Malaysian start-up Life Origin believes the black soldier fly can be a sustainability warrior, both in terms of breaking down food waste, animal nutrition and as a protein-packed ingredient for burgers and snacks.
Singapore food science start-up NamZ is redesigning comfort foods such as instant noodles by using what it terms ‘future fit crops’ to boost sustainability while simultaneously improving consumer health.
While New Zealand has not yet approved the release of genetically modified crops, its agricultural research agency’s principle scientist has said it is important that the science keeps options open so policy makers have strong evidence to draw on.
China has published a new list of products that can be accepted for organic certification, which has been enforced with immediate effect. A set of revised organic certification regulations is set to follow by January 1, 2020.
The crucial role of microbiota metabolites, and the potential for new technology to create personalised solutions based on scientists understanding of them, has been highlighted by a leading academic from Japan.
New Zealand seafood company Sanford, which has the supplement brand Sea to Me, is building a NZ$20 million (US$13 million) marine extracts centre in Blenheim, New Zealand, to produce high quality nutrition products.
Satisfied Snacks is currently 'not courting a major retail listing' it has revealed. However, the innovative start-up, which turns ‘virtually any meal’ into crispy healthy snacks, remains confident in the business case for sustainability.