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Nestlé backs vegan chicken brand Sundial Foods

Nestlé backs vegan chicken brand Sundial Foods

1 Dec 2021

The world’s largest food conglomerate Nestlé is backing a California-based startup that makes plant-based chicken wings with meat, skin and bone. The Swiss food giant participated in a $4 million funding round for Sundial Foods that included other inve...

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Fi Europe opens its doors to in-person attendees today!

Fi Europe opens its doors to in-person attendees today!

30 Nov 2021

After a week-long online program Fi Europe opens for in-person attendees under 2G measures in Frankfurt today – if you’re not able to attend in-person, you can follow the program from the show floor live on the online platform.

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COP26: Agricultural food system emissions not adequately addressed

COP26: Agricultural food system emissions not adequately addressed

30 Nov 2021

The climate conversation this past November was dominated by Glasgow Climate Impact (COP26) conference where 54 nations signed a pledge to protect nature. However, while various causes of climate change were addressed, agriculture was largely left out ...

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Impossible Foods to reach $2B in funding

Impossible Foods to reach $2B in funding

29 Nov 2021

Plant-based protein company Impossible Foods announced it closed a $500 million funding round last week. The round was led by Mirae Asset Global Investments with participation from other existing Impossible Foods investors, the company said in a statem...

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Chobani Sales surge as it moves closer to IPO

Chobani Sales surge as it moves closer to IPO

26 Nov 2021

Greek yogurt company Chobani saw its sales hit $1.2 billion as of Sept. 25 this year. That is only $200 million short of what the company recorded for all of 2020, when its sales rose 5.2% to $1.4 billion last year, according to a filing with the Secur...

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Study: Buying less junk food can lower households' potential emissions by 29%

Study: Buying less junk food can lower households' potential emissions by 29%

25 Nov 2021

Reducing the consumption of animal-based products is not the only way to eat more sustainably, according to a new study from Purdue University and published by the American Chemical Society. Researchers found that eating fewer foods with high caloric c...

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India’s Avid Nutrilabs prepares to export functional coffee products

India’s Avid Nutrilabs prepares to export functional coffee products

24 Nov 2021

Functional instant coffee brand Jomo is forecasting demand for its product to grow by 10 times. In anticipation of that growth, the Avid Nutrilabs-owned company said it is preparing to distribute its product internationally. Next year, the company hope...

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Snacking brand Brave launches cookies and cream chickpea bites

Snacking brand Brave launches cookies and cream chickpea bites

23 Nov 2021

Chickpea snack brand Brave announced it is launching three new flavors to its lineup: Cookies & Cream, BBQ and Salt & Vinegar. The cookies and cream flavor is an indulgent snack which the company says is a world-first and is also compliant with the new...

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Bloomberg report: General Mills looks to sell Progresso, Hamburger Helper for $3B

Bloomberg report: General Mills looks to sell Progresso, Hamburger Helper for $3B

22 Nov 2021

General Mills is considering selling two of its well-known brands — soup brand Progresso and the ready-to-eat meal brand Helper — for $3 billion, according to a report by Bloomberg News.

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Report: Global wine production is down despite rising export demand

Report: Global wine production is down despite rising export demand

19 Nov 2021

Global wine production is forecast to hit near-record lows this year, according to the International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV). Production is 7% lower than the industry’s 20-year average and only slightly above the historically low production...

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UN lauds ‘significant’ COP26 progress for agri-food sector but did it go far enough?

UN lauds ‘significant’ COP26 progress for agri-food sector but did it go far enough?

19 Nov 2021

UN Climate Change says ‘significant progress’ in making the farming sector more climate-resistant and climate-respectful was made at COP26 – but critics have slammed the absence of technologies such as cell-cultured meat from the sustainability agenda.

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Mondelez looks to replace sugar with ultrasonic welding

Mondelez looks to replace sugar with ultrasonic "welding"

18 Nov 2021

Snack maker Mondelez International is testing Torr FoodTech’s sugar elimination technology, which allows manufacturers to omit added sugar and binders. Coined iWeld, Torr's technology combines ingredients with mechanical pressure and processes like ult...

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