All news articles for May 2019

Vermont-based Aqua ViTea uses spinning cone technology to remove most of the alcohol from its kombucha before bottling (Pictures: Aqua ViTea)

Aqua ViTea: The kombucha industry has not dealt with its alcohol problem

By Elaine Watson

Raising the threshold above which kombucha would be classified as an alcoholic beverage from 0.5% to 1.25% abv, is not the way to deal with the industry’s alcohol problem, says Vermont-based kombucha brand Aqua ViTea, which utilizes spinning cone technology...

Tepid reaction to US producer support

Tepid reaction to US producer support

By Aidan Fortune

The US meat and farming industry has given a cool welcome to the Government’s support for producers affected by the ongoing trade battles.

Plant-based eating is just about processed meat substitutes, says New Nutrition Business (Picture: GettyImages-YelenaYemchuk)

Julian Mellentin: 'Investors in meat substitutes are likely to be disappointed'

What does ‘plant-based eating’ really mean, and how can firms tap into the trend?

By Elaine Watson

Next-generation meat, egg, and dairy alternatives have garnered a huge amount of press (and investment), but there are many other ways for brands to meet demand for plant-based foods, says a report from consultancy New Nutrition Business querying whether...

US poultry plan updated

US updates national poultry improvement plan

By Ed Zwirn, in New York

THE US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is set to release proposed reforms to the country’s National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP), a decades-old cooperative federal-state-industry mechanism for...

Picture: BBB Labs

BBB Labs launches quality assurance seal for its hemp extracts

By Elaine Watson

We’re no longer in the ‘Wild West’ when it comes to hemp-derived CBD, but buyers can still get burned if they don’t do their homework, says Colorado-based BBB Labs, which has launched a quality assurance seal for its hemp extracts to reassure partners...

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