Report warns global food system is primary driver of biodiversity loss

Chatham House research paper calls for urgent reform of food systems

Barry Callebaut to produce biochar from cocoa by-products to promote sustainability

Barry Callebaut, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, recently released its fourth Forever Chocolate Report outlining the progress the company is making towards its 2025 targets. With innovation at the heart of their advancement, this year the company has embarked on an industry first project to commence the transformation […]

New research findings could improve the biomanufacturing of vitamin B12

Vitamin B12 is an essential micronutrient which plays a role in supporting red blood cell production, energy, metabolism and nerve function, however it is neither made, nor required by plants.

International team first to stack virus resistance plus iron & zinc in a non-cereal crop

Delivering the benefits of agricultural biotechnology to smallholder farmers requires that resources be directed toward staple food crops. To achieve effect at scale, beneficial traits must be integrated into multiple, elite farmer-preferred varieties with relevance across geographical regions.

Gene-edited crops are now a reality but will the public be on board?

Once the UK left the EU, it would be free to invest in gene editing of crops and livestock to “feed the world”. That’s what the prime minister, Boris Johnson, told the House of Commons in 2019. And following the UK’s formal departure from the EU in January 2021, the government quickly launched a public […]

Determination of MCPD and glycidyl esters in foodstuff

By the CHRONECT Workstation MCPD 3-Monochloropropane-1,2-diol (3-MCPD), 2-monochloropropane- 1,3-diol (2-MCPD) and glycidol are known as contaminants in foodstuffs due to manufacturing. MCPD fatty acids may occur during the refinement process of oils and fats at high temperature or in the presence of chloride containing salts.

High speed analysis of monosaccharides and disaccharides in soft drinks by ELSD-LT III

Saccharides show a very narrow UV absorption wavelength range, from 190 nm to 195 nm since the hydroxyl group is the only major functional group showing UV absorption in the structure. Hence a refractive index detector (RID) is commonly used for this analysis.

Vegan fish – a sustainable alternative for consumers

Loryma, a specialist supplier of functional ingredients made from wheat, has developed an innovative concept for vegan fish. Food Engineering & Ingredients talks to Norbert Klein, Head of R&D, about how it is processed, the market opportunities and the many possible applications for plant-based fish substitutes.

A South African Boer Goat farmer finds international fame with online academy

Hailing from the small town of Alldays, in Limpopo Province, South Africa, resident Pieter Smith has captured the imagination of nearly 100,000 would-be goat farmers around the world through his groundbreaking mentorship on his wildly popular Facebook page. He recently formalised his outreach concept with the launch of the Pieter Smith Boer Goat Academy.

Mapping hotspots of undersized fish and crustaceans may aid sustainable fishing practices

A new study in Frontiers in Marine Science provides a first-of-its-kind evaluation of which regions of southern European seas are in the most need of fishing restrictions. These areas have persistently shown high numbers of undersized fish and crustaceans, which are typically discarded because they are below the allowable size limit for collection. These findings […]