Bakery manufacturers in the UK are assessing ways to spice-up their product mix as adult consumers look for variety in their at-work lunchboxes and foreign bakery grows in popularity, according to a report from Keynote.
Mandatory flour fortification across most of francaphone Africa is fuelling business opportunities for enrichment specialists, but education at ground-level will be crucial to the sector’s future, says Mühlenchemie.
A €8.2m ($10m) grant has been given to researchers at the John Innes Center in the UK to develop GM varieties of corn that are able to absorb nitrogen from the atmosphere, thus eliminating the use of fertilisers.
Grupo Bimbo is calling for entrants in the 2012 Pan-American Nutrition, Food Science and Technology Awards, which offers eight awards for research in the field of nutrition, and eight in food technology, with a total prize pool of $56,000.
Canadian natural and organics group SunOpta has introduced a new rice fiber ingredient made from rice hulls, which the company says allows formulators to add clean label fiber without the bulk of rice bran.