Cocoa ‘a sad story’: Farmers need insurance as human cost of industry overlooked, says Cacao for Change

Cocoa ‘a sad story’: Farmers need insurance as human cost of industry overlooked, says Cacao for Change

Cocoa farmers operate in a chocolate supply chain that perpetuates poverty and bear the bulk of the risk, claims Cacao for Change as it proposes an alternative model.


Source: Cocoa ‘a sad story’: Farmers need insurance as human cost of industry overlooked, says Cacao for Change

‘Sweetshop of the Future’ Part II: Cupcake vending machines, black water, edible packaging, & disruptive chocolate

‘Sweetshop of the Future’ Part II: Cupcake vending machines, black water, edible packaging, & disruptive chocolate

“There are lots of questions about the quality of our water and where it comes from, the plastic packaging used to transport it, plus the shortage of water due to countries which suffer from droughts and global warming,” according to Dr Morgaine Gaye, Food Futurologist who spoke at the F&B Innovation Conference, at Gulfood Manufacturing, in Dubai last month.


Source: ‘Sweetshop of the Future’ Part II: Cupcake vending machines, black water, edible packaging, & disruptive chocolate

Pixie Dust to ‘magically’ sterilize stand-up pouches and bag-in-box

Pixie Dust to ‘magically’ sterilize stand-up pouches and bag-in-box

Performance Packaging has launched an alternative aseptic process to sterilize flexible packaging and its contents, avoiding hot-filling, retort processing, peroxide or peracetic baths and sprays, irradiation, pulsed light or electron-beam irradiation.


Source: Pixie Dust to ‘magically’ sterilize stand-up pouches and bag-in-box

‘Sweetshop of the Future’ Part I: Cupcake vending machines, black water, edible packaging & disruptive chocolate

‘Sweetshop of the Future’ Part I: Cupcake vending machines, black water, edible packaging & disruptive chocolate

‘One of the interesting things about food and why it is so important is because it calls upon our identity and our culture and what we eat and who we socialize with is reflected in that’, according to Dr Morgaine Gaye, Food Futurologist, who runs a consultancy and trend forecasting bureau in the UK.


Source: ‘Sweetshop of the Future’ Part I: Cupcake vending machines, black water, edible packaging & disruptive chocolate