All news articles for July 2015

Grupo Bimbo acquisitions: The multi-billion global trail

Grupo Bimbo: The multi-billion global acquisition trail

By Kacey CULLINEY

The world’s biggest bread maker has been on a spending spree over the past three years; splashing out on a Canadian artisanal buy last week, just one month after a Spanish donut acquisition.

Alan Hahn, CEO, MycoTechnology: 'We noticed it right away... the gluten was gone'

Alan Hahn: 'We noticed it right away... the gluten was gone'

Could mushroom mycelium add a new dimension to the gluten-free market?

By Elaine WATSON

Speaking to FoodNavigator-USA at the 2015 IFT show, MycoTechnology CEO Alan Hahn recalls the moment his team discovered that mushroom mycelium (roots) could virtually eliminate the gluten in wheat and other cereal crops.

Move over potato chips...consumers want veggie chips, hummus and now seaweed, say manufacturers

'There’s going to be little tweaks in the direction of better-for-you because it isn’t just a niche group like granola people, it’s everybody'

Trendy snacks: Will seaweed, hummus and cassava spell the death of the potato chip?

By Kacey CULLINEY

The alternative chip craze has exploded with a flurry of root veg and plant products on shelf, but can they compete with or even kill off the infamous potato chip?

Wholegrain consumption may prevent early death

Wholegrain consumption may prevent early death

By Niamh Michail

A high wholegrain intake may lower the mortality rate regardless of wholegrain type or cause of death, say researchers in a 120,000-strong Scandinavian cohort study.