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Regenerative ag label to launch in the US

By Teodora Lyubomirova

The Soil & Climate Health Initiative (SCI) is launching a new label that represents ‘a holistic, science-based commitment to farming systems’. We speak to MD Adam Kotin to find out more.

Foodies are falling for luxury butters in a big way. GettyImages-carlosgaw

Foodies are falling for luxury butters in a big way

By Donna Eastlake

Whether you’re spreading it (generously) on a crumpet, making pastry for a pie or baking a cake, butter is a kitchen essential that’s loved by many. But this humble ingredient is having something of a luxury makeover and food lovers are flocking.

Could oil derived from chilli peppers get cows to burp out less methane? Image: Getty/travenian

Can botanicals improve milk production in dairy cows?

By Teodora Lyubomirova

Researchers from the Penn State University experimented with supplementing dairy cows two types of botanicals and measured the effects on lactational performance, methane emissions and nutrient utilization.

The Forever Feed Mill will grow Automated Sprouted Grain in an indoor controlled environment.  Photo credit: Forever Feed Technologies and Dr Greenhouse

Indoor animal feed concept could be rolled out across US

By Michelle Perrett

California’s Forever Feed Technologies has partnered with Dr Greenhouse to design the controlled environment for an enterprise-scale indoor feed mill at the River Ranch Dairy in Hanford, California.

High-protein is projected to be the fastest growing segment within dairy yogurt this year, with a growth rate of 17.2%, according to Circana. Image: Getty/YelenaYemchuk

High-protein dairy is booming, but how 'healthy' is it?

By Teodora Lyubomirova

Danone has become the latest manufacturer to release a range of high-protein dairy products in the UK. But can high-protein yogurts - that typically contain thickeners, starches and sweeteners - really be considered ‘healthy’?

Ireland's DRS comes into effect this month. Pic: getty/vejaa

Ireland introduces Deposit Return Scheme

By Rachel Arthur

Ireland’s Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) – a nationwide money-back initiative for plastic bottles and aluminum cans – launches this month in a bid to improve recycling rates.

Quality assessment is an important part of the food production process. Image Source: Getty Images/Monty Rakusen

3 start-ups boosting food quality in Europe

By Augustus Bambridge-Sutton

Food quality technology plays a vital role both in ensuring that food is safe to eat, therefore reducing food waste, and providing insights around its health and composition. Three European start-ups tell FoodNavigator how technology can help them understand...