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The FoodNavigator Podcast
32 minutes | Sep 15, 2021
The FoodNavigator Podcast: How tech is transforming transparency in palm oil, soy, and coffee
From forced labour to deforestation, FMCGs are committed to eliminating unethical practices in their supply chains. How is food tech helping them get there? In our latest edition of The FoodNavigator Podcast, we talk transparency in global supply chains with California-based Orbital Insight and Swiss start-up Farmer Connect.
34 minutes | Aug 18, 2021
The FoodNavigator Podcast: Are fermented foods the new cornerstone of a gut-friendly diet?
Knowledge about the relationship between the gut, the gut microbiome, and overall health is moving at a rapid clip. Healthy gut equals healthy body, right? So what’s the best diet for gut health? What kind of products, ingredients and formats might meet the consumer demand?
53 minutes | Nov 27, 2020
Ancient grains and forgotten crops: the food of the future?
Millet, sorghum, buckwheat, amaranth… Are these exotic sounding crops a realistic solution to the world’s food crisis?
32 minutes | Aug 14, 2020
The FoodNavigator Podcast: Sugar reformulation part 2: The taste conundrum
The food industry is under pressure to reformulate products with less sugar. The UK has a voluntary target for manufacturers to meet a 20% cut in sugar by 2020. This is unlikely to be met and campaigners are increasingly demanding that mandatory sugar reformulation targets are set.
39 minutes | Jul 31, 2020
The FoodNavigator Podcast: CBD-infused drinks, marshmallows, and peanut butter
CBD is the latest hot ingredient to infiltrate the food sector, and agile start-ups have been quick to jump onboard. In this edition of The FoodNavigator Podcast, we speak with the founders of three UK-based food start-ups to get their perspectives on consumer acceptance, the state of regulation, and formulating with a somewhat bitter ingredient.
44 minutes | Jun 12, 2020
The FoodNavigator Podcast: Sugar reformulation part 1: Why reducing by stealth is key
The food industry is under massive pressure to reformulate products with less sugar. And in light of the voluntary target in the UK for manufacturers to meet a 20% cut in sugar by 2020 unlikely to be met, campaigners are increasingly demanding that mandatory sugar reformulation targets are set.
28 minutes | May 29, 2020
The FoodNavigator Podcast: Rethinking food waste
Innovators are looking to address food waste with technology, community, and original business models. The FoodNavigator Podcast hears from recipe box company Gousto, anti-food waste app Olio, and UK charity FareShare to find out more.
35 minutes | May 15, 2020
The FoodNavigator Podcast: What does Coronavirus mean for the future of food?
The coronavirus pandemic has touched every part of our lives. With the social and economic consequences still largely to be felt, many commentators suggest it will mark a before and after point for society. In this edition of The FoodNavigator Podcast, we ask what does COVID-19 mean for food businesses and the consumers they serve?
24 minutes | Dec 11, 2019
What next for fair trade after confidence crisis?
Fair trade standards should become watchdogs instead of the benchmark for sustainability, argues the recently appointed head of sustainable commodities NGO Solidaridad.
28 minutes | Jun 26, 2019
Are palm oil boycotts ‘marketing tricks’?
The Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) argues palm oil boycotts pave the way for unsustainable alternatives, but Greenpeace says that if the palm industry operates as usual, brands are left with little choice.
7 minutes | Dec 8, 2015
FiE 2015: Our best bits
Our teams of journalists were out in force at Food Ingredients Europe (FiE) last week. We’ve picked out some of our highlights from over one thousand exhibitors, a packed conference programme and talks on industry insights.
2 minutes | Jul 13, 2015
Lab meat, plant proteins and insects: Which alternative proteins will feed the world?
The quest for alternatives to animal-derived proteins has led to a huge amount of innovation - some proteins are already thriving on the market and others have some way to go. FoodNavigator looks at the latest trends at IFT.
2 minutes | Mar 10, 2015
Prepare for pre-recession spend – top economist
Food manufacturers should prepare for a positive three years ahead, as the changing economy prompts consumers to spend at pre-recession levels, a leading economist has said.
3 minutes | Dec 11, 2014
New proteins are creeping on trend
Alternative proteins are a “hot area” of interest and products such as sandwich spreads made with meal worms could be a thing of the future, according to one food trend expert.
3 minutes | Nov 23, 2014
Salt reduction not a priority for UK consumers, finds LoSalt survey
UK consumers prioritise reducing fat and sugar intake ahead of salt, according to a consumer survey conducted by Klinge Foods, the producer of LoSalt.
5 minutes | Sep 25, 2014
Get rid of nutrients and focus on foods in guidelines, says sat fat researcher
Science should look beyond LDL cholesterol and saturated fat, which have dominated cardiovascular research until now, towards other contributing factors and a food-group approach to guidelines, according to one researcher.
7 minutes | Sep 21, 2014
Industry reformulation is the only route to better nutrition, says expert
Food producers should look at the current obesity crisis as an opportunity to do good business and do good for public health through the reformulation of mass-market products, says one nutrition policy expert.
3 minutes | Sep 18, 2014
Saturated fats may not cause heart disease: Researcher
Saturated fatty acids shouldn’t be avoided as they don't cause cardiovascular disease - but 'excess' is the important word, says a human nutrition expert.
4 minutes | Sep 17, 2014
Malaysia hopes to double palm oil production by 2020
Malaysia hopes to double its palm oil production by 2020 without having to dedicate more land to palm plants, according to a Malaysian minister.
6 minutes | Sep 17, 2014
The road to fish-oil equivalent GM camelina
Rothamsted Research has achieved omega-3 levels comparable to fish oil in its first GM camelina harvest, something which has been surprisingly well received by the public, its senior researcher says.
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