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Swedish Startup raises €750K to ferment animal-free fats

Swedish Startup raises €750K to ferment animal-free fats

6 Sep 2021

Bio tech startup Melt & Marble, which was formerly known as Biopetrolia, has closed a €750,000 (US$879,000) seed funding round with the aim of creating fats that “close the taste gap between animal and plant-based meats.”

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UK’s Sleep Well milk aims to launch in Asia

UK’s Sleep Well milk aims to launch in Asia

3 Sep 2021

Functional milk brand Sleep Well, which uses the active ingredient valerian to promote good sleep, has made launching its products in Asia a priority. Already, the U.K.-based brand has confirmed to Beverage Daily that it will launch in convenience stor...

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Dubai start-up eyes export opportunities with high-protein ice cream

Dubai start-up eyes export opportunities with high-protein ice cream

3 Sep 2021

LightWhey is a Dubai-based start-up that has expanded throughout the Gulf with its healthy, high-protein whey ice cream, and plans to export throughout Asia and Africa.

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Mintel: Is Plant-Based losing Credibility?

Mintel: Is Plant-Based losing Credibility?

2 Sep 2021

The term “plant-based” has proliferated into a range of categories resulting in an oversaturated use of the phrase, which the market research firm Mintel asserts positions the term to be at risk of losing some of its better-for-you significance with co...

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Study: Two-thirds of US children’s calories come from ultra-processed foods

Study: Two-thirds of US children’s calories come from ultra-processed foods

1 Sep 2021

As of 2018, youth in the U.S. consume 67% of their calories from ultra-processed foods, according to a new study published in JAMA. Between 1999 and 2018, there was a jump of 5.6 percentage points in the number of calories coming from foods like cookie...

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Bloomberg: Plant-based foods expected to grow 450% by 2030

Bloomberg: Plant-based foods expected to grow 450% by 2030

31 Aug 2021

Bloomberg Intelligence is forecasting an evolution in consumer habits that will lead to a 450% leap in plant-based sales to reach $162 billion by 2030, up from $29.4 billion in 2020. Plant-based meat is expected to see particular growth from $4.2 billi...

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Bite Ninja integrates virtually, disrupts traditional QSR staffing

Bite Ninja integrates virtually, disrupts traditional QSR staffing

30 Aug 2021

Memphis-based entrepreneurs Will Clem and Orin Wilson raised $675,000 in pre-seed funding for their startup Bite Ninja in a round led by Y Combinator, AgFunder and Manta Ray. The funds will be used to scale up their technology which allows for ad-hoc v...

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Hard Mtn Dew to launch through a PepsiCo-Boston Beer partnership

Hard Mtn Dew to launch through a PepsiCo-Boston Beer partnership

27 Aug 2021

From a new partnership between Big Beer and Big Soda comes Hard Mtn Dew, a flavored malt beverage with 5% ABV. The alcoholic drink will be available to consumers beginning in early 2022.

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Protecting public health: Europe sets new maximum levels of cadmium and lead in food

Protecting public health: Europe sets new maximum levels of cadmium and lead in food

26 Aug 2021

Despite already having a maximum threshold limiting the levels of both cadmium and lead in food products, the European Commission is further reducing that threshold. Beginning on August 31, stricter limits for cadmium will be enforced while those for l...

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Novolex acquires compostable packaging company Vegware

Novolex acquires compostable packaging company Vegware

25 Aug 2021

U.S.-based packaging manufacturer Novolex acquired Scotland’s Vegware, a company that makes renewable, plant-based materials designed to be commercially composted alongside food waste. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.

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Evian launches enhanced sparkling water to combat energy slumps

Evian launches enhanced sparkling water to combat energy slumps

24 Aug 2021

French water brand Evian is putting new energy into attracting consumers to its enhanced water line called evian+. The Evian product, which launched last spring, is enhanced with magnesium and zinc to help contribute to normal cognitive function and co...

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Food waste fighting app partners with Aldi Süd and RIMI Baltic

Food waste fighting app partners with Aldi Süd and RIMI Baltic

23 Aug 2021

Food waste is an ongoing and expensive issue for manufacturers, retailers and consumers. To help alleviate waste and the end of the supply chain, Aldi Süd and RIMI Baltic have partnered with Plant Jammer to install a widget on their websites that helps...

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