ADM eyes eight emerging trends

Website Link (Article by Eric Schroeder) Plant-based lifestyles, clean and transparent sourcing, and sustainable goodness are among the eight trends ADM sees fueling current and future global growth. Drawing on research from its Outside Voice consumer insights platform, the company’s top trends for 2022 point the way for ADM’s innovation, renovation and development platforms, theContinue reading “ADM eyes eight emerging trends”

How packaging influences shopper’s perception of health

Website Link (Article by Nikki Hancocks) New research provides insights into which elements of packaging have the biggest impact on the consumer’s perception of product healthiness, and how the demographics of the consumer will impact these perceptions. Packaging plays a key role in impulse purchases and a key issue for companies developing functional foods is toContinue reading “How packaging influences shopper’s perception of health”

Consumers demand more choice and innovation in low and no alcohol drinks

Website Link (Article by Rachel Arthur) Despite the growth of the low and no alcohol category, only a third of consumers say they are satisfied with current products on the market, according to a new survey. So what can be done to improve them? Research carried out by flavour and fragrance company Givaudan across 6,000Continue reading “Consumers demand more choice and innovation in low and no alcohol drinks”

Trending plant proteins

Website Link (Article by Jeff Gelski) Surging, emerging and flourishing all could describe the plant protein category. Pea protein continues to increase in popularity and may keep surging for the rest of this decade. Other protein sources, like lupin bean, are emerging, and plant protein sales in general are flourishing. Selecting the appropriate protein sourceContinue reading “Trending plant proteins”

The five post-pandemic consumer trends that are impacting the bakery space

Website Link (Article by Gill Hyslop) COVID-10 has changed the way the world works and in particular, brought forth a seismic change in consumer habits and preferences. This, says Puratos, has implications for all players in the bakery, patisserie and chocolate sectors. Drawing on insights from the company’s Taste Tomorrow platform – which monitors advancedContinue reading “The five post-pandemic consumer trends that are impacting the bakery space”

Can some sugars actually be healthy? FDA asks, industry responds

Website Link (Article by Ingredientsnetwork) In 2019, the Food and Drug Authority (FDA) allowed allulose to be exempt from the added and total sugar labelling requirement thanks to the way it is metabolised in the body. Could other non-traditional sugars be eligible for such an exemption? The 2019 announcement marked the first time the FDAContinue reading “Can some sugars actually be healthy? FDA asks, industry responds”

GMO Controversy and Its Lessons for the Cell-Cultured Meat Industry

Website Link (Article by Camille Bond) The introduction of GMO crops in the 1990s was a moment of opportunity for international agriculture—yet communications with consumers went wrong. GMO crops have been called frankenfoods, mutants, and carcinogens. According to the Pew Research Center, roughly half of U.S. adults believe that GMO foods are less healthy than GMO-free foods.Continue reading “GMO Controversy and Its Lessons for the Cell-Cultured Meat Industry”

New Food Freezing Concept Improves Quality, Increases Safety and Cuts Energy Use

Website Link (Article by Kim Kaplan) Shifting to a new food freezing method could make for safer and better quality frozen foods while saving energy and reducing carbon emissions, according to a new study by U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and University of California-Berkeley scientists.  “A complete change over to this new method ofContinue reading “New Food Freezing Concept Improves Quality, Increases Safety and Cuts Energy Use”

Five Reasons Why Tiger Nut Flour Is The Trendiest Alternative Flour

Website Link (Article by Daphne Ewing-Chow) Tiger nut (or chufa nut) flour, which is ground from tubers that grow on the yellow nutsedge plant, is gaining popularity globally as the perfect substitute for wheat flour, given its gluten-free properties, its status as a super food and its natural sweet taste. The flour, which is madeContinue reading “Five Reasons Why Tiger Nut Flour Is The Trendiest Alternative Flour”

Carob: A ‘super-nutritious, highly sustainable hidden gem’?

Website Link (Article by Katy Askew) Food and ag tech start-up CarobWay is working to help grow the market for carob as a ‘super-nutritious’ and ‘highly sustainable’ food ingredient. Carob is forecast to make a comeback, according to a recent report from food trends AI company Spoonshot​.  The fruit is expected to step out of theContinue reading “Carob: A ‘super-nutritious, highly sustainable hidden gem’?”