Health and wellness

Allulose can be used to reduce or replace sugar in everything from ice cream, beverages, and yogurt to baked products.  Image © Getty Images / udra

Ingredion launches allulose for the Americas

By Stephen Daniells

Ingredient giant Ingredion has partnered with Matsutani Chemical Industry Co. to bring the rare sugar allulose to the Americas and aid sugar reduction efforts for food and beverage manufacturers.

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Brød brings Danish bread to Argentina, eyes export opportunities

By Carolina Aráoz and Graciela González

Buenos Aires-based Brød – the first Danish bread factory in Argentina – is looking to expand its distribution across the country, and is eying the export potential of neighbors like Uruguay and Paraguay.

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Matcha magic? Buddha Teas to expand into Mexico

By Kacey Culliney

California-based Buddha Teas is venturing into Latin America for the first time, expanding into Mexico with single-herb teas, cannabidiol blends and its ready-to-drink (RTD) matcha beverage.

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News in brief

Colombia approves non-GMO Reb D stevia from Sweegen-Ingredion

By Stephen Daniells

The Colombian Secretary of State for Agriculture and Procurement (SEAB) has approved non-GMO Reb D sweetener derived from the stevia leaf for use as a tabletop sweetener and added to food and beverages.

Enhancing cacao production through regenerative agriculture

Regenerative Agriculture, Part III

Enhancing cacao production through regenerative agriculture

By Simon Pitman

Regenerative farming is said to enhance crops and make the most of limited land resources while reducing the use of chemicals. In the third part of this series we look at how this translates into cacao production, and other crops.

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.