Ancient grains

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Rising above with NPD: The new dough-mains of healthier bread

By Gill Hyslop

The humble staple has been a part of the fabric of life since the Neolithic era, rising to an everyday essential during the 19th Century with the advent of industrial milling processes. Fast forward a century and it was unfairly tarred with negative health...

Dan Dye has announced his retirement. Pic: Ardent Mills

What legacy will Ardent Mills CEO Dan Dye leave behind?

By Gill Hyslop

Under Dye’s stewardship, the US’ biggest flour miller has enjoyed significant growth, making numerous acquisitions, expanding its capacity and building out its Emerging Nutrition alternative grains business and regenerative agriculture program.

Adverse weather conditions in the UK has hampered wheat crops, which could drive up the bread price. Pic: Getty/Natalya Zankina

UK millers warn of rising bread prices

By Gill Hyslop

Months of torrential rain has left UK millers in a soggy situation, with a waterlogged wheat harvest predicted to be down by 30%, which could force millers to rely on imports and ultimately spike the price of bread.

Consumers do not want to compromise on the quality or health benefits of the products they are eating, but they do want to reduce their carbon footprint. Pic: GettyImages/mrPliskin

RegAg and bakery: A match made in heaven?

By Gill Hyslop

This groundswell movement has been gaining popularity, not only with farmers, but also with policymakers, scientists and the public as the consequences of over-farming have become apparent and the need to be more sustainable come to light. What does it...

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.

Flour is one of the world’s most important staples as the defining ingredient in most types of breads. Pic: GettyImages/Chris Ted

Flour advancements in 2023

By Gill Hyslop

German flour treatment specialist Mühlenchemie is placing a spotlight on scientific work into wheat flour alternatives, while US biotech firm Energis has garnered the green light for its pathogen reduction tech.

Research by Délifrance reveals that healthier options could encourage 21% of consumers to eat more bread. Pic: Délifrance

Healthy snacking

The meteoric rise of the conscious consumer

By Gill Hyslop

These consumers still want to purchase indulgent pastries or breads out-of-home or on-the-go, but these days are placing more emphasis on treats that are guilt-free.

EverGrain's EverPro takes functional snacking to the next level. Pic: EverGrain

Upcycled barley is so much more than just beer

By Gill Hyslop

AB Inbev’s EverGrain has launched the Upcycled Barley Nutrition Compendium, which provides an indepth review of the world’s first upcycled barley protein, detailing how it shapes up compared to other plant and animal proteins available at scale today.

IBIEducate is hosting more than 100 workshops, aimed to help every sector of the grain-based industry. Pic: GettyImages/10'000 Hours

Bright ideas: IBIEducate releases power-packed schedule

By Gill Hyslop

IBIE – the International Baking Industry Exposition – deems itself as the definitive ‘pit stop’ that every bakery professional will need to further their ingenuity. And after a COVID-based hiatus, it is again scheduled to take place in Las Vegas next...

BARLEYmax has 15x the dietary fibre than conventional barley. Pic: Teijin Limited

High fibre super barley rolls out in the EU

By Gill Hyslop

Japanese conglomerate Teijin Limited has forged a partnership with Spanish distributor Emilio Peña SA (EPSA) to sell the highly nutritious BARLEYmax, which punches in with 15x more dietary fibre than rolled barley.

The bolt on of Firebird Artisan Mills' assets will help Ardent Mills diversify its portfolio. Pic: GettyImages/minoandriani

Ardent Mills completes acquisition of Firebird Artisan Mills’ assets

By Gill Hyslop

Over the next several months, the Firebird Artisan Mills brand and products will be fully integrated into Ardent Mills, enabling the flour-milling and ingredients specialist to bolster its nutrition offerings to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse...

Silver Hills sprouted bread is plant-based, non-GMO and glyphosate-free. Pic: Silver Hills

Silver Hills moves into D2C space with The Oven Door

By Gill Hyslop

The acclaimed Canadian sprouted whole grains bakery has launched a direct-to-consumer ecommerce platform that will deliver its ‘healthier living’ plant-based, non-GMO products across the US.

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