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Recent developments are still to show whether they will evolve into a longer lasting trend. Processed peas are being used as protein isolates in convenience foods, where they are a quality‐determining ingredient, sometimes in considerable quantities. In the course of the trend to eat less animal products, vegetable protein sources are needed to offer alternatives to meat and m ...

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European retail sales of meat and dairy alternatives have grown by almost 10% per year between 2010 and 2020, but alternatives still represent a very small share of the market.  At ING, we estimate that the plant-based alternatives food market in the EU and the UK will be worth €7.5 billion by 2025, compared to €4.4 billion in 2019 The ING report:  https://think.ing.com/repor ...

CATEGORY: Report, Crop, General Legume News

The Latest Open Access publication is a case study  on the association ‘Rheinische Ackerbohne e.V.’ Cultivation of faba beans for regional protein supply:  Faba beans have been an important component in human and animal nutrition in many parts of the world for long periods of time. Soybean imports from overseas have been displacing domestic protein crops in Europe since the 1 ...

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On April 23, 2019, the Ministry of Ecological and Solidarity Transition and that of Agriculture and Food launched the low-carbon label , the first carbon certification framework adopted by France. This label enables all local players developing greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction or carbon sequestration projects to certify these reductions in order to mobilize innovative financing ...

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‘The Conference on the Development of Plant Proteins in the European Union’ was held on 22-23 November 2018 in Vienna, co-hosted by the Austrian Minister for Sustainability and Tourism, Ms Elisabeth Köstinger and the European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Mr Phil Hogan. The position of the commission on the subject is summarised with papers provided in En ...

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The project went live in June 2017. After the 12 months the 1st Annual News Letter has been prepared, providing an update on the project back ground and progress of the partners over the first year.  http://www.legvalue.eu/publications/legvalue-1st-annual-newsletter/   ...

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BLUEPRINT FOR UK PULSES The Processors and Growers Research Organisation (PGRO) has released a “Blueprint for UK Pulses’ to present its proposals for meeting the challenge of future funding for UK agriculture.“More than ever, the UK needs to focus on sustainability, the environment and public good, and in this context, pulses are under-represented,” says Roger Vickers, C ...

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