Extreme weather ‘harming’ UK food production but adaption efforts slow in coming

Researchers at the University of Exeter revealed that ‘all’ the farmers who participated in their study, based on 31 ‘in-depth’ interviews, reported issues caused by extreme weather in recent years. These ranged from heavy rain to prolonged dry spells – extremes that are only expected to further intensify.Participants said they were concerned about the impact…

‘Brands want a broader toolbox of ingredients’: Equinom develops ‘first-of-its-kind’ high-protein sesame seed to transform ‘future of plant-based foods’

The company has joined forces with Mexican seed producer and exporter Dipasa to develop a high-protein Smarter Sesame Protein which it said will be the ‘catalyst for sesame to emerge as a foundational building block for innovative plant-based foods’.Equinom said it expects the global sesame seeds market to reach $17.77 billion by 2025, partly as a…

‘Clean meat as a service’: Plug-and-play tech turns meat producers into cell-based pork producers

As it stands, conventional meat processors are ‘squeezed’ on price. On one side, the major slaughterhouses want higher prices for their cuts, and on the other, supermarkets ‘don’t want to grant better prices’.“This is a really big problem,”​ according to German entrepreneur Laura Gertenbach. And she speaks from experience: Gertenbach comes from a family of…

“Carbon score is the next big thing,” predicts CGC co-head, industry experts gathered by FoodBytes!

“In the beginning, when we were trying to create more transparency in the supply chain we saw certifications [for various attributes] literally pack the back of any packaging. You could have four or five different certifications,”​ ranging from Non-GMO Certified to Rainforest Alliance, Anne Greven, Rabobank’s global head of F&A Innovation, observed during the FoodBytes!…