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UAE looks to become global food tech hub

UAE looks to become global food tech hub

18 May 2021

The first phase of the United Arab Emirates’ new Food Tech Valley was launched on May 1, Gulf Business reported. This economic zone is focused on four main innovation clusters in the food tech space: agricultural technology, including bioengineering an...

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US sugary drinks tax could be on the cards

US sugary drinks tax could be on the cards

17 May 2021

A federal excise tax on sugar-sweetened beverages could be on the cards in the US as a Democrat lawmaker announces plans to resurrect the SWEET Act, which proposes a tiered tax.

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Impossible Foods heads for school cafeterias

Impossible Foods heads for school cafeterias

17 May 2021

Impossible Foods will be “widely entering” school breakfast and lunch programs in the fall of 2021, the company announced in a release. This foray into the public school system was made possible following Impossible Foods’ acquisition of the Child Nutr...

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Fermentation cultures bubble to the top of plant-based dairy

Fermentation cultures bubble to the top of plant-based dairy

14 May 2021

Recently, the Good Food Institute dubbed fermentation as the third pillar of the alternative protein industry, alongside plant-based and culture-based alternatives, and its prediction has proved prophetic. As the plant-based space continues to burgeon ...

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AgriTech investments hit a total of $22.3 billion last year

AgriTech investments hit a total of $22.3 billion last year

13 May 2021

Despite the tumult of 2020, investment in the agrifood space soared to $22.3 billion over the year, with Q2 of 2020 seeing $5.9 billion, or more than double the historical average quarterly investment of $2.7 billion, according to a report from Finiste...

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Beyond Meat will go back to plant-based chicken

Beyond Meat will go back to plant-based chicken

12 May 2021

Beyond Meat will return to producing plant-based chicken this summer, Bloomberg reported, citing sources familiar with company plans. Although there was no timeline for the impending product launch, the company’s Chief Growth Officer Chuck Muth told Bl...

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Asian plant-based meat OmniPork coming the U.S. in 2021

Asian plant-based meat OmniPork coming the U.S. in 2021

11 May 2021

OmniPork, the plant-based pork analog line from the parent company Green Monday, will launch its products in the U.S. in 2021, Food Navigator reported. There was no specific date announced for the products’ arrival in supermarkets, but OmniPork has alr...

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Brazil sets official definition of ‘whole grain’

Brazil sets official definition of ‘whole grain’

10 May 2021

Products must contain at least 30% whole grain ingredients to use a whole grain claim in Brazil, under new rules.

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Consumers prefer no rather than low-alcohol

Consumers prefer no rather than low-alcohol

10 May 2021

Beverage market analysis firm IWSR expects the no- and low-alcohol category to grow 31% by 2024, according to a new report that reviewed 10 key markets representing 75% of the global consumption of these beverages. The anaylzed markets were Australia, ...

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McCormick’s Flavor Forecast points to plants and the sea for emerging flavor trends

McCormick’s Flavor Forecast points to plants and the sea for emerging flavor trends

7 May 2021

Spice company McCormick released its 21st annual Flavor Forecast where it identified plant-based meals, comforting global flavors, undiscovered tastes from the ocean, and mindful eating as top flavor trends.

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German fermented dairy startup rebrands, announces first product

German fermented dairy startup rebrands, announces first product

6 May 2021

Berlin-based precision fermentation company LegenDairy is rebranding itself as Formo, the Latin word for ‘I mold, I form,’ according to a press release from the company. The rebranding coincides with the announcement that the company plans to launch it...

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Startup Bevry takes first mover advantage in Indian oat milk category

Startup Bevry takes first mover advantage in Indian oat milk category

5 May 2021

Indian startup Bevry has developed its own oat milk formulation, which it is manufacturing and selling exclusively in India with the goal of becoming the “Oatly of India.” According to the company, it is the first brand to manufacture and sell an oat-b...

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