R&D

Japanese scientists want to develop a commercially available chopstick-shaped device for daily use by those following a low-sodium diet or trying to reduce their salt intake. It can be adapted for Western cutlery, they told FoodNavigator. Image: Yoshinobu Kaji/Meiji University

Electrified cutlery could help salt reduction efforts

By Oliver Morrison

Knives and forks that send an electrical current to the tongue can enhance the saltiness and possibly the savouriness of low-sodium foods, scientists claim, and may help millions stick to a low-sodium diet without sacrificing taste.

EIT Food accelerates innovation to build a future-fit food system that produces healthy and sustainable food for all. Pic: GettyImages/ra2studios

EIT Food Accelerator Network welcomes high-impact class of 2022

By Gill Hyslop

Green Spot Technologies – interviewed by BakeryandSnacks at the start of its journey in 2019 – was among the 61 standout startups selected by EIT Food to receive additional support and investment opportunities to accelerate their growth.

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Scientists develop targeted fibre approach to gut health

By Nicola Gordon-Seymour

Researchers at the Whistler Centre for Carbohydrate Research, US, have discovered a way to select prebiotic fibres that promote bacteria propagation for improved gut health and are effective in any microbial environment.

Lesaffre has opened a new innovation technology facility in Dubai. Pic: GettyImages/Lacheev

Lesaffre inaugurates 48th Baking Center

By Gill Hyslop

Yeast and fermentation specialist Lesaffre continues its relentless push to expand its international expertise network with the opening of a new innovation technology centre in Dubai, UAE.

Nestlé's R+D Accelerator programme give start-ups the opportunity to develop their concepts while leveraging the company's mighty infrastructure and expertise. Pic: Nestlé

Nestlé opens applications for Lausanne Food & Beverage Challenge 2021

By Gill Hyslop

The global snack giant has officially inaugurated its largest R+D Accelerator – located at its fundamental research centre in Switzerland – and is inviting forward-thinkers to apply to participate in a six-month immersive ‘idea to shop’ programme.