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Kathryn Mikells, Chief Financial Officer, to leave Diageo at the end of June 2021

15-Jan-2021 Today, Diageo plc (‘Diageo’) has announced that Kathryn Mikells (‘Kathy’), Chief Financial Officer, will leave the company at the end of June 2021 and will return to the US after almost six years in role. Lavanya Chandrashekar, Chief Financial Officer, Diageo North America and Global Head o ... more

EU authority gives green light for products with mealworms

14-Jan-2021 The European Food Safety Authority has given the green light to new products such as grilled flour beetle larvae and pasta containing parts of these insects. This was announced by the experts of the analytical authority, EFSA for short, in the Italian city of Parma on Wednesday. They presen ... more

Kraft Mac & Cheese Developing and Testing Its First Recyclable Fiber-Based Microwavable Cup

14-Jan-2021 Kraft Mac & Cheese, a beloved staple on American tables for over 80 years, today announced it is developing and testing the brand’s first-ever recyclable fiber-based microwavable cup. Upon testing completion, the brand will launch a new Kraft Mac & Cheese Shapes variety later in 2021 using ... more

ADM Wins 2021 BIG Innovation Award for Unique Probiotic Strain

14-Jan-2021 ADM today announced it has been named a winner in the 2021 BIG Innovation Awards presented by the Business Intelligence Group, which recognizes organizations and people bringing new ideas to life. ADM Biopolis’ groundbreaking probiotic strain, Bifidobacterium lactis (BPL1), was featured amo ... more

PepsiCo Selects 10 Emerging Innovators To Grow the Next Generation of Wellness Technologies, Services and Ingredients

14-Jan-2021 PepsiCo announced today the 10 finalists from around the world that join its fifth annual Greenhouse Accelerator, a mentor-guided program supporting the acceleration of the latest innovators that seek to transform the ways consumers eat, drink and live their lives. This year's Greenhouse Ac ... more

Somerdale Acquires Blended Cheese Business

14-Jan-2021 Somerdale International has announced that it has acquired the blended cheese business of  Abergavenny Fine Foods (AFF) for an undisclosed sum.  The acquisition includes the transfer to Somerdale of AFF’s blended cheese processing assets, brands and associated trademarks.  In doing so, it w ... more

NUS researchers concoct probiotic coffee and tea drinks

14-Jan-2021 New fermented coffee and tea contain live probiotics which could improve gut health; these non-dairy and plant-based beverages are suitable for a broader spectrum of consumers. Good news for those who need a cuppa to start the day. Researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) ... more

Airtight corn sacks help fight hunger during the COVID-19 pandemic

14-Jan-2021 Optimised on-​farm grain storage boosts food security in sub-​Saharan Africa, as an ETH study in Kenya during the COVID-​19 pandemic shows. As the end of the lean season approaches, things get tricky for many smallholder farmers in sub-​Saharan Africa. It’s the time of year between harvests ... more

National Pizza Week: growth pizza restaurants comes to abrupt halt

13-Jan-2021 Next week is National Pizza Week. An entire week in honor of one of America’s all-time favorite foods. Time to crunch the numbers! The latest statistics from data specialist BoldData show that the amount of pizza restaurants in America has increased with a whopping 39.2% over the last five ... more

The Carlsberg Foundation grants DKK 19.5 million to Crops for the Future research project

13-Jan-2021 Climate change and increased population growth are challenging sustainable food production. The Carlsberg Foundation now grants DKK 19.5 million to a new Semper Ardens research project anchored by Carlsberg Research Laboratory, which together with several partners will develop climate-toler ... more

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Rice engineers’ reactor converts gas directly into acetic acid

13-Jan-2021 Rice University engineers are turning carbon monoxide directly into acetic acid — the widely used chemical agent that gives vinegar its tang — with a continuous catalytic reactor that can use renewable electricity efficiently to turn out a highly purified product. The electrochemical proces ... more

