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Be proactive as Biden eyes climate, health agenda

As President Trump accepts a transition should begin for President-elect Biden to take office, we look at what the new administration c...

Russia ready to give meat substitutes chance

Traditionally a society of meat lovers, Russians are developing a taste for meat substitutes – and food manufacturers from home and ab...

Reusables: from green to grubby and back again?

Covid boosted single-use packaging, causing concern progress on reusables had been dented. However, high-profile trials are taking place. Wh...

Unilever reacts to growing interest in plant-based

Unilever is looking to further tap into consumers' interest in plant-based alternatives to meat and dairy products – which has intensi...

Latest Interviews

"We've done the hard part. We're excited about the year ahead" – CEO Abhishek Sinha on outlook for India plant-based meat firm GoodDot 15 Oct 2020

Dean Best

GoodDot Enterprises is seen as being the first modern plant-based meat business in India. The Udaipur-based firm has built a nationwide presence and has international ambitions.

"Covid just adds yet another tailwind" – investor Nick Cooney on the opportunities for alternative-protein fund Lever VC 8 Sep 2020

Dean Best

Nick Cooney, an experienced investor in alternative protein discusses his venture-capital fund's moves to back start-ups in the plant- and cell-based sectors.

Latest News

Trading through Covid-19 and beyond, daily food industry updates – Tuesday 24 November (free to read) 24 Nov 20

Daily updates on how Covid-19 is affecting the world's packaged food sector – and how executives see the market and consumer behaviour taking shape in the months ahead.

Manufacturers, ad industry criticise UK plan for online ban 23 Nov 20

Dean Best

UK manufacturers, the foodservice sector and advertisers have written to Boris Johnson to complain about proposals to ban online adverts promoting food high in fat, sugar and salt.

HelloFresh acquires US ready meals firm Factor75 23 Nov 20

Andy Coyne

German meal-kit firm HelloFresh has acquired a US ready-to-eat meal company in a deal worth up to US$277m.

Meat group Marfrig invests in capacity expansion 23 Nov 20

Simon Harvey

Marfrig Global Foods, a meat processor based in Brazil, is expanding capacity across two plants in one of its South American markets.

Modern Meat solidifies US entry with Real Vision Foods co-packing deal 23 Nov 20

Simon Harvey

Modern Meat, a manufacturer of plant-based products and sauces in Canada, has solidified its entry to the US on the back of a deal with JDW Distributors.

New products – Beyond Meat picks China to debut 'pork' mince; Gerber hits frozen aisle; Mondelez launches dual-branded biscuit; Bob's Red Mill rolls out grain-free baking mixes 20 Nov 20

This week's selection of new products includes US-based Gerber's frozen Freshful Start Bowls and Bites and a new hybrid cookie product in Spain from Mondelez.

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