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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 […]


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.


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 […]