Milk or not milk? In the US, the debate continues regarding beverages made out of plants. In Japan, a cultured meat start-up raises US$2.5m, while members of the French parliament are calling for stricter food safety controls. Here are last week’s top...
Latin America's food and beverage retail scene is extremely vibrant but also fiercely competitive with a stronghold of local majors, so entering requires forward-thinking and a strong partnership strategy, an expert says.
From PepsiCo’s new innovation group (The Hive) to the success of the NutriScore food labeling system in France to drive healthy food choices, here’s a round-up of the top seven global food and beverage news items from the past seven days.
The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) has been operating in Latin America for ten years but the majority of its membership remains producers, so the next big push has to come from local brands, says its outreach and engagement manager.
With demand for natural food colors continuing to increase, supercritical antisolvent (SAS) technology may allow for encapsulated curcumin to replace artificial tartrazine, according to a new study from scientists in Colombia and Spain.
The Brazilian government must back-track on tax compensation reductions in the Manaus Free Trade Zone because if not, businesses will start pulling out of the region, says the president of Brazil's Association for Soft Drinks and Non-Alcoholic Beverages...
From comments on the new GMO labeling rule from the US Department of Agriculture, to a “new generation” of plant-based protein products from Spanish start-up Foods for Tomorrow, here’s a round-up of the top seven global food and beverage news items from...
Aloe vera ice cream with microencapsulated probiotics has strong viability and a 44% higher shelf life, presenting huge opportunities for industry to develop functional varieties economically, a study finds.
Brazil's trucker strike in May created nationwide chaos, hitting food and beverage hard. But one month on, industry is facing fresh hurdles – up against altered freight tariffs, reduced fiscal benefits and a lack of dialogue with government, sector...
From Danone’s plan to bring exotic fermented foods to the yogurt aisle to the implications of ConAgra’s acquisition of Pinnacle Foods, here’s a round-up of the top seven global food and beverage news items from the past seven days.
The story of Mate & Co started in 2015 when three enterprising friends perceived that the world was opening up to new tastes and flavors, and so they chose to build a brand around the traditional South America beverage yerba mate.
Argentina has been granted $50bn from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the largest loan given in the organization's history, and food and beverage firms should pay close attention to economical and political impact, says an expert.
Young entrepreneurs with bright ideas are critical to the progress of food and beverages and PepsiCo is always on the lookout for innovation within this community, says its president for Latin America Beverages.
Processed food and beverages in Honduras are high in sweeteners, particularly US-imported products and beverages, and action must be taken to better regulate use and labeling of the ingredient, say researchers.
The world’s biggest food and beverage companies are doing more to encourage better diets and provide better affordability and accessibility to consumers, but concerns remain about the overall healthiness of their portfolios.
Mexican firm Grupo Escamp is ready to take its avocado drink AvoWater into the US after two years establishing the product in the home market and is working to upscale its biodegradable bottle variant, its co-founder says.
Gluten-free and lactose-free are two of the leading growth categories in the evolving free-from category in Brazil, with ‘free-from’ also tipped as the most promising trend across the whole region, according to Euromonitor International.
After years of talking, Latin America must move to create a single free trade market if it wants to remain globally competitive because doing so could drive upwards of $11bn in annual trade flow, says the chief economist at Inter-American Development...