The healthiest foods of all are lacking innovation. Given that government guidelines suggest we should pig out on such produce to stay healthy, perhaps it's time to dangle a larger R&D carrot in front of vegetable innovators?
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Here are some food safety tips from an engineer, one with years and years of experience in the trenches of food companies. Good advice from Pieter de Waal, a contributor to , SA's new go-to website for all issues around compliance.
A new study has found that compounds found in jackfruit seeds produce many of the same aromas as processed cocoa beans and are a potentially cheap, abundant substitute for use in chocolate manufacturing.
When the history of sugar is written, 2016 may go down as the year its image turned, when it became 'the new tobacco' in the public mindset. And this is a huge problem for Big Food. It's built on the stuff, and finding acceptable alternatives remains extremely elusive.
There could be a future where we eat incredible, sustainable, engineered foods—3D-printed or lab-grown meals, chemically optimised to unleash the perfect combination of flavour and nutrients to fit our bodies and our tastes. But only if we start paying attention to our food scientists....
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