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SternMaid promotes biological diversity on its own company site

19-Jun-2019 For Hamburg’s Stern-Wywiol Gruppe, sustainable development, entrepreneurial activity and environmental protection go hand in hand. In keeping with this philosophy, the contract manufacturer SternMaid has created a flowering meadow some 11,500 m² in size on part of its company site. The area ... more

Plant proteins attract investors

19-Jun-2019 Burcon NutraScience Corporation (Frankfurt WKN: 157 793, TSX: BU), a leader in the development of functional and nutritionally valuable plant proteins, is pleased to announce the investor group and joint venture partner for its CAD 65 million pea and canola protein production facility. The ... more

What's so bad about processed foods? Scientists offer clues

18-Jun-2019 Chips, soda and frozen pizzas tend to be full of salt, sugar and fat, but now scientists are trying to understand if there's something else about such processed foods that might be bad for us. Already, the spread of cheap, packaged foods has been linked to rising obesity rates around the wo ... more

US beef to be preferred in the EU in future

18-Jun-2019 Under pressure from US President Donald Trump, the EU wants to help American beef producers to better market opportunities in Europe. According to the EU Commission on Friday, parts of the global EU import quota of 45,000 tonnes per year will be reserved for US suppliers. Within seven years ... more

Uber tests drone food delivery

14-Jun-2019 Uber is testing restaurant food deliveries by drone. The company's Uber Eats unit began the tests in San Diego with McDonald's and plans to expand to other restaurants later this year. Uber says the service should decrease food delivery times. It works this way: Workers at a restaurant load ... more

Arla uses New artificial intelligence tool

14-Jun-2019 Arla Foods has developed a new artificial intelligence tool to better predict their milk intake from farmer-owners. This means that 200 million kilos of milk can now be utilised better each year making Arla’s value chain even more sustainable. Every year, Arla collects around 13 billion ki ... more

What can reduce the consumption of sweet drinks?

13-Jun-2019 The supermarket shelves are full of them, soft drinks (sweet drinks) dominate worldwide beverage consumption. Sweet drinks are not only regarded as one of the main causes of the worldwide increase in obesity (severe overweight), but they also increase the risk of diabetes (diabetes), cardio ... more

Raisio to invest EUR 45 million in the growth of healthy foods

13-Jun-2019 Food company Raisio is investing an estimated EUR 45 million in the production facility developing and manufacturing plant-based added value products. With the investment, Raisio responds to the strong growth in demand for plant-based food, particularly in the European markets. The project ... 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

Unilever boss sees meatless diet as 'megatrend'

13-Jun-2019 For the new head of the consumer goods group Unilever, meatless products are currently indispensable in the brand portfolio. "Plant based nutrition is a megatrend, so our most important task is to provide vegan and vegetarian alternatives within the core brands," Alan Jope told the Financia ... more

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What's so bad about processed foods? Scientists offer clues

18-Jun-2019 Chips, soda and frozen pizzas tend to be full of salt, sugar and fat, but now scientists are trying to understand if there's something else about such processed foods that might be bad for us. Already, the spread of cheap, packaged foods has been linked to rising obesity rates around the wo ... more

Uber tests drone food delivery

14-Jun-2019 Uber is testing restaurant food deliveries by drone. The company's Uber Eats unit began the tests in San Diego with McDonald's and plans to expand to other restaurants later this year. Uber says the service should decrease food delivery times. It works this way: Workers at a restaurant load ... more

Junk food could be responsible for the food allergy epidemic

12-Jun-2019 Experts at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the European Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN) will present research showing that higher concentrations of Advanced Glycation End Products (AGEs) abundant in Junk Foods are associated with food allergies in child ... more

Structuring sweetness: What makes Stevia 200 times sweeter than sugar

12-Jun-2019 New research from Washington University in St. Louis reveals the molecular machinery behind the high-intensity sweetness of the stevia plant. The results could be used to engineer new non-caloric products without the aftertaste that many associate with sweetener marketed as Stevia. Although ... more

Food freshness sensors could replace 'use-by' dates to cut food waste

10-Jun-2019 Imperial academics have developed low-cost, smartphone-linked, eco-friendly spoilage sensors for meat and fish packaging. The researchers say the new sensors could help detect spoilage and reduce food waste for supermarkets and consumers. One in three UK consumers throw away food solely bec ... more

Could a popular food ingredient raise the risk for diabetes and obesity?