Mintel Announces Global Food and Drinks Trends for 2021

13-Jan-2021 Mintel, the experts in what consumers want and why, has today (12 January 2021) announced three key trends for the global food, drink, and foodservice industries, including analysis, insights, and recommendations centred around the ‘now’ (next 12 months), the ‘next’ (18 months+), and the ‘f ... more

More than 330 kilograms: What a German eats per year

12-Jan-2021 Which foods end up on plates in Germany and how healthy are they? While the national trend is positive, meat consumption remains too high. This is the conclusion reached by the German Nutrition Society (DGE) in its latest Nutrition Report. “In order to counteract the rising trend of obesity ... more

Get off to a successful start

08-Jan-2021 The world's first and leading incubator for plant-based and cultured food startups invites innovative founders to apply by February 7, 2021 to participate in the pioneering accelerator program. The incubator program with expert mentoring, financial support and more will start in April 2021. ... more

Kroger's Top Seven Food Trend Predictions for 2021

28-Dec-2020 The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR), America's largest grocery retailer, today announced the top 10 trending foods of 2020, as well as its food trend predictions for 2021. Based on year-over-year sales growth across Kroger's business, including nearly 2,800 retail stores and pickup, delivery and ship ... more

Germany's Delivery Hero given conditional OK for Korean acquisition

28-Dec-2020 German food delivery service Delivery Hero received conditional approval from authorities to take over South Korean competitor Woowa on Monday, contingent upon the sale of a subsidiary. The South Korean anti-trust authority KFTC announced that the Berlin-based company must first sell off it ... more

The Top Five Chocolate Predictions for 2021

21-Dec-2020 Carol Oldbury, Director of Hames Chocolates, explains: “Whilst it’s hard to predict what 2021 has in store, one thing we are sure of, is that the popularity of chocolate will not diminish! Chocolate has been the go-to treat for people for nearly 200 hundred years and the one food many of us ... more

The Ferrero Group to acquire Eat Natural

21-Dec-2020 The Ferrero Group, a global confectionery group, today announced a definitive agreement pursuant to which it will acquire Eat Natural, the maker of high-quality cereal bars, toasted muesli and granola.The Ferrero Group plans to maintain and further build Eat Natural’s strong brand authentic ... more

Climate Impacts of Food Production

17-Dec-2020 The environmental damage arising from the production of foods is not currently reflected in prices. If the consequential costs of the greenhouse gases emitted are determined and added to current food prices, animal products such as milk, cheese and especially meat would have to become far m ... more

Berlin Packaging's expansion in Europe continues with the acquisitions of Repli and Pentapackaging

17-Dec-2020 Berlin Packaging, the world's largest hybrid packaging supplier, announced today the acquisitions of Repli and Pentapackaging, two leading plastic packaging companies. Repli, based in Barcelona, Spain, and Pentapackaging, based in Bergamo, Italy, will significantly expand Berlin Packaging's ... more

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Kathryn Mikells, Chief Financial Officer, to leave Diageo at the end of June 2021

15-Jan-2021 Today, Diageo plc (‘Diageo’) has announced that Kathryn Mikells (‘Kathy’), Chief Financial Officer, will leave the company at the end of June 2021 and will return to the US after almost six years in role. Lavanya Chandrashekar, Chief Financial Officer, Diageo North America and Global Head o ... more

PepsiCo Selects 10 Emerging Innovators To Grow the Next Generation of Wellness Technologies, Services and Ingredients

14-Jan-2021 PepsiCo announced today the 10 finalists from around the world that join its fifth annual Greenhouse Accelerator, a mentor-guided program supporting the acceleration of the latest innovators that seek to transform the ways consumers eat, drink and live their lives. This year's Greenhouse Ac ... more

NUS researchers concoct probiotic coffee and tea drinks

14-Jan-2021 New fermented coffee and tea contain live probiotics which could improve gut health; these non-dairy and plant-based beverages are suitable for a broader spectrum of consumers. Good news for those who need a cuppa to start the day. Researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) ... more

The Carlsberg Foundation grants DKK 19.5 million to Crops for the Future research project

