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European wine industry suffers another blow in beleaguered year

European wine industry suffers another blow in beleaguered year

4 Sep 2020

Despite demand for alcohol, including wine, surging during the pandemic, the global wine industry has been suffering as a result of trade restrictions, labor shortages, and now, weather woes. In Italy’s northern Veneto region, a violent storm at the en...

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Israeli biotech startup prints carpaccio

Israeli biotech startup prints carpaccio

3 Sep 2020

Israeli startup MeaTech 3D has just produced the first building block to create the holy grail of alternative proteins: steak. The biotech startup successfully printed a layer of muscle tissues that resembled carpaccio and proved that sorting muscle an...

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New alternative protein fund raises $23 million in capital

New alternative protein fund raises $23 million in capital

2 Sep 2020

New alternative protein venture capital fund, Lever VC, announced that it has $23 million in commitments. The fund will focus on investing in early stage plant-based and cell-cultivated meat and dairy companies. The company said that it remains open to...

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Drizly raises $50m to expand booze delivery

Drizly raises $50m to expand booze delivery

1 Sep 2020

E-commerce alcohol delivery service Drizly announced it closed a $50 million funding round led by the investment firm Avenir with participation from Tiger Global and other existing investors. This additional funding brings the company’s total fundraisi...

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Beware of ‘woke washing’: Ethical branding must reflect an ethical business

Beware of ‘woke washing’: Ethical branding must reflect an ethical business

31 Aug 2020

Spanish chocolate manufacturer Lacasa is under pressure to change the name and logo of its Conguitos brand with a consumer-led petition - but experts warn against empty ‘cause marketing’.

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Coca-Cola introduces recyclable paperboard rings on its multi-packs

Coca-Cola introduces recyclable paperboard rings on its multi-packs

31 Aug 2020

As a result of its effort to remove all unnecessary hard to recycle plastic from its portfolio in Western Europe, Coca-Cola is introducing a paperboard packaging alternative called CanCollar in Spain.

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RTE Announcement

RTE Announcement

31 Aug 2020

River Valley Specialty Farms (RVSF) is excited to announce a strategic investment in an innovative technology, to produce pathogen-free, Ready-to-Eat (RTE) hemp seed.  

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Thanks to the pandemic, foodtech booms during Q2

Thanks to the pandemic, foodtech booms during Q2

28 Aug 2020

The foodtech ecosystem was already evolving rapidly, but when the pandemic shifted business across the globe, technology-driven growth became even more vital to the CPG ecosystem. Plant-based products, cellular agriculture, online grocery and VC invest...

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Beyond Meat launches new e-commerce platform

Beyond Meat launches new e-commerce platform

27 Aug 2020

The next battleground for the plant-based protein movement is shaping up to be e-commerce. Today, Beyond Meat announced its very own online shop where consumers can order a variety of Beyond Meat products, including burgers, sausages, crumbles and brea...

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Scientists discover the key to garlicy-ness

Scientists discover the key to garlicy-ness

26 Aug 2020

Researchers from Virginia Tech have discovered a biological process in garlic that creates allicin and that may lead to the creation of bulbs with differing levels of pungency. The scientists also said this discovery can contribute to farmers having be...

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Germany working to impose human rights and environmental supply chain protections by 2021

Germany working to impose human rights and environmental supply chain protections by 2021

25 Aug 2020

Germany is taking the lead on human rights and environmental protections in the European Union. The country plans to pass a Supply Chain Law that will oblige companies to analyze whether their business activities have an adverse effect on recognized hu...

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Adaptogenic coffee raises $2.7 million to reimagine coffee

Adaptogenic coffee raises $2.7 million to reimagine coffee

24 Aug 2020

Coffee company, Taika, raised $2.7M in seed funding for its adaptogen-infused, ready-to-drink (RTD) beverages. The investment round was led by Kindred Ventures with participation from Obvious Ventures and World Champion Barista James Hoffman. In the co...

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