The pace of change in the global food industry has never been so great. Food companies around the world are increasingly having to react to fast-changing consumer trends and disruptive new technologies.

Yet, at the heart of most trends in the food sector is a desire from the consumer for improved nutrition and healthier food without any compromise on taste. While this has presented headaches for many of the world’s largest food multinationals, it has also created opportunities for new entrants and startup companies.