EU-funded initiative has developed analytical techniques for determining the authenticity of organic produce

An EU-funded initiative has developed analytical techniques for determining the authenticity of organic produce following the dramatic growth of the organic food sector.

Kraft Heinz Springboard Opens Applications for its third Incubator Program class to develop the next generation of food & beverage brands

All Incubator teams fall strongly within at least one of the Springboard committed growth pillars: Natural & Organic, Specialty & Craft, Health & Performance, and Experiential brands. Over the course of the next 16 weeks, the selected startups will participate in a dynamic program composed of learning, funding, infrastructure access, and mentorship in Chicago, IL.
Application Deadline in 3 months

Call for Applications: Grants to protect natural resources, improve the production and distribution of food, and promote public health

The Conservation, Food and Health Foundation is currently accepting applications to protect natural resources, improve the production and distribution of food, and promote public health in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East.
Application Deadline in 3 months

Big data in agriculture and nutrition

In the USA, venture capitalists spent US$3 billion on ‘agtech’ (digital technology in agriculture) in 2016, with 46% of investors focusing on big data and analytics (Walker et al., 2016). Large data initiatives such as the CGIAR’s Big Data in Agriculture Platform have made thousands of datasets and publications available (Pineda, 2018).

Australia Emerges as a Leading Innovator for Agriculture 4.0

Investors and researchers are looking to Australia to develop the agricultural and food technologies of the future.

Call for Applications: Conceive the packaging of the Future !

Your mission is to imagine the future of steel packaging for food. That means providing new and innovative solutions and designs for food packaging which have a very high percentage of steel. Your ideas need to be original, practical, functional AND feasible.
Application Deadline in 9 days

PRIMA Call for Proposals: Agro-food Value Chain 2019

Proposals should focus on products with high added value, most exposed to fraud and valorise productions that have been discontinued but hold nutritional value and are important for biodiversity conservation. Proposal should also aim at creating trans-national networks of laboratories, validating and harmonizing protocols, sharing open-data on food products of the Mediterranean tradition, providing a robust support for certification and control bodies, and building capacity in key enabling technologies related to authenticity and traceability.
Applications are closed

Call for Nominations: 2019 Africa Food Prize

The Africa Food Prize recognizes extraordinary women, men, and institutions whose outstanding contributions to African agriculture are forging a new era of sustainable food security and economic opportunity that elevates all Africans.
Application Deadline in 20 days

Accelerating geothermal heat adoption in the agri-food sector: Key lessons and recommendations

Several geothermal applications in food processing and agriculture require low temperatures and can therefore be deployed in areas where the geothermal resources would not be suitable for power generation. These applications could increase the number of countries and regions that could benefit from such indigenous and renewable energy source. Despite its promising potential and increasing interest from policy makers and key stakeholders, direct use of geothermal heat in food-related applications across the world is still rather limited.

Call for Applications: 2019 Arrell Global Food Innovation Awards

Arrell Food Institute recognizes global leaders who are ensuring future food security for the planet, and hopes to inspire new leaders to take bold steps towards change. Scientific excellence and community engagement are necessary to overcome the challenges our world will face in feeding 9 billion people and beyond.
Applications are closed

Pocket-size food scanner

According to a study by the environmental organization WWF Germany, ten million metric tons of food are thrown in the garbage every year in Germany despite still being edible. A mobile food scanner will allow consumers and supermarket operators in the future to test whether food items have gone bad. The pocket-size device uses infrared measurements to determine the ripeness and shelf life of produce and display the results via an app. Fraunhofer researchers developed the system, which exists in demonstrator form, together with partners in a project commissioned by the Bavarian Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Forestry.

Soft Drink Supply Chain Sustainability: A Case Based Approach to Identify and Explain Best Practices and Key Performance Indicators

Environmental regulations and sustainable developments are forcing industries to assess, optimize and improve their processes to minimize costs and increase the efficiency of industrial sustainability dimension. This effect is more evident in the food industries due to the high impact that this sector has on environmental and economical sustainability, considering the primary role of packaging systems, the huge water consumption both for the production and the cleaning processes or the energy utilization related to the treatment plant or to the raw material production.

PRIMA Call for Proposals: Agro-food Value Chain 2019

Although several initiatives aiming at collecting molecular information about farming plants and livestock, and the derived foods, are currently going on, a comprehensive shared repository of digital information about the Mediterranean foods is still lacking. The creation of reference databases would foster the necessary harmonisation of the analytical methods and data validation among different laboratories, two stringent requirements for the creation of a trans-national authenticity and traceability system that specifically address the identification of animal breeds, plant varieties, geographical origin and production protocols characterizing the traditional Mediterranean foods.
Applications are closed

3D Food Printers Market Driven by Growing Demand for Customized Food

The 3D food printers market is expected to grow at a robust CAGR from 2017 to 2028. This market growth is expected to be driven by factors such as the growing demand for customised food and the development of the industrial sector in this region.

