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In conversation with the mastermind behind the €250,000 lab-grown burger

In conversation with the mastermind behind the €250,000 lab-grown burger

Last year Professor Mark Post sparked international interest with the unveiling, and tasting, of the world's first lab-grown meat. Since then he's been working to iron out technical issues so that commercially available lab-grown meat can become a reality.

Published: 16-Apr-2014

Food Vision 2014: Bridge knowledge gaps, overcome change and work sustainably

Food Vision 2014: Bridge knowledge gaps, overcome change and work sustainably

What is the future of food? Simple communication of complex advances will be crucial, as well as picking up the pace amid a global population boom to feed the world nutritiously and sustainably, according to FoodNavigator and NutraIngredients senior editors.

Published: 10-Apr-2014

Talking Rain CEO: Pepsi and Coke weren’t even looking at sparkling waters

Talking Rain CEO: Pepsi and Coke weren’t even looking at sparkling waters

Talking Rain’s Sparkling Ice brand plugs a market gap that Pepsi and Coca-Cola missed, enabling $350m in annual sales to tot up with little to no competition, its CEO says.

Published: 08-Apr-2014

Innovation for today: Digital tech empowers industry to innovate

Chris Cornyn

founder & president - DINE Marketing

The use of mobile technologies and social media to connect with real consumers can help manufacturers gain better innovation insights for today and tomorrow, says Chris Cornyn.

Published: 04-Apr-2014

Global probiotic market to add 50% to €33bn by 2018: Analyst

Global probiotic market to add 50% to €33bn by 2018: Analyst

Ewa Hudson

Global head of health and wellness research - Euromonitor International

The term ‘probiotic’ may be banned in the European Union – along with its cousin ‘prebiotic’ – but sales remain steady, and the global picture is buoyant, says leading analyst, Euromonitor International.

Published: 22-Jan-2014

Protein has a big ‘ordinary’ future, says Glanbia

Protein has a big ‘ordinary’ future, says Glanbia

Carla Clissman

European commercial director, - Glanbia Nutritionals

Irish dairy ingredients specialist Glanbia Nutritionals once filled its sights almost exclusively with the sports nutrition sector, but the explosion of interest in protein means the ‘ordinary’ mainstream food industry is a bigger and bigger target.

Published: 27-Nov-2013

Another BRIC in the weight management wall as sector hits $150bn globally in 2013

Another BRIC in the weight management wall as sector hits $150bn globally in 2013

Ewa Hudson

Global head of health and wellness research - Euromonitor International

Nestlé may have canned Jenny Craig, and regulators clamped down on the sector's claim-making, but weight management products are booming globally, especially in increasingly image driven emerging economies like India and Brazil. It has pushed beyond $150bn (€110m) in global sales this year (not including food supplements).

Published: 25-Nov-2013

FiE video: Almond Board of California talks global supply and demand

FiE video: Almond Board of California talks global supply and demand

Richard Waycott

President & CEO - Almond Board of California

The Almond Board of California talks pollination, global supply and Chinese demand at this year’s FiE event in Frankfurt.

Published: 22-Nov-2013

Hollywood ‘Monstrosity’? Shocking video shows Dr Pepper BioViper spewing foam

Hollywood ‘Monstrosity’? Shocking video shows Dr Pepper BioViper spewing foam

Shocking video footage shows foam spewing out of Dr Pepper’s BioViper wastewater treatment plant in Houston that uses tech backed by Hollywood stars Edward Norton and Woody Harrelson.

Published: 15-Nov-2013

Bread’s riches to rags story: The villainous white loaf and heroic whole grain

Bread’s riches to rags story: The villainous white loaf and heroic whole grain

The bread sector has experienced a riches to rags story and is now in a state of decline with white bread demonized but industry has hope in whole grains, says ConAgra Mills.

Published: 22-Oct-2013

HARTBEAT VISTA VIDEO: We thought gluten-free was a fad... We were wrong

HARTBEAT VISTA VIDEO: We thought gluten-free was a fad... We were wrong

Aside from people with celiac disease, which is estimated to affect less than 1% of the US population, why do so many other Americans buy gluten-free products, and will they carry on buying them, or are current growth rates unsustainable?

Published: 13-Sep-2013

Want to go green? Here's a way to figure out what it's worth

Want to go green?  Here's a way to figure out what it's worth

Going green and taking on sustainability initiatives sometimes can be a hard sell to tight fisted financial executives. Cargill marketing manager Jennifer McLenighan tells how the company's new assessment tool can make the pitch easier.

Published: 12-Aug-2013

Attorney: ‘You can’t keep getting sued over label claims that don’t have a substantive bearing on the food’

Attorney: ‘You can’t keep getting sued over label claims that don’t have a substantive bearing on the food’

Will the FDA put us all out of our misery and make a decision asap on whether GMOs belong in foods marketed as ‘natural’, as judges handling class action lawsuits over this issue are hoping?

