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We can feed the world if we change our ways

Science Daily - Mon, 23/07/2018 - 19:30
Current crop yields could provide nutritious food for the projected 2050 global population, but only if we make radical changes to our dietary choices, a new study shows.

Ancient farmers transformed Amazon and left an enduring legacy on the rainforest

Science Daily - Mon, 23/07/2018 - 19:28
Ancient communities transformed the Amazon thousands of years ago, farming in a way which has had a lasting impact on the rainforest, a major new study shows.

Portugal to set mandatory maximum salt levels in bread

Food Navigator - Mon, 23/07/2018 - 14:54
Portugal will set mandatory maximum levels for salt in bread, with incrementally increasing targets over the next four years.

Patent-pending botanical blend cleans up lipid emulsion labels

Food Navigator - Mon, 23/07/2018 - 13:59
Naturex has launched a patent-pending blend of rosemary and spinach extracts that can replace the synthetic antioxidant ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) in lipid emulsions, such as mayonnaise or salad dressings.

Edlong showcases dairy-free range at IFT

Food Navigator - Mon, 23/07/2018 - 08:50
Illinois-based Edlong showcased a handful of its 250+ dairy-free flavors at the IFT expo last week, highlighting a national trend in consumer demand for vegan options.

'We still have a lot of work to do as an industry; it's a whole ecosystem we need to build' : DSM on personalised nutrition

Food Navigator - Fri, 20/07/2018 - 17:25
Personalised nutrition needs a collaborative approach from industry because there is still a lot to develop and no single company has all the capabilities, says DSM's president of human nutrition and health.

JUST takes its plant-based scrambled egg alternative Just Egg to Europe

Food Navigator - Fri, 20/07/2018 - 16:56
JUST (formerly Hampton Creek) has struck a deal with Italian egg producer and distributor Eurovo Group to bring its plant-based scrambled egg alternative Just Egg to consumers across Europe, and says it is also in talks with CPG companies interested in using its mung bean protein isolate â the core ingredient in Just Egg - in a range of other food products.

'A perfect fit' for plant-based products: Chuta nuts are coming to Europe

Food Navigator - Fri, 20/07/2018 - 14:45
Mexican chuta is a little-known nut with a healthy oil and high protein content, and German company JatroSolutions aims to commercialise it as "a perfect fit" to the plant protein movement.

Reaction as Mondelēz  to launch 30% less sugar Cadbury bar

Food Navigator - Fri, 20/07/2018 - 14:02
Mondelēz  International has announced plans to launch a 30% less sugar Cadbury Dairy Milk next year but some consumers are taking to social media to air their grievances.

Unilever, Findus, Green Yard recalls

Food Navigator - Fri, 20/07/2018 - 13:33
Additional products continued to be pulled from the shelves as part of Green Yard Food's pan-European recall of frozen vegetables produced at its Hungarian facility.

Clash or compromise: Can consumer demands and responsible food ever match?

Food Navigator - Fri, 20/07/2018 - 13:15
Consumers want clean, healthy food. But are companies providing it and what if demands for clean food are in direct conflict with food safety or sustainability? Four industry stakeholders debated the issue at this week's IFT in Chicago.

French probe calls for stricter food safety controls in wake of Lactalis affair

Food Navigator - Fri, 20/07/2018 - 12:07
French Members of Parliament tasked with investigating the failings that contributed to the Salmonella outbreak traced to Lactalis infant formula in 2017 have made a raft of suggestions that could see the country introduce stricter food safety checks.

Europe still lags behind US in dairy alternatives while LATAM dairy surges

Food Navigator - Fri, 20/07/2018 - 08:49
Latin America is one of the fastest growing global markets for dairy, with sales at $430bn in 2017, while Europe sales decline, according to Cargill.

Yeast species used in food industry can cause disease in humans, study finds

Science Daily - Thu, 19/07/2018 - 19:21
A major cause of drug-resistant clinical yeast infections is the same species previously regarded as non-pathogenic and commonly used in the biotechnology and food industries.

How plant breeding technologies could make fruits and vegetables more exciting to eat

Science Daily - Thu, 19/07/2018 - 19:21
Forget vegetables with dull colors and fuzzy skin or fruits that lack of flavor -- the produce aisle of the future could offer plant products that are designed for creative cooks and fussy eaters. In a new article, food researchers describe how new breeding technologies have the potential to enhance the shape, size, color, and health benefits of produce, as well as to inform conventional breeding programs.

Monkeys benefit from the nut-cracking abilities of chimpanzees and hogs

Science Daily - Thu, 19/07/2018 - 15:12
Researchers describe for the first time the scavenging behavior of mangabey monkeys, guinea fowls, and squirrels on energy-rich nut remnants cracked by chimpanzees and red river hogs. The team used data collected by camera traps in the rain forest of Tai National Park in Ivory Coast. The results reveal new unknown interactions between different species and increase our understanding of the complex community of animals foraging around tropical nut trees.

High fruit and vegetable consumption may reduce risk of breast cancer

Science Daily - Thu, 19/07/2018 - 15:12
Women who eat a high amount of fruits and vegetables each day may have a lower risk of breast cancer, especially of aggressive tumors, than those who eat fewer fruits and vegetables, according to a new study.

'A better shopping experience' for allergy sufferers: Asda partners with Foodmaestro to personalise e-commerce

Food Navigator - Thu, 19/07/2018 - 14:00
Asda, the UK arm of retail giant Wal-Mart, is introducing a personalised online nutritional search to its e-commerce offering to make it easier for consumers with allergies or special dietary requirements to buy groceries online.

Caffeine affects food intake at breakfast, but its effect is limited and transient

Science Daily - Thu, 19/07/2018 - 13:54
A new study found that after drinking a small amount of caffeine, participants consumed 10 percent less at a breakfast buffet provided by researchers, but this effect did not persist throughout the day and had no impact on participants' perceptions of their appetites. Based on these findings, the investigators have concluded that caffeine is not effective as an appetite suppressant and weight-loss aid.

'A huge economic and technical challenge': Mosa Meat CEO on scaling cultured meat production

Food Navigator - Thu, 19/07/2018 - 10:10
Dutch cultured meat group Mosa Meat plans to bring in-vitro meat to the market by 2021. FoodNavigator speaks to the companyâs CEO, Peter Verstrate, about the challenge ahead.

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