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Amia's snack bars are formulated with migraines in mind

By Deniz Ataman

In this episode of Startup Spotlight, Jon Katz, founder of baked oat and seed bar brand, Amia Snacks, focused on using functional ingredients to address migraines, as outlined by a trigger-free diet, which includes eliminatings ingredients that may trigger...

KP Snacks has moved the majority of its branded multipacks to reduced packaging solutions. Pic: KP Snacks

How KP Snacks is ramping up its packaging improvement pact

By Gill Hyslop

The UK snacking giant kicked off 2024 with a renewed focus on packaging commitment: boosting investment that will see a significant reduction in the flow-wrap packaging across its Discos, Roysters and Frisps brands and more recently, introducing 25% recycled...

Frito-Lay is passionate about breaking systemic barriers and providing equitable opportunities for all, especially those who have gone the extra mile to help their communities. Pic: GettyImages/Tara Moore

Frito-Lay bestows first-ever Community Builder Scholarships

By Gill Hyslop

From providing free access to computer science resources to delivering personalized care packages to pediatric cancer patients, four outstanding students have been recognized and rewarded by the snacking giant for their dedicated efforts.

How is the food industry tackling salt reduction? GettyImages/AJ Paulsen

How is the food industry tackling salt reduction?

By Donna Eastlake

High levels of salt in food is becoming an increasing concern for healthcare professionals and consumers as the dangers of a high-salt diet becomes more widely understood. So how is the food industry tackling this issue?

Whatever the affect of regenerative agriculture on the environment, investment is needed. Image Source: Getty Images/aluxum

Who funds regenerative agriculture?

By Augustus Bambridge-Sutton

Regenerative agriculture, without clearly defined practices or financial incentives, and with uncertain results, needs money to thrive. But where will this money come from?

Cocoa beans are in short supply. Pic: CN

Commodities

Future of cocoa under threat as prices skyrocket due to bean shortages

By Anthony Myers

UPDATE: TUESDAY 26 MARCH 2024: Cocoa prices continued to rise this week. Earlier today the price of cocoa beans smashed through the $10,000 a ton for the first time in the futures market after posting gains all week - with chocolate makers passing on...

From the Superbowl to malnutrion and regenerative ag: PepsiCo’s global head of Social Impact talks trends in the social impact space

From exploiting the SuperBowl to fighting malnutrition in Guatamala and scaling up Black smallholder farmers in South Africa: PepsiCo’s global head of Social Impact talks trends in the social impact space

By Gill Hyslop

It’s bizarre to think that like fashion or food, there are emerging trends in the social impact and philanthropy spaces, but as C.D. Glin, global head of Social Impact at PepsiCo and president of the PepsiCo Foundation says, it’s the pointedness and emphasis...

Bakers Basco was set up to manage an industry-standard bread basket for the bakery industry. Pic: Bakers Basco

Bakers Basco reports a drop in bakery equipment attrition rates

By Gill Hyslop

Omega bread baskets and dolly equipment play a vital role in the supply chain to ensure the continuous daily supply of bread and associated products from bakeries to supermarket shop floors across the UK. Yet they’re often taken unlawfully and used by...

The European Union's deforestation regulation is set to come into force on 31 December 2024. Pic: WCF

EUDR

European Union to delay ‘high risk’ element of deforestation bill

By Anthony Myers

The European Union (EU) has signalled its intent to delay the most controversial parts of its anti-deforestation regulation (EUDR) after protests by governments in Asia, Africa, and Latin America described the low, standard, or high-risk benchmarking...

The Modernist Bread School is designed to take budding home bakers through the art of breadmaking. Pic: GettyImages/mstwin

Learn the fundamentals of making crave worthy bread at home

By Gill Hyslop

The team behind the 2,438-page Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking – described as ‘the cookbook to end all cookbooks’ – is now offering free classes to master the art of breadmaking from the comfort of your kitchen.

Children will discover for themselves how Real Bread starts in a field, not a factory. Pic: Real Bread Campaign

Real Bread Campaign advocates growing your own loaf

By Gill Hyslop

UK food and farming charity Sustain and the Real Bread Campaign have published ‘Bake Your Lawn’ – just in time for spring wheat sowing and planning ahead for winter wheat planting – to inspire breadmakers (be they budding ones or professionals) to grow...

Food swaps to stop biodiversity loss. GettyImages/RealPeopleGroup

Food swaps to stop biodiversity loss

By Donna Eastlake

We’ve all heard of the rallying World War Two cry, ‘Dig for Victory’, urging citizens to combat food shortages by growing fruits and vegetable in their allotments and gardens. Well, now people are being urged to make food swaps to stop biodiversity loss....

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