Call for applications: The Expo 2020 Dubai - Innovation impact grant program

Expo Live’s flagship Innovation Impact Grant Programme will award injection funds up to USD 100,000 to support the growth of social enterprises, startups and grassroots projects from around the world whose solutions generate social value and are in line with Expo 2020 Dubai’s subthemes of Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability.
Applications are closed

Omniaz is Bringing Blockchain & IoT Experience for Wine Consumers

Through this app, users will be able to access detailed information of their purchase for all wine, beer, and spirits, which will be authenticated on the blockchain.

Call for applications: International Innovation Award for Sustainable Food and Agriculture

FAO and the Government of Switzerland are calling on individuals, private companies or institutions to submit a nomination.
Applications are closed

Call for applications: Concept notes for P4G Partnership Fund

Applicants are invited to submit concept notes for P4G Partnership Fund that offers financial support and targeted assistance to select public-private partnerships that are advancing innovative strategies to achieve five Sustainable Development Goals.
Applications are closed

Thailand announced incentives to Boost Investment in Food Innovations

The incentives range from 5-10 years of corporate income tax exemption depending on the type of business and the level of technological advancement. To make this industry more attractive, BOI has offered addition incentives to top up from normal package. The additional incentives such as 50% corporate income tax holiday for five years or an additional two more years of income tax holiday will also be available.

Investment Opportunities in India Andhra Pradesh's Food Industry

Andhra Pradesh is the 8th largest state of India by area and 10th largest in terms of population. It has the 2nd longest coastline (974 km) in India. Andhra Pradesh is the base for agricultural activities and food processing. The state is the 2nd largest producer of value-added food products and beverages.
4 months ago

TestEat pilot project to create future solutions in a real restaurant environment with the help of artificial intelligence

The crEATe ecosystem invites various operators, such as start-ups, to network, study and develop solutions involving future food and food production in a genuine consumption environment.

IBM Food Trust Expands Blockchain Network to Foster a Safer, More Transparent and Efficient Global Food System

IBM announced growing adoption of its food supply chain network, IBM Food Trust. The blockchain-based cloud network offers participating retailers, suppliers, growers and food industry providers with data from across the food ecosystem to enable greater traceability, transparency and efficiency.

Radicle Growth to Infuse $450k into Agtech/Foodtech Companies through the Radicle Global Pre-Seed Challenge

The GPS Challenge is a competition to identify and invest in the most promising pre-seed Agtech and Foodtech companies in the world and provide access to the Radicle platform.
Applications are closed

EU Call for Proposals: Integrated approaches to food safety controls across the food chain

Proposals should look at the development of an integrated approach for detecting, assessing and mitigating food safety risks from biological and chemical hazards (whether emerging or not) through the entire food chain/s (from primary production to consumers) and include common risks such as environmental contamination, process contamination, contamination through packaging and misuse or adulteration.
Applications are closed

«Think big» to make global food trade work for nutrition

Global trade in food is essential for all countries, but the world's trade and regulation rulebook needs to be rebooted with an eye to bolstering trade in food that is healthy and nutritious rather than simply cheap, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today.
a year ago

Growing demand in Gum arabic means new opportunities for African producers

The transformation of gum arabic production into more income-generating activities has the potential to not only promote economic development through higher incomes, but also to secure rural livelihoods, empower vulnerable groups, including women, and promote synergies with natural resource management and climate change mitigation.
a year ago

3-D printed food could change how we eat

For the new study, the researchers used a prototype 3-D printer to create food with microstructures that replicated the physical properties and nanoscale texture they observed in actual food samples.
a year ago

EU Call for Proposals: Large-scale production of proteins for food and feed applications from alternative, sustainable sources

Proposals should include the whole value chain from the feedstock supply to processing and production steps for the targeted high added-value products. All relevant technologies in the different steps are applicable, provided they have been already proven at a significant scale.
Applications are closed
a year ago

IT System in the Food Supply Chain Safety: Application in SMEs Sector

Food supply chain is one of the most complex supply chain networks due to its perishable nature and customer oriented products, and food safety is the major concern for this industry. IT system could help to minimize the production and consumption of unsafe food by controlling and monitoring the entire system.
a year ago

IBM Launches Watson Data Kits to Help Accelerate Enterprise AI Adoption

IBM announced the launch of IBM Watson Data Kits, which are designed to accelerate the development of AI applications to help support faster, more informed decision making for business leaders. Watson Data Kits will provide companies across industries with pre-enriched, machine readable, industry-specific data that can enable them to scale AI across their business.
a year ago

Call For Innovations Addressing Africa’s Challenges

The Call for Application has been launched across Africa for Innovations Addressing Africa’s Challenges and we are seeking innovative and disruptive solutions to the major challenges facing African countries, which include energy access, water, food insecurity, health systems, and governance.
Applications are closed
a year ago

Finnish startup Solar Foods raises two-million euros to start commercial production of protein using only air and electricity

The Finnish company Solar Foods Oy produces an entirely new kind of nutrient-rich protein using only air and electricity. The goal of the company is to start commercial production of the environmentally revolutionary protein in 2020.
a year ago

Tasty superfood from plant cell cultures

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is developing a new and promising method of producing healthy and tasty plant-based food through plant cell culture (PCC) technology rather than field cultivation.
a year ago

