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Beer company AB InBev will help scale Clara Foods' animal-free protein

Beer company AB InBev will help scale Clara Foods' animal-free protein

4 May 2021

Maker of alternative proteins, Clara Foods, has teamed up with the VC arm of brewing giant AB InBev to expand its operations and ferment animal-free protein at scale. Its first product will be egg white proteins for manufacturers, and the initial produ...

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‘An investment in health’: Asian start-up launches natural sweetener during COVID-19 pandemic

‘An investment in health’: Asian start-up launches natural sweetener during COVID-19 pandemic

3 May 2021

Southeast Asian start-up Swiftlet has developed a natural, zero-calorie sweetener made from a blend of plant extracts with the taste and functionality of sugar. “It’s an investment in health,” says its co-founder.

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Kellogg will start producing Incogmeto Chick’n Tenders

Kellogg will start producing Incogmeto Chick’n Tenders

3 May 2021

The Kellogg Company’s Incogmeato by MorningStar Farms brand will debut Chik'n Tenders. These nuggets will be available in two flavors: Original and Sweet BBQ flavors. Beginning late in April, these plant-based tenders began retailing nationwide at Walm...

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Protein companies to improve human health though tackling animal disease

Protein companies to improve human health though tackling animal disease

30 Apr 2021

Cargill, Ausvet, Heifer International and the International Poultry Council (IPC) have formed a consortium sponsored by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to improve livestock management and combat the threat of zoonotic dis...

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Walmart now makes own-brand vegan chicken patties and tenders

Walmart now makes own-brand vegan chicken patties and tenders

29 Apr 2021

American retail giant Walmart now has its own-brand vegan products under its Great Value range. Its new vegan additions include Chik’n Tenders and Chik’n Patties as well as a line of veggie burger patties that come in Chipotle Black Bean and Original f...

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JBS expands its vegan portfolio, buys Vivera for $410M

JBS expands its vegan portfolio, buys Vivera for $410M

28 Apr 2021

JBS, the world’s largest protein company, entered into an agreement to purchase Vivera, Europe’s third-largest plant-based food producer for approximately $410 million (€341 million). The transaction is subject to regulatory approval, but the deal incl...

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PepsiCo announces plans to reduce global GHG emissions by 3M tons

PepsiCo announces plans to reduce global GHG emissions by 3M tons

27 Apr 2021

PepsiCo released its 2030 sustainability goals where it said it plans to eliminate at least 3 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) by the end of the decade, improve the livelihoods of more than 250,000 people in its agricultural supply chain ...

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Amano brings umami flavor through plant-based enzymes

Amano brings umami flavor through plant-based enzymes

26 Apr 2021

Amano Enzymes launched a new plant-based enzyme called Umamizyme Pulse for use by manufacturers looking to amplify the savory and umami flavor profiles of plant-based protein applications. The company said its enzyme can be added to foods like soups, b...

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Caribbean countries push for front-of-pack warning labels

Caribbean countries push for front-of-pack warning labels

26 Apr 2021

Warning nutrition labels are needed to tackle the Caribbean’s rising obesity rates, according to a coalition of public health groups that is lobbying the region’s governments.

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Sugar tax in South Africa results in ‘positive changes’

Sugar tax in South Africa results in ‘positive changes’

23 Apr 2021

A study published in The Lancet found that following the 2018 implementation of a 10% tax on sugar-sweetened beverages in South Africa, the overall consumption of sugar from these beverages fell 35% from 16.25 grams per person daily to 10.63 grams per ...

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NZMP milk from Fonterra looks to help consumers manage stress

NZMP milk from Fonterra looks to help consumers manage stress

22 Apr 2021

Dairy producer Fonterra is looking to stem slumping milk sales by deconstructing the components of this dairy beverage and promoting its animal protein building blocks as an addition to applications catering to beauty-from-within and better-for-you tre...

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Plant-based bacon alternative raises $40M

Plant-based bacon alternative raises $40M

21 Apr 2021

Atlast Food Co, which owns the mycelium-focused, plant-based protein brand MyEats, received $40M in a Series A round led by Viking Global Investors with participation from 40 North, AiiM Partners, Senator Investment Group, Stray Dog Capital and Footpri...

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