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The Briefing on the latest food developments

The trends and data you need to know about the industry

In numbers:


The number of FDA-approved artificial sweeteners found to have relative toxicity to digestive toxic microbes in a new study from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and Nanyang Technological University.

Source: American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev


The estimated sales growth in the South African food and beverage market by 2020, assuming the successful outcome of government stimulus programs and continued economical and agricultural recovery. 

Source: Frost & Sullivan

Six months

The time that British farmers would have to wait before continuing to export to the EU in the case of a no-deal Brexit.

Source: The Guardian

£2 billion

The estimated losses to Canada's dairy market stemming from the implementation of the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement as a result of the agreement’s market access. 

Source: Dairy Processors Association of Canada

$1 billion 

The amount Mars is investing into its Sustainable in a Generation Plan over the next few years to accelerate progress against urgent threats.  

Source: Mars Incorporated

7.5 million

Kentucky’s overall inventory of barrels of aging whiskey in 2017, the highest volume since 1972 according to the Kentucky Distillers’ Association.

Source: The Guardian


The age of the limited edition Chivas whiskey released to celebrate Manchester United’s 1968 victory in the European Cup. It is the oldest Scotch whisky to be released as part of the Chivas Regal brand.

Source: Forbes

In the pipeline:

An $18bn solution

America has an $18bn food waste problem; the solution could be on the shelves soon however as Apeel fruit and vegetables enter more stores. Apeel Sciences has developed an odourless, colourless and tasteless edible coating that can double to quadruple the shelf life of fruit and vegetables. With further expansion and proving, the coating could significantly impact food waste concerns. 

Source: Forbes

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