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Want to stay up to speed with the latest developments in sustainable palm oil, natural sweeteners, ancient grains, plant-based proteins, gluten-free ingredient trends, probiotics, prebiotics and omega-3s? Keen to stay on top of clean-label and natural trends, the challenges around replacing partially hydrogenated oils, BVO and Azodicarbonamide? Bookmark this section to see what the big names in ingredients supply are up to from Cargill and ADM to Givaudan, Bunge, PureCircle, Ingredion, GNT, DDW, Tate & Lyle and CP Kelco.

Economic study suggests the extent and cost of food waste are dramatically overstated

The increasingly loud debate about food waste could easily lead one to believe it is “the” biggest issue industry currently faces, but  new study in the American Journal of Agricultural Economics suggests...

Soup-To-Nuts Podcast: Gluten free movement spawns divergent grain-free vs ancient grain trends

As the tenacious gluten-free trend continues to grow and mature into a market behemoth in the US, it is paving the way for the emergence of two trends that both...

Sweet Green Fields expands stevia production in Zhenjiang province

Stevia producer Sweet Green Fields (SGF) will significantly increase its production capacity this year via a new facility in China’s Zhenjiang province expected to come online by the third quarter....

Green banana flour... the most versatile new ingredient in the clean label toolkit?

‘Functional fruit flours’ from starchy unripe bananas – which are low in sugar and in some cases high in RS2 resistant starch – could open new doors for formulators looking...

Whole30 certification helps brands boost exposure, sales and shelf space

Certifying a product as approved by the popular Whole30 diet is a “pretty intensive” process, according to the diet’s co-creator, but for the few and proud that make the cut,...

Dietary supplement industry promotes self-regulation, need for increased access on Capitol Hill

More than 75 members of the Council for Responsible Nutrition and the American Herbal Products Association will “fly-in” to Capitol Hill today to meet with members of Congress and their...

Cargill Salt to open new potassium chloride facility in NY later this year

Cargill Salt will open a new "multi-million dollar" facility to produce popular salt replacer potassium chloride in Watkin’s Glen, New York, in late 2017.

Vega Coffee creates a 'more equitable coffee experience' with seed to cup subscription model

Startup Vega Coffee wants to create a “more equitable coffee experience” by empowering small-holder farmers to roast and sell their own beans directly to consumers through a subscription at a...

'Lidvolution' gives Sunwarrior competitive edge in crowded protein powder category

Three years after Sunwarrior set its protein powder apart from the competition by switching to a smaller, easier to grab and store square tub, it continues to lead the category...

Palm oil sector moves to save orangutans and put child rights into RSPO standards

Three major new initiatives have been launched to tackle human rights, wildlife conservation and concessions’ data across the palm oil supply chain.

Algatech Opens US Subsidiary, names Seguine as new US Head

Israeli microalgae experts Algatech has opened Algatech Inc., a New York City-based subsidiary, and appointed industry veteran Ken Seguine to lead the new operation.

News in brief

Ocean's Balance to showcase kelp puree at IFT 2017

Maine-based Ocean’s Balance is unveiling a new kelp purée at the IFT show in Las Vegas this year, where it will showcase a series of dishes made with the calcium-,...

Your guide to IFT 2017: From clean meat and cannabis edibles to space farming

What does 'processed' food mean? And how much is too much? Will consumers embrace 'clean' meat? And what can we grow in space? Check out FoodNavigator-USA's guide to the hottest...

Asenzya to tackle seasoning challenges at IFT as US consumers' flavor preferences shift

The gradual increase in demand for spicier foods, more interesting flavors, and simpler ingredients lists has proven to be a curve ball for many manufacturers. Asenzya has done its research...

IFT 2017 Preview

Ingredion’s new rice flour to launch at IFT17, marketed as ‘clean label’ texture ingredient

Ingredion’s new rice flour ingredient—designed to meet consumer demand for smooth, silky, gluten-free products—will premiere at this year’s IFT show in Las Vegas.

PureCircle develops stevia plant 20 times sweeter than standard plant

Using traditional plant breeding techniques, PureCircle has developed a stevia plant with 20 times more sweet-tasting steviol glycosides than standard stevia, it says.

Steviana Bioscience aims to make a splash at IFT with next generation stevia sweeteners

A new player in the stevia market - Steviana Bioscience - is looking to carve a niche in the market for next generation stevia sweeteners, which utilize some of the...

NEWS IN BRIEF

FDA has no objections to GRAS status of Ganeden’s new probiotic-derived ingredient Staimune

Ganeden has received a no objections letter from FDA regarding its determination that new immune health ingredient Staimune is Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS).

Naturex says botanical blends beat artificial preservatives against meat microbes

Naturex is launching two botanical-based preservatives that are more effective than artificial preservatives in fighting Listeria and Salmonella in processed meat products.

Functional foods gain traction as alternative to OTC digestive remedies

At the crossroad of Americans’ increasingly sedentary work- and lifestyles and their demand for decadent food is a growing need for digestive remedies and an opportunity for supplements and fortified...

Israel firm ‘cracks the code’ on making meat salty and healthy

Israel-based ingredients company Salt of the Earth claims its popular product, Mediterranean Umami, can cut sodium in processed meat by up to a third.

Cargill's novel process matches cultivated carrageenan functionality with wild

A novel way of processing carrageenan means the cultivated variety matches wild carrageenan for functionality in dairy desserts. It's also cheaper than wild and has a more stable supply, says...

Organic sales growing ‘at a good clip’ thanks partly to consumer interest in animal welfare

Despite pressure created by food inflation and price deflation, sales of organic continue to grow “at a good clip,” with protein, dips and seasoning breaking out “to find their stride”...

Deep cuts to agriculture spending, including organic, are a “no-go,” Congressman Panetta says

President Trump’s aggressive budget proposal for fiscal 2018 is a pennywise and pound-foolish approach to agriculture, and especially organic production and sales, according to legislators and industry leaders, who promise...

News in brief

Marinova attains GRAS status for fucoidan extracts

Australian biotechnology company Marinova Pty Ltd has received a letter of no objection for its GRAS (Generally Recognised As Safe) status of its Maritech fucoidan extracts.

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