Website Link (Article by Claire Sand) Packaging reductions that do not create additional food waste equals more environmentally friendly food packaging. The desire to reduce packaging remains strong, and three motivating factors can prompt the packaging industry to take additional action for sustainability. Laws Legislation such as the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive, which goesContinue reading “6 Packaging Reductions That Don’t Increase Food Waste”
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Outlook 2023: Consumer Trends
Website Link (Article by Elizabeth Brewster) If you’re looking for the main driving force behind the latest trends in consumer behavior, look no further than that timeworn cliché from the 1990s: “It’s the economy, stupid.” As global consumers settle into a new normal in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, more than two-thirds (67%), onContinue reading “Outlook 2023: Consumer Trends”
What Science Says About the Potential Healing Effects of Essential Oils
Website Link (Article by Megan Schmidt) Essential oils smell great. But what do researchers have to say about the health benefits of essential oils? Are they really safe remedies for anxiety, stress, pain and other health problems? Since the dawn of civilization, people have turned to the power of plants for healing purposes. But oneContinue reading “What Science Says About the Potential Healing Effects of Essential Oils”
From saffron beer to kefir water, the new crop of NPD embracing unique functional ingredients
Website Link (Article By Oliver Morrison) Despite cost and inflation concerns, trend reports note rising demand among many consumers for foods with functionality, such as those that can help bolster the immune system. Many brands are responding. Among European consumers, 3 in 4 believe they better understand what works for their health and wellbeing, leadingContinue reading “From saffron beer to kefir water, the new crop of NPD embracing unique functional ingredients”
From mood-boosting algae to plant-based ‘egg’ powder: Which innovations caught our eye at FiE 2022?
Website Link (Article by Flora Southey) Food Ingredients Europe (FiE) 2022 is in Paris this week, and FoodNavigator is on the ground speaking to newcomers to the B2B market. Over a period of three days, ingredients companies are lining the show floor at the Paris Expo Porte de Versaille in the city’s 15th arrondissement. SomeContinue reading “From mood-boosting algae to plant-based ‘egg’ powder: Which innovations caught our eye at FiE 2022?”
What Is SPRING and Why Is It Needed in Packaging Now?
Website Link (Article by Robert Lilienfeld) SPRING is an acronym for the new Sustainable Packaging Research, Information, and Networking Group. Here’s what you should know about SPRING, a new virtual think tank to help all stakeholders make effective decisions about sustainable packaging. Let me introduce you to SPRING, which stands for the Sustainable Packaging Research,Continue reading “What Is SPRING and Why Is It Needed in Packaging Now?”
Benefits of aluminum vs steel: from environmental impacts to meeting consumer needs
Website Link (Article by Brandon Bach) Transparency in products remains important to consumers. They want to know where the everyday products they purchase are coming from, what they are made of and if they fit their shopping preferences. According to a study from Nielsen and Label Insight, 39% of shoppers would be willing to switchContinue reading “Benefits of aluminum vs steel: from environmental impacts to meeting consumer needs”
Study links nut consumption to improved cognitive function
Website Link (Article by Nikki Hancocks) Higher habitual nut consumption is positively associated with cognitive function, especially among old adults, according to an observational study of 1,000 Qatari adults. Globally, cognitive impairments including Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, have become a major concern. The total number of people with dementia has increased from 20.2 million in 1990Continue reading “Study links nut consumption to improved cognitive function”
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”
What does the future hold for advanced recycling?
Website Link (Article by Hannah Cole) A recent report from RaboResearch suggests that the advanced recycling industry continues to expand, with a high volume of collaborations and projects being announced in 2021, and new players emerging in regions including East Asia. However, criticisms of advanced recycling are also mounting, impacting the outlook of some of theContinue reading “What does the future hold for advanced recycling?”