Sales of “Natural” pet food continue to show healthy growth

Natural foods are good for you and your pet The market research company GfK, reported in 2016 that the US market for “natural” pet food was worth around $7.5 billion (equivalent to 58% of the “speciality” pet food sector), with grain-free worth around $3.9 billion. (Natural and grain-free pet food: Serious contenders. http://www.gfk.com/insights/press-release/natural-and-grain-free-pet-food-serious-contenders/ ) In…

A short history of starch manufacture – From Ancient Egyptian glue to pea starch concentrate

The birth of starch – A “sticky” start in Ancient Egypt to stiff fabrics in the Middle Ages From the times of Ancient Egypt to 21st century society, the starch industry has seen on-going growth and innovation. The early history of starch manufacture is difficult to determine but the use of “starchy” adhesives were recorded…