07-Jun-2019 Consumption of propionate, a food ingredient that’s widely used in baked goods, animal feeds, and artificial flavorings, appears to increase levels of several hormones that are associated with risk ofobesity anddiabetes, according to new research led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public He ... more

FachPack 2019: Focus on “environmentally friendly packaging”

07-Jun-2019 Demonstrations against the flood of waste and calls for more environmental protection in the 1980s and 1990s led to the Packaging Ordinance, can deposits and dual systems. The discussion about environmentally friendly packaging is nothing new, but has reached a new height recently with “oce ... more

Call for Ban on Using Cartoon Animations on-pack to Market Unhealthy Products to Children

06-Jun-2019 In the biggest survey of its kind[1], new research by Action on Sugar and Action on Salt based at Queen Mary University of London, in association with Children’s Food Campaign, has found half (51%)[2] of 526 food and drink products which use cartoon animations on pack to appeal to children ... more

Mintel announces five US flavor and ingredient trends

06-Jun-2019 Foodservice and food and drink retail trends explore regionalized international flavors, while emerging and increasingly popular ingredients promote relaxation and gut health. Mintel, the world’s leading market intelligence agency, announced today (June 3) from IFT19 the flavor and ingredie ... more

Strike paralyses world's largest Nutella plant in France

05-Jun-2019 Production at the world's largest Nutella factory in France is almost at a standstill. For about a week, striking workers have been blocking the Villers-Ecalles plant in Normandy. The Force Ouvriere union reported on its website that 160 of the 350 workers at the Ferrero factory had been on ... more

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What's so bad about processed foods? Scientists offer clues

18-Jun-2019 Chips, soda and frozen pizzas tend to be full of salt, sugar and fat, but now scientists are trying to understand if there's something else about such processed foods that might be bad for us. Already, the spread of cheap, packaged foods has been linked to rising obesity rates around the wo ... more

Uber tests drone food delivery

14-Jun-2019 Uber is testing restaurant food deliveries by drone. The company's Uber Eats unit began the tests in San Diego with McDonald's and plans to expand to other restaurants later this year. Uber says the service should decrease food delivery times. It works this way: Workers at a restaurant load ... more

What can reduce the consumption of sweet drinks?

13-Jun-2019 The supermarket shelves are full of them, soft drinks (sweet drinks) dominate worldwide beverage consumption. Sweet drinks are not only regarded as one of the main causes of the worldwide increase in obesity (severe overweight), but they also increase the risk of diabetes (diabetes), cardio ... 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

Junk food could be responsible for the food allergy epidemic

12-Jun-2019 Experts at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the European Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN) will present research showing that higher concentrations of Advanced Glycation End Products (AGEs) abundant in Junk Foods are associated with food allergies in child ... more

Top 100 World’s Fastest-Growing Spirits Brands

12-Jun-2019 The world’s top 100 fastest-growing spirits brands, categorised by their respective case volume growth last year, collectively grew by 11%, compared to total global categorygrowth of 0.8% in 2018. Those 100 leading brands, acrossall the major spirits categories,represent 690.5m nine-litre c ... more

Brown-Forman to Acquire Fords Gin

12-Jun-2019 Brown-Forman Corporation announced today it has reached a definitive agreement to purchase The 86 Company. Upon completion, Brown-Forman will add Fords Gin, a premium gin to its growing portfolio. “Fords Gin is a unique brand with terrific momentum in one of the fastest growing categories i ... more

Structuring sweetness: What makes Stevia 200 times sweeter than sugar

12-Jun-2019 New research from Washington University in St. Louis reveals the molecular machinery behind the high-intensity sweetness of the stevia plant. The results could be used to engineer new non-caloric products without the aftertaste that many associate with sweetener marketed as Stevia. Although ... more

Food freshness sensors could replace 'use-by' dates to cut food waste

10-Jun-2019 Imperial academics have developed low-cost, smartphone-linked, eco-friendly spoilage sensors for meat and fish packaging. The researchers say the new sensors could help detect spoilage and reduce food waste for supermarkets and consumers. One in three UK consumers throw away food solely bec ... more

Could a popular food ingredient raise the risk for diabetes and obesity?

