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Lidl Cheddar cheese shows rising popularity of carbon neutral food

Lidl Cheddar cheese shows rising popularity of carbon neutral food

31 May 2021

Hard discounter Lidl will launch a carbon-neutral Cheddar cheese in UK stores before the end of the year. Are carbon neutral products the next big thing in sustainable food?

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Cow-free ice cream maker Eclipse Foods launches summer flavors

Cow-free ice cream maker Eclipse Foods launches summer flavors

31 May 2021

Bay Area-based Eclipse Foods is looking to become the household name that is a an eponym for plant-based dairy products. As part of that mission, the company will release seven new flavors in June, The Spoon reported.

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European Parliament allows ‘buttery’ adjectives on dairy-free products

European Parliament allows ‘buttery’ adjectives on dairy-free products

28 May 2021

In a u-turn from its policy last fall, the European Parliament dropped Amendment 171 and will allow manufacturers to use descriptive terms like “buttery” and “creamy” to describe plant-based products.

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Cultured meat startup Eat Just gets $170M

Cultured meat startup Eat Just gets $170M

27 May 2021

Eat Just announced its Good Meat division, which is responsible for producing the world’s first commercially-available cultured meat product, received $170 million in funding from UBS O’Connor, Graphene Ventures and K3 Ventures. With this influx in fun...

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Plant-based chicken maker Daring raises $40M in latest funding round

Plant-based chicken maker Daring raises $40M in latest funding round

26 May 2021

Plant-based chicken making Daring announced it closed a $40 million Series B funding round led by D1 Capital Partners. Additional participation came from Canadian rapper Drake as well as existing investors Maveron and Palm Tree Crew. This funding round...

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Spanish dairy company launches incubator to cultivate cultured milk

Spanish dairy company launches incubator to cultivate cultured milk

25 May 2021

Calidad Pascual launched Mylkcubator through its innovation and investment arm, Pascual Innoventures. Mylkcubator is the world’s first global incubation program for cellular agriculture technologies in the dairy industry aimed at producing dairy altern...

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Oceanium Raises $2.7M to fund seaweed-based sustainable initiatives

Oceanium Raises $2.7M to fund seaweed-based sustainable initiatives

24 May 2021

UK-based Oceanium closed a second seed funding round for £2 million ($2.7M USD). The round was led by Green Angel Syndicate with participation from the World Wildlife Fund. Funding will be used to scale the company's proprietary bio-refinery and proces...

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Access in the spotlight this World Hunger Day

Access in the spotlight this World Hunger Day

21 May 2021

The Hunger Project has made huge progress in reducing global hunger, but Covid-19 has worsened poverty and limited food availability in many communities. This World Hunger Day, the focus is on access – to food, but also to essential resources like educ...

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Price will dictate adoption of cultured meat in Southern Europe

Price will dictate adoption of cultured meat in Southern Europe

21 May 2021

Over half of consumers in Greece, Croatia and Spain are willing to purchase cultured meat if the price was lower than conventional equivalents, according to a new study from the University of Copenhagen. This finding led researchers to conclude that af...

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Indian food brand gives Ayurvedic ingredients global appeal

Indian food brand gives Ayurvedic ingredients global appeal

20 May 2021

Ayurvedic food brand Sattviko says it wants to spark an Indian superfood revolution by using traditional Ayurvedic ingredients in modern, convenient formats.

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Equinom and Dipasa partner to produce a high-protein sesame seed

Equinom and Dipasa partner to produce a high-protein sesame seed

20 May 2021

Israeli plant-based nutrition company Equinom teamed up with Mexican sesame processor Dipasa to create a high-protein sesame concentrate. Equinom will use its AI technology to develop the new variety while Dipasa will process it and deliver it to the m...

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Ingredion and Amyris partner up on a fermented Reb M sweetener

Ingredion and Amyris partner up on a fermented Reb M sweetener

19 May 2021

Ingredion and Amyris struck a $100 million deal that makes Ingredion the exclusive global licensing partner for Amyris’ Rebaudioside M stevia sweetener, according to a press release. The price tag includes $75 million for the exclusive license to sell ...

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