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Researchers find traditional rice varieties with strong ‘anti-cancer’ properties

Researchers find traditional rice varieties with strong ‘anti-cancer’ properties

4 Oct 2021

Filipino-led researchers have discovered rare, traditional rice varieties that exhibit ‘anti-cancer’ properties with the genetic traits for more catechins and flavonoids - paving the way for healthier rice, they say.

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Perfect Day lands $350M, introduces cream cheese

Perfect Day lands $350M, introduces cream cheese

4 Oct 2021

Animal-free dairy protein company Perfect Day announced it closed a $350 million Series D funding round led by Temasek and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPP Investments). Additional participation came from long-time investors Horizons Ventures,...

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Cultivated meat comes to the pet food sector

Cultivated meat comes to the pet food sector

1 Oct 2021

Cell-based protein technology has now migrated from human food to pet food. Brands such as Wild Earth, Because, Animals and Bond Pet Foods have all committed to eliminating animals from the supply chain that feeds pets.

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Goose Island UK launches hydroponic hops IPA

Goose Island UK launches hydroponic hops IPA

30 Sep 2021

Anheuser-Busch InBev-owned craft brewery Goose Island announced it is launching a session IPA in the U.K. called Hail Hydro. Brewed with hydroponically-grown hops, the beer is available in limited supply only on the Goose Island U.K. website.

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Leonardo DiCaprio invests in two cultivated meat startups

Leonardo DiCaprio invests in two cultivated meat startups

29 Sep 2021

International star and climate activist Leonardo DiCaprio invested in both Mosa Meat and Aleph Farms, two startups focused on creating lab-grown meat alternatives. The investment amount made by the Hollywood actor was not disclosed, but he will sit on ...

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Roquette spends €11M to accelerate plant-based proteins

Roquette spends €11M to accelerate plant-based proteins

28 Sep 2021

French plant-based ingredients maker Roquette announced it opened an R&D accelerator in Vic-Sur-Aisne, France that is fully dedicated to plant protein innovation and development as well as new production technologies.

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EU approves exported camel milk for another year

EU approves exported camel milk for another year

27 Sep 2021

The European Commission reapproved the export of camel milk from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to 27 member states of the economic block for 2021. As part of the agreement, the E.U. will require the UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MoCC...

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Can some sugars actually be healthy? FDA asks, industry responds

Can some sugars actually be healthy? FDA asks, industry responds

27 Sep 2021

In 2019, the Food and Drug Authority (FDA) allowed allulose to be exempt from the added and total sugar labelling requirement thanks to the way it is metabolised in the body. Could other non-traditional sugars be eligible for such an exemption?

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Nestlé pledges $1.29B to support regenerative agriculture

Nestlé pledges $1.29B to support regenerative agriculture

24 Sep 2021

To further amplify its commitments to sustainability, Nestlé recently announced it is committing 1.2 billion Swiss francs ($1.29 billion) to develop regenerative agricultural practices within its supply chain.

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Alfred’s FoodTech develops a platform for plant-based whole cuts

Alfred’s FoodTech develops a platform for plant-based whole cuts

23 Sep 2021

Israel—Start-up Alfred’s FoodTech has introduced an innovative platform for producing plant-based whole cuts that mimic animal-derived products.

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UN Report: Government agriculture subsidies harm the environment

UN Report: Government agriculture subsidies harm the environment

23 Sep 2021

In a new report released by the United Nations, the governmental body noted that nearly 90% of global farming subsidies cause harm to nature and human health. Of the $540 billion in agricultural subsidies allocated annually, the U.N. said $470 billion ...

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Meatable and Royal DSM join together for affordable cultivated meat

Meatable and Royal DSM join together for affordable cultivated meat

22 Sep 2021

Dutch cell-based meat manufacturer Meatable partnered with the Dutch ingredients manufacturer Royal DSM to jointly develop affordable growth media for cultivated protein. In addition to price, the joint partnership will focus on the development of meat...

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