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Most foods are processed to some degree. Credit: Getty/Monty Rakusen

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UPFs linked to 10% higher death risk

By Bethan Grylls

A study of older adults who reported consuming higher amounts of ultra processed foods, as defined by the NOVA classification system, were found to have shorter lifespans.

Food Manufacture explores some tips and tricks to make your supply chain more sustainable and adaptable. Image: Getty

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Building a sustainable and adaptable supply chain

By Gwen Ridler

As food and drink businesses struggle to cope with a constantly shifting world of regulations and geopolitical tensions, Food Manufacture explores how you can make your supply chain more sustainable and adaptable.

Could sweaty cows solve global food security issues? Image: Getty

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Sweaty cows offer solution to food security woes

By Gwen Ridler

Sweaty cows could help solve a number of global warming related food security issues, according to new research by the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS).

The Wytham-based farm teamed up with Agricarbon to measure the impact of its transition to regenerative farming

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Regenerative grazing for carbon sequestration

By Olivia Cooper

Baseline measurements of soil sequestered carbon are enabling one commercial research farm to quantify the impact of its transition to a regenerative grazing system.

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UK red tape has ‘killed our innovation’

By Bethan Grylls

In a Westminster session that explored the next steps for novel foods in the UK, founder and CEO of Naturecan UK, explained how his business had been stifled by UK regulation.

How woukld a ban on cell-cultured meat in the US affect the UK market?

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Would a ban on lab grown meat in the US affect the UK?

By Taly Dvorkis

In the wake of several Republican-led states in the US pushing for a ban or limit on the sales of cell-cultivated meat, we asked a legal expert what impact – if any – it could have on the UK?

Migliozzi: 'Take the time to think ahead. However fast the implementation of technology, it may well not outpace transformations in the industry.' Image: Getty, B4LLS

Opinion

Face your fears over warehouse automation

By Gwen Ridler

The food businesses must face their fears over warehouse automation and rediscover their ‘appetite for risk’ if they wish to keep up in one of the fastest moving sectors in the world, according to supply chain systems provider Invar Group.

The food and drink manufacturing sector is transitioning towards plenty of new technology. Credit: Getty/kynny

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Automation and smart maintenance in 2024 and beyond

By Stuart Coulton

As the adoption of new technology within food manufacturing gathers pace, Stuart Coulton, OMRON marketing manager for the UK and Ireland, considers the drivers behind the transition and the future of automation and smart maintenance across the value chain.

Pictured: The Novel Food Innovation Centre in Wilton, Redcar

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Cultivated meat project secures half a million-pound grant

By Gwen Ridler

Lab grown meat could be one step closer to mass-market adoption thanks to a nearly half a million-pound grant awarded to a new project to develop new, more cost-effective technologies in the burgeoning market.

Kranghand: 'The food industry must prioritise transparency, ensure it is collecting the right data, and focus on creating a food safety culture.' Image: Getty, Amorn Suriyan

Opinion

AI tech not ‘magic bullet’ for food safety issues

By Gwen Ridler

Artificial intelligence (AI) technology is no ‘magic bullet’ to ensure food safety and developing the right culture must be the first step, warned global assurance partner LRQA.

Low on cash? There's still ways you can invest in new machinery! Image: Getty, Monty Rakusen

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Investing in machinery on a shoestring budget

By Gwen Ridler

Food Manufacture explores ways that cash-strapped businesses can invest in new plant and machinery on a budget and some of the programmes available to them to support the next stage in their growth.

As 2024 looms, our editor highlights several key moments of 2023. Credit: Getty/smshoot

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7 big moments of 2023 for food and drink

By Bethan Grylls

As we usher in the new year, Bethan Grylls takes a look back over the course of 2023 and flags seven key moments for the food and drink industry.

Who will take home the Innovation Award at the FMEAs 2024?

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Meet the finalists for Food Manufacture’s Innovation Award

By Bethan Grylls

Seven companies are in the running for our new innovation award, with the winner to be revealed at next year’s glamourous ceremony. Here’s more about the line-up and their incredible industry innovations…

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