done. According to a new study by Stanford scholars, professional women have strong reasons to ignore recommendations that urge them ... more

    McDonald's reaches settlement in 'joint-employer' lawsuit

    20-Mar-2018 McDonald's says it has reached a settlement with a U.S. labor agency over a lawsuit that could have decided if the fast-food company should be liable for hiring, pay and other decisions made at its franchised restaurants. The lawsuit, filed in 2016 by the National Labor Relations Board, con ... more

  • Cooperation

    Anheuser-Busch and Babe Wine Partner to Further Strengthen Industry Leading Portfolio With Increased Investment in Wine

    02-Jul-2019 The country’s leading brewer, Anheuser-Busch, through its affiliate ZX Ventures, will acquire the remaining stake in the disruptive wine company, Babe Wine. Babe Wine’s partnership began back in 2018 when the company’s global growth and innovation group, ZX Ventures, acquired a minority sta ... more

    Heineken and China Resources form strategic partnership

    30-Apr-2019 Heineken N.V. today announced that on 29 April 2019 it completed all transactions to form the long-term, strategic partnership with China Resources Enterprise, Limited ('CRE') and China Resources Beer (Holdings) Co. Ltd. ('CR Beer') for Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau (together 'China') ... more

    Mondelēz Partners with Food Business Incubator

    26-Mar-2019 Mondelēz International announced today a partnership with The Hatchery Chicago, a non-profit food business incubator, as it ramps up its innovation efforts to lead the future of snacking. The partnership is one of several investments the company is making as part of SnackFutures, the compan ... more

  • Finances

    Stock market hype surrounding Beyond Meat fades away

    26-Jun-2019 The high flight of Beyond Meat has ended for the time being - at least at the stock exchange. The US company with the coveted vegan burgers once again suffered heavy price losses at the beginning of the week, and the share was trading weaker for the fifth day in a row. Although the company ... more

    Südzucker FY Preliminary Operating Result Falls

    28-Mar-2019 Südzucker AG (SUEZF.PK) reported that preliminary Group operating result for financial year 2018/19 decreased to about 25 million euros from the previous year's 445 million euros. The earnings decrease was caused especially by the sugar segment. Group revenues declined to 6.75 billion euros ... more

    Nordzucker agrees majority stake in Mackay Sugar Limited

    12-Feb-2019 Nordzucker and Mackay Sugar Limited have contractually agreed that Nordzucker will acquire a 70 per cent majority stake in Australia's second-largest sugar producer. Nordzucker is thus building up production capacities outside Europe and consistently pursuing its strategy of focusing on sug ... more

  • Laws

    Arkansas meat-labeling law unconstitutional

    23-Jul-2019 Tofurky Co., which produces plant-based alternatives to meat, filed a lawsuit in federal court Monday claiming an Arkansas law that bans the use of "meat" in the labeling of its products violates free speech rights. The ACLU filed the lawsuit on behalf of the Oregon-based company against Ar ... more

    OPSON VIII: Authorities investigate coffee fraud

    24-Jun-2019 In this year's Operation OPSON VIII, coordinated by Europol and INTERPOL, thirteen European States have joined forces to jointly pursue possible coffee fraud cases. In Germany, Portugal and Switzerland, nine cases of cheaper Robustabohnen were found in Arabica coffee. This was announced tod ... more

    EU Commission searches food retailers in France

    24-May-2019 The EU Commission has had two French grocers search buildings on suspicion of cartels. This was confirmed by the Brussels authority on Wednesday. There was concern that the two companies might have violated EU competition rules. These rules are intended to prevent price fixing so that consu ... more

  • Market

    Proposed cut for herring harvest could affect lobster catch

    10-Dec-2018 Fishermen who seek one of the most important bait fish on the East Coast are likely to see a dramatic reduction next year in the amount they are allowed to harvest, and the change could have major implications for lobster consumers. The commercial fishery for herring is a major industry in ... more

