The GEA Better Juice Sugar Converter Skid has been set up within GEA’s innovation centre on Germany’s western border.

Expected to be fully operational by mid-July this year, the facility is fitted out with GEA processing equipment for Better Juice’s sugar reduction technology.

The pilot centre creates a ‘high-tech venue’ where Better Juice can host companies to ‘see, learn, plug in, and actually taste their products’ after they’ve been recreated with Better Juice’s tech, explained Gali Yarom, co-founder and co-CEO of Better Juice.

“Here, we can now collaborate with our customers at the test centre to strike the ideal balance

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A new pilot project backed by some of the world’s largest food pro­duc­tion com­pa­nies will begin test­ing an eco-label plat­form on more than 100 prod­ucts sold in the United Kingdom next autumn.

The goal is to offer con­sumers a traf­fic-light style label­ing sys­tem on food pack­ages to let them eval­u­ate at a glance how envi­ron­men­tally friendly the food packs being pur­chased are.

The Mondra and EIT sys­tems are unique glob­ally, in that they both allow two prod­ucts of the same type to be com­pared on their indi­vid­ual mer­its via a com­plete prod­uct life cycle analy­sis.– Jago Pearson, chief strat­egy
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Foundation Earth is the brainchild of Denis Lynn, the Northern Irish food entrepreneur who died in May 2021 following a freak quadbike accident.

The UK’s M&S, Sainsbury’s and the Co-op have joined Spanish supermarket Eroski on the Foundation’s industry advisory group to “explore the potential for environmental labelling on food products and to support Foundation Earth’s ambition to help build a more sustainable food industry”​ and give consumers “clear and credible front-of-pack environmental labelling system on food products right across the continent”.

The Foundation will launch a pilot later this year in September that will use the traffic-light

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