MIT-developed system could harvest drinking water from desert air

The new device, based on a concept the team first proposed last year, has now been field-tested in the very dry air of Tempe, Arizona, confirming the potential of the new method, though much work remains to scale up the process, the researchers say.
a year ago

FFAR Call for Proposals: Urban Food Systems Challenge

This Challenge Area targets innovative research that includes, but is not limited to, production methods, extended growing seasons, adoption/adaptation of nutritious and resilient crops, food system constraints that increase the access and affordability of foods.
Applications are closed
a year ago

India's Mega Food Park to give a major boost to the food processing sector

Mega Food Parks create modern infrastructure facilities for food processing along the value chain from farm to market with strong forward and backward linkages through a cluster based approach.
a year ago

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Call for Proposals on Affordable, Accessible, and Appealing: The Next Generation of Nutrition

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is inviting applicants for the 21st round of the Grand Challenges Exploration on the topic “Affordable, Accessible, and Appealing: The Next Generation of Nutrition”. They desire to advance innovative technologies to enhance the availability and accessibility of affordable, nutritious foods for low-income consumers, working within the key constraint that these innovations must be relevant to market-based food systems in low and middle-income countries.
Applications are closed
a year ago

Europe Call for Applications: EIT Food Accelerator Network 2018

Once you have applied for the EIT Food Accelerator Network, you will go through a rigorous selection process where you will be judged by a series of experts including successful entrepreneurs and experts from the agriculture and food industries.
Applications are closed
a year ago

Convergent Innovation in Food through Big Data and Artificial Intelligence for Societal-Scale Inclusive Growth

This article discusses the structure, methods, and development of an artificial intelligence platform to support convergent innovation. Insights are gathered on consumer sentiment and behavioural drivers through the analysis of user-generated content on social media platforms. Empirical results show that user discussions related to marketing, consequences, and occasions are positive.
a year ago

SparkLabs Cultiv8 Launches Its 1st Batch with AgTech, FoodTech and Sustainability Startups from Across the Globe

SparkLabs Group, a global venture and accelerator group, recently launched SparkLabs Cultiv8, a new $10M food and agtech accelerator based in Australia. This has been a catalyst for agtech companies from the U.S., and other parts of the world, to come to Australia to enhance their businesses benefiting from Australia’s farming expertise, research institutions and access to Asian markets.
a year ago

Call for Proposals: 2018 BCFN YES Research Grant - Sustainable Agri-Food system

The Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition (BCFN) Foundation is seeking young researchers from all over the world for its 2018 BCFN Young Earth Solutions (YES) Research Grant Competition with an aim to improve the sustainability of the food system.
Applications are closed
a year ago

Design of fresh food sensory perceptual system for cold chain logistics

This system highly integrated applied many technologies such as the Internet of things technology, forecasting technology for fruits and vegetables preservation period, RFID and Planar bar code technology, big data and cloud computing technology and so on.
a year ago

Nutritionally-speaking, soy milk is best plant-based milk

A new study from McGill University looks at the four most-commonly consumed types of milk beverages from plant sources around the world – almond milk, soy milk, rice milk and coconut milk - and compares their nutritional values with those of cow’s milk. After cow’s milk, which is still the most nutritious, soy milk comes out a clear winner.
a year ago

Purdue research hub to transform freeze-drying process used to make lifesaving drugs, preserve food

Although replacing lyophilization is the ultimate goal, LyoHub also is working to improve each step in the lyophilization process in the meantime. Researchers are working to develop sensors that are less bulky and to advance process analytical technology.
a year ago

Walmart, JD.com, IBM and Tsinghua University Launch a Blockchain Food Safety Alliance in China

The four companies will work together to create a standards-based method of collecting data about the origin, safety and authenticity of food, using blockchain technology to provide real-time traceability throughout the supply chain. This will encourage accountability and give suppliers, regulators and consumers greater insight and transparency into how food is handled, from the farm to consumers.
a year ago

Call for Applications for Cutting-edge food, food tech and agtech startups in Canada

FoodBytes! was created as part of Rabobank's Banking for Food (B4F) vision to produce more food sustainably to feed a growing global population by 2050. The two-day event begins with a mentoring boot camp for the selected startups led by experts on branding, PR, legal, funding, consumer trends and supply chains on Tuesday, May 15.
Applications are closed
a year ago

North American and European Food and Beverage Trends Propelled by Healthy Nutrition, Clean and Clear Labels, and Convenience

Healthy nutrition, clean and clear labels, sustainability, convenience, Big Data, and evolving social trends such as eating at home are the key factors driving the North American and European food and beverage markets.
a year ago

India aims to Scale up Food Processing Sector by Tenfold in Next Five Years

A quantum jump in the size and growth of food processing sector is needed which would be in sync with Prime Minister Modi’s vision of doubling farmer’s income and creating a New India by 2022, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said. For this, the aim should be to propel the sector by more than ten times in the next five years.
a year ago

Yissum Announces New Platform for 3D Printing of Personalized Food

Yissum Research Development Company of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the technology-transfer company of the Hebrew University, introduced today a novel technology for the 3D printing of personalized food based on nano-cellulose, a natural, edible, calorie-free fiber.
a year ago

