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Four crickets provide as much calcium as a glass of milk and dung beetles contain more iron than beef, says the project's leader. Photo credit: Just Walk Away Renee

Are 3D printed insect snacks the taste of the future?

By Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn

Hurdles in food safety, taste and consumer acceptance await on the London South Bank University’s quest to join two big food innovations: 3D printing and insect-based ingredients.

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Special edition: Plant-based diets

Step aside soy! We’re having neatballs for dinner…

By Elaine WATSON

“This isn't meat,” said Phil Lapp’s nine-year-old daughter Morgan after wolfing down some home-made meat-free tacos one evening in 2011. “This is neat”.

Plant-based diets: The rise and rise of flexitarian eating

Special Edition: Plant-based diets

Plant-based diets: The rise and rise of flexitarian eating

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Meat reduction – or ‘flexitarian’ eating – is on the rise. In this special edition article, FoodNavigator asks why are consumers reducing meat, and how prevalent is the trend?

Special edition: Plant-based diets

Feeding the planet in 2050: with or without animal products?

By Maggie Hennessy

In order to feed a growing global population that’s on track to reach 9 billion people by 2050, some scientists argue that people will have to adopt a predominantly plant-based diet to sustain both the environment and humans’ well-being. As part of FoodNavigator-USA's...

ALDl is joining the legion of retailers cashing in on the organic trend.

GMO labeling push will propel organic market, Organic Monitor says

By Hank Schultz

The struggle over GMO labeling will push the growth of certified organic products in the US in 2014, according to market research firm Organic Monitor.  And at least one major discount grocery retailer is looking to cash in with the launch of a new organic...

California has a vast system of canals and reservoirs to move water from the northern part of the state to the south.

California 2014 drought could send waves through US commodity markets

By Hank Schultz

A looming water crisis in California has led more than 50 California lawmakers to request the declaration of a state drought emergency.   The dire water situation for the upcoming crop year could send ripples through US agricultural supply says the California...

Kemin rosemary plants

Rosemary extract sees ‘substantial growth’ in shelf extension

By Maggie Hennessy

As manufacturers and consumers alike continue to call for clean-label preservatives, natural options like rosemary extract are gaining traction in the market as a safe, effective alternative to synthetic shelf life extenders like BHA, BHT and the antioxidant...

Attorney: 'To the extent that insects are used for food, they are food, and thereby subject to the applicable adulteration and misbranding provisions of the federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.' (Picture: Fried caterpillars)

Getting insects past the ick factor, into mass food production

By Maggie Hennessy

Insects form part of the traditional diets of at least 2 billion people worldwide, and more than 1,900 species have reportedly been used as food, according to the Food and Agricultural Organization report “Edible Insects: Future Prospects for Food and...

Rainforest Action Network says Kellogg cannot pass palm oil responsibility onto supplier Wilmar

RAN: Kellogg cannot deflect palm oil heat onto supplier

By Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn

Kellogg cannot shirk its palm oil responsibility by deflecting attention to its supplier, says RAN following a statement from Kellogg calling for productive talks between its supplier Wilmar and the environmental group.

FAO claims livestock emissions could be cut by a third

FAO claims livestock emissions could be cut by a third

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has said that greenhouse gas emissions from livestock account for 14.5% of all human-related emissions, but could be cut by 30% by employing current best practices across the supply chain.

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