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SweeGen expands its stevia portfolio with new Reb N

SweeGen expands its stevia portfolio with new Reb N

28 Jan 2021

Stevia manufacturer SweeGen commercialized its newest steviol glycoside Bestevia Reb N. The company says the zero-calorie sweetener has a “unique sensory profile” that makes it especially attractive for beverage applications, which is an application sp...

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Montanya Distillers goes plastic neutral

Montanya Distillers goes plastic neutral

27 Jan 2021

Concerns about sustainability and package waste have driven manufacturers to look for alternatives to plastic. Montanya Distillers, a craft rum distillery and Certified B Corporation, is the latest participant in this movement, but the company has take...

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Bill Gates is America’s largest owner of farmland

Bill Gates is America’s largest owner of farmland

26 Jan 2021

Already in possession of the title of the fourth richest person in the world, Bill Gates can now add another distinction to the list as the largest private farmland owner in the United States. Through his investment arm, the billionaire owns 242,000 of...

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Chobani moves out of yogurt into RTD coffee

Chobani moves out of yogurt into RTD coffee

25 Jan 2021

As the New York-based Greek yogurt company continues to expand, its latest move is into the ready-to-drink coffee space with its new Chobani Coffee options, crafted with single-origin cold brew and feature Chobani's oat milks and dairy creamers.

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Singapore start-up ‘makes bad carbs good’ with plant-based fibre blends

Singapore start-up ‘makes bad carbs good’ with plant-based fibre blends

25 Jan 2021

Alchemy Fibre makes plant-based fibre blends that lower the glycaemic index (GI) of refined carbohydrates without altering their taste, texture or colour.

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AB InBev launches organic seltzer under Michelob Ultra brand

AB InBev launches organic seltzer under Michelob Ultra brand

22 Jan 2021

Although it’s only the beginning of 2021, major manufacturers are already gearing up for summertime, and AB InBev is doing so with the launch of its own-brand Michelob Ultra Organic Seltzer. With 80 calories, no sugar and no carbs, this release is a bi...

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Cultivated fat is a potential popular addition to plant-based products

Cultivated fat is a potential popular addition to plant-based products

21 Jan 2021

Cultivated fat might be the next ingredient to melt the hearts of fans of plant-based products, with two-thirds of plant-based meat companies interested in incorporating the ingredient into their recipes, according to a survey Peace of Meat.

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Back to the origin: Take a voyage of discovery with on trend cocoa powders

Back to the origin: Take a voyage of discovery with on trend cocoa powders

21 Jan 2021

Gerkens®AM70 cocoa powder elevates the taste profile of your end-product to transport your consumers to the tropical depths of Ivory Coast.

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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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Not all stevia is created equal

Not all stevia is created equal

19 Jan 2021

Not all stevia is created equal. And no one understands that better than SweetLeaf, the company that first
pioneered stevia sweeteners in 1982.

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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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