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Anderson describes Betta Indulgence's 'reinvented banoffee pie'

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Ecotrophelia UK finalist on healthy tart NPD concept

By Rod Addy & James Ridler

A healthy banoffee tart concept using waste Fairtrade bananas from local retailers, proposed by a team from Reading University, got its creators into the Ecotrophelia UK final.

Spencer: 'Hundreds of thousands of tonnes of biowaste comes from coconuts'

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Gluten-free waffle sandwich wins Bronze at Ecotrophelia UK

By Rod Addy & James Ridler

Jared Spencer, representing the Eco-Dive team from the University of Nottingham, which won Bronze at this year’s Ecotrophelia UK competition for CocoWaffle, a gluten-free, Dutch-inspired waffle sandwich concept, describes the group's ethnically diverse...

Turner: 'We developed a recipe that was particularly scalable'

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Vegan pasta concept wins Silver at Ecotrophelia UK

By Rod Addy & James Ridler

Kirsty Turner, representative of the Silver-winning team at this year’s Ecotrophelia UK competition, Plant-Up from the University of West London, explains how their entry addressed consumer demand for convenient, healthy and eco-friendly food.

Upfield produces plant-based margarines, spreads, cream and cheeses, including Flora

Flora producer Upfield invests in food science centre

By Rod Addy

Flora producer Upfield Group aims to open a €50m food science centre at Wageningen in the Netherlands before 2022 focused on developing plant-based products and sustainable packaging solutions.

The ASA has slammed an ad for Burger King's Rebel Whopper for being misleading

Burger King ad slammed for false vegan claims

By James Ridler

Online ads for Burger King’s Rebel Whopper have been pulled for making misleading vegan- and vegetarian-friendly claims, according to the Advertising Standards Agency (ASA).

The rise in plant-based diets has sparked demand for flour made from legumes and vegetables

Plant-based flour market set to grow

By Noli Dinkovski

The growth in vegan and vegetarian diets is set to be mirrored by a rise in the demand for flour made from legumes and vegetables, a West Yorkshire-based ingredients supplier has claimed.

Macsween's vegetarian haggis has been renamed for the US market

Vegetarian haggis launches in the US

By James Ridler

Macsween of Edinburgh has launched a vegetarian haggis in the US, the manufacturer’s first export to the country in 50 years.

Only 54% of consumers are aware that grains and seeds can be incorporated in bread, Puratos says

2020 FOOD TRENDS

Promote ‘power ingredients’ to meet health agenda

By Noli Dinkovski

Food and drink manufacturers should look to promote ‘power ingredients’ to capitalise on the growing health agenda, a bakery and chocolate ingredients firm has claimed.

The Rebel Whopper has launched in the UK, but it's not suitable for vegans

Rebel Burger launches in the UK

By James Ridler

Burger King’s plant-based Rebel Whopper has landed in the UK, offering consumers a meat-free alternative to one of its most popular products.

Jackfruit is commonly used in south and south-east Asian cuisines

2020 FOOD TRENDS

Jackfruit, tempeh and seitan to lead plant-based boom

By Noli Dinkovski

The likes of jackfruit, tempeh and seitan are likely to appear much more frequently on supermarket shelves in 2020 as the plant-based boom continues, an ingredients supplier has claimed.

The Podberry product is harvested and frozen in under two and a half hours before undergoing a freeze-drying process and is never fried

Vegan snack goes UK-wide

By Rod Addy

Scottish vegan snack brand Podberry, produced by Bruce Farms, is going UK-wide from late December via office snack box delivery scheme Officedrops Nutribox.