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Mintel: What will we be eating and drinking in 2023 and beyond?

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Nearing 2023, consumers are increasingly demanding more from food and beverages, seeking out products that provide a personal functional health benefit and added value, according to Mintel's 2023 Global Food & Drink Trends report.

The verdict on COP27 for food and farming: 'COP27 maintained a firm focus on supply-side solutions' / Pic: GettyImages-Malecus85

COP27: A ‘notable disappointment’ for sustainable food systems

By Katy Askew

As climate talks conclude in Sharm El Sheikh, for the first time ever a deal has been reached that will see agriculture integrated into the UN’s climate action body. The result of lengthy talks and a significant process of negotiation, does the so-called...

 PFA-based treatments are used in some molded fiber products to ensure food does not seep into and dissolve the fiber structure. Image: GettyImages-Gam1983

GUEST ARTICLE: PFAS and food packaging: Regulatory changes create ripple effects for PFAs-related litigation

By Abby Meyer, Jeffrey Parker and Khirin Bunker of Sheppard Mullin; and David Liu, PhD, Gavin Thompson, PhD and Elizabeth Miesner of Ramboll US Consulting, Inc.

Federal and state agencies are considering restrictions or bans of individual 'forever chemicals' PFAS (Perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl compounds) or PFAS as a class, while at least 24 putative class actions targeting packaged goods purportedly...

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NEWS IN BRIEF

Ingredion doubles down on specialty starches investment

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Ingredion has completed one-third of its planned $160m capital investment into expanding capacity for its clean label specialty starches to improve its operational flexibility amid ongoing supply chain disruptions.

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