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Scientists awarded $5 million to boost research into alternative meats

Despite booming commercial interest in alternative meat and the huge climate mitigation potential it offers, funding for academic research lags

28-Sep-2021

Nonprofit The Good Food Institute (GFI) has awarded $5 million in grant funds to 22 leading scientists from around the world, whose research will address the scientific barriers to producing thick, structured, three-dimensional meat made from plants, cultivated from cells, or derived via ...

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Kraft Heinz Enters Into Agreement to Acquire Brazilian Food Company Hemmer

Addition of more than 250 meal-enhancing products expected to accelerate Taste Elevation strategy in Brazil, a priority market for Kraft Heinz

28-Sep-2021

The Kraft Heinz Company announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Companhia Hemmer Indústria e Comércio (“Hemmer”), a Brazilian company focused on condiments and sauces. The acquisition of Hemmer – a 106-year-old company headquartered in Blumenau, Santa Catarina – is designed to ...

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Wisely packaged, many foods do not have to go to waste

The International Day against Food Waste on 29 September aims to raise awareness of this issue.

28-Sep-2021

Around a third of all food in the world is lost even before it reaches the plate. One fifth of all food wasted in Europe is vegetables and fruit. Milk, fish and meat account for just under a third of the food lost, and cereals account for a quarter. With the help of intelligent packaging, which ...

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vaccines against viral diseases in tomatoes and courgettes

28-Sep-2021

The CSIC participates in the initiative through the Institute of Subtropical and Mediterranean Horticulture La Mayora, a joint centre with the University of Malaga. Emerging viral diseases, such as those caused by begomoviruses and tobamoviruses, are threatening crops of tomatoes and cucurbits ...

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Nearly One-Quarter of Global Consumers Are Trying to Limit Their Meat Consumption

27-Sep-2021

The plant-based food market grew by 9% in 2019-2020, surpassing USD40 billion globally, according to global market research company Euromonitor International. According to Euromonitor’s Voice of the Consumer: Health and Nutrition Survey 2021, 23% of global consumers are trying to limit their meat ...

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Lactose-free dairy innovation to be driven by gut health

27-Sep-2021

Digestibility in dairy has become a vital issue for Asians: about two thirds have difficulty absorbing lactose. Despite dairy’s nutrient-rich image, consumers are looking for products that are easy to digest while still addressing their health needs. It creates an opportunity for brands to ...

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Social media ‘likes’ found to positively influence healthy food choices

new research

27-Sep-2021

Findings suggest that social media could be used as a way to encourage healthier eating. Social media users who view images of healthy foods that have been heavily endorsed with ‘likes’ are more likely to make healthier food choices, a new study has found. The research, by psychologists from ...

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5 surprising beer innovations in beauty and food

27-Sep-2021

Although Oktoberfest has been cancelled for a second year in a row due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we have used the opportunity to select the most surprising product innovations around the world in beauty, personal care, food and pet food in order to celebrate the influential role beer ...

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A new method for removing lead from drinking water

Engineers have designed a relatively low-cost, energy-efficient approach to treating water contaminated with heavy metals.

27-Sep-2021

Engineers at MIT have developed a new approach to removing lead or other heavy-metal contaminants from water, in a process that they say is far more energy-efficient than any other currently used system, though there are others under development that come close. Ultimately, it might be used to ...

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Food price shock

The poorest families have to work 8 days for a basket of basic foodstuffs

27-Sep-2021

World Vision report alarmed: Healthy food out of reach for some 3 billion people - children bear the brunt Healthy food for a balanced diet is currently becoming a luxury good for more and more people worldwide. By the end of 2022, 250 children a day could die of malnutrition as a result of this ...

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