07-Jun-2019 Consumption of propionate, a food ingredient that’s widely used in baked goods, animal feeds, and artificial flavorings, appears to increase levels of several hormones that are associated with risk ofobesity anddiabetes, according to new research led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public He ... more

All news on beverages

What's so bad about processed foods? Scientists offer clues

18-Jun-2019 Chips, soda and frozen pizzas tend to be full of salt, sugar and fat, but now scientists are trying to understand if there's something else about such processed foods that might be bad for us. Already, the spread of cheap, packaged foods has been linked to rising obesity rates around the wo ... more

US beef to be preferred in the EU in future

18-Jun-2019 Under pressure from US President Donald Trump, the EU wants to help American beef producers to better market opportunities in Europe. According to the EU Commission on Friday, parts of the global EU import quota of 45,000 tonnes per year will be reserved for US suppliers. Within seven years ... more

Uber tests drone food delivery

14-Jun-2019 Uber is testing restaurant food deliveries by drone. The company's Uber Eats unit began the tests in San Diego with McDonald's and plans to expand to other restaurants later this year. Uber says the service should decrease food delivery times. It works this way: Workers at a restaurant load ... more

Unilever boss sees meatless diet as 'megatrend'

13-Jun-2019 For the new head of the consumer goods group Unilever, meatless products are currently indispensable in the brand portfolio. "Plant based nutrition is a megatrend, so our most important task is to provide vegan and vegetarian alternatives within the core brands," Alan Jope told the Financia ... more

Junk food could be responsible for the food allergy epidemic

12-Jun-2019 Experts at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the European Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN) will present research showing that higher concentrations of Advanced Glycation End Products (AGEs) abundant in Junk Foods are associated with food allergies in child ... more

The Vivera Foodgroup is completely limited to the plant based market

12-Jun-2019 After the sale of the meat company Enkco, the Vivera Foodgroup faces a meatless future with the remaining plant-based companies Vivera, Culifrost and the Dutch Tofu Company. The Group has strong ambitions and aims to make major investments in expanding its production capacity and product ra ... more

Structuring sweetness: What makes Stevia 200 times sweeter than sugar

12-Jun-2019 New research from Washington University in St. Louis reveals the molecular machinery behind the high-intensity sweetness of the stevia plant. The results could be used to engineer new non-caloric products without the aftertaste that many associate with sweetener marketed as Stevia. Although ... more

Plant-based burger maker Beyond Meat beats forecasts in 1Q

10-Jun-2019 Beyond Meat went beyond expectations in its first earnings report since its stock market debut last month. The plant-based meat maker's shares soared after it beat Wall Street's first quarter earnings and revenue forecasts. Beyond Meat also said it expects full-year revenue to hit $210 mill ... more

Food freshness sensors could replace 'use-by' dates to cut food waste

10-Jun-2019 Imperial academics have developed low-cost, smartphone-linked, eco-friendly spoilage sensors for meat and fish packaging. The researchers say the new sensors could help detect spoilage and reduce food waste for supermarkets and consumers. One in three UK consumers throw away food solely bec ... more

Could a popular food ingredient raise the risk for diabetes and obesity?

