496: The top sustainability trends in ingredient developments
Food Matters Live Podcast
by Food Matters Live
2d ago
What role can new developments in ingredients play in moving us towards a more sustainable global food system? As food companies move towards a more circular, less wasteful model, how important will ingredient innovation be? In this episode of the Food Matters Live podcast, recorded live at our Sustainable Food Forum in London, we try to answer those questions. Attend our Sustainability events in April Experts and innovators explore the pipeline of emerging sustainable ingredient development, which will shape the future of food.  They also delve into the potential of up-cycling waste ..read more
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495: How to stay ahead in the gut microbiome market
Food Matters Live Podcast
by Food Matters Live
1w ago
The gut microbiome is one of the hot topics on the lips of nutritionists, dietitians, and the food industry as a whole. But are consumers keeping up with an area of understanding that is moving at such speed? From probiotics, prebiotics, postbiotics, to the impact of artificial sweeteners on the mind-gut connection, there is a lot to get your head around. In this episode of the Food Matters Live podcast, recorded live at our Inspiring Nutrition event in London in November 2023, we delve into this dynamic market. Our panel moves beyond the buzzwords and discusses the opportunities and the p ..read more
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494: Transforming the global food production system
Food Matters Live Podcast
by Food Matters Live
2w ago
There are multiple challenges facing the global food system, so how can we go about changing it to overcome them? It is projected that the system will need to feed nearly 10 billion people by 2050, a big enough challenge in itself. But when you combine that with protecting the planet and building more resilience, it becomes and even more daunting task. In this episode of the Food Matters Live podcast, recorded live at our Sustainable Food Forum in September 2023, we do our best to find some answers. How must the global food system needs to change to meet the challenges of a growing populat ..read more
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493: Precision fermentation and animal-free dairy
Food Matters Live Podcast
by Food Matters Live
3w ago
Traditionally used to make products like vitamins, precision fermentation has been gaining popularity as an alternative way to produce dairy. It harnesses the power of microorganisms and can be used to make all sorts of products like milk, cheese, yoghurt and more. It is a technology that could transform the way we understand animal-free dairy. And with the dairy industry expected to grow by around $300 billion by 2028, according to Statistica, could precision fermentation serve as a sustainable solution to meeting future demand? In this episode of the Food Matters Live podcast, we look at ..read more
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493: What can we expect from personalised nutriton?
Food Matters Live Podcast
by Food Matters Live
1M ago
Personalised nutrition is big business, and it is forecast to get even bigger in the coming years. Some estimate that the sector will be worth between $15-$25bn before the end of the decade. So what are the opportunities? What is getting people exciting? And how can the food industry capitalise on this growing market? This episode of the Food Matters Live podcast was recorded live at our Inspiring Nutrition event, held in London in November 2023. Our panel reflects on why personalised nutrition has gained so much momentum in recent years, the products which are leading the way, and key les ..read more
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492: The big questions about fortification
Food Matters Live Podcast
by Food Matters Live
1M ago
For about a century we have been fortifying some of our foods. It has been seen as a powerful tool in the world of nutrition, where essential vitamins, minerals, and nutrients are added to foods to improve their nutritional value. It is a strategy that has the potential to address global health challenges, from vitamin deficiencies to other public health concerns. And still, there are new developments happening today. In the UK, the Government wants to add folic acid to some types of wheat with the aim of reducing birth defects in babies. But how effective is fortification? Who should dec ..read more
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491: We become what we eat, and so does the planet
Food Matters Live Podcast
by Food Matters Live
1M ago
There is no doubt that a shift towards healthier and more sustainable diets presents enormous opportunities for the food industry. But it also throws up a whole host of challenges, many of which the sector is grappling with right now. Although more of us are seeking alternative food products, sometimes the alternatives being offered either don't quite fit the bill, or they will take a while to become established. There are, of course, many fantastic alternatives that are already satisfying consumers all around the world, but there is more work to be done. This episode of the Food Matters L ..read more
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490: Innovations in ingredients and processing provide the key
Food Matters Live Podcast
by Food Matters Live
1M ago
In this episode of the Food Matters Live podcast, we focus on the role innovation in ingredients has to play in creating a more sustainable global food system. The demand for plant based and vegan ingredients is soaring globally as consumers become ever more health and environmentally conscious in their food and lifestyle choices.  Manufacturers are incorporating new ingredients into their food portfolios to meet this demand.  So, how can we accelerate ingredient innovation? And will these new ingredients meet the need for improved flavours, textures and greater nutritional value ..read more
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489: Brilliant blueberries? Here's what the science says
Food Matters Live Podcast
by Food Matters Live
2M ago
In this episode of the Food Matters Live podcast, we explore the nutritional powerhouses that are blueberries. Aside from being delicious, it is claimed blueberries pack an incredible punch when it comes to promoting our well-being. They are bursting with antioxidants, vitamins, and fibre, and the potential health benefits of these small but mighty berries have been jumped on by food producers and news editors hungry for a juicy headline for some time. As well as claims about supporting our overall health, it is suggested they might also play a role in the prevention of disease and illness ..read more
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488: What mainstreaming sustainable food consumption looks like
Food Matters Live Podcast
by Food Matters Live
2M ago
Sustainability is a huge concern for the food industry, it is fair to say it has moved well beyond being a buzz word. But to what extent do sustainability, a healthy diet and affordability matter to consumers? It is an important question to explore, and one that throws up a whole host of additional questions. In this episode of the Food Matters Live podcast, recorded live at our Sustainable Food Forum event in London, we delve into those questions. Consumer food choices are influenced by what is available, affordable and accessible.  So, how can the food industry collaborate to help ..read more
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