Latin America's food system requires "a biological transformation" in order to become more sustainable, embracing both biotechnology and digitalization as well as traditional farming practices and native foods, according to one expert.
Brazilian consumers are embracing JOMO - the joy of missing out – and this is helping premium beverage brands find their mojo. "Consumers want to disconnect... and this is impacting the brands they consume," says one analyst.
As the AgFood landscape sees a move away from animal protein, we asked Francisco Jardim, Co-Founder, SP Ventures what consumers are seeking from the meat and dairy alternative markets and how this is impacting investments in alternative protein sources.
Brazilian consumers are interested in buying products made with nopal cactus, seen as a healthy functional food, according to a recent study. But how much export potential does the cactus really have in Latin America?
Sodium intake in Peru may be more than double WHO recommended limits and campaigns to reduce this should focus on mothers - the primary decision-makers for food purchases and meal planning, according to recent research.
Soluble corn fiber can reduce the sugar content in chocolate by up to 50% while retaining similar levels of sweetness and leaving no aftertaste, according to a recently published patent by Mondelēz International.
Simpleat delivers healthy, home-made meals to consumers' doors and is gearing up to launch in Chile and beyond. "We validated our business model in Argentina; it’s time to take it to the rest of Latin America,” says its co-founder.
In a bid to pursue growth in the worldwide dairy industry, global science-based nutrition and health company, DSM, has purchased specialty dairy solutions provider Koninklijke CSK Food Enrichment C.V. (CSK).
As research and development, manufacturing and marketing centers on a new decade in food and nutrition, we explore what market research provider, Euromonitor International, believes will be the strategic themes to look out for in the coming years.