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'We give the brewer superhuman skills’: Using artificial intelligence in brewing

Are we set to enter an era where robots brew beer and artificial intelligence takes over from brewers? BeverageDaily talks to IntelligentX Brewing Co, which has launched the ‘world’s first...

Heineken presents ‘first large scale zero carbon brewery in the world’ – but does this matter to the average beer drinker?

Heineken’s Göss Brewery in Austria is ‘the first large scale zero carbon brewery in the world’: but is this a claim that consumers will actually relate to, and can Heineken’s...

Study suggests milk better than electrolyte drinks post exercise

A metered intake of milk after exercise and thermal dehydration restores whole-body net fluid balance better than carbohydrate–electrolyte sports drinks or water, according to an Irish study.

Balancing the binges: We Are Tea ‘everyday good’ range taps into Millennial trends

We Are Tea is the latest functional tea brand to tap into the Millenial generation's search for products that offset eating indulgences, according to an analyst. 

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Ketone esters boost endurance in elite athletes: Study

A ketone ester drink developed by an Oxford University start-up for the US Army has shown benefits to elite endurance athletes by unlocking “greater human metabolic potential.”

Newamstar turns to ZW3D to design packaging and blow molding machines for liquid bottles

Newamstar, which works with Nestlé, Danone and Coca-Cola, has partnered with ZWCAD Software Company (ZWSOFT) to purchase over 100 sets of ZW3D software to design packaging and blow molding machines...

It's time to put whey and casein back together, exec says

Cutting milk proteins apart has been all the rage in recent years. But Benoit Turpin of Milk Specialities Global said the market is now starting to come around to the...

Hard water can boost sweetness and cut costs: study

Using certain types of water could allow drinks manufacturers to cut back on sweeteners, according to a new study.

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The emerging revolution in yeast for craft brewers

With the majority of beer’s flavor and style created by yeast, it’s no stretch to say that yeast is a large part of what puts the 'craft' in craft brewing....

‘The world’s first beer brewed by artificial intelligence’

London-based company, IntelligentX Brewing Co, has created a premium beer that uses complex machine learning algorithms to improve future batches.  

Consumer group calls on Monster Energy to stop using claims on its 'dangerous caffeine bombs'

The German arm of consumer group Foodwatch has called on Monster Energy to voluntarily stop using health claims on its drinks following clear recent political calls for change.

IoT connected products to increase from 5bn to 21bn by 2020

‘Now is the time for brands to experiment with connected packaging in a structured way’

Gartner predicts the number of connected products in existence will increase from five billion to 21 billion by 2020, which means take up of the Internet of Things (IoT) will...

Cranberry beverage fared better than placebo in latest study on UTIs

Delving deeper into a popular remedy that has lacked solid scientific backing, a new placebo-controlled study found that cranberry juice consumption lowered clinical urinary tract infection (UTI) episodes in women...

Can whisky derived feed help Scottish salmon sector swim with sustainability tide?

A Scottish start-up, Horizon Proteins, is collaborating with the country’s malt whisky industry to produce a sustainable locally produced salmon feed ingredient, and reduce dependence on imported feed proteins.

What is the ideal strawberry-flavored yogurt or whey beverage?

In a study published in the July issue of the Journal of Dairy Science, Brazilian researchers looked at a variety of strawberry yogurts and whey beverages to discover the ‘perfect’...

Special Edition: Antioxidants, polyphenols & carotenoids

Pint of polyphenols? Culture shift needed to find value in brewery waste

The EU has offered up big money for a project to get high value polyphenol compounds from brewing industry waste. Yet the leader of the project says a business culture...

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Sugar tax reformulation: Could your company claim an R&D tax credit?

The UK's sugar tax will spur some companies to reformulate. Here, a leading R&D tax consultant at Ayming UK explores how manufacturers can make full use of R&D tax reliefs to offset the...

Artifacts suggest China was brewing beer 1,000 years before Stanford archaelogists once thought

The recent discovery of archaeological artifacts in China suggest that the native Yangshao people may have concocted a beer recipe roughly 5,000 years ago, pushing back the advent of barley...


How is Big Food harnessing start-up innovation?

Which food firms are top for scoping out innovative start-ups and harnessing the latest research projects? FoodNavigator takes a look at the different incubator, accelerator and partnering schemes used by industry...

Sweet potential: Tongue enzyme research may aid zero calorie sweetener industry

The discovery of ‘gut enzymes’ in sweet taste receptors on the tongue could point industry towards a new route in the development of non-caloric sweeteners, say those behind the research.

'Green Beans M Java Monster' canned

You’ve got fax: Monster mashed in EU trademark battle

Monster Energy Company has lost a trademark battle with the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) for the wording ‘Green Beans’ following a three year argument over a lost fax.

Beer: Low in sugar and carbs, but myths and misinformation abound, says report

Beer is low in sugar compared to other alcoholic drinks but misinformation about the beverage abounds, according to a report released this week.

Product strategy expert says palatinose's 'time has come'

As consumer knowledge about blood sugar level management builds, low-glycaemic sweetener Palatinose could be about to enjoy its day in the sun, according to author and marketing guru Julian Mellentin. ...

Bird's-eye vine view could show stresses in wider Aussie agriculture

A project in South Australia’s Coonawarra region has brought remote sensors and aerial imagery to maximise irrigation efficiencies in one of Australia’s most famous wine growing areas.


From self-heating packaging to hand-painted grocery bags, the world of food packaging is seeing some exciting trends

‘Consumer expectations are getting higher and higher,” according to Justin Shimek, chief technology officer at Mattson, based near San Francisco, US.

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