The Application of State-of-the-Art Analytic Tools (Biosensors and Spectroscopy) in Beverage and Food Fermentation Process Monitoring

In the modern food industry, an ideal method to control and monitor the fermentation process should enable a direct, rapid, precise, and accurate determination of several target compounds, with minimal to no sample preparation or reagent consumption.
a year ago

Technological Innovations drive the Indian Food Industry, Minister of Food Processing Industries

The Minister outlined the Government’s recent technological initiatives like eNAM, or electronic agricultural market, and special Soil Health card schemes for farmers. She noted that Industry needs to partner with farmers in bringing latest technology to improve farm productivity.
a year ago

Smart Labelling: More Food Safety and Less Waste

Packing research institute ITENE has developed a smart labelling system called Freshcode, which applies a color-coded visual indicator to show to consumers the freshness of packed chicken meat. The Freshcode label contains intelligent ink sensitive to emission of volatile gases released when the meat starts to spoil.
a year ago

AgriFood Tech Startups Raised $4.4 billion in the first half of 2017, according to AgFunder AgriFood Tech Investing Report - MidYear 2017

Early stage investment in agrifood tech startups totaled $4.4 billion in the first half of 2017, posting a 6% year-over-year increase, according to the AgFunder AgriFood Tech Investing Report - MidYear 2017. AgFunder is the leading agrifood tech investment platform.
a year ago

Vector Center Launches Perception Reality Engine™ to Transform Risk Management Across Global Water, Food, and Energy Sectors

Vector Center today announced its Perception Reality Engine™, a proprietary platform capable of vastly improving and accelerating decision making around crises related to water, food, and energy.
2 years ago

New AgTech, FoodTech and Sustainability Accelerator launches in Australia

The Cultiv8 program will commence in Q2 2018 and will bring access to industry leading mentors, access to the NSW Department of Primary Industries Innovation and Technology Research platforms, linkages with relevant corporates such as KPMG Australia and MinterEllison plus exposure to the SparkLabs Accelerator network.
2 years ago

VTT and UpCode bring Smart Sensors and Functional Inks to Consumer Goods

Soon, consumers will be able to buy, for example, digital beer capable of providing information on the product itself and its production stages with the aid of smart codes and the sensors embedded in the product. Following collaboration between the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and UpCode, the first Finnish consumer goods to see the introduction of sensors and functional inks in the form of additional information, product safety and entertainment will be launched by the end of this year.
2 years ago

Societal Trends and Government Food Security Initiatives Drive Growth Opportunities in an Evolving KSA Food Market

Government initiatives for food security and planned economic diversification are opening up tremendous untapped growth opportunities. In a competitive ecosystem, successful players will be those that pursue new product development, marketing, promotion, and distribution strategies.
2 years ago

Lipases Industrial Applications: Focus on Food and Agroindustries

The major applications for industrial enzymes include food and beverages (dairy, bakery, fruit juices, beer, wine), detergents, biofuel productions, animal feed, and other applications such as textiles, leather, and paper processing.
2 years ago

Memphis Meats produced Beef, Chicken and Duck directly from Animal Cells, without the need to Raise and Slaughter Animals

Memphis Meats plans to use the funds to continue developing delicious products, to accelerate its work in scaling up clean meat production, and to reduce production costs to levels comparable to, and ultimately below, conventional meat costs. The company expects to quadruple its headcount, and has already begun growing its team of chefs, scientists creative people and business people.
2 years ago

The Coca-Cola Company Sweetener Challenge seeks a natural, safe, low/reduced-calorie compound that tastes like sugar when used in beverages and foods

The Coca-Cola Company Sweetener Challenge is looking for a natural, safe, reduced, low- or no-calorie compound that creates the taste sensation of sugar when used in beverages and foods.
2 years ago

Overcoming The Challenges Of Food Importation And Agricultural Development In Nigeria

The main challenges were identified to include a criminal neglect of the agricultural sector as a whole by past administration; rapid population growth, defective agricultural policies and poor execution of such policy. To overcome these challenges, a holistic approach to agricultural development, research, extension services and use of improved technologies was advocated and outlined.
2 years ago

IBM Announces Blockchain Collaboration with Major Retailers and Food Companies to Address Food Safety Worldwide

Together they will help identify and prioritize new areas where blockchain can benefit food ecosystems and inform new IBM solutions. This work will draw on multiple IBM pilots and production networks in related areas that successfully demonstrate ways in which blockchain can positively impact global food traceability.
2 years ago

United Arab Emirates will invest US$1.5 billion in Dubai Food Park

DFP seeks to enhance Dubai’s position as a leading regional hub for food trade, import, export and re-export of foodstuffs. Conceptualized at a time when food trade makes up 11 percent of the UAE’s GDP and the food industry is estimated to grow by 70 percent to US$6.3 billion by 2030, the Park will offer all categories of food wholesale services to meet the high demand of the food sector in the UAE and the wider region.
2 years ago

Big Data in Food and Agriculture

Systematically tracing the digital revolution in agriculture, and charting the affordances as well as the limitations of Big Data applied to food and agriculture, should be a broad research goal for Big Data scholarship.
2 years ago