    Naturalness and convenience are most valued by Chinese nuts consumers

    09-Nov-2018 It seems Chinese consumers’ modern lifestyles and awareness of healthy eating have opened up opportunities for nuts snacks that are either natural or provide convenience. Latest research from the world’s leading market intelligence agency, Mintel, reveals that up to three in five (62%) urba ... more

    iGens: Meet the sober generation

    19-Apr-2018 Bars, restaurants and alcohol companies get ready; the iGens are coming. Born between 1995 and 2007 (aged 23-11), most are not yet drinking on-premise; however, research suggests iGens could reshape the on-premise alcohol market. 67% of iGens say they avoid unhealthy activities such as exce ... more

  • People

    Molson Coors CEO Mark Hunter Announces Retirement

    01-Aug-2019 The Board of Directors of Molson Coors Brewing Company has accepted the retirement of current President and Chief Executive Officer Mark Hunter, effective September 27, 2019 and has named Gavin Hattersley as Molson Coors President and Chief Executive Officer effective as of September 28, 20 ... more

    Qu Dongyu of China elected FAO Director-General

    24-Jun-2019 Qu Dongyu of China was elected Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) today. Qu Dongyu received a total of 108 votes out of 191 cast, constituting a majority in the first round. The election took place during the 41st session of the FAO Confere ... more

    PepsiCo Announces Senior Leadership Appointment

    13-Jun-2019 PepsiCo, Inc. today announced that Ram Krishnan, currently Chief Executive Officer, Greater China for PepsiCo, has been appointed to the role of PepsiCo's Global Chief Commercial Officer. Krishnan will continue to lead PepsiCo's Greater China sector at this point. He replaces Laxman Narasim ... more

  • Politics

    UK food industry looks to avoid shortages in no-deal Brexit

    08-Aug-2019 The U.K. food industry is urging the government to set aside competition rules so companies can coordinate supply decisions to combat food shortages if Britain leaves the European Union without an agreement on trade relations. The Food and Drink Federation said Wednesday it had asked the Br ... more

    Mexico's tequila exporters warily eye US tariffs deadline

    07-Jun-2019 After decades of building a domestic market for Tequila Cascahuin, Salvador Rosales readied the family business for a plunge into the U.S. export market this year. He made sure he had a stable supply of high-quality blue agave, the succulent whose juice is distilled into tequila, so that on ... more

    France bans titanium dioxide in food from 2020

    24-Apr-2019 The substance is permitted and is used, for example, in toothpaste and cheese. But is it potentially dangerous to health? France wants to take him out of circulation soon for food - and Germany? Because of health concerns, France bans the white dye titanium dioxide in food. The ban is to ap ... more

  • Price Development

    Scarce vanilla harvest

    05-Aug-2019 The important ice-cream ingredient vanilla is showing a lower harvest and thus persistently high prices. "We expect the harvest to be 20 to 25 percent lower than last year," said Georges Geeraerts, head of Madagascar's vanilla export association, in an initial assessment of yields in the wo ... more

    Misleading Canada Food Prices 2019 Report Makes Assumptions of Red Meat Industry Pricing

    11-Dec-2018 The Canada Food Price Report for 2019, released earlier this week, makes assumptions that the cost of meat is set to fall because Canadians are adopting plant-based diets. In fact, the beef demand index is strong, only showing a decrease of 2% demand in 2018, but maintaining levels not seen ... more

    INKOTA welcomes minimum price increase by Fairtrade

    04-Dec-2018 Today, the Fairtrade seal initiative announced a significant increase in the guaranteed minimum price for cocoa. The development organisation INKOTA welcomes this important step to reduce the poverty of cocoa farmers. If chocolate companies were serious about sustainability, they would also ... more

  • Research

    Plant-Based Food Lowers Risk Of Cardiovascular Diseases

    16-Aug-2019 Higher intake of plant-based food and lower consumption of animal-based food can reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases and mortality rates, a new study says.Eating more plant based foods such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts and legumes, and fewer animal products like meat, se ... more

