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GUEST ARTICLE: The scoop on all that vanilla flavor litigation

By Robert Guite and Abby Meyer, Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

If your company sells any vanilla-flavored food or beverage product, then you are probably aware of the innumerable class action cases that have been filed over the last 18 months attacking these products – 67 cases by our count. Here, we trace the history...

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Food futurology part 2: How will we be eating 10 years from now?

By Flora Southey

By the year 2030, trend forecaster Dr Morgaine Gaye predicts much will have changed in terms of how food is consumed: supermarkets will be forced to diversify, urban areas will be transformed by biodiversity legislation, and we will be on our to using...

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Food futurology: What will we be eating 10 years from now?

By Flora Southey

Within the next decade, trend forecaster Dr Morgaine Gaye predicts we will have moved beyond the current protein craze, be eating food made from ‘the biggest ingredient of the future’, and variety will play a greater role in all things fruit and veg.

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Flavorchem unveils 2021 trends and flavor forecast

By Elaine Watson

From upcycled ingredients and plant-proteins to a thirst for ‘flavor exploration’ after months of being stuck at home, Flavorchem highlights some trends to watch in its 2021 trends and flavor forecast.

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Poll: More consumers go plant-based for the holidays

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Plant-based meal options are becoming more common at family dining tables this holiday season as 70% of households plan to have at least one plant-based dish on the table, according to results from a OnePoll survey commissioned by Eat Just, Inc.

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Could warning labels on soda reduce consumption?

By Rachel Arthur

Displaying health warnings on sugar-sweetened drinks could be an effective way of reducing consumption, suggest US researchers, who found a 14.5% decline in consumption among students when warning labels were displayed on drinks in a college cafeteria....

Unilever unveils mission to make plant-based eating ‘the new normal’

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Unilever unveils mission to make plant-based eating ‘the new normal’

By Elaine Watson

Unilever is targeting annual sales of €1bn ($1.19bn - or around five times what it's selling today) from plant-based meat and dairy alternatives within five to seven years as part of a broader plan to make plant-based options more accessible, affordable...

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