Good Food Institute Sees Fourth Pillar For Alt Protein Market in the Form of Molecular Farming

Website Link (Article by Michael Wolf) Over the past few years, the Good Food Institute (GFI) has created dedicated reports for each category, or “pillar,” in the alternative protein market: plant-based, precision fermentation, and cultivated meat/seafood. This week, however, GFI teased what it sees as a possible fourth pillar for alternative protein pillar in the formContinue reading “Good Food Institute Sees Fourth Pillar For Alt Protein Market in the Form of Molecular Farming”

Mycelium-based ingredient used in Beverages and Meat analogues

Website Link (Article by Oliver Morrison) US-based MycoTechnology says it is set to accelerate its growth plans in Europe after the European Commission granted Novel Food status to two of its mycelium-based plant proteins. Mycelium is the fibrous root structure of mushrooms. MycoTechnology’s range of ingredients, called FermentIQ, consist of pea and rice protein fermentedContinue reading “Mycelium-based ingredient used in Beverages and Meat analogues”

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 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?”

Commercialization of next-generation biomaterials

Website Link (Article by Rachel Arthur) The Coca-Cola Company, Changchun Meihe Science & Technology and UPM have announced the first planned commercialization of new tech to create plant-based monoethylene glycol (bMEG): which can replace traditional oil-based MEG in PET bottles. The tech will allow the companies to efficiently convert second-generation biomass to the plant-based bMEG:Continue reading “Commercialization of next-generation biomaterials”

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”

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”

Designing cleaner meat alternatives

Website Link (Article by Jeff Gelski) The plant-based meat alternative category gushes with sales. Demand for products perceived as clean label remains a steady and strong stream. For the two trends to converge, food companies may seek to eliminate certain chemical-sounding ingredients like methylcellulose and whittle down the ingredient list by finding ways to avoidContinue reading “Designing cleaner meat alternatives”