Seven challenges and trends the food industry can expect in 2021

“The English language is dangerously close to running out of ways to describe 2020, so let’s borrow a bit of Latin: it really has been an Annus horribilis. The food industry has, of course, found it particularly tough. The combination of having to cope with increased demand, paired with restrictions on manufacturing and regulation processes has madeContinue reading “Seven challenges and trends the food industry can expect in 2021”

A Greater than Zero Effort for Food Waste

“Over the past decade, we have seen a resurgence in audiobooks and podcasts.  With how busy our daily lives are, it is an easy way to learn something new, enjoy a story, or engage in a community or conversation without much effort.  From Audible to Spotify to Apple Podcasts, there are dozens of different appsContinue reading “A Greater than Zero Effort for Food Waste”

EFSA says mealworms safe for human consumption

“Insects are complex organisms, which makes characterizing the composition of insect-derived food products a challenge. Understanding their microbiology is paramount, considering also that the entire insect is consumed. The EFSA Panel on Nutrition, Novel Foods and Food Allergens (NDA) determined: “There are no safety concerns regarding the stability of the [novel food] if the NFContinue reading “EFSA says mealworms safe for human consumption”

Nearly 200 companies pledge to halve food waste by 2030

“A coalition of nearly 200 major food suppliers, manufacturers and retailers — including Ahold Delhaize, Walmart, Kroger, Mondelez, Nestlé, and PepsiCo — committed to the 10x20x30 initiative, with the goal cutting their food waste in half by 2030. While General Mills signed up for this initiative, the company separately announced it will reduce its greenhouseContinue reading “Nearly 200 companies pledge to halve food waste by 2030”