Global demand for MSG is set to rise, but can the additive shake off its negative health associations in Europe - and if not, does that mean a gap in the market for MSG-free umami seasoning?
Sensing a shift in consumer eating habits and attitudes, several German meat companies are leading the way in innovation and NPD for meat substitutes: “We will be the first and last generation that eats meat every day,” says one.
Amazon Fresh will pave the way for its Dash service, which automatically orders used items in household fridges and freezers, delivering a further blow to British supermarkets.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has said insect pathogens potentially harmful to humans are most likely to come from rearing and processing not intrinsically associated with the insect itself – but huge gaps in data remain.
Unilever looks set to take a bigger share of the premium ice cream market in addition to moving towards its own retail presence through the acquisition of Italian gelato business Grom.
Commodity prices are low and steadily falling according to the FAO – but this boon to food security comes at a cost to farmers and threatens to create a sluggish, unresponsive farming sector, it says.