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India & China to have major impact on demand & food production by 2030

India, China and Indonesia will be home to three-quarters of the world’s population by 2030. The three countries will be home to half the world’s urban population. This will have a significant impact on the demand and food production, as urban consumers have more diverse diets and convenience food.

M&M's is introducing three new peanut-based flavors: Toffee, jalapeño and coconut

The brand will unveil three new offerings – English Toffee Peanut, Mexican Jalapeno Peanut and Thai Coconut Peanut – in 2019, according to the Instagram account of the food vlog SnackChatLive, which included a photo of the trio.

Häagen-Dazs tests geo-targeted, on-demand delivery

Hä​agen-Dazs' app brings real-time visibility between delivery driver and customer to the food delivery space, even when the customer is moving. This technology, which seems to operate like Uber for ice cream, could be a powerful differentiator for the General Mills brand.

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Cargill enters Polish poultry market with Konspol acquisition

Cargill has entered the Polish poultry market for the first time, as it has acquired Polish poultry producer Konspol for an undisclosed figure. As part of the deal, Cargill will purchase the Polish assets of Konspol’s food and fresh chicken business and will acquire Konspol’s portfolio of branded and private label products, as well as its customer and supplier relationships.

The clean label trend extends to flavors and extracts

Consumers are looking for exciting and innovative flavors, but they also want to know where herbs and spices come from, Ricardo Ibañez, marketing manager for Sensient Technologies Corp. in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, told the publication. The company has introduced 100% natural and organic Sensient Natural Origins extracts to respond to this demand.

Nestlé's personalized nutrition pilot taps AI, uses consumer DNA

Nestlé is piloting a personalized nutrition program in Japan called "Wellness Ambassador." According to Bloomberg, the program combines artificial intelligence, DNA testing and meal analysis to collect consumer data on diet and health. It then tailors food products to meet those specifications.

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