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New Product Zone showcased the most innovative products at Fi Europe

New Product Zone showcased the most innovative products at Fi Europe

15 Dec 2021

Attendees of Fi Europe 2021 were able to discover an extensive selection of the most innovative products, showcased alongside insightful information at the New Product Zone.

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American fast food looks to the UK for growth

American fast food looks to the UK for growth

14 Dec 2021

Popeyes, Wendy’s, McDonald’s, Wingstop and Taco Bell are all expanding in the United Kingdom in a bid to expand their market share, Forbes reported. These fast-food chains are all moving into a country where the beleaguered restaurant industry continue...

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North Carolina company uses CRISPR tech to create seedless berries

North Carolina company uses CRISPR tech to create seedless berries

13 Dec 2021

After three years of working with CRISPR technology to edit the genes of various fruits and vegetables, Pairwise said it expects its first products to hit shelves next year, Food Dive reported.

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Biotech start-up Shiru to scale up alt-food ingredients

Biotech start-up Shiru to scale up alt-food ingredients

13 Dec 2021

Precision fermentation start-up Shiru has closed a $17 million Series A round that will allow it to scale up its animal-free functional replacements for milk, meat, and eggs.

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Scientists break the code for a new natural blue color

Scientists break the code for a new natural blue color

10 Dec 2021

Graduate-level food scientists at Cornell University have discovered how to stabilize, phycocyanin, a food colorant that provides a vivid blue pigment, according to research published in the American Chemical Society’s journal BioMacromolecules.

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Glass shortages poses problems for holiday beverages

Glass shortages poses problems for holiday beverages

9 Dec 2021

Continued delays in shipping, as well as labor shortages, have led to a shortfall in the glass bottles that winemakers and distillers use to bottle up cheer during the holiday season. Due to this scarcity in packaging, CNBC reported that consumers may ...

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Hazel Technologies to expand produce conservation technology

Hazel Technologies to expand produce conservation technology

8 Dec 2021

Food waste prevention startup Hazel Technologies announced its expansion beyond its Chicago headquarters to Fresno, California, where it is opening a research and development center as well as a West Coast customer support office.

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B.T. Sweets launches botanical sugar alternative

B.T. Sweets launches botanical sugar alternative

7 Dec 2021

The two-year-old startup B.T. Sweets is debuting Cambya, a plant-based, one-to-one sugar replacer made from soluble fibers, monk fruit, and select botanicals. Unlike other sugar substitutes, the company says that Cambya does not require any masking age...

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Fi Europe Innovation Awards: Recognising innovative ingredient solutions at Fi Europe 2021

Fi Europe Innovation Awards: Recognising innovative ingredient solutions at Fi Europe 2021

6 Dec 2021

The Fi Europe Innovation Awards recognise ground-breaking work in food and beverage ingredients at the annual Fi Europe, co-located with Hi Europe, event. This year has featured some outstanding ingredients and concepts in the fields of health, sustain...

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Hooray! Plant-based bacon maker gets $2.7M

Hooray! Plant-based bacon maker gets $2.7M

6 Dec 2021

Plant-based bacon startup Hooray Foods closed a $2.7 million extension of its seed round that originally brought the company a $2 million influx of cash this summer. The company says it intends to use this infusion of capital to scale its production of...

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Monster and Corona explore potential partnership

Monster and Corona explore potential partnership

3 Dec 2021

Monster Beverage and Constellation Brands are in the preliminary stages of considering a deal between the two companies, Bloomberg reported. Although people familiar with the matter reported that the two companies were in talks, the news outlet said th...

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Fungi-based fat alternative unveiled by Swedish startup

Fungi-based fat alternative unveiled by Swedish startup

2 Dec 2021

Sweden’s Mycorena mycoprotein startup recently announced it has developed a fungi-based fat ingredient that recreates the mouthfeel and taste sensation of an animal-based steak. The company said its innovation will “take plant-based meat to a new level...

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