Clay-Based Antimicrobial Packaging Keeps Food Fresh

The team wrapped tomatoes, bananas and chicken in the film to test its effectiveness over varying amounts of time compared to foods wrapped in plain polyethylene. After 10 days, tomatoes wrapped with the new film were better preserved than the control vegetables. In addition, the new film helped bananas stay more firm and keep their vibrant yellow color after six days compared to the control fruit. And chicken enveloped with the experimental film and refrigerated for 24 hours showed significantly less bacterial growth than chicken in plain polyethylene.
2 years ago

CSM Bakery Solutions and 3D Systems Announce Agreement to Bring 3D Printing to the Food Industry

CSM Bakery Solutions and 3D Systems announced they reached an agreement to collaborate in the development, sale, and distribution of 3D printers, products and materials for the food industry.
2 years ago

Design of Solar Energy system in Food Manufacturing environment

This paper describes a feasibility study of offsetting grid supplied power by local generation using a roof top photovoltaic system.
2 years ago

Finnish Researchers produced Animal Feed Protein with Renewable Energy

A batch of single-cell protein has been produced by using electricity and carbon dioxide in a joint study by the Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. Protein produced in this way can be further developed for use as food and animal feed. The method releases food production from restrictions related to the environment. The protein can be produced anywhere renewable energy, such as solar energy, is available.
2 years ago

Curcumin Market Capitalizes on Popularity of Turmeric as a Wonder Herb to Attract R&D Investments

Turmeric, the raw material source of curcumin, is a widely used ingredient in traditional food and medicinal recipes in the Indian sub-continent and Southeast Asia. However, consumers are still unaware of all the differences between turmeric and curcumin in terms of content and therapeutic or health benefits.
2 years ago

Global 3D Food Printing Market estimated to reach USD 400 million by 2024: Research Nester

3D printers are used for manufacturing and creating food utilizes lasers, powdery materials and nozzles and is opening the new doors for the customization of the food products with a delivery of potent mix of the right nutrients.
2 years ago

Kickstart Accelerator announces its shortlist of 30 startups in FinTech, Food, Smart Cities and Robotics & Intelligent Systems

The selected startups work on a variety of innovative ideas, with aspirations to either disrupt traditional industries or capitalise on new technologies. In the Smart Cities vertical, for example, there is a lot of interest around tracking and controlling pollution and two of the selected startups, uHoo and Hawa Dawa, are working on products that help to measure air pollution both outdoors and indoors as well.
2 years ago

The Identification of Key Success Factors in Sustainable Cold Chain management: Insights from the Indian food industry

A conceptual model was proposed in the consultation of practitioners and literature support to address the important issues in cold supply chain management for food companies. Therefore, in order to identify the key success factors for sustainable cold chain management, in this study a conceptual model developed.
2 years ago

British Blockchain Tech Startup Provenance Aims to Make the Food and Drinks Industry Transparent by 2025

Provenance was one of the early leaders to track products along a supply chain on the blockchain, an exciting new technology bringing a new layer of trust to the web. The company aims to use its funding for setting a new standard for consumer trust in the food sector by implementing its blockchain-backed solution with over 1000 food and drinks businesses by 2025.
2 years ago

Top 5 Trends Impacting the Food and Beverage Industry: SpendEdge

The global food and beverage industry is driven by consumers, with a multi-dimensional and global network that has transformed the consumers’ eating habits and preferences. The industry is experiencing significant growth due to factors like technological advancements, streamlined manufacturing processes, and improved cold chain facilities.
2 years ago

BizVibe Announces Their List of the Top Largest Food & Beverage Companies in the World for 2017

The global food & beverage industry is now worth a staggering US$8 trillion, representing more than 10% of the world’s GDP. While the global food and beverage industry continues to enjoy steady growth, many of the world’s leading food and beverage companies are dominating the market the most, with Nestle, PepsiCo and Coca-Cola at the top, according to the 2017 Forbes Global 2000.
2 years ago

Smartphone-Based Food Diagnostic Technologies: A Review

This paper reviews the recent advancements and developments in the field of smartphone-based food diagnostic technologies, with an emphasis on custom modules to enhance smartphone sensing capabilities. These devices typically comprise multiple components such as detectors, sample processors, disposable chips, batteries and software, which are integrated with a commercial smartphone.
2 years ago

Refined Cassava Flour in Bread Making: a review

Different studies have developed a variety of breads using cassava flour, with similar characteristics to wheat flour breads. The use of cassava flour in bread making is a convenient alternative for promoting the use of a local crop as well as reducing imports of wheat flour, promoting the production of high quality cassava flour, offering a gluten-free product and developing biofortified and fortified foods.
2 years ago

Characterization of Food Product Innovation practices with reference to Functional Food Product Development in Singapore

This research was designed to investigate the food product innovation process of food manufacturing in the Asia-Pacific region (Singapore) with reference to functional foods development.
2 years ago

Electronic Noses and Tongues in Wine Industry

In this paper, the current status of research and development in the field of e-noses and tongues applied to the analysis of wines is reviewed. Their potential applications in the wine industry are described. The review ends with a final comment about expected future developments.
2 years ago

