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Saudi start-up Red Sea Farms raises $10m to grow food in saltwater

Saudi start-up Red Sea Farms raises $10m to grow food in saltwater

26 Jul 2021

Red Sea Farms, which grows organic, pesticide-free tomatoes using saltwater in Saudi Arabia, has received a $10 million venture capital investment.

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C3 on its recent MENA expansion: ‘The region is a hub of tech and culinary innovation’

C3 on its recent MENA expansion: ‘The region is a hub of tech and culinary innovation’

16 Jul 2021

Omnichannel food tech platform Creating Culinary Communities (C3) is bringing its cloud kitchen and food delivery tech to the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region, announcing a $100 million joint venture in Saudi Arabia just months after expanding to...

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Oat milk start-up Bevry on India’s plant-based potential

Oat milk start-up Bevry on India’s plant-based potential

12 Jul 2021

In this article Pradeep Sanker, co-founder of oat milk start-up Bevry, known as ‘the Oatly of India’ talks about challenges and opportunities in India’s plant-based dairy market.

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Small changes to health claim wording have a big impact on EU consumer engagement

Small changes to health claim wording have a big impact on EU consumer engagement

28 Jun 2021

An EU-backed study is revealing small changes manufacturers can make to the wording of on-pack health claims to make them more understandable and engaging to consumers, all while respecting the health claim regulation.

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CBD’s health halo will drive 2022 growth despite COVID-19 setbacks

CBD’s health halo will drive 2022 growth despite COVID-19 setbacks

14 Jun 2021

Despite CBD being an indisputably on-trend ingredient, the US CBD market was not immune to the negative economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic last year, particularly due to nationwide store closures, new consumer priorities, and CBD price drops.

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Lidl Cheddar cheese shows rising popularity of carbon neutral food

Lidl Cheddar cheese shows rising popularity of carbon neutral food

31 May 2021

Hard discounter Lidl will launch a carbon-neutral Cheddar cheese in UK stores before the end of the year. Are carbon neutral products the next big thing in sustainable food?

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Access in the spotlight this World Hunger Day

Access in the spotlight this World Hunger Day

21 May 2021

The Hunger Project has made huge progress in reducing global hunger, but Covid-19 has worsened poverty and limited food availability in many communities. This World Hunger Day, the focus is on access – to food, but also to essential resources like educ...

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US sugary drinks tax could be on the cards

US sugary drinks tax could be on the cards

17 May 2021

A federal excise tax on sugar-sweetened beverages could be on the cards in the US as a Democrat lawmaker announces plans to resurrect the SWEET Act, which proposes a tiered tax.

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Brazilian regulators open the door to supplement and probiotic innovation

Brazilian regulators open the door to supplement and probiotic innovation

1 Feb 2021

Health claim approvals for dietary supplements and probiotics in Brazil are opening the door to market innovation, says one expert – but more work is needed to ensure full consumer transparency.

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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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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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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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