07-Jun-2019 Consumption of propionate, a food ingredient that’s widely used in baked goods, animal feeds, and artificial flavorings, appears to increase levels of several hormones that are associated with risk ofobesity anddiabetes, according to new research led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public He ... more

All news on meat

What's so bad about processed foods? Scientists offer clues

18-Jun-2019 Chips, soda and frozen pizzas tend to be full of salt, sugar and fat, but now scientists are trying to understand if there's something else about such processed foods that might be bad for us. Already, the spread of cheap, packaged foods has been linked to rising obesity rates around the wo ... more

Uber tests drone food delivery

14-Jun-2019 Uber is testing restaurant food deliveries by drone. The company's Uber Eats unit began the tests in San Diego with McDonald's and plans to expand to other restaurants later this year. Uber says the service should decrease food delivery times. It works this way: Workers at a restaurant load ... more

Arla uses New artificial intelligence tool

14-Jun-2019 Arla Foods has developed a new artificial intelligence tool to better predict their milk intake from farmer-owners. This means that 200 million kilos of milk can now be utilised better each year making Arla’s value chain even more sustainable. Every year, Arla collects around 13 billion ki ... more

Junk food could be responsible for the food allergy epidemic

12-Jun-2019 Experts at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the European Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN) will present research showing that higher concentrations of Advanced Glycation End Products (AGEs) abundant in Junk Foods are associated with food allergies in child ... more

Structuring sweetness: What makes Stevia 200 times sweeter than sugar

12-Jun-2019 New research from Washington University in St. Louis reveals the molecular machinery behind the high-intensity sweetness of the stevia plant. The results could be used to engineer new non-caloric products without the aftertaste that many associate with sweetener marketed as Stevia. Although ... more

Food freshness sensors could replace 'use-by' dates to cut food waste

10-Jun-2019 Imperial academics have developed low-cost, smartphone-linked, eco-friendly spoilage sensors for meat and fish packaging. The researchers say the new sensors could help detect spoilage and reduce food waste for supermarkets and consumers. One in three UK consumers throw away food solely bec ... more

Could a popular food ingredient raise the risk for diabetes and obesity?

07-Jun-2019 Consumption of propionate, a food ingredient that’s widely used in baked goods, animal feeds, and artificial flavorings, appears to increase levels of several hormones that are associated with risk ofobesity anddiabetes, according to new research led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public He ... more

FachPack 2019: Focus on “environmentally friendly packaging”

07-Jun-2019 Demonstrations against the flood of waste and calls for more environmental protection in the 1980s and 1990s led to the Packaging Ordinance, can deposits and dual systems. The discussion about environmentally friendly packaging is nothing new, but has reached a new height recently with “oce ... more

Call for Ban on Using Cartoon Animations on-pack to Market Unhealthy Products to Children

06-Jun-2019 In the biggest survey of its kind[1], new research by Action on Sugar and Action on Salt based at Queen Mary University of London, in association with Children’s Food Campaign, has found half (51%)[2] of 526 food and drink products which use cartoon animations on pack to appeal to children ... more

Mintel announces five US flavor and ingredient trends

06-Jun-2019 Foodservice and food and drink retail trends explore regionalized international flavors, while emerging and increasingly popular ingredients promote relaxation and gut health. Mintel, the world’s leading market intelligence agency, announced today (June 3) from IFT19 the flavor and ingredie ... more

All news on dairy

SternMaid promotes biological diversity on its own company site

19-Jun-2019 For Hamburg’s Stern-Wywiol Gruppe, sustainable development, entrepreneurial activity and environmental protection go hand in hand. In keeping with this philosophy, the contract manufacturer SternMaid has created a flowering meadow some 11,500 m² in size on part of its company site. The area ... more

Plant proteins attract investors

19-Jun-2019 Burcon NutraScience Corporation (Frankfurt WKN: 157 793, TSX: BU), a leader in the development of functional and nutritionally valuable plant proteins, is pleased to announce the investor group and joint venture partner for its CAD 65 million pea and canola protein production facility. The ... more

What's so bad about processed foods? Scientists offer clues

18-Jun-2019 Chips, soda and frozen pizzas tend to be full of salt, sugar and fat, but now scientists are trying to understand if there's something else about such processed foods that might be bad for us. Already, the spread of cheap, packaged foods has been linked to rising obesity rates around the wo ... more

Uber tests drone food delivery

14-Jun-2019 Uber is testing restaurant food deliveries by drone. The company's Uber Eats unit began the tests in San Diego with McDonald's and plans to expand to other restaurants later this year. Uber says the service should decrease food delivery times. It works this way: Workers at a restaurant load ... more