Canada’s Quinta Quinoa wins International Startup of the Year

With record yields of 2000 lbs/acre in 2016, Quinta is currently the only quinoa brand on the market that has completed the nutritional testing necessary to be able to make the claims of being high in protein, fibre and zinc, and an excellent source of iron and magnesium, and a source of calcium.
2 years ago

OwlChain Launched as the World's First Food Blockchain Provenance System

The company announced OwlChain, the world's first Ethereum-based food provenance system. Through partnership with top-quality vendors like Nice Garden and Upwelling Ocean, OwlChain brings together transparency, immutability, integrity and deep domain expertise for various food supply chains, creating a new benchmark for better food safety in the world.
2 years ago

Rice Protein Market expected to reach 198.5 million USD by 2025

Growing global food and beverage industry has been one of the major drivers of the rice protein market. Increased consumption of functional foods such as sports & energy drinks, energy bars, and dietary supplements have also contributed to the industry growth.
2 years ago

3D Food Printing Market Worth 425 Million USD by 2025

Currently, the 3D food printers are mostly used to print chocolates, candies, and bread products due to the rise in demand of customized chocolates and cakes from the consumers. Most of the 3D food printer manufacturing companies focus on the users from the commercial vertical as their most potential clients as it is easy to provide training and maintenance services to them.
2 years ago

Device meant to Feed Astronauts on Mars may first make debut in Africa

Before the extruder makes its debut on the red planet, however, it is being used to improve food production capacity in Niger, Senegal and Kenya. After working on the NASA prototype, Okos and graduate student Amudhan Ponrajan modified the extruder to work with other types of grains, including pearl millet, teff, corn, rice, wheat, sorghum, chickpeas and lentils, which are more widely grown in developing countries.
2 years ago

Nanostructures: Current uses and Future Applications in Food Science

This review highlights the applications of nanostructured materials for their antimicrobial activity and possible mechanism of action against bacteria, including reactive oxygen species, membrane damage, and release of metal ions. In addition, an overview of nanostructured materials, and their current applications and future perspectives in food science are also presented.
2 years ago

Development of S-ARIMA Model for Forecasting Demand in a Beverage Supply Chain

In this paper we deal with exactly this kind of problem, and we develop the seasonal Autoregressive IntegratedMoving Average (SARIMA) model for forecasting demand patterns of a major product of an observed beverage company.
2 years ago

DSM's Biotechnology center in Delft to accelerate R&D for Applications in Food and Nutrition, Feed, Fuel, Pharma and Bio-based Materials

Innovations currently under development in the new biotechnology center include the production of fermentative steviol glycosides, the reduced-calorie, sweet-tasting molecules in the Stevia plant, as an answer to the growing global demand for sugar-reduced food and beverages.
2 years ago

Together, BEL and CEA imagine the Food Plant of the Future as part of Three-year Strategic Partnership

Based on an open innovation approach, this collaborative work offers a true opportunity for the two players to develop innovative technologies capable of optimizing manufacturing processes, further enhancing Bel’s unique knowhow and ultimately leading to the construction of the food plant of the future.
2 years ago

South Korea Work Plan 2017 for Developing Agri-food Industry into High Value-added Future Growth Engine

The MAFRA will identify new growth engine sectors such as seeds, agricultural products, farm equipment and pets, and support them to become high-value-added items, concentrating on policies and practical R&D in response to the future such as the fourth industrial revolution.
2 years ago

Infiniti Research: Scientists Unlock Quinoa Genome, Global Quinoa Market Expected to Grow Rapidly

The scientists discovered the gene that they believe is responsible for quinoa’s bitter flavor. That gene produces the chemical saponin, which is toxic and may play a role in protecting the crop from birds.
2 years ago

Global Rice Milk Market to reach 2 billion USD by 2021, Reports Technavio

Consumers prefer rice milk not only for its taste but also due to its functional properties such as the presence of high amount of magnesium, Niacin, and vitamin B6 and almost no cholesterol. Rice milk is good for cardiovascular health, and it contains more manganese and selenium than any other milk alternatives due to which it offers protection against infections and cancers.
2 years ago

Global Coconut Powder Market - Drivers and Forecast from Technavio

Coconut powder is also finding new applications in the bakery market, where it is being used in the making of confectionery such as cakes and other snacking items. This will also result in a significant increase in exports, thereby driving market growth.
2 years ago

Thai Ministry of Commerce launched a new project urging Cassava Growers to become Food Processors

Thai Ministry of Commerce has launched a new project urging cassava growers to become food processors, in a new bid to boost their income and bargaining power.
2 years ago

Labels, Food Safety, and International Trade

The free flow of goods and services internationally, which encourages efficient production and expansion of consumption, may support SDGs concerning inclusive and sustainable economic growth and sustainable consumption and production patterns.
2 years ago

Potatoes: The Fourth Staple Food of China

The objectives are to firmly establish the guidance of consumption and scientific and technological innovation to take more measures to promote the formation of potatoes and grains in the coordinated development of a new pattern to better meet people's potato consumption and improve nutrition and health requirements.
2 years ago

