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Coca-Cola seeks global patent on AI mobile app

Coca-Cola seeks global patent on AI mobile app

By Kacey Culliney

The Coca-Cola Company wants to patent its character recognition app that uses artificial intelligence and relies on consumer input to scan reward codes as part of its product loyalty program.

Layn's Monk Fruit portfolio includes extracts, juice concentrates, and juice powders. Image  © Getty Images / chengyuzheng

Layn has high hopes for monk fruit for sugar reduction across LATAM

By Stephen Daniells

As consumers across LATAM increasingly seek out low- or no-sugar alternatives to their favorite food and beverages, Layn is excited by the potential of the region and expects to introduce new sweeteners as and when regulatory approval is attained.

Why soil health is pivotal to producing the highest grade crops

Regenerative Agriculture Part II

Why soil health is pivotal to producing the highest grade crops

By Simon Pitman

Regenerative agriculture is slowly making inroads into the consumer mindset but still remains a mystery to most. To get to grips with the concept this article takes a look at the most important element: the soil.

Costa Rica regenerative farm project paves the way for better crops

Regenerative Agriculture Part I

Costa Rica regenerative farm paves the way for better crops

By Simon Pitman

The rise and rise of the organic and naturals trend in the food and health and wellness industry is putting increasing pressure on farmers to produce pesticide-free, sustainable and efficient crops for raw materials.

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Dispatches from Fi South America

The top 5 trends from Fi South America 2018

By Stephen Daniells

From clean label to sugar and sodium reduction, a few trends resonated throughout the 2018 Fi South America expo in Sao Paulo. Here’s our take on what’s hot…

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News in brief

Peru re-opens fish oil exports to Europe

By Stephen Daniells

The National Fisheries Health Organization of Peru, SANIPES, has announced it has reopened export of fish oil for human consumption to the European Union.

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News in Brief

Brazil’s first GM sugarcane deemed safe by US FDA

By Stephen Daniells

The United States Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has concluded that raw and refined sugar produced from Brazil's first genetically-modified sugarcane variety is safe.

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Carrefour Brasil to open 10 more Atacadão stores this year

By Kacey Culliney

Grupo Carrefour Brasil will open ten additional Atacadão wholesale hypermarkets, drive food e-commerce and invest in its newly-launched private label brand after a 'particularly satisfying' start to 2018, its CEO says.

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Brazil’s Obrigado announces B Corp status

By Stephen Daniells

Obrigado, the Brazilian coconut water brand with a focus on sustainability, has achieved BCorporation status in recognition of its dedication to social responsibility.

A soft texture cheese was preferred over hard cheeses among many Latin American consumers, Mintel reported. ©GettyImages/CentralITAlliance

'Ample room' for cheese innovation in Latin America, says Mintel

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Latin American consumers are looking for more flavor options when it comes to cheese, representing an untapped market opportunity for manufacturers as just 12% of new cheese introductions in the region between January 2017 and April 2018 were flavored...

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PAHO aims to improve impact of nutrition programs in Latin America

By Mary Ellen Shoup

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) in collaboration with George Washington University’s Milken Institute School of Public Health and the Yale School of Public Health, with financing from the Government of Canada, are working to improve the efficacy...

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