Raisio to invest EUR 45 million in the growth of healthy foods

13-Jun-2019 Food company Raisio is investing an estimated EUR 45 million in the production facility developing and manufacturing plant-based added value products. With the investment, Raisio responds to the strong growth in demand for plant-based food, particularly in the European markets. The project ... more

Unilever boss sees meatless diet as 'megatrend'

13-Jun-2019 For the new head of the consumer goods group Unilever, meatless products are currently indispensable in the brand portfolio. "Plant based nutrition is a megatrend, so our most important task is to provide vegan and vegetarian alternatives within the core brands," Alan Jope told the Financia ... more

Junk food could be responsible for the food allergy epidemic

12-Jun-2019 Experts at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the European Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN) will present research showing that higher concentrations of Advanced Glycation End Products (AGEs) abundant in Junk Foods are associated with food allergies in child ... more

Structuring sweetness: What makes Stevia 200 times sweeter than sugar

12-Jun-2019 New research from Washington University in St. Louis reveals the molecular machinery behind the high-intensity sweetness of the stevia plant. The results could be used to engineer new non-caloric products without the aftertaste that many associate with sweetener marketed as Stevia. Although ... more

Food freshness sensors could replace 'use-by' dates to cut food waste

10-Jun-2019 Imperial academics have developed low-cost, smartphone-linked, eco-friendly spoilage sensors for meat and fish packaging. The researchers say the new sensors could help detect spoilage and reduce food waste for supermarkets and consumers. One in three UK consumers throw away food solely bec ... more

Could a popular food ingredient raise the risk for diabetes and obesity?

07-Jun-2019 Consumption of propionate, a food ingredient that’s widely used in baked goods, animal feeds, and artificial flavorings, appears to increase levels of several hormones that are associated with risk ofobesity anddiabetes, according to new research led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public He ... more

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    SternMaid promotes biological diversity on its own company site

    19-Jun-2019 For Hamburg’s Stern-Wywiol Gruppe, sustainable development, entrepreneurial activity and environmental protection go hand in hand. In keeping with this philosophy, the contract manufacturer SternMaid has created a flowering meadow some 11,500 m² in size on part of its company site. The area ... more

    Plant proteins attract investors

    19-Jun-2019 Burcon NutraScience Corporation (Frankfurt WKN: 157 793, TSX: BU), a leader in the development of functional and nutritionally valuable plant proteins, is pleased to announce the investor group and joint venture partner for its CAD 65 million pea and canola protein production facility. The ... more

    What's so bad about processed foods? Scientists offer clues

    18-Jun-2019 Chips, soda and frozen pizzas tend to be full of salt, sugar and fat, but now scientists are trying to understand if there's something else about such processed foods that might be bad for us. Already, the spread of cheap, packaged foods has been linked to rising obesity rates around the wo ... 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

    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

    Bühler Insect Technology Solutions and Alfa Laval join forces in insect processing

    06-Mar-2019 Bühler Insect Technology Solutions, a pioneering provider of integrated solutions for insect rearing and processing, is combining its strengths with Alfa Laval, a world leader in heat transfer, separation and fluid handling. Together, they will offer advanced modular insect plant solutions ... more

  • Finances

    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

    United Natural Foods Q3 adjusted earnings Beat Estimates

    08-Jun-2018 United Natural Foods (UNFI) released earnings for its third quarter that climbed from last year. The company's bottom line came in at $51.89 million, or $1.02 per share.  This compares with $36.59 million, or $0.72 per share, in last year's third quarter. Analysts had expected the company t ... more

  • Laws

    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

    Monsanto to pay $2 billion in weed killer cancer case

    14-May-2019 A jury on Monday ordered agribusiness giant Monsanto Co. to pay a combined $2.055 billion to a couple claiming that the company's popular weed killer Roundup Ready caused their cancers. The jury's verdict is the third such courtroom loss for Monsanto in California since August, but a San Fr ... more

