All news articles for April 2023

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Plant-based sector braces for ‘a rough’ 24 months

By Oliver Morrison

The plant-based sector remains an enormous long-term growth opportunity, though investor retrenchment will continue in the short term, investors told the recent Plant-Based Protein Manufacturing Summit in Amsterdam.

Protein snacks are at an all time high. Pic: GettyImages

The UK’s top 10 protein bar flavours

By Gill Hyslop

Research shows that consumer demand for protein is at an all-time high, with 29% of Americans stating that protein has become more important over the past year.

The UK's chief veterinary officer has lifted flockdown rules across the country, amid caution that the avian influenza outbreak continues to rage. Pic: GettyImages/Stephen Barnes

Flockdown is over: what this means for food producers

By Gill Hyslop

The good news is that the lockdown for free-range hens has been lifted and the birds are allowed to return to free-range roaming. But we're not yet over the worst outbreak of avian influenza in history, so how long with this freedom last? And what...

Naturally occurring sugars and 'free' sugars have a profoundly different effect on health. Source: Julia_Sudnitskaya/Getty Images

The difference between natural and ‘free’ sugars

By Augustus Bambridge-Sutton

We all know that eating fruit is better for us than eating doughnuts. One is essential to keep us healthy, the other, perhaps, nearly essential to avoid. However, both doughnuts and most fruits are high in sugar, an ingredient widely considered to lead...

Sugar addiction affects many people in the UK, according to the Public Health Collaboration. Source: Andrii Shablovskyi/Getty Images

Addressing sugar addiction - What the industry can do

By Augustus Bambridge-Sutton

The overconsumption of sugar can lead to many health conditions, such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease, as well as mental health conditions such as depression. Some experts have suggested that it could be an addiction, similar to alcohol or cocaine....

The Wheat Foods Council is ramping up its strategy to increase the use of wheat foods among consumers, foodservice operators and manufacturers. Pic: GettyImages/GMVozd

Wheat Foods Councils ramps up its ‘all things wheat’ message

By Gill Hyslop

Did you know there are six official classes of wheat? That each tiny wheat berry seed (the kernel) contains three distinct parts that are separated during the milling process to produce flour? That wheat made into fortified flour is subjected up to 21...