Daily Archives: March 10, 2018

Super CRISPR Wheat

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Wheat is the second most important food crop in the developing world. It’s not just in pasta, either. Wheat is found in more food than you can imagine (1). Like corn and soy, we need it, and lots of it. But, contrary to what you may think, GMO wheat is not sold or used. In fact, although seed companies have… Read more »

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Barry Callebaut introduces Ruby chocolate for Belgian artisan chocolatiers, pastry chefs

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Global introduction of Callebaut RB1 will be gradual, company says. Barry Callebaut has developed a Ruby chocolate product under its Callebaut brand for artisan chocolatiers and pastry chefs. Billed as the fourth variety of chocolate after milk, dark and white, the Ruby chocolate product — Callebaut RB1 — will be available in Belgium in April. Availability in other countries will… Read more »

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IBIE seeks speakers for 2019 show

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Industry professionals will have the chance to present best practices, provide hands-on demonstrations and share the latest trend and technical research with more than 23,000 grain-based foods professionals at the International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE). The show is currently accepting proposals to speak at the event scheduled for Sept. 8-11, 2019, in Las Vegas. The show’s education program, IBIEducate, will… Read more »

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UGR researchers reveal potential of bread that suppresses appetite

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UGR researchers, in collaboration with the company Puratos, have conducted an in-depth study on the potential benefits of a cereal-based bread enriched with soluble fibre, proteins and dried fruit. The bread, which curbs the appetite more than traditional breads, is designed to reduce food consumption between meals and thereby control energy intake. The study shows how the consumption of the… Read more »

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The FAO Food Price Index up slightly in February

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» The FAO Food Price Index* (FFPI) averaged 170.8 points in February 2018, 1.1 percent (1.8 points) higher than in January but 2.7 percent below its value in the corresponding period last year. Higher international prices of dairy and cereals contributed to the month-on-month increase in the value of the FFPI, whereas the prices of sugar and vegetable oils fell… Read more »

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Barry Callebaut pilot sustainable cocoa production scheme

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Indonesia will be the first cocoa-producing nation to be the focus of a series of pilots conducted by Barry Callebaut aimed at improving cocoa farmers’ incomes, ending child labour in the industry and cutting carbon emissions. A major Swiss confectioner has launched its first pilot scheme aimed at creating more sustainable cocoa production. Barry Callebaut’s Forever Chocolate Pilot was started… Read more »

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How to boost in-store bakery sales

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When most people think about the best ways to increase in-store bakery sales, their minds immediately go to sampling events, promotional activities, new display techniques or a new kind of frosting on a cupcake. However, the key fundamental is to make sure that the products you buy to resell or make in-store meet the quality expectations of a consumer base… Read more »

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Cadbury commits to sustainable cocoa and launches new campaign

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Cadbury’s newest campaign ‘There’s a glass and a half in everyone’ launches with a commitment by the brand to sustainable cocoa farming. Cadbury has launched its ‘There’s a glass and a half in everyone’ campaign. Leading the campaign is a TVC telling the story of an elderly woman and her young neighbours bonding over a Cadbury’s chocolate block. Paired with… Read more »

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Sugar reduction tops reformulation agenda as UK sugar tax beckons

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In recent years, a trend for healthier lifestyles has emerged and consumers have become increasingly aware of the ingredients in their food and drinks. As EU sugar consumption figures reach nearly 32kg per person per year, sugar reduction has become the health trend under the spotlight. In fact, one month from today (April 6, 2018), the much-debated sugar tax will… Read more »

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