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Ancient grains such khorasan wheat could serve as an alternative to those with general wheat sensitivities, Kamut International-funded study claims. ©GettyImages/stevanovicigor

All wheat is not created equal: A case for ancient khorasan wheat

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Can we as a society eat our way to health by consuming fewer high-yield, mass-produced foods such as modern wheat? That’s the position taken by Bob Quinn, Ph.D., an organic farmer and founder of Kamut International – a producer of the ancient grain, khorasan...

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IFF CEO on the Frutarom mega-deal: 'This transaction is all about growth'

By Elaine Watson

Terms such as ‘streamlining overheads’ and ‘footprint optimization’ conjure up images of job cuts and factory closures, but IFF’s $7.1bn megadeal to acquire Israeli flavors and natural ingredients firm Frutarom is “all about growth, not cost savings at...

Where next for plant-based seafood? New Wave Foods starts with shrimp

Where next for plant-based seafood? New Wave Foods starts with shrimp

By Elaine Watson

The plant-based seafood space has heated up considerably since New Wave Foods co-founder Dominique Barnes first started wondering why plant-based burgers were a thing, but plant-based shrimp wasn’t, back in 2015, but we’ve still barely scratched the surface...

Introducing the FoodNavigator-USA summit 2018: FOOD FOR KIDS!

What's in your lunchbox? Healthy meals, snacks and drinks for children

Introducing the FoodNavigator-USA summit 2018: FOOD FOR KIDS!

By Elaine Watson

Almost one in three American children is overweight or obese, and one in every 13 has a food allergy.* So how can retailers, packaged food brands and the foodservice industry address these concerns, and develop nutritious and delicious meals, snacks,...

Consumers are more wary of their seafood purchases than when shopping for other animal proteins like beef or chicken, according to Fishpeople CEO Ken Plasse. ©GettyImages/robynmac

Fishpeople CEO: ‘Seafood is stuck in the '20s’

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Consumers aren’t shopping for seafood the same way they shop for other fresh category products, and it shows, with overall seafood sales remaining sluggish mainly due to unique barriers that don’t exist in other fresh food areas.

Blue Apron CEO: 'There is a vast number of consumers who maybe want to interact with our product on a different basis...'

Blue Apron embraces omni-channel strategy as Costco pilot expands

By Elaine Watson

As rivals Plated and Chef’d have embraced an omni-channel strategy, Blue Apron has unveiled plans to expand the rollout of branded meal kits at Costco in a bid to woo consumers that buy into the meal kit concept, but don’t want to commit to a subscription.

The proposed rule does not mention foods produced via techniques such as gene editing. Picture: istockphoto, vchal

USDA proposed rule on GMO labeling raises more questions than answers

By Elaine Watson

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has published a long-awaited proposed rule to establish GMO labeling standards (the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard), but still leaves most of the key questions – including how to interpret its...

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