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U.K. begins exporting beef to the U.S. for the first time since 1996

U.K. begins exporting beef to the U.S. for the first time since 1996

12 Oct 2020

After over two decades of prohibiting the importation of beef into the U.S. from the U.K., the government of the United States lifted the ban this October to allow for U.K. beef producers to trade across The Pond.

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Brazilian draft law limits food colourings to ‘smallest quantities’ possible

Brazilian draft law limits food colourings to ‘smallest quantities’ possible

10 Oct 2020

A Brazilian lawmaker is pushing for manufacturers to use the smallest quantities possible of food colourings for health reasons.

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The Food Safety and Standards Authority India set to mandate fortification of edible oil and milk

The Food Safety and Standards Authority India set to mandate fortification of edible oil and milk

9 Oct 2020

Within the next four months, the Food Safety and Standards Authority India (FSSAI) will require large-scale manufacturers and producers to begin fortifying edible oil and milk with vitamins A and D.

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New research finds that probiotics can help manage childhood obesity

New research finds that probiotics can help manage childhood obesity

8 Oct 2020

A new study presented at this year’s European Congress of Endocrinology showed that adding the probiotics Bifidobacterium breve BR03 and B632 to a calorie-restricted diet resulted in children losing more weight and achieving improved insulin sensitivit...

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The Good Food Institute says fermentation is the next pillar of alternative protein

The Good Food Institute says fermentation is the next pillar of alternative protein

7 Oct 2020

Out of the $1.5 billion in funding raised by plant-based companies in the first half of 2020, a record $435 million of that went to companies developing products that use fermentation, according to a new report from the Good Food Institute.

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Researchers work to make camel milk safer in Africa

Researchers work to make camel milk safer in Africa

6 Oct 2020

New research shows that strains of lactic acid bacteria can be used to make camel milk sold in Africa safer for human consumption by eliminating disease-causing microorganisms like E.coli and salmonella that frequently contaminate the milk.

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Cultured meat company Mosa Meat has closed a $55m Series B funding round

Cultured meat company Mosa Meat has closed a $55m Series B funding round

5 Oct 2020

Late last month, Dutch biotech company Mosa Meat closed a $55 million Series B funding round with participation from Blue Horizon Ventures, Bell Food Group and M Ventures. Dr. Regina Hecker from Blue Horizon Ventures is joining the company’s board.

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Indian trade association calls to waive license renewals for food businesses

Indian trade association calls to waive license renewals for food businesses

2 Oct 2020

As the lingering pandemic continues to upend routine business practices the world over, Indian trade association, the Federation of All India Vyapar Mandal, is requesting that the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) not require license...

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Tesco partners with Olio to reduce food waste in U.K.

Tesco partners with Olio to reduce food waste in U.K.

1 Oct 2020

Tesco is partnering with the food sharing app Olio to redistribute surplus food nearing its sell-by date from its stores to local communities and individuals that are food insecure. The two companies will roll out this effort across all of Tesco’s 2,70...

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Plant-based dairy is now available in toddler formulas

Plant-based dairy is now available in toddler formulas

30 Sep 2020

Israeli-based Else Nutrition released its first plant-based toddler nutrition formula on Amazon at the end of September. However, the company is already conducting clinical trials to bring a vegan infant formula that replicates the nutritional properti...

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German coffee brand Tchibo arrives in the U.S.

German coffee brand Tchibo arrives in the U.S.

29 Sep 2020

Tchibo is debuting four of its blends at retailers throughout the U.S. Midwest as part of a pilot program that will determine the viability of a nationwide rollout at an unspecified later date.

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Smithfield aims to be America’s first carbon-negative meatpacker by 2030

Smithfield aims to be America’s first carbon-negative meatpacker by 2030

28 Sep 2020

Earlier this month, U.S. pork producer Smithfield announced that it will render all of its company-owned operations carbon negative by 2030, meaning that it will remove more carbon from the atmosphere than it produces. This ambitious plan accelerates t...

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