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ChangeMaker Stories

From Scotland, the award-winning vegan cheese that is taking the market by storm

From the beautiful Isle of Bute in Scotland, Bute Island Foods was the first company in the UK to produce vegan cheese alternative Sheese in 1988. The company’s first vegan cheese was a cheddar style soya-based cheese alternative.
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A divine alternative to synthetic preservatives

In Greek mythology, the people of ancient Attica chose Athena as their patron after the goddess gifted them the first olive tree ever. The Athenians quickly discovered the multiple uses of the oily berry. But olives held more secrets yet. After years of research, PolyHealth developed a way to extract molecules from the fruit and turn them into natural preservatives for foods.
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Are you ready for the food of tomorrow?

What do insects taste like? Straight from Vilnius, we had the pleasure of meeting Divaks in Paris at Food Ingredients Europe 2022. This Lithuanian food-tech company develops high-quality insect-derived ingredients to enhance your product’s quality and nutritional properties.
Read more Changemakers - Aliga FoodIngredients 2022

White chlorella as your next protein source!

Have you ever heard of white chlorella? Chlorella is often known for its high nutritional value and its iconic signature color –  green! Chlorophyll in the algae causes chlorella’s distinctive green color, and this element is also the cause of marine taste and acidic flavor.
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Trust the nature. Paula ingredients, the company that produces dried fruits only from seasonal products

Each season has its own beauty… and its own fresh products! This is the motto of the Polish company PAULA Ingredients, which completely relies on the seasonality of food products. In-season fruits and veggies are fresher, taste better, and have higher nutritional value than out-of-season food products.
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Can we reduce carbon emission by going plant-based?

Can we save the planet by going vegan? Recent studies have concluded that switching to plant-based food can reduce carbon emissions by 61%. Science has spoken, and when it does, we must listen. Foodiq didn’t ask for it twice.
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Stop facepalming at palm oil, start using fermented alternatives

For all the bad rep that it gets, palm oil still makes up around 40% of the global vegetable oil supply, according to WWF estimates. Alternative oils pose fewer risks to biodiversity and carbon release, but producing them is not as efficient. This puts the food manufacturing industry in a sticky situation. But one company picked up this challenge. Its ultimate mission is clear from the name: NoPalm Ingredients.
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Fava bean umami extract for your vegan diet!

If you have cooked vegan food before, you would know how difficult it is to recreate umami flavor only from vegetables. Luckily, Senson Oy came up with this innovative invention - Umami Liquid Bean Extract!
Read more Changemakers - Spoothie Free From Amsterdam

Try this spoonful of fermented buckwheat snack!

Is this yogurt, smoothie, or kombucha? It’s Spoothie! Spoothie is a fermented buckwheat product that has a consistency between smoothie and yogurt; it is too watery to be yogurt, but it is too thick for a drink. Spoothie has a sticky texture and tangy flavor, similar to kombucha, created from fermentation.
Read more Changemaker - Heaply Free From Amsterdam

Marshmallow made out of seaweed?!

Marshmallow made out of seaweed instead of pig gelatin? Don't say yuck until you try it! #dontyuckmyyum Heaply from Copenhagen developed multiple vegan confectionary products, including vegan banana marshmallows.
Read more Changemakers - Batasta Free From Amsterdam

Let's save "ugly" sweet potatoes with Batasta!

Would sweet potato pasta be sweet? That was the first question we asked when we encountered sweet potato pasta.

Batasta presented three different colors of sweet potato pasta to us - white, light orange or light purple - which, of course, are based on the color of the sweet potato they used.
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Chips plus protein minus gluten

We spotted a guilt-free potato chip at the Free From Functional & Health Ingredients. The high-fiber, high-protein, low-fat, gluten-free chips from New Snacks are a bag of crispy lightness. But the ultimate test for chips is their crunch.
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Drinks producer sees a glass half-full after taking out additives

The back label of a bottle is more important than the front label. Beverage manufacturers use a formula of additives to ‘correct’ the base ingredients according to the taste expectations of consumers. But Soof Drinks decided to move down the opposite direction, cutting all additives.
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