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Ethnic Hispanic flavours increase in US food and beverage

Ethnic Hispanic flavours increase in US food and beverage

21 Feb 2022

Over the last 30 years, the distribution of buying power in the US has shifted, and the Hispanic population has expanded particularly quickly becoming the largest minority market and influencing food and beverage offerings.

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Plant-based and lactose-free drive liquid milk segment growth

Plant-based and lactose-free drive liquid milk segment growth

16 Feb 2022

Liquid milk sales have been on a decade-long decline trajectory, but according to a new report from market research firm IRI, there may be a bright spot for the segment: lactose-reduced milk. Plant-based milk is another segment of the category that is ...

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Celebrity Indian couple backs Indian startup Blue Tribe Foods

Celebrity Indian couple backs Indian startup Blue Tribe Foods

14 Feb 2022

A sign of the growing popularity of plant-based foods in India, Bollywood star Anushka Sharma and her cricketer husmand have joined the startup Blue Tribe Foods' board of investors. "Without short-changing our taste buds, there is potential for a plane...

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Oats growing in popularity, winning awards and consumer favour

Oats growing in popularity, winning awards and consumer favour

10 Feb 2022

Oats have transformed from a breakfast ingredient to an increasingly common plant-based option, appearing in a multitude of applications.

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‘Humanisation’ of pets creates opportunities in pet food

‘Humanisation’ of pets creates opportunities in pet food

9 Feb 2022

Clean label, natural, sustainable, luxury and plant-based: The ‘humanisation’ of pets means consumers want premium pet food, and a number of food manufacturers are entering the growing pet food sector to meet their demands.

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Starfield lands largest plant-based funding round in China’s history

Starfield lands largest plant-based funding round in China’s history

2 Feb 2022

Chinese alternative protein manufacturer Starfield Food Science & Technology closed a $100 million Series B funding round — the largest in China’s recorded history to date, according to a release from the company.

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Chewing gum launched to stop sweet cravings in their tracks

Chewing gum launched to stop sweet cravings in their tracks

27 Jan 2022

Now, instead of reducing sugar intake by selecting food carefully, consumers can stop sugary treat cravings in their tracks with botanical-infused chewing gum from the Israeli start-up Sweet Victory. This new gum blocks sugar receptors on the tongue wi...

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Mosa Meat announces how to cultivate protein without FBS

Mosa Meat announces how to cultivate protein without FBS

26 Jan 2022

Mosa Meat, one of the world’s leading cultivated meat producers, revealed how it creates animal protein without the use of the controversial ingredient FBS (fetal bovine serum) in a peer-reviewed article published in the journal Nature Food.

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French alternative bacon company lands €25 million

French alternative bacon company lands €25 million

25 Jan 2022

Three-year-old French startup La Vie, formerly known as 77 Foods, secured €25 million ($28.3M) in one of the largest funding rounds in French food tech history. With funding in hand, the company is looking to expand the reach of its plant-based bacon p...

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Less sugar, more fibre: How brands can leverage ‘two-in-one’ reformulation

Less sugar, more fibre: How brands can leverage ‘two-in-one’ reformulation

23 Jan 2022

Combining natural sweeteners with fibres to replace the sweetness and bulk of sugar is a two-in-one reformulation approach that allows brands to make two appealing on-pack product claims: less sugar and more fibre.

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Codex approves global framework for stevia production

Codex approves global framework for stevia production

21 Jan 2022

Codex Alimentarius has adopted a Framework for Steviol Glycosides approving four different technologies for the production of the sweetener, a move that stakeholders say will ‘benefit the entire stevia industry’.

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Indian multinational moves into plant-based burgers and nuggets

Indian multinational moves into plant-based burgers and nuggets

14 Jan 2022

ITC, one of India’s largest corporations, announced it is entering the plant-based protein space through its ITC Master Chef brand where it will launch burger patties and chicken nuggets made from alternative protein sources. The conglomerate’s food bu...

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