Leading members of the functional food, supplements, and healthy nutrition industry gathered in Geneva this week to celebrate huge successes ... and find out who won out in the battle to become a winner at the NutraIngredients Awards 2017.
Today the European Parliament voted to implement tough new palm oil resolutions, which if enforced would see its elimination from use in biofuels and enforce stricter regulations on production and certification throughout the continent.
The European Industrial Hemp Association (EIHA) says there is an “urgent need for proper legislation” in a position paper asking for Europe to recognise cannabidiol (CBD) and hemp as safe ingredients in food and cosmetics – not just medicines.
Waste blood from the meat industry has the potential to be collected and processed to generate high-added-value food ingredients, say researchers … who outline it’s ‘exceptional’ nutritive and functional properties.
Which consumer trends will be important for your business? Are European markets too fragmented? What is in store for your category? How are EU rules affecting your prospects? To gauge our readers’ views on these – and many more questions - NutraIngredients...
NutraIngredients is pleased to announce the shortlisted finalists for the 2017 edition of the NutraIngredients Awards, ... with the winners announced at our exclusive awards evening in Geneva on 10th May. Will you be joining us?
The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) has downgraded Scottish haddock in response to shortages in the North Sea, prompting fury from fisheries who say the MCS’ actions are unscientific and amount to vandalism.
Agricultural tomato wastes could be used to produce valuable functional ingredients as part of a sustainable strategy that uses sustainable extraction methods and contributes to a bio-economy, say researchers.
The University of Guelph in Canada is launching the NHP Research Alliance to provide global leadership to advance the use of DNA testing and molecular diagnostics in quality assurance QA of natural health products.
Another month, another insect start-up? Maybe, but Danish firm Insekt KBH's apple, ginger and cricket juice is different: it's sustainable not only thanks to its ingredients but because it's produced in Copenhagen's self-sustaining...
Acacia gum is 100% natural, non-GMO, organic, gluten-free and applicable in almost every area of the food industry. Why does it have a chequered past, and how can it obtain the clean-label credentials it wants?
English organisation improving the sustainability of plant based agriculture and horticulture, Agri-Tech East, says the benefits of breeding plants can be seen in strawberries and wheat-derived starch.
Varying forces are rapidly shifting the omega-3 supply chain. In this guest article, veteran researcher professor Michael Crawford says a rapid upscale in sea farming can make a major contribution to sustainable fish oils, with a potentially raised nutrient...
The Food Reform for Sustainability and Health (FReSH) programme is aiming to bring private and public sector together to achieve the UN's sustainable development goals for 2030, an achievement that could bring over €2 trillion to the food industry.
EU auditors said the European Commission’s efforts to tackle food waste have lacked effort, coordination, been fragmented and intermittent - and without even a real definition of food waste, in a report released yesterday.
Unilever brands known as sustainable are growing 30% faster than others
Sofia-based healthy snack and ‘superfood’ producer Smart Organic has won a €2 million loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) to aid expansion for the rising healthy snack and ‘superfood’ manufacturer.
French player Roquette is a decade into protein – and its commitment is building having just announced a major pea-focused investment in North America. At Health Ingredients Europe (HiE) the firm told us of work it believes will transform the sector.
Raisio chief executive officer Matti Rihko tells us he is moving onto a new venture later this year and was proud to have overseen Raisio’s transition from a challenged regional player into a “profitable international brandhouse” in his 10 years at the...
This year there’s been a bit of a lab-meat love-in, but are consumers ready to buy into it? I’m not so sure, especially if they can’t divorce the concept from other more controversial technologies like genetic modification.
The omega-3 sector has faced down some mega challenges in recent times: Sustainability concerns; research questioning health benefits that has affected global markets. But maintaining volumes may be its greatest challenge yet.
An independent think tank, IPES, has been set up to advise the EU and work towards creating a common food policy that would create a sustainable, healthy and profitable food system – a ‘plan B’ to the failures of the current framework.
Antarctica is the southernmost continent on Earth. But while it may be isolated, it is far from insulated and use of its resources like krill has mirrored global political flares from the fall of the Soviet Union to the rise of Chinese state-backed industry.
‘We want to enable countries to look after their own children’
Gone are the days when the supply of humanitarian nutrition products relied on just a handful of western companies. UNICEF is pushing its supply of Ready to Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF) into a more competitive future driven by local suppliers ready to...
A pan-EU sustainable food project sees Israeli astaxanthin supplier Algatechnologies, champion of pea protein Roquette and Dutch nutrition giant DSM among its 50 partners that will invest close to €1.2bn over the next seven years.