Upcycling is a relatively new term for an old concept of using food processing by-products to generate new food products. Years ago, we made sausages from meat scraps and jams from overripe fruit. Today, innovative companies are identifying nutritious by-products …

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From food origin and transparency to customer experience and demands, the global food system is complex and interlinked. With the pandemic’s far-reaching implications in the food supply, more than ever, traceability and sustainability are top of mind for both businesses …

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Cassava was trending in North America in 2018 for its grain-free, nut-free, gluten-free, and paleo characteristics and remains popular into 2021. It is a nutty-flavoured, starchy root tuber. It’s been a fixture of the West African diet for years because …

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This is another blog topic from my early 2020 list, before the global pandemic disrupted the world’s focus for almost everything including our behaviours around food and eating patterns.  As consumers continue to crave innovative healthy snacks from natural sources …

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According to the Canadian Digestive Health Foundation, it is estimated that 20 million Canadians suffer from some type of digestive issue. Since the Global Pandemic we have seen an increase interest in digestive and immune health. Often gluten is blamed …

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Consumer behaviour is complex. With the chaos of the global pandemic, consumers’ have shown us panic buying, levels of overt hostility and kindness different than we had witnessed prior to the crisis, plus more controlling behaviours to gain power over …

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