13-Jan-2021 Climate change and increased population growth are challenging sustainable food production. The Carlsberg Foundation now grants DKK 19.5 million to a new Semper Ardens research project anchored by Carlsberg Research Laboratory, which together with several partners will develop climate-toler ... more

Rice engineers’ reactor converts gas directly into acetic acid

13-Jan-2021 Rice University engineers are turning carbon monoxide directly into acetic acid — the widely used chemical agent that gives vinegar its tang — with a continuous catalytic reactor that can use renewable electricity efficiently to turn out a highly purified product. The electrochemical proces ... more

Mintel Announces Global Food and Drinks Trends for 2021

13-Jan-2021 Mintel, the experts in what consumers want and why, has today (12 January 2021) announced three key trends for the global food, drink, and foodservice industries, including analysis, insights, and recommendations centred around the ‘now’ (next 12 months), the ‘next’ (18 months+), and the ‘f ... more

Hard on germs in hard seltzer

13-Jan-2021 Hard seltzer is already firmly established as a popular, trendy drink in the USA. The alcoholic sparkling water is now sweeping through Europe and the rest of the world. Target-group-oriented marketing concepts and online campaigns have seen this new drink segment set annual growth records ... more

More than 330 kilograms: What a German eats per year

12-Jan-2021 Which foods end up on plates in Germany and how healthy are they? While the national trend is positive, meat consumption remains too high. This is the conclusion reached by the German Nutrition Society (DGE) in its latest Nutrition Report. “In order to counteract the rising trend of obesity ... more

Get off to a successful start

08-Jan-2021 The world's first and leading incubator for plant-based and cultured food startups invites innovative founders to apply by February 7, 2021 to participate in the pioneering accelerator program. The incubator program with expert mentoring, financial support and more will start in April 2021. ... more

Carlsberg pursues better through alcohol-free beer in new ad with actor Mads Mikkelsen

08-Jan-2021 Carlsberg 0.0’s first global ad comes at the start of a year which is predicted to see more people drink alcohol-free beer than ever before. Alcohol-free beer has seen huge growth in recent years and became more popular than ever during a turbulent 2020. Driven by an increased focus on heal ... more

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Rice engineers’ reactor converts gas directly into acetic acid

13-Jan-2021 Rice University engineers are turning carbon monoxide directly into acetic acid — the widely used chemical agent that gives vinegar its tang — with a continuous catalytic reactor that can use renewable electricity efficiently to turn out a highly purified product. The electrochemical proces ... more

Mintel Announces Global Food and Drinks Trends for 2021

13-Jan-2021 Mintel, the experts in what consumers want and why, has today (12 January 2021) announced three key trends for the global food, drink, and foodservice industries, including analysis, insights, and recommendations centred around the ‘now’ (next 12 months), the ‘next’ (18 months+), and the ‘f ... more

Tyson Foods Expanding Iconic Wright® Brand Bacon Plant

12-Jan-2021 Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN) is investing $26 million to expand production at the iconicWright® Brand Bacon facility in Vernon, Texas. Scheduled for completion by March of 2021, the expansion is expected to create 32 new jobs, bringing the total employment at the plant to more than 800. “T ... more

More than 330 kilograms: What a German eats per year

12-Jan-2021 Which foods end up on plates in Germany and how healthy are they? While the national trend is positive, meat consumption remains too high. This is the conclusion reached by the German Nutrition Society (DGE) in its latest Nutrition Report. “In order to counteract the rising trend of obesity ... more

Air Protein Announces $32 Million Series A Funding

12-Jan-2021 Air Protein, a pioneer in producing meat made from elements of the air, today announced the successful completion of its $32 million Series A round of fundraising. Led by Founder and CEO Dr. Lisa Dyson, Air Protein will use the funding to launch an innovation R&D lab, accelerate product ... more

The Vegetarian Butcher launches in Latin America and China

04-Jan-2021 Unilever brand The Vegetarian Butcher announces today that it has expanded its successful partnership with the Burger King® brand to launch the Plant-Based WHOPPER®, powered by The Vegetarian Butcher, in Latin America, the Caribbean and China. In China, the Plant-Based WHOPPER® has today be ... more

