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Swedish ice cream maker snags $30 million, partners with Perfect Day

Swedish ice cream maker snags $30 million, partners with Perfect Day

20 Jan 2021

Swedish sugar-free ice cream brand, Nick’s scooped up $30 million in a funding round led by Stockholm-based investment group Gullspång invest, an early investor in Oatly. Along with a sizeable infusion of cash, the better-for-you ice cream brand also s...

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Dry January is soberingly popular in 2021

Dry January is soberingly popular in 2021

19 Jan 2021

Dry January, a month where people commit to going alcohol-free, is setting the stage to be record breaking in 2021. Almost double the number of people (6.5 million up from 3.9 million in 2020) are anticipated to participate this month, according to dat...

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Europe looks to encourage insect consumption

Europe looks to encourage insect consumption

18 Jan 2021

Mealworm burgers may soon be on the menu as the European Food Safety Authority recently approved yellow mealworms as safe for human consumption. This determination is expected to lead to EU-wide approval of the insect as fit for sale across the contine...

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Is it time European policymakers define what ‘natural’ food is?

Is it time European policymakers define what ‘natural’ food is?

18 Jan 2021

Consumers are being misled over products that claim to be natural but contain artificial ingredients. Is it time for a legal definition?

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USDA expands its definition of nitrates

USDA expands its definition of nitrates

15 Jan 2021

The Food Safety and Inspection Service of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) will expand the definition of nitrates in May 2021 to prohibit products using any source of nitrates from using the statements “No Nitrate or Nitrite Added” and “Uncured....

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Belgium is officially declared free from African Swine Fever

Belgium is officially declared free from African Swine Fever

14 Jan 2021

Belgium officially earned a new status from the World Organization of Animal Health confirming the country is free from African Swine Fever (ASF). This updated status is the first time since September 2018 that the country has officially been declared ...

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Pepsi debuts its own “Cocoa” Cola flavor

Pepsi debuts its own “Cocoa” Cola flavor

13 Jan 2021

PepsiCo is fanning the fires of the cola wars with the release of its new Pepsi “Cocoa” Cola flavor. The new soda reportedly has a taste that blends the classic Pepsi soft drink with flavors of hot cocoa and marshmallow.

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DuPont says plant-based demand to surge 200% in Asia

DuPont says plant-based demand to surge 200% in Asia

12 Jan 2021

A new study from DuPont and IPSOS revealed that the consumption of plant-based meat substitutes in key Asia Pacific markets is poised to soar 200% over the next five years as consumer choice continues to be driven by health, taste and sustainability.

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Chickpeas poised to be top ingredient for 2021

Chickpeas poised to be top ingredient for 2021

11 Jan 2021

Plant-based foods are continuing to top the list of trends in the food and beverage space with chickpeas, global flavors, meat alternatives, non-allergen foods and organic products set to be top priorities for consumers in 2021, according to EHL Ingred...

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Veggie-packed food brands fill the gap between ‘plant-based’ and ‘vegetable-rich’

Veggie-packed food brands fill the gap between ‘plant-based’ and ‘vegetable-rich’

11 Jan 2021

Generation Z – the generation of people born between 1997 and 2012 – may be fuelling the plant-based food trend but, paradoxically, they are not eating enough plants, creating a white space for products and ready meals that put vegetables centre-stage.

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UK to continue exporting agricultural products to EU

UK to continue exporting agricultural products to EU

8 Jan 2021

Despite the UK officially leaving the European Union, the island nation will still be able to continue exporting meat fish and dairy to the continent. Late last month, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) granted the UK Third ...

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Gotham Greens expands its local greenhouses with $87M in funding

Gotham Greens expands its local greenhouses with $87M in funding

7 Jan 2021

Indoor greenhouse company Gotham Greens raised $87 million in a Series D round led by Manna Tree, bringing its total funding to $130 million while also doubling its revenue in the past year. Retail volume growth has jumped 80% year over year for the co...

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