Food and Agriculture

Our free, publicly available database helps decision-makers support small-scale producers in climate-smart ways

Objective To develop a database of freely accessible, broadly applicable, and interactive tools to help decision-makers at the nexus of climate and the food system support small-scale producers in climate-smart ways. Approach We reviewed hundreds of existing online tools, platforms, and databases that combine agricultural and climate data, which we identified through literature reviews, online […]

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Uplifting Sustainability in the Plant-Based Food Industry

Plant-based foods have taken off in the past decade as they counter complex challenges, such as increased pressures of climate change and the rise of malnutrition and obesity. Positioned as being superior in both health and environmental impact, plant-based foods have gained traction with several segments of the population. Today, plant-based food products are available in

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Exploring the Future of Sugar Reduction

Studying the use of high-intensity sweeteners in the food industry Objective To study the landscape of high-intensity sweeteners and the global forces shaping their future. Approach RTI Innovation Advisors answered key questions for our client around high-intensity sweeteners. We identified trends, explored the landscape of emerging high-intensity sweeteners, and researched the impacts of high-intensity sweeteners

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Reformulating With Natural Preservatives

Preservatives are used broadly in home, personal care, food, and beverage products to ward off pathogenic organisms and slow spoilage. They contribute to extending a product’s shelf-life and ensure product safety. Following years of negative attention on preservatives, brand owners are addressing concern in response to emerging regulatory action and consumer outcry. Federal legislation was

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