Increased Meat Consumption Associated With Symptoms of Childhood Asthma

29-Dec-2020 Substances present in cooked meats are associated with increased wheezing in children, Mount Sinai researchers report. Their study, published in Thorax, highlights pro-inflammatory compounds called advanced glycation end-products (AGEs) as an example of early dietary risk factors that may h ... more

Kroger's Top Seven Food Trend Predictions for 2021

28-Dec-2020 The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR), America's largest grocery retailer, today announced the top 10 trending foods of 2020, as well as its food trend predictions for 2021. Based on year-over-year sales growth across Kroger's business, including nearly 2,800 retail stores and pickup, delivery and ship ... more

Germany's Delivery Hero given conditional OK for Korean acquisition

28-Dec-2020 German food delivery service Delivery Hero received conditional approval from authorities to take over South Korean competitor Woowa on Monday, contingent upon the sale of a subsidiary. The South Korean anti-trust authority KFTC announced that the Berlin-based company must first sell off it ... more

Climate Impacts of Food Production

17-Dec-2020 The environmental damage arising from the production of foods is not currently reflected in prices. If the consequential costs of the greenhouse gases emitted are determined and added to current food prices, animal products such as milk, cheese and especially meat would have to become far m ... more

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Somerdale Acquires Blended Cheese Business

14-Jan-2021 Somerdale International has announced that it has acquired the blended cheese business of  Abergavenny Fine Foods (AFF) for an undisclosed sum.  The acquisition includes the transfer to Somerdale of AFF’s blended cheese processing assets, brands and associated trademarks.  In doing so, it w ... more

Rice engineers’ reactor converts gas directly into acetic acid

13-Jan-2021 Rice University engineers are turning carbon monoxide directly into acetic acid — the widely used chemical agent that gives vinegar its tang — with a continuous catalytic reactor that can use renewable electricity efficiently to turn out a highly purified product. The electrochemical proces ... more

Mintel Announces Global Food and Drinks Trends for 2021

13-Jan-2021 Mintel, the experts in what consumers want and why, has today (12 January 2021) announced three key trends for the global food, drink, and foodservice industries, including analysis, insights, and recommendations centred around the ‘now’ (next 12 months), the ‘next’ (18 months+), and the ‘f ... more

Arla Foods to supercharge sales in E-commerce

13-Jan-2021 Arla is fast tracking its plans to become European dairy market leader for e-commerce and aims to double its sales via its customers’ online platforms to EUR 600 mio across Europe. Having witnessed a rapid growth in its e-commerce sales during the pandemic, with growth doubling in many key ... more

More than 330 kilograms: What a German eats per year

12-Jan-2021 Which foods end up on plates in Germany and how healthy are they? While the national trend is positive, meat consumption remains too high. This is the conclusion reached by the German Nutrition Society (DGE) in its latest Nutrition Report. “In order to counteract the rising trend of obesity ... more

Get off to a successful start

08-Jan-2021 The world's first and leading incubator for plant-based and cultured food startups invites innovative founders to apply by February 7, 2021 to participate in the pioneering accelerator program. The incubator program with expert mentoring, financial support and more will start in April 2021. ... more

Kroger's Top Seven Food Trend Predictions for 2021

28-Dec-2020 The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR), America's largest grocery retailer, today announced the top 10 trending foods of 2020, as well as its food trend predictions for 2021. Based on year-over-year sales growth across Kroger's business, including nearly 2,800 retail stores and pickup, delivery and ship ... more

Germany's Delivery Hero given conditional OK for Korean acquisition

28-Dec-2020 German food delivery service Delivery Hero received conditional approval from authorities to take over South Korean competitor Woowa on Monday, contingent upon the sale of a subsidiary. The South Korean anti-trust authority KFTC announced that the Berlin-based company must first sell off it ... more

