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Protera appoints Novozymes’ Thomas Videbaek to board of directors

Protera appoints Novozymes’ Thomas Videbaek to board of directors

16 Apr 2021

AI-driven protein startup Protera appointed Novozymes senior executive Thomas Videbaek as Chair of the Board of Directors and non-executive board member.

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Candy colors for 2021 defined by the pandemic

Candy colors for 2021 defined by the pandemic

15 Apr 2021

Candy innovation will be a mixed bag this year as consumers continue to react to the effects of the pandemic. After a year of continual concern about one’s health, color has become the new playing field where consumers are looking for a healthier alter...

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1 in 4 meat substitutes do not contain enough protein

1 in 4 meat substitutes do not contain enough protein

14 Apr 2021

One in four plant-based protein options does not contain sufficient protein to be considered a source of protein, according to Irish industry watchdog Safefood in a new report. Despite the incongruity between 25% of labels professing products to be an ...

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Campaigners warn of delay in Nigeria’s trans fat ban

Campaigners warn of delay in Nigeria’s trans fat ban

14 Apr 2021

Nigeria has committed to introducing a mandatory 2% trans fat limit in oils, fats and processed foods – but campaigners are sounding warning bells over delays in implementing the regulation.

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IFF: enzymes can boost bakery sector with label-friendly solution

IFF: enzymes can boost bakery sector with label-friendly solution

13 Apr 2021

Enzymes are the key to anchor clean label formulation strategies in the bakery sector, International Foods & Fragrances (IFF) said in a recent webinar. With demand from consumers for natural ingredients reaching new heights, the flavor company posited ...

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Flavor company Givaudan crowdsources flavors with its Aroma Kiosk

Flavor company Givaudan crowdsources flavors with its Aroma Kiosk

12 Apr 2021

Swiss flavor giant Givaudan has rolled out its Aroma Kiosk, a digital sensory tool that crowdsources flavor preferences. These kiosks are located globally in grocery and retail stores as well as universities where shoppers can interact with the technol...

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DSM acquires Amyris’ bio-based flavors and fragrances business

DSM acquires Amyris’ bio-based flavors and fragrances business

9 Apr 2021

Netherlands-based Royal DSM acquired the flavor and fragrance bio-based intermediates business of California-based Amyris in order to extend the Dutch corporation’s presence in bio-based flavor and fragrance ingredients. The transaction was completed o...

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Danone Manifesto Ventures makes first UK-based investment

Danone Manifesto Ventures makes first UK-based investment

8 Apr 2021

Danone’s VC arm, Danone Manifesto Ventures (DMV) made its first investment in a UK-based business with its commitment to a £2.5m funding round for the healthy drinks brand Moju. Moju said the French Dairy giant’s minority investment in the company will...

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‘Bread as good as veg’: Modern Baker makes bread better with science-based Superloaf

‘Bread as good as veg’: Modern Baker makes bread better with science-based Superloaf

8 Apr 2021

Packing in 12 high-fibre, plant-based ingredients and no additives, Modern Baker’s Superloaf claims to be as healthy as eating vegetables, and has won the praise of ‘gut guru’, Dr Tim Spector.

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Vegan ingredients maker gets $11M in seed funding

Vegan ingredients maker gets $11M in seed funding

7 Apr 2021

Vegan ingredient maker Nourish Ingredients received $11 million in a seed funding round led by Hong Kong billionaire Chris Liu’s Horizons Ventures and the Australian government’s Main Sequence Ventures. Horizon Ventures is known for providing early-sta...

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Meat sales jump by double digits in the U.S.

Meat sales jump by double digits in the U.S.

6 Apr 2021

Meat sales in the U.S. rose 19.2% in 2020 to $82.5 billion despite the growing trend favoring plant-based meat alternatives, according to The Power of Meat 2021 report from the Food Industry Association (FMI). Of all the meat sold during the course of ...

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AeroFarms goes public through merger with Spring Valley Acquisition

AeroFarms goes public through merger with Spring Valley Acquisition

5 Apr 2021

Vertical farm company AeroFarms merged with the publicly traded special purpose acquisition company (SPAC), Spring Valley Acquisition in order to continue the expansion of the greens grower both in terms of production and distribution. The transaction ...

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