New Features information at Food Processing Technology New and updated information from Features listed on en-us New Features information at Food Processing Technology Hydroponics: the future of farming In 2015, the United Nations predicted that the world population will grow to 9.6bn by 2050 and 70% of the population will live in cities. Wed, 16 Aug 2017 09:39:00 GMT Carob comeback: the chocolate substitute is experiencing a spike in demand As people worldwide become increasingly conscious about what they’re eating and where it has been sourced, the demand for healthy natural foods has rocketed. From gluten-free bread to sugar-free baking, there is a huge market for healthy alternatives… Mon, 14 Aug 2017 09:03:00 GMT Real-world foods inspired by science fiction and pop culture Food technology has progressed substantially in recent years, and many products that were once considered science fiction have now become science fact. Elliot Gardner takes a look at the most prominent real-life foods that resemble or are inspired by… Wed, 09 Aug 2017 10:36:00 GMT Behind the brands: ethical supply chains The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) says that smallholder agriculture supports up to two billion people globally. Yet, these same people are the most likely to be going hungry due to poverty. Ceri Jones finds out more about ethic… Wed, 09 Aug 2017 08:28:00 GMT July's top stories: Vanilla project in Madagascar, Nestlé to further reduce cereal sugar levels Firmenich, Danone and Mars to invest in vanilla project in Madagascar, and Nestlé Breakfast Cereals is to further reduce sugar content by 10% by the end of next year. wraps up key headlines from July 2017. Sun, 06 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT Increasing allergies: food reactions across Great Britain are growing at a concerning rate Free-from diets have now become commonplace and are no longer dismissed as a fad. Their growing popularity has also coincided with reports of a growing number of allergic reactions. Callum Tyndall finds out more. Fri, 04 Aug 2017 15:10:00 GMT Snack attack: modular eating is on the rise The concept of having breakfast, lunch, and dinner as three main meals in a day is becoming a thing of the past, as today’s consumers are turning to snacking as a way to get the nutritional boosts they need throughout the day. This is especially affe… Wed, 02 Aug 2017 08:54:00 GMT Natural colours: food colouring moves forward The power of colour is irrefutable when it comes to making foods more appetising. Ceri Jones looks at the spectrum of today’s natural food colourings, as they shake off their former limitations. Mon, 31 Jul 2017 08:51:00 GMT Farmer or farmer’s wife? Tackling gender stereotypes in agriculture The number of female farm and farmland owners has risen in recent years, with the Women Food & Agriculture Network (WFAN) estimating that half of all farmland in the US is now owned or co-owned by women. The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) figure… Mon, 31 Jul 2017 08:37:00 GMT Safety and hygiene: food scandals and recalls are putting pressure on the industry Ever since the 2013 horsemeat scandal revealed how a major breakdown in the traceability of a food supply could slip under the radar, food manufacturers have been under pressure to offer far greater traceability for their products and regulators have… Mon, 24 Jul 2017 12:42:00 GMT Product formulation: keeping it natural Consumers across the world are sending a message to manufacturers that they want natural ingredients and colours in their food and drink choices and they’re willing to pay a premium for it. Wed, 19 Jul 2017 15:49:00 GMT Tapping in: the consumer generation study With untapped spending power, brands are now looking to target the Senior market with relevant products. Sonia Sharma spoke to Tetra Pak to learn more about their findings from the consumer generation study. Mon, 17 Jul 2017 14:27:00 GMT Inside Food: Issue 21 In the latest issue of Inside Food we look at the spotlight on freekeh, how the industry is using digital tools and much more Mon, 17 Jul 2017 10:26:00 GMT Gut Microbiota: a rapidly moving field Certain foods affect each of us differently. As science and technology evolve, it is becoming easier to study the effects of both heredity and genetic makeup on diet, nutrition, and health. Wed, 12 Jul 2017 09:47:00 GMT Personalised Nutrition: how is science and technology driving the movement? Personalised nutrition is already becoming somewhat of a buzzword in the food industry. Putting it simply, it refers to a shift away from sweeping dietary advice and a move towards nutritional guidance based on individual needs. Sun, 09 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT Edible origami: the shape-shifting pasta project Researchers at MIT have created pasta that ‘shape-shifts’ on contact with water, morphing into 3D shapes. Elliot Gardner speaks to project co-author Wen Wang to find out more. Thu, 06 Jul 2017 14:48:00 GMT June's top stories: Richardson buys European Oat Millers, Prinova to acquire Lycored’s premix operations Richardson International acquires European Oat Millers in the UK, and food ingredients supplier Prinova has agreed to purchase Lycored’s Premix operations in China and the UK. wraps up the key headlines from June 2017. Wed, 05 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT The big cheese: the snackification trend From crumbly and creamy to hard and flavoursome, the seemingly endless options available to cheese-lovers and flavour enthusiasts have been a dietary staple of many consumers for years. Tue, 04 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT Can computational fluid dynamics improve the food processing industry? Tetra Pak have been using computational fluid dynamics within the food sector for over 15 years, but to most CFD is a term usually reserved for the automotive and aerospace industries. To find out just how food industries can benefit from the process… Tue, 04 Jul 2017 09:15:00 GMT Hidden horror: how lead is harming children through their diets A recent report from the Environmental Defense Fund found that identifiable levels of lead are present in a significant portion of US foods. Elliot Gardner looks into the extent of this problem and finds out the impact of lead in our diets. Mon, 26 Jun 2017 09:53:00 GMT