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Europe: Flavorings containing benzaldehyde can develop benzene under light, research

In 2013, the Stiftung Warentest found harmful benzene in drinks with cherry flavor. According to the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (Bundesinstitut für Risikobewertung, BfR), benzene is mainly absorbed by our bodies via the air we breathe. Non-smokers take in an average of 200 micrograms of benzene per day. Smokers take in about 10 times as much. But...

Europe: Researchers extract more sweetness from lactose

The production of cheese results in large quantities of the by-product whey, which contains both a lot of milk sugar (lactose) and proteins. Dairies usually extract as much protein as possible from the whey so it can be used in the production of e.g. infant formula. Some larger dairies also extract some of the lactose. Even so, there is still...

Americas: Rising income, pricing raise demand for meat, finds report

Meat-eaters are increasingly selecting plant-based protein options rather than meat for health, environmental, and flavor reasons. Nevertheless, meat consumption worldwide is expected to increase 1.4% per year through 2023, according to data published in the new Packaged Facts report Global Meat & Poultry Trends. Meat and poultry consumption in the US is expected to increase less than 1.0% per year through...

Americas: Eating an egg a day does not raise CVD risk, find researchers

Consuming up to one egg per day does not appear to be associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk, according to a new study and meta-analysis led by researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. "Recent studies reignited the debate on this controversial topic, but our study provides compelling evidence supporting the lack of an appreciable association between moderate egg consumption...

Europe: Researchers found ways to find data from food quickly

Researchers from the National Food Institute have developed new methods, which make it possible to obtain more data from a food sample with lower costs, less effort and faster. The researchers developed the methods as part of the Asterix project under the Government initiative Fødevareforlig 3, which aims to improve chemical food safety. Analysis without using standards One method is useful...

Americas: Sugary drinks may affect cholesterol levels among adults, finds study

Middle-aged and older adults who drank sugary beverages daily were at greater risk of developing abnormal cholesterol and triglyceride levels compared to those who rarely drank those beverages, according to a new epidemiological study published today in the Journal of the American Heart Association. The study, led by scientists at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging...

Europe: Barry Callebaut’s Mona Lisa 3D Studio helps chefs create bespoke designs

The Barry Callebaut Group has launched a personalized 3D printed chocolate at scale, through its global decoration brand Mona Lisa. Mona Lisa is the first brand to launch personalized 3D printed chocolate at scale, made from Belgian chocolate. It combine production technology, design and the company's chocolate expertise for chefs to craft creations and reproduce them rapidly and affordably, no...

Middle East: Seed breeder Equinom gets US$10M in BASF-led funding

Equinom, a seed breeding startup, has closed its Series B round of funding of US$10 million, led by BASF Venture Capital, Germany followed by Roquette, France; and Trendlines Group, Israel. Equinom’s current investor, Tel Aviv-based Fortissimo Capital, also participated. The company's non-GMO technology designs smarter seeds via a breeding methodology that harnesses natural genetic variation in plants. Smart seeds are reportedly...

Americas: Cargill expands food pilot centre with US$6.4M

Cargill is investing US$6.4 million to expand its food pilot capabilities at its North American Pilot Development Center in Savage, Minnesota, for bakery customers to increase their speed-to-market with new products. The new facility will allow the edible oils business to conduct multi-scale, continuous piloting, starting with the refining of new vegetable oils and blends and ending with innovative...

Middle East: Palsgaard buys 90% of Teknaroma

Palsgaard has acquired 90% of Turkish food ingredients distributor Teknaroma on February 5, 2020, with its previous owners retaining 10%. The deal reinforces a long-standing relationship between the two parties, with Teknaroma having had exclusive distribution rights to Palsgaard products on the Turkish market since 1997. Palsgaard will now look to build on its operations in Turkey and the surrounding...