R&D

Shark Tank star Daymond John is among the lineup. Pic: SNAC International/GettyImages

Pulling out all the stops to address the hottest topics in snacks

By Gill Hyslop

Industry veteran Martin Otto and founder of FUBU and star of Shark Tank Daymond John are among the SNX 2024 speakers who will focus on industry trends, how to make it in an increasingly crowded space, artificial intelligence, the regulatory landscape...

Artificial intelligence is very quickly finding its space within the bakery industry. Pic: GettyImages

What do bread, romance and cancer have in common?

By Gill Hyslop

The launch of a range of AI-developed breads in flavors that invoke the feelings associated with love prompted an deeper search to find out what impact artificial intelligence is having on the bakery sector.

The meal was developed to be both nutritionally optimal for astronauts, and able to be efficiently produced. Image: quantic69/Getty Images

Researchers develop ‘perfect meal’ for male astronauts

By Augustus Bambridge-Sutton

Producing the right food in space is difficult, given the particular nutritional needs of astronauts and the difficulty of growing anything in the final frontier. Luckily, researchers have developed the ‘perfect meal’ for male astronauts: a vegetarian...

Bakers need to add another dimension to their business to stay relevant. Pic: GettyImages/George Peters

Better than sliced bread: The evolution of bakery catering

By Gill Hyslop

More affordable than restaurant and most fast-food offerings – and arguably a better quality and healthier option than what’s found in supermarket – the snacking category in the bakery sector is fast becoming a class of its own.

Lay's is further reducing the sodium content in its Classic Potato Chips by 15%. Pic: GettyImages

The changing taste profile of Frito-Lay snacks

By Gill Hyslop

PepsiCo is reducing the sodium content in Lay’s Classic Potato Chips by 15% but aims to maintain – and even ramp up – the taste by using natural seasonings, potato varieties and playing around with the shapes and sizes of salt crystals to optimise flavour...

Fedima looks at its achievements over the past year in the bakery ingredients market in Europe.

Fedima releases Baking Europe Ingredients Market Report 2023

By Gill Hyslop

The report - the third annual collab between the association and Media Energy - includes Fedima’s Annual Industry Update, with pieces on Front-of-Pack nutrition labelling, responsible sourcing and communication trends.

FoodPairing shares how AI can speed up product development

FoodPairing shares how AI can speed up product development

By Ryan Daily

Food and beverage companies increasingly are leveraging AI tools to streamline product development and launch products to stay ahead of consumer trends and challenges, Bernard Lahousse, co-founder and go-to-market lead for FoodPairing, said during a webinar.

For the love of bread. Pic: GettyImages

Mad about better-for-you bread

By Gill Hyslop

The UK Government backs the Superloaf entrepreneur to help tackle obesity problem; Equii expands its portfolio to allow consumers to have ‘the best of both worlds’; Sourhouse encourages home bakers ‘to sourdough’; Real Bread Campaign wants to put some...

The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends salt reduction as one of the ‘Best Buys’ to reduce the risk of heart disease. Pic: GettyImages

Action on Salt denunciates UK government for failing consumers

By Gill Hyslop

The health watchdog has pointed a finger of blame at politicians for failing to reduce population salt intakes since 2014, the year the food industry was voluntarily encouraged to follow the Government’s previously successful salt reduction programme.

Generation Africa's agripreneurs are a testament to Africa’s innovative vision in action. Pic: Generation Africa

The groundbreaking innovations coming out of Africa

By Gill Hyslop

The ‘Kraken’ - the world’s most advanced palm nut de-sheller; scaling up Madagascar’s spice and herb value chains to benefit poor households; and a disease-free potato strain to combat Africa’s potato shortage are among the winners of Generation Africa’s...

Scientists have, for the first time, identified the key taste and aroma compounds of rye sourdough bread crumb using the sensomics approach. Pic: GettyImages

Scientists decode the 10 key tastes and 11 odours of sourdough

By Gill Hyslop

Using the genomics concepts, a combination of instrumental-analytical techniques and sensory analyses, scientists have decoded the secrets of sourdough - which they believe can be used as ‘a kind of blueprint’ for the replication of sourdough breads in...