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UK car industry warns about rising prices and rising energy costs

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NIZO Industry Insights: Satisfying Consumer Sensory Expectations for ‘Reduced’ Food Products

Developing new formulations for familiar products is a major part of the food industry. For example, to meet consumer demands for food products with less fat, sugar and salt, or plant-based versions of animal-based favourites. But while consumers are eager for healthier, more ethical and environmentally friendly foods, they also expect the same eating enjoyment…

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Industries hails a jump in construction workloads

Industry experts have said a jump in construction output in late 2021 showed the sector is on an upward trend. Workloads rose 3.5 per cent in November compared to October, with total activity in the month valued at £14.68bn. This was the highest monthly output since September 2019 and the first month that it has…

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Center for Food Safety and Ag Industry vs Glyphosate

On Monday the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit heard arguments in the challenge to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approval of Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto-Bayer’s flagship Roundup weedkiller.  Glyphosate is down but not out after last year when California’s highest Court upheld an $86.2 million award to a couple who developed…

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New orders rise as industry shakes off Omicron impact

New orders rose at the fastest pace in four months in December, despite fresh uncertainty caused by the Omicron variant. The resilient demand was reported in new IHS Markit / CIPS Purchasing Managers’ Index data. Respondents said there had been instances of clients delaying decisions during the month, attributed to the emergence of Omicron, but…

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Women may be offered false hope by the fertility industry

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Best Of 2021: Nintendo And The Industry Needs To Get Serious About Game Preservation

Image: Nintendo Life / Zion GrasslOver the holidays we’re republishing some of our best features, interviews, opinion pieces and talking points from the previous 12 months from staff and contributors alike — articles that we feel represent our best of 2021. In them you’ll find our usual mix of thoughtfulness, frivolity, retro expertise, gaming nostalgia,…

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Industry insights from NIZO: Preventing bacterial toxins in food products

René Floris: Where do bacterial toxins come from, and how do they get into food?​Marjon Wells-Bennik: Toxins can be released by certain bacteria at any point in the food production chain if conditions allow for their growth. The most well-known bacteria responsible for foodborne intoxications are Staphylococcus aureus​, Bacillus cereus​, ​and dangerous Clostridium botulinum​. Staphylococcus…

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Industry group aims to tackle energy-efficient software development

How many processor cycles does an algorithm use? Can it use less and, if so, how will this reduce overall energy usage and greenhouse emissions? By Cliff Saran, Managing Editor Published: 13 Dec 2021 15:16 Microsoft, Accenture, Thoughtworks and NTT Data are among the founding members of a new industry initiative to drive forward the…

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Kazakhstan’s IT industry growing rapidly thanks to heavy government support

Kazakhstan’s IT sector is being prepared for international expansion through government investment By Vladimir Kozlov Published: 24 Nov 2021 11:00 Kazakhstan’s IT sector is receiving significant government backing as its public and private sectors open the door to digital transformation.  The central Asian country launched its Digital Kazakhstan programme in 2018, and created local tech hubs to support tech…