Food tech & digital transformation

Manufactured by Australian company Freedom Foods, Messy Monkeys is set to make its US launch.

Messy Monkeys balances nutrition with affordability for US launch

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Finding nutrient-dense snacks becomes more of a challenge for moms once they exit the baby aisle and right around the time 'picky-eater syndrome' sets in. To fill this gap, Messy Monkeys is positioning itself as an affordable and healthy snack...

Wild Type co-founders (L-R) Aryé Elfenbein and Justin Kolbeck

'We’ve spoken to large and small food companies that are interested in partnering with us'

Is cultured meat ready for prime time? In conversation with Wild Type

By Elaine Watson

It’s not hard to see why cell-cultured (aka ‘clean’) meat is beginning to attract some serious attention – and investment. The addressable market is huge, and the product – if it delivers on its promise – could ensure meat does not become a luxury only...

Picture: Mosameat

'It makes no sense to mandate that an agency create new food regulations in a spending bill'

GFI ‘surprised and dismayed’ as ag appropriations bill tasks USDA with issuing new regulations for clean meat

By Elaine Watson

The Good Food Institute (GFI) - a non-profit representing players in the burgeoning plant-based and cell-cultured (aka ‘clean’) meat arena – says it’s baffled by language in a draft spending bill that tasks the USDA with issuing new regulations covering...

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...

CEO Dr Uma Valeti (center) and CSO Nicholas Genovese (right) test Memphis Meats' latest innovations

'We can produce up to 10,000 cows’ worth of meat with a single biopsy'

Memphis Meats: ‘What’s common in Silicon Valley is that you move fast and break things, but that's an awful way to approach making food’

By Elaine Watson

Excitement is building as cultured meat approaches commercialization, but “science does not occur in a cultural vacuum” and bringing consumers and regulators with you on the journey is more important than being first to market, says clean meat start-up...

FDA commissioner weighs into plant-based ‘milk’ debate

PBFA: Changing course now could put the FDA in a legal bind

FDA commissioner weighs into plant-based ‘milk’ debate

By Elaine Watson

FDA commissioner Dr Scott Gottlieb says the agency is “actively” exploring whether consumers are being misled by the use of terms such as ‘milk’ or ‘yogurt’ to describe plant based products, but says the FDA's radio silence on this issue in recent...

Above all else, food and beverage products 'should taste good', says Mintel director of innovation & insights, Lynn Dornblaser. ©GettyImages/SvetaZi

Food in the 21st Century: Where we’re headed, according to Mintel

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Keeping track of emerging food trends can be daunting, especially in an immediate, digital-centric environment, but there are a few constant principles to lean on in the increasingly cluttered, fragmented food and beverage market, according to Lynn Dornblaser,...

Ready to pig out (minus the bacon)? Outstanding Foods gears up for launch

'We started by looking at where we could really own a category'

Ready to pig out (minus the bacon)? Outstanding Foods gears up for launch

By Elaine Watson

Vegan jerky is picking up steam, but hasn’t set the world on fire, yet. And while bacon-flavored potato and corn chips are a staple in the salty snacks aisle, they don’t pretend to replicate the taste and texture of a strip of bacon. But what if you could...

Datassential: Plant-based only works if its crave-worthy

What plant-based foods are trending in foodservice?

Datassential: Plant-based only works if its crave-worthy

By Elaine Watson

Plant-based is a hot trend in food marketing right now, but how is it playing out in foodservice, which ingredients are trending on menus, and what marketing resonates the best with diners?

Fear of competition – not consumer protection – behind Cattlemen's petition, claim plant-based, clean meat brands

Labeling framework for plant-based and clean meat should reflect modern technology and consumer trends, says GFI

Fear of competition – not consumer protection – is behind Cattlemen's petition, claim plant-based, clean meat brands

By Elaine Watson

A desire to protect its members, not consumers, is the primary motivation behind the US Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) petition to restrict use of the terms ‘beef’ and ‘meat’ to products from animals “born, raised, and harvested in the traditional manner”...

Soylent meal replacement RTD rolls out to 450 Walmart stores

Soylent meal replacement RTD rolls out to 450 Walmart stores

By Elaine Watson

Soylent – a meal replacement brand that gained a cult following among Silicon Valley programmers after its 2014 launch, but has since broadened its portfolio and its appeal – is rolling out to 450 Walmart stores across the US, taking its retail footprint...

© Getty Images / hatipoglu

Plant-based groups outline wish list for upcoming Farm Bill

By Stephen Daniells

From leveling the playing field between plant-based and meat and dairy, to increasing investment in plant-based food R&D research and development of plant-based foods and clean meat, leading plant-based advocacy groups are outlining their wish lists...

Truth Bar balances convenience, function and flavor

Expo West 2018

Truth Bar balances convenience, function and flavor

By Elizabeth Crawford

Americans are snacking more than ever, but not just any bag of chips or candy bar will do. Rather, they want products that are both convenient and nutritious – two boxes that the makers of Truth Bar check with their line of functional nutrition bars.

Bare Snacks CEO: Consumers want simple ingredients, clean labels and no added sugar

Bare Snacks unveils new carrot, beet, and sweet potato veggie chips

Bare Snacks CEO: Consumers want simple ingredients, clean labels and no added sugar

By Elaine Watson

Bare Snacks – best known for its apple, banana and coconut chips – has expanded into the veggie snacking arena with a new line of carrot, beet, and sweet potato chips. FoodNavigator-USA caught up with CEO Santosh Padiki at the Natural Products Expo West...

Follow us

Products

View more

Webinars