Daily Archives: February 1, 2020

Cocoa Cartel Is Less Bitter for Luxury Chocolate

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A new method for pricing cocoa will give a better wage to West African farmers. The downside may be more inequality between global chocolate brands. The chocolate industry faces higher input costs in the future, warned Martin Hug, chief financial officer of Swiss confectioner Lindt & Sprüngli, in a sales update this week. Last summer, the governments of Ghana and… Read more »

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Puratos reports UK growth potential for sourdough

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The survey examined consumer perception of, and interest in, sourdough, as well as any gaps in knowledge, in order to ascertain how best to communicate the health, history and flavour benefits of sourdough. Puratos UK, part of the international baking, patisserie and chocolate ingredients business, has reported there is significant growth potential for sourdough consumption in the UK following a… Read more »

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4 Bread Buying Mistakes to Avoid When Shopping

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When you get groceries, you wanna make sure the ingredients are all healthy and good for you. With that in mind, what are the bread buying mistakes you might be making? Looking at the bakery aisle in the supermarket can be a daunting task. How do you even choose? There are some bread buying mistakes you can make, yes, but… Read more »

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Which Type Of Bread Is The Healthiest?

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Wholemeal, wholegrain, multigrain, sourdough, rye, white, high fibre white, low GI, low FODMAP, gluten free. With so many choices of bread available, how are we to know which is best for our health? Let’s take a look at the science. Bread has always been a dietary staple in Australian households. It’s a good source of carbohydrate, it’s low in fat,… Read more »

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Nestlé creates market for food-grade recycled plastics, launches fund to boost packaging innovation

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Nestlé today announced that it will invest up to CHF 2 billion to lead the shift from virgin plastics to food-grade recycled plastics and to accelerate the development of innovative sustainable packaging solutions. Building on its 2018 commitment to make 100% of its packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025, Nestlé will reduce its use of virgin plastics by one third… Read more »

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France is losing the battle to save the baguette, warns leading bread historian

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France is losing the battle to save good bread as a Gallic baking renaissance among a small elite of  boulangers  has failed to topple the tasteless white baguette, the historian considered the world’s foremost authority on the subject has warned. Steven L Kaplan, who France has decorated for services rendered to the quintessentially French staple, said that the country was… Read more »

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Sustainability Is Hot Topic at Packaging Speaks Green

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The sustainability of manufacturing, from packaging onwards, is among topics analyzed at Bologna’s International Packaging Speaks Green Forum, scheduled February 20 – 21, held at the FICO Eataly World Congress Hall. Organized by UCIMA and the FICO Foundation, the forum promotes meetings and discussion among institutions, industries, and academia on B2B and sustainable development. The forum will offer a comprehensive… Read more »

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Lesaffre Inaugurates the Baking Center in Côte d’Ivoire

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On Tuesday, 28th of January 2020, Lesaffre inaugurated the Baking Center™ of its subsidiary Lesaffre Ivoire in Abidjan in the presence of Mr David Jousselme, Director of the Lesaffre Overseas region and Mr Gilles Huberson Ambassador of France in Ivory Coast. This new Baking Center™, the first of its kind in West Africa, aims to support customers in this region… Read more »

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General Mills launches multi-year regenerative agriculture pilot with wheat growers in central Kansas

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General Mills has launched a regenerative agriculture pilot with farmers in Kansas’ Cheney Reservoir watershed which provides water to more than 400,000 Wichita residents. The company targeted this watershed in conjunction with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment to improve water quality as part of the state-wide Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategy. The 3-year pilot is comprised of 24… Read more »

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