DSM is the world's leading supplier of lactase. Pic:©Getty Images/ksana-gribanka/pavlinec

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DSM launches lactase enzyme Maxilact Smart

By Jim Cornall

DSM Food Specialties, a global science-based company, has launched Maxilact Smart, which it says is the fastest lactase enzyme on the market.

Vanilla pods drying in the sun. © GettyImages/guezmer

How to ensure stable supplies in a volatile vanilla market?

By Niamh Michail

Demand for natural, origin vanilla is on the rise. But how to ensure supplies from cyclone-prone Madagascar are stable and sustainable? FoodNavigator spoke to Symrise about food credits for farmers, diversified sourcing and quality bonuses.