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#6 What is the importance of circular gastronomy in the food industry?

"Everybody is the main actor: restaurants, chefs, industries, producers, farmers, everyone! The world has already changed; it's up to us to catch up!" An enthusiast for circular gastronomy, Mauro Colagreco explains what it means and how it has vast benefits for the industry. In an exclusive interview with David Addison, the Michelin-starred chef and patron…

STANDING OVATION RAISES €12m TO DEVELOP ANIMAL-FREE DAIRY CHEESE

French food technology start-up Standing Ovation has announced that it has raised €12 million in a series A round of investor funding to develop an animal-free casein for use in cheese.

WAITROSE LAUDS 30-YEARS TIE-UP WITH KING CHARLES III’S FORWARD-THINKING ORGANIC BRAND

British supermarket retailer, Waitrose, is celebrating the 30th anniversary of a relationship with a brand that some might say was ahead of its time: Duchy Originals. To encourage sustainable agriculture, the label was started by the then Prince of Wales – and now King Charles III after the death of his mother Queen Elizabeth II.

NEW STUDY SHOWS 89% OF ITALIAN HOUSEHOLDS BOUGHT ORGANIC PRODUCTS IN 2022

A new study by research and consulting company Nomisma has indicated that Italy is a leading consumer of organic products.  A study conducted by Nomisma has shown Italy’s grand consumption of organic products. The study indicated that 89% of households in Italy bought organic products at least once in the year ending July 2022.  Organic…

Beam Suntory to invest $400M in Jim Beam sustainabile expansion

Beam Suntory is set to invest more than $400 million in a sustainable expansion of its Jim Beam distillery

FOOD PRODUCERS WARN SPIKE IN ENERGY PRICES COULD DISRUPT SUPPLIES OF FRUITS AND VEGETABLES

European food producers have warned that soaring energy prices may force them to cut production, potentially leading to shortages of fruit and vegetables.

CARGILL OPENS NEW $100 MILLION CORN WET MILL IN INDONESIA

Food producer and processor, Cargill, has inaugurates a corn wet mill in Pandaan, Indonesia costing $100 million in order to meet a growing need for starches, sweeteners, and feed markets in Asia. Construction of the plant was first started in 2020 during the pandemic.

ARE CONSUMERS EXPERTS IN CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY? SIAL INVESTIGATES

Consumer attitudes to corporate social responsibility are examined in the Kantar Insights Food 360 Study 2022, outlined by SIAL Insights ahead of the SIAL Paris show this October.  

MCCAIN BOOSTS FROZEN FOOD PORTFOLIO WITH ACQUISITION OF SCELTA PRODUCTS

McCain Foods has closed its acquisition of Scelta Products, boosting its operations in the frozen foods sector.

NESTLE EXPLORES ANIMAL FREE DAIRY WITH PILOT PRODUCT 2022

Nestlé announced this week that it is exploring emerging technologies for the development of animal-free dairy protein-based products to further its reach with animal free dairy proteins through its recently inaugurated US R+D Accelerator.

NEW ALTERNATIVE PROTEIN START-UP COMPETITION IN ASIA-PACIFIC CLOSES ON 1 OCTOBER

Following two successful programs in North America and in Europe, Bühler, Cargill, and Givaudan are launching a Scale It Up! challenge in Asia-Pacific to help plant-based protein start-ups scale and commercialise their businesses.

SCIENTISTS DEVELOP GENE DISCOVERY AND BREEDING PIPELINE TO CREATE NEW FOODS

Scientists at the VIB-UGent Centre for Plant Systems Biology and ILVO have developed a fast gene discovery pipeline in maize to advance breeding programs for the benefit of humanity and the environment.

BACARDI MOVES TO PREMIUMISE AT AIRPORTS AS TRAFFIC SURGES BY 247%

The airport channel in Europe – a showcase for alcoholic beverage brands – has seen a huge rebound this year. An extra 660 million passengers were added in the first half of 2022 as traffic rebounded by 247% and Bacardi, among other spirits owners, is looking to exploit the momentum.
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