Internet of Food & Farm 2020 (IoF 2020) project

Professor Kim’s team will initially establish smart farm and food service testbeds for the domestic agrifood industry with ‘Oliot’ prior to connecting to the European one. Professor Kim said he will leverage Artificial Intelligence (AI) and deep learning in order to analyze the data collected from the ecosystems in the EU. He aims to open an integrated IoT platform system incorporated with AI technologies to serve governments, institutions, corporations, and farmers.
2 years ago

Allied Market Research forecast the Global Organic Dairy Food and Drinks Market to Reach $36,729 Million by 2022

Based on type, organic milk dominated the market in 2015 with more than half of the total share by volume. Increase in health awareness coupled with nutritional benefits helps the market to generate considerable pace and the dominating type is projected to make headway by projecting a CAGR of 14.10% in the near future.
2 years ago

An overview on the Supply Chain for European Organic Food Market

This paper aims to evaluate the supply chain challenges on the European and Romanian organic food market, trying to offer some solutions for the sector’ sustainable development.
2 years ago

A Machine Vision System for Quality Inspection of Pine Nuts

In this article, a method for automatic detection, extraction and classification of raw food item is presented using x-ray image data of pine nuts. Image processing techniques are employed in developing an efficient method for automatic detection and then extraction of individual ingredient, from the source x-ray image which comprises bunch of nuts in a single frame.
2 years ago

Food Transparency and Knowledge: 2 Trends Shaping Meat & Poultry Market in the U.S. Food Industry

Animal welfare and sustainability also play a role in their decision, as does how the animal is fed grass or vegetarian, for example. In this respect, consumers are likely weighing the effect of feeding choice on the quality, taste and healthfulness of the dish.
2 years ago

Accelerating System Development for the Food Chain: A Portfolio of over 30 Projects, Aiming at Impact and Growth

This paper discusses the main food chain related topics and innovation potentials that are addressed as well as outlines the related methodological and technological approaches that are used to facilitate the realisation of impact and growth for commercial exploitation.
2 years ago

New Catalysts produce Sugar Alcohols in a Cheaper and more Sustainable way

The idea combines a first step where sugar atoms are reorganized thanks to a molybdenum-based catalyst and a second hydrogenation step catalysed by ruthenium. This method allows researchers to obtain valuable polyalcohols like mannitol or ribitol from cheap and widely available products like glucose or arabinose.
2 years ago

Drivers of Acceptance of a New Beverage in Europe

Findings provide useful guidance for new product development of an African product in the European lifestyle. Results might be useful from a nutraceutical point of view and to the food/beverages industry.
2 years ago

Implementation of QFD in Food Supply Chain Management: A Case of Processed Cassava in Indonesia

The objectives of this study was to evaluate the consumer’s needs as a basic to reach a sustain supply chain in processed cassava product. In this study, Quality Function Deployment (QFD) method was implemented to evaluate consumer expectation and to develop a sustainable supply chain of processed cassava products.
2 years ago

New Research Finds Avocado Extract Can Prevent Listeria in Food

A recent study published in the Journal of Food Science found that extracts and isolated compounds from avocado seeds can potentially be used as a natural additive incorporated into ready-to-eat foods to control microbes that cause Listeria, a foodborne bacterial illness that can be very serious for pregnant women and people with impaired immune systems.
2 years ago

Huge potential for India-France collaboration in Food processing, Food technology and Retail: Indian Minister for Food Processing Industries

The Government of India has allowed 100% FDI through FIPB route in marketing of food products produced and manufactured in India. This path-breaking initiative has opened up vast opportunities for international companies to invest in India in the food processing supply and marketing chain. Additionally, attractive incentives have been established by central and state governments to include capital subsidies, tax rebates, and reduced custom and excise duties.
2 years ago

New Research found that the Sweet, Stevia Plant Molecules remain unchanged throughout the Stages of Processing

The research found that the stevia leaf extract end products were of 95 percent purity, which is required by JECFA. This is the first time a study has examined steviol glycosides from multiple commercial stevia leaf samples through different stages in the extraction and purification process, starting with the leaf and ending with the stevia sweetener end product.
2 years ago

South Korea promotes Korean food in Indonesia, the World’s Largest Halal Food Market

Indonesia has the world's fourth largest population and is taking up an average annual economic growth rate of 6%. The Korean cultural wave has fueled the Indonesian people's interest in Korea and Korean food, making the nation a bridgehead to the world Halal food market.
2 years ago

Agriculture, Utilities, Food and Beverages The Most Promising Industries for Foreign Direct Investment in Developing Asia and Africa

For a large, middle-income region such as Latin America and the Caribbean, it is not surprising that food and beverages are deemed a promising industry; but the selection of “other manufacturing” by local IPAs, which includes everything from jewelry to medical equipment, indicates that there is a degree of niche specialization in the region.
2 years ago

Renewable Energy Benefits: Decentralised solutions in agri-food chain

This IRENA study analyses the benefits of introducing off-grid technologies for agriculture. Maximizing the benefits of decentralized renewables depends on effective policies and regulations, appropriate business models, and integrated resource management.
2 years ago

An investigation of how the Australian brewing industry influence consumers on Twitter

