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France, Austria seek European-wide plant-based protein strategy

France, Austria seek European-wide plant-based protein strategy

12 Jan 2022

Agriculture ministers from European Union member states France and Austria are calling on the European Commission to focus on developing plant proteins as part of a strategy to promote sustainable food systems that combat current environmental and clim...

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Bonumose to manufacture tagatose sugar in North America

Bonumose to manufacture tagatose sugar in North America

11 Jan 2022

Following regulatory approval in both the U.S. and Canada, ingredient company Bonumose is on schedule to open its first commercial production facility to produce tagatose, a low-glycemic, rare sugar, in the spring of 2022.

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KFCs Beyond Fried Chicken is now available in the US

KFCs Beyond Fried Chicken is now available in the US

10 Jan 2022

Following two years of testing, fast-food chain KFC is bringing Beyond Fried Chicken to restaurants across the U.S. beginning on Jan. 10. This nationwide launch of fried chicken made with Beyond Meat plant protein will only be for a limited time, accor...

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Cell-based sushi get commercial contracts in U.S. grocery stores

Cell-based sushi get commercial contracts in U.S. grocery stores

8 Jan 2022

Wildtype, a California startup making cultivated sushi-grade salmon, has secured distribution agreements with Snowfox and Pokéworks in the U.S. Snowfox operates 1,230 grocery store sushi bars while Pokéworks is a chain with 65 fast-casual restaurants, ...

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Mondelez introduces Extra Stuf Oreo thins

Mondelez introduces Extra Stuf Oreo thins

7 Jan 2022

Milk’s favorite cooking is getting a facelift this year with a new Oreo Thins Extra Stuf line. Mondelez is debuting this permanent addition to the Oreo portfolio in January. The classic chocolate and cream cookie will have “nearly double the amount of ...

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Future Meat Technologies raises $347M, looks toward global expansion

Future Meat Technologies raises $347M, looks toward global expansion

5 Jan 2022

Future Meat Technologies has been one of the leading companies in the effort to commercialize cultivated meat outside of Singapore, and the company has just closed a $347 million Series B funding round in order to do just that.

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Eat Just rolls out new cultivated products in Singapore

Eat Just rolls out new cultivated products in Singapore

4 Jan 2022

Once again, the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) has made history by approving multiple new products for sale from Eat Just’s Good Meat division. While there will be several products available, the only confirmed product is a whole chicken breast, which app...

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Anheuser-Busch adds hard soda to its portfolio

Anheuser-Busch adds hard soda to its portfolio

3 Jan 2022

Bud Light’s parent company Anheuser-Busch is launching four flavors of hard soda into its permanent portfolio: Classic Cola, Cherry Cola, Orange Soda and Citrus Soda. These four flavors will be available in 12-ounce cans beginning on January 3, and wil...

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Dairy-backed cell-cultured incubator chooses 4 alt-milk start-ups

Dairy-backed cell-cultured incubator chooses 4 alt-milk start-ups

3 Jan 2022

Mylkubator, an incubator specifically for cell-cultured dairy start-ups, has chosen four companies from Spain, the US, South Africa and India to take part in its first cohort.

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Grupo Bimbo invests in Ecuador-based LiveKuna

Grupo Bimbo invests in Ecuador-based LiveKuna

17 Dec 2021

Grupo Bimbo, the world’s largest baking company that owns over 100 brands including Sara Lee and Thomas' English Muffins, took the lead on a Series A funding round for the Latin American superfood startup LiveKuna. Other investors in the round include ...

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Kellogg’s to trial paper based cereal bags, replacing plastic in UK

Kellogg’s to trial paper based cereal bags, replacing plastic in UK

16 Dec 2021

In January, Kellogg’s will begin a partnership with U.K. supermarket chain Tesco to pilot a paper-based cereal liner in its Corn Flakes cereal. This trial will be on a small scale at select Tesco stores and is intended to be an alternative for the comp...

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Starbucks to trial animal-free milk in Seattle

Starbucks to trial animal-free milk in Seattle

15 Dec 2021

Coffee chain giant Starbucks is trialing animal-free milk from the startup Perfect Day at two locations in the Seattle area for a limited time, Bloomberg reported. This alternative milk option is available to customers at no additional charge.

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