    Fight against the grape moth

    13-Aug-2019 Vine protectors at the JKI want to develop an egg deposition card that can be read on a smartphone and can be used to better predict the occurrence of the wine pest. In this way, grape mothers could be combated even more specifically in the future and pesticides could be saved in viticultur ... more

    Every second consumer would buy products from vertical agriculture

    13-Aug-2019 Rising population numbers and poorer weather conditions due to climate change make it difficult to produce sufficient healthy and fresh food. Vertical agriculture could make a contribution to solving this problem. Here the vegetables and fruit are grown on top of each other in tiers. This s ... more

  • Technology

    Eggshells could crack renewable energy puzzle

    30-Jan-2019 Eggshells that are baked and then crushed into a fine powder could be a cheap alternative in renewable energy storage options, Murdoch University researchers have found. Dr Manickam Minakshi and his team have been working with researchers from around the world to test whether eggshell powde ... more

    SodaStream builds innovative marine vessel to fish plastic waste out of the sea

    16-Oct-2018 SodaStream International Ltd. has today sent a vessel called "Holy Turtle" on a grand voyage. The innovative vehicle, of considerable size, is designed to fish plastic waste from the open sea and is currently being tested in the Caribbean off the coast of Roatán, Honduras, under the leaders ... more

    Garlic ingredient from the lab bench

    29-Aug-2018 Fresh garlic extracts contain a variety of healthy organosulfur compounds, among which ajoene forms a major oil-extractable ingredient. Now, chemists in the United Kingdom have synthesized ajoene from readily available components for the first time. The results show that ajoene is accessibl ... more

  • Product development

    BevCanna Launches Grüv Beverages™ Brand

    16-Aug-2019 BevCanna Enterprises Inc. ("BevCanna” or the “Company”) (CSE:BEV), an emerging leader in infused innovations, is excited to announce the debut of its latest cannabis infused brand, Grüv Beverages™. The Grüv Beverages brand represents an easy-drinking range of cannabis-infused iced tea bever ... more

    Radioactive-free vodka produced from crops in Chernobyl

    15-Aug-2019 Scientists now want to produce the artisan vodka and give 75 per cent of profits back to the affected community. A radioactive-free vodka produced from crops in Chernobyl’s abandoned zone has been brewed by a team of scientists. Professor Jim Smith, at the University of Portsmouth, describe ... more

    Nestlé invents the first 70% dark chocolate made entirely from the cocoa fruit and nothing else

    17-Jul-2019 Nestlé has announced it has created a unique chocolate made entirely from the cocoa fruit, using the beans and pulp as the only ingredients and therefore not adding any refined sugar. Nestlé plans to introduce the first product in Japan in the autumn of this year through its KitKat Chocolat ... more

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    Coca-Cola Amatil produces Australia’s first 100% recycled bottle for carbonated beverages

    10-Jul-2019 Coca-Cola Amatil has produced Australia’s first carbonated soft drink bottles made from 100 per cent recycled plastic, in a major step forward for sustainability. Group Managing Director Alison Watkins said while 100 per cent recycled plastic had previously been used in still beverages, it ... more

    Darigold Expands Capabilities in Mexico

    22-May-2019 Darigold Inc. announces the expansion of its operations in Mexico through the addition of in-market sales and logistics leaders. The new team will enhance customer service and integration with its Mexican customers. These key hires include Eugenio Massieu, director - Latin America; Mariana ... more

    US beverage giant Pepsico wants to invest billions in Mexico

    08-May-2019 The US beverage group Pepsico  plans to invest four billion US dollars (around 3.6 billion euros) in projects in Mexico over the next two years. Coca-Cola's competitor announced on Monday (local time) that the construction of a new plant in the Mexican state of Guanajuato is also planned. " ... more

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