Findings suggest that establishing a larger follower base requires an interactive, one-to-one and reciprocal approach. In order to influence audiences to retweet organisations need to speak the ‘native platform language’ and employ a soft-sell strategy.
3 years ago

Fraunhofer Researchers show how Seaweed has the potential to replace Salt

The researchers conclude that brown algae could be used as a salt substitute and help to reduce the salt content of industrially processed foods. As well as studying the aroma and taste of the algae, the scientists from Freising developed essential components of the production chain.
3 years ago

Polysaccharide-Based Membranes in Food Packaging Applications

These macromolecules with film-forming properties are able to produce attracting biodegradable materials, possibly applicable in food packaging. Despite all advantages of using polysaccharides obtained from different sources, some drawbacks, mostly related to their low resistance to water, mechanical performance and price, have hindered their wider use and commercialization.
3 years ago

Internet of Things Based Systems for Food Safety Management

We propose a sensors network architecture based on Internet of Things (IoT) components, which is using autonomous embedded modules and radio identification tags (RFID) that will automatically collect data, covering the entire life cycle of the food product and all the factors that influence its chemical composition.
3 years ago

Digital Transformation in the Global Food and Agriculture Sector

Efficient software makes much-needed interoperability possible in the food & beverage industry, and will increase the efficiencies of proactive monitoring for expired, spoiled, or tainted foods; traceability; tracking; alerts; recalls; and corrective actions throughout the value chain.
3 years ago

Thailand MTEC unveils Innovative Food Bags able to keep Food Fresh up to eight days

The innovation, called Active PAK, enables fruit and vegetables to retain freshness and taste by the Equilibrium Modified Atmosphere (EMP) technology. While ordinary plastic bags can keep fresh food for around three days, Active PAK breathable bags can build a temperature equilibrium which enables food to stay fresh for as long as eight days.
3 years ago

Revolutionary Drinking Device Introduced by Global Ionics Uses the Human Body and Power to Make Any BEER Taste Better

While drinking, your hand touches the metal "acti-strip" on the side of the cup. Once the beverage touches the lip or mouth, the electric circuit is complete, and millions of negative ions enter the body. And, similar to Global's other products, the Beverage Power drinking device allows users to See the Light®, since the ion polarization process is powered by the human body's energy.
3 years ago

Technavio Announces Top Three Trends for the Global Organic Drinks Market Through 2020

Tightening government regulations regarding the use of artificial flavors and ingredients in foods, and rapidly expanding and widening organic food distribution channels are some of the key factors anticipated to increase the demand for organic foods and beverages across the globe.
3 years ago

Food and Agriculture: Key to Achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

The 21st century faces multiple and complex challenges. The new 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda galvanizes and commits the International community to act together to surmount them and trasform our world for today's and future generations.
3 years ago

Food Processing Industry in India - The Road Ahead

Although it is moving from an agriculture based economy to a service based economy ,agriculture still contributes 15 percent to total GDP and employs 54.6% of the total workforce. Due to these facts the Indian Food Industry has been bestowed a high priority status by Government of India.
3 years ago

Thailand promotes Foreign Investment in three clusters of the future: Food Innovation, Aviation, Automation and Robotics

Targeted business for Food Innovation include plant and animal breeding, creative product design and development center, biotechnology, research and development, and scientific laboratories.
3 years ago

Technavio Predicts the Organic Food and Beverages Market in Europe to Generate Over USD 39 Billion by 2020

The online retailing segment accounted for a 6%-8% share of the organic food and beverage market in Europe in 2015 in revenue terms. “Online grocery shopping is still at a nascent stage but is likely to grow in the coming years as consumers increasingly seek convenient shopping.
3 years ago

Indian Government authorized 100% FDI in Marketing of Food Produced and Manufactured in India

100% FDI will bring in higher efficiencies in food processing industry and trade, and will make our food products more competitive in international markets.
3 years ago

Japan's Pork Imports: New Agreement in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Free Trade Negotiations

The agreement provides member countries two years each for completing the domestic procedures for ratification, after which it should come into effect. If more than six countries, constituting over 85% of the total GDP of the 12 countries together complete the ratification procedures, and the remaining member countries failed, the TPP agreement comes into effect by excluding these remaining countries.
3 years ago

Investment Opportunities in the ASEAN, One of the World's Fastest Growing Economy

The AEC Blueprint 2025 will lead towards an ASEAN that is more proactive, having had in place the structure and frameworks to operate as an economic community, cultivating its collective identity and strength to engage with the world, responding to new developments, and seizing new opportunities. The new Blueprint will not only ensure that the 10 ASEAN Member States are economically integrated, but are also sustainably and gainfully integrated in the global economy, thus contributing to the goal of shared prosperity.
3 years ago

Transition towards Circular Economy in the Food System

In this article we apply the concept of circular economy to the case of a sustainable food system. Furthermore, we explore the transition towards a circular food system through the lens of socio-technical transition theory towards sustainability.
3 years ago

Invest in the Food Processing in India

India is ranked as the 2nd largest producer of food next to China, and has the potential of being the biggest with the food and agricultural sector. The food processing industry is one of the largest industries in India-it is ranked fifth in terms of production, consumption, export and expected growth.
3 years ago

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