    States renew push for taxes on sugary drinks

    03-Apr-2019 Nearly three decades after a U.S. state last imposed a special tax on sugary drinks, Connecticut's governor is pushing for one to help close a budget deficit - and bracing for a fight. Taxes on soda and other sugar-loaded drinks have taken effect in recent years in several cities around the ... 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

    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

    Kraft Heinz Board of Directors Appoints Miguel Patricio Chief Executive Officer

    24-Apr-2019 The Kraft Heinz Company (NASDAQ:KHC) today announced that the Company’s Board of Directors has appointed Miguel Patricio as Chief Executive Officer effective July 1, 2019. Mr. Patricio will succeed Bernardo Hees, who will remain CEO through June 30, 2019, to ensure a seamless transition. “M ... more

    Charles Brand appointed President of Tetra Pak Europe & Central Asia

    02-Apr-2019 Tetra Pak announces the appointment of Charles Brand as President of the Tetra Pak Europe & Central Asia (E & CA) region. He will continue to be a member of Tetra Pak's Global Leadership Team. Charles Brand holds a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Lund University of T ... more

  • Politics

    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

    No lamb and no cheddar? A No-Deal-Brexit would have many consequences

    09-Apr-2019 Better postponement than chaos-brexit: That's how it looked on Friday in the endless saga about the British withdrawal from the EU. But nothing is certain before the EU special summit on Wednesday and the danger of an unregulated departure of the British in a week's time has still not been ... more

  • Price Development

    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

    Turkey pledges to curb soaring potato, onion prices ahead of polls

    25-Jun-2018 The soaring prices of onions and potatoes have added a new wrinkle to this weekend's presidential and parliamentary elections in Turkey. In Istanbul, the price of a kilogram of onions increased by more than 210 per cent in the past month and potatoes by 94 per cent, according to private bro ... more

  • Research

    What's so bad about processed foods? Scientists offer clues

    18-Jun-2019 Chips, soda and frozen pizzas tend to be full of salt, sugar and fat, but now scientists are trying to understand if there's something else about such processed foods that might be bad for us. Already, the spread of cheap, packaged foods has been linked to rising obesity rates around the wo ... more

    What can reduce the consumption of sweet drinks?

    13-Jun-2019 The supermarket shelves are full of them, soft drinks (sweet drinks) dominate worldwide beverage consumption. Sweet drinks are not only regarded as one of the main causes of the worldwide increase in obesity (severe overweight), but they also increase the risk of diabetes (diabetes), cardio ... more

    Junk food could be responsible for the food allergy epidemic

    12-Jun-2019 Experts at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the European Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN) will present research showing that higher concentrations of Advanced Glycation End Products (AGEs) abundant in Junk Foods are associated with food allergies in child ... 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

    Trending: Fibre water

    28-May-2019 Fibre infused water has started to emerge in the global beverage marketplace, particularly with leading beverage companies introducing fibre water into their product mix. According to Mintel Global New Products Database (GNPD), water launches featuring the ‘high/added fibre’ claim grew by m ... more

    Burcon Introduces Nutratein(R) Plant Protein Ingredients

    28-May-2019 Burcon NutraScience Corporation (TSX: BU) (“Burcon” or the “Company”), a leader in developing functionally and nutritionally valuable plant-proteins, is pleased to announce its new pea-protein and canola-protein blends: Nutratein-PS™ and Nutratein-TZ™.  Burcon’s novel canola and pea protein ... more

    Can’t sleep? The untapped opportunity of bedtime biscuits

    13-May-2019 Snacking before bed isn’t ideal, but when late night cravings kick in, it’s just impossible to resist. This highlights an untapped opportunity to develop more nighttime products that can add an element of calm and relaxation through consumption – and biscuits are well positioned to fit into ... more

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    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

    Nestlé Waters joins consortium to boost PET plastic recyclability

    01-May-2019 Nestlé Waters is joining Carbios, L’Oréal, PepsiCo and Suntory Beverage & Food Europe (SBFE) to bring enhanced recycling technology designed and developed by Carbios to market on an industrial scale. The consortium funded by Carbios and L’Oréal aims to help make a circular plastic economy a ... more

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