Lactalis Canada to Acquire Agropur's Canadian Yogourt Business

21-Dec-2020 Lactalis Canada Inc. ('Lactalis Canada'), formerly Parmalat Canada Inc., a subsidiary of Lactalis Group, today announced that it has reached a definitive agreement with Agropur Cooperative to acquire all shares of its Canadian yogourt business, Ultima Foods Inc., including the Iögo and Iögo ... more

Climate Impacts of Food Production

17-Dec-2020 The environmental damage arising from the production of foods is not currently reflected in prices. If the consequential costs of the greenhouse gases emitted are determined and added to current food prices, animal products such as milk, cheese and especially meat would have to become far m ... more

All news on dairy

EU authority gives green light for products with mealworms

14-Jan-2021 The European Food Safety Authority has given the green light to new products such as grilled flour beetle larvae and pasta containing parts of these insects. This was announced by the experts of the analytical authority, EFSA for short, in the Italian city of Parma on Wednesday. They presen ... more

Kraft Mac & Cheese Developing and Testing Its First Recyclable Fiber-Based Microwavable Cup

14-Jan-2021 Kraft Mac & Cheese, a beloved staple on American tables for over 80 years, today announced it is developing and testing the brand’s first-ever recyclable fiber-based microwavable cup. Upon testing completion, the brand will launch a new Kraft Mac & Cheese Shapes variety later in 2021 using ... more

ADM Wins 2021 BIG Innovation Award for Unique Probiotic Strain

14-Jan-2021 ADM today announced it has been named a winner in the 2021 BIG Innovation Awards presented by the Business Intelligence Group, which recognizes organizations and people bringing new ideas to life. ADM Biopolis’ groundbreaking probiotic strain, Bifidobacterium lactis (BPL1), was featured amo ... more

Airtight corn sacks help fight hunger during the COVID-19 pandemic

14-Jan-2021 Optimised on-​farm grain storage boosts food security in sub-​Saharan Africa, as an ETH study in Kenya during the COVID-​19 pandemic shows. As the end of the lean season approaches, things get tricky for many smallholder farmers in sub-​Saharan Africa. It’s the time of year between harvests ... more

National Pizza Week: growth pizza restaurants comes to abrupt halt

13-Jan-2021 Next week is National Pizza Week. An entire week in honor of one of America’s all-time favorite foods. Time to crunch the numbers! The latest statistics from data specialist BoldData show that the amount of pizza restaurants in America has increased with a whopping 39.2% over the last five ... more

Rice engineers’ reactor converts gas directly into acetic acid

13-Jan-2021 Rice University engineers are turning carbon monoxide directly into acetic acid — the widely used chemical agent that gives vinegar its tang — with a continuous catalytic reactor that can use renewable electricity efficiently to turn out a highly purified product. The electrochemical proces ... more

Inspired by kombucha tea, engineers create "living materials"

13-Jan-2021 Engineers at MIT and Imperial College London have developed a new way to generate tough, functional materials using a mixture of bacteria and yeast similar to the "kombucha mother" used to ferment tea. Using this mixture, also called a SCOBY (symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast), the re ... more

Bühler and DIL join forces to accelerate sustainable food production

13-Jan-2021 Swiss technology group Bühler AG and the DIL Deutsches Institut for Lebensmitteltechnik e. V., a research institute focusing on food technology and food science, have teamed up to develop new production technologies for healthy and sustainable food products, focusing on alternative protein- ... more

Mintel Announces Global Food and Drinks Trends for 2021

13-Jan-2021 Mintel, the experts in what consumers want and why, has today (12 January 2021) announced three key trends for the global food, drink, and foodservice industries, including analysis, insights, and recommendations centred around the ‘now’ (next 12 months), the ‘next’ (18 months+), and the ‘f ... more

Resistant rice plants

13-Jan-2021 With their microbiome expertise, the researchers at the Institute of Environmental Biotechnology were able to demonstrate how a specific bacterium inside the seeds of rice plants effectively inhibits destructive plant pathogens in an environmentally friendly manner. Rice is the staple food ... more

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