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Barry Callebaut opened its doors to its Chocolate Academy in Weize during a special Innovation Day for journalists.

Innovation

Inside Barry Callebaut: What’s next after Ruby?

By Anthony Myers

ConfectioneryNews was invited to Barry Callebaut’s special Innovation Day at its Chocolate Academy in Weize, Belgium, where we spoke to Bas Smit, the company’s global VP marketing and the man responsible for Ruby chocolate’s launch.

Sam Part. Pic: Candy Mechanics

Q&A

CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS: Sam Part, CEO Candy Mechanics

By Anthony Myers

Sam Part, the 26-year-old designer, entrepreneur and CEO of Candy Mechanics, is our guest today. Sam has successfully raised £400,000 ($520,000) to extend partnerships within the confectionery industry.

LMS Competence Center. Photo: ESMERA.

SMEs can win €200k funding for their technology

‘Does your robot have the potential to unlock real-life F&B challenges?’

By Jenny Eagle

The European Commission launched the ESMERA (European SMEs Robotics Applications) project this year and is offering €200k ($232,000) to European Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs) who have robot technology that can unlock real-life problems.

A trolley full of ultra-processed food. © GettyImages/JackF

Ultra-processed food may be linked to cancer: BMJ study

By Niamh Michail

There may be a causal link between eating highly processed food and cancer risk, and four reasons why this could be, according to the authors of a 105,000-strong French study published in the British Medical Journal.

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Cocoa flavanols may protect against diabetes: Study

By Tim Cutcliffe

Specific compounds within cocoa promote the release of insulin and may help protect against the onset of type-2 diabetes (T2D), reports a new study in Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry.

Marcia Pires, polymer science researcher, Braskem.

Interpack 2017

Braskem packaging changes color if a product is unfit for consumption

By Jenny Eagle

Thermoplastic resin producer Braskem has partnered with Clemson University in the US and Rio Grande do Sul Federal University (UFRGS) in Brazil to create intelligent packaging which can change color if a product is unfit for consumption.

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