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Developing crop diversity and genebanks to feed the world

12 October 2018 | By

It is undisputed that we need to produce substantially more food in order to feed the world’s ever-growing population. Hannes Dempewolf, Senior Scientist and Head of Global Initiatives at the Crop Trust, speaks to New Food, in particular about the use of genebanks and the collaborative, worldwide efforts needed to…

Why new GMO regulations could be a blessing for US retailers

20 September 2018 | By

Pending new labelling, legislation that requires brands to disclose GMOs on their products is already causing major headaches for American retailers. The new rules are set to be announced at any time but it's clear much work must be done to ensure private brand retailers, in particular, are ready. Here,…

Wake up and smell the coffee

18 September 2018 | By

Dr Kate Kemsley reports on her team’s discovery, which makes use of ‘benchtop’ NMR to overturn conventional wisdom on the chemical composition of our favourite drinkable pick-me-up.

Keeping your eyes open

12 September 2018 | By

Richard Werran encourages UK food businesses to build their resilience, remain alert to conventional risks – and to wake up to emerging ones.

Keeping the bad stuff out

11 September 2018 | By

If you’ve ever wondered just what’s involved in lab-based identification of foreign objects within the supply chain, let Liz Moran enlighten you…

A finger on the pulse

10 September 2018 | By

One UK company has developed an innovative alternative to wheat-free flour that meets the increasing demand for ‘free from’ and protein-rich foods. Neil Winney, its Managing Director, tells the story…