Published: 09-Aug-2013

Advocate: People get ready, there's a non GMO train a comin'

Advocate:  People get ready, there's a non GMO train a comin'

Ken Roseboro, publisher of the Organic & Non GMO Report, thinks an unstoppable tide is building in favor of mandatory GMO labeling of foods.

Published: 08-Aug-2013

Peas porridge hot, peas porridge whole: The case against protein fractionation

Peas porridge hot, peas porridge whole: The case against protein fractionation

Pulse expert Margaret Hughes says splitting whole foods, such as peas and other pulses, into fractionated ingredients isn't always the way to go.

Published: 07-Aug-2013

Trigger for review of GE animals should be the novelty of the introduced traits, not the process that creates them, says biotech expert

Trigger for review of GE animals should be the novelty of the introduced traits, not the process that creates them, says biotech expert

The media frenzy surrounding AquaBounty’s GE salmon and the accompanying ‘Frankenfish’ headlines obscure the fact that it is "just a fast-growing fish”, according to one animal biotechnology specialist.

Published: 07-Aug-2013

Dr Chassy: ‘None of the animals and plants we eat today exist ‘in nature’, they have all been extensively genetically modified’

Dr Chassy: ‘None of the animals and plants we eat today exist ‘in nature’, they have all been extensively genetically modified’

What precedent might it set if firms are forced to label foods made using new technologies, even if the end product does not differ in any meaningful way from foods developed by ‘traditional’ methods?

Published: 06-Aug-2013

Plant geneticist on GMOs: 'Food's an emotional issue, and people need to be better informed'

Plant geneticist on GMOs: 'Food's an emotional issue, and people need to be better informed'

If you plot them both on a graph, the rise in diagnosed cases of autism correlates closely with the rise in sales of organic foods. So do organic foods cause autism? Of course not.

Published: 05-Aug-2013

Think your food isn't aimed at kids? Think again

Think your food isn't aimed at kids? Think again

New research from Cargill shows that when parents are making purchase decisions, they don't view food categories as narrowly as a food manufacturer might.

Published: 02-Aug-2013

Functional teas are a real driver for Boomers: Marketing guru

Functional teas are a real driver for Boomers: Marketing guru

Jeff Hilton

Chief Marketing Officer - BrandHive

Success with Boomers – people born from 1946 to 1964 – is dependent on tapping into what they know, with functional teas a particularly hot driver, says marketing guru Jeff Hilton.

Published: 01-Aug-2013

BI Chief: I don’t think we’ll see government mandated GMO labeling; It’s a marketing issue.

BI Chief: I don’t think we’ll see government mandated GMO labeling; It’s a marketing issue.

George Pontiakos

President and CEO - BI Nutraceuticals

From California to Washington, and from Connecticut to Vermont, initiatives to label the presence of ingredients derived from genetically modified foods are dominating headlines. Despite this, the CEO of BI Nutraceuticals doesn’t think we’ll see government mandated GMO labeling.

Published: 31-Jul-2013

Burcon COO: Pea protein is very hot right now

Burcon COO: Pea protein is very hot right now

Johann Tergesen

President & COO - Burcon NutraScience Corp

The global protein market is ‘fantastic’ and driven by awareness, says the President and COO of Burcon Nutrascience, with pea protein ‘very hot right now’.

Published: 30-Jul-2013

NTC: Our garlic and onion flavor alternatives are ‘very, very cost-effective versus some of the cheapest raw materials on this planet’

NTC: Our garlic and onion flavor alternatives are ‘very, very cost-effective versus some of the cheapest raw materials on this planet’

Markus Beba, VP of sales and marketing

David Johnston, VP of innovation - Natural Taste Consulting

By exploiting plant by-products for precursors to in-demand flavors, Natural Taste Consulting’s (NTC) has come up with natural, sustainable, and highly cost-effective options for a variety of foods – but how are they doing this?

Published: 29-Jul-2013

IFT 2013: RiceBran Technologies taps into plant-based protein craze... 'There’s a huge protein gap, and we’re going to help fill it’

IFT 2013: RiceBran Technologies taps into plant-based protein craze... 'There’s a huge protein gap, and we’re going to help fill it’

Plant-based proteins were a hot topic at the IFT show this year, whether from algae, pea, rice, soy or other plant-based sources. One firm making waves in this market is RiceBran Technologies, which caught up with FoodNavigator-USA at our booth to talk about rice bran proteins. 

Published: 24-Jul-2013

IFT 2013: NineSigma on open innovation, how to find the perfect partner, and why you need boardroom buy-in

IFT 2013: NineSigma on open innovation, how to find the perfect partner, and why you need boardroom buy-in

Open innovation used to be just for the likes of P&G and Unilever, but today, it's being embraced by a lot of mid-sized companies in the $100m-$1bn revenue range as well, according to Andy Zynga, CEO of open innovation expert and corporate matchmaking service NineSigma.

Published: 24-Jul-2013

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