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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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Two Mexican states ban junk food sales to children: A taste of things to come?

Two Mexican states ban junk food sales to children: A taste of things to come?

28 Sep 2020

Two Mexican states have moved to ban the sale of junk food to children and a national ban may be on the cards, according to one expert. Could this be a taste of future food policy around the world?

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African Swine Fever confirmed in Germany

African Swine Fever confirmed in Germany

25 Sep 2020

Earlier this month, German officials confirmed African Swine Fever (ASF) has arrived in Germany. As Europe’s largest pork producer, analysts anticipate that the spread of this disease within the country's pork populations will lead to depressed pork pr...

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Olam Cocoa research reveals UK consumption habits are changing for the healthier

Olam Cocoa research reveals UK consumption habits are changing for the healthier

24 Sep 2020

In the UK, consumers are snacking with gusto as continued lockdown measures drag on. However, instead of indulging in snacks that are better for the soul than one's health, the British are reaching for healthier options and plant-based foods, according...

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Hard kombucha continues to push the standards of the beverage

Hard kombucha continues to push the standards of the beverage

23 Sep 2020

Aqua ViTea, one of the largest distributors of kombucha in the U.S., is adding two more, alcoholic flavors to its profile: Cherry Sour and Apricot Dream. Each flavor contains 5% ABV and is a gluten-free, non-GMO, low-sugar libation with better-for-you ...

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Jelly Belly sweetens the deal with premium chocolate

Jelly Belly sweetens the deal with premium chocolate

22 Sep 2020

When it comes to candy, Jelly Belly has been there done that. To keep things fresh, this brand, which is known for its flavorful jelly beans, is branching out of its niche and introducing gourmet chocolate truffles and chocolate bars.

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