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Spiritless, a non-alcoholic bourbon hailing from bourbon country

Spiritless, a non-alcoholic bourbon hailing from bourbon country

2 Jul 2020

Much as the name indicates, a new, alcohol-free bourbon has appeared on the U.S. market. Called Spiritless Kentucky 74, this libation hails from the heart of bourbon country and became available at the end of June.

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Bühler Group partners with Big Idea Ventures to accelerate plant-based meat alternatives

Bühler Group partners with Big Idea Ventures to accelerate plant-based meat alternatives

24 Jun 2020

The 160-year-old Swiss equipment manufacturer Bühler Group has inked a new partnership deal with the alternative protein accelerator and venture capital firm Big Idea Ventures to invest in the firm’s mission to create sustainable, plant-based alternati...

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Eradication may not be the future of the palm oil industry

Eradication may not be the future of the palm oil industry

17 Jun 2020

Environmental advocates have been calling for a reevaluation of the palm oil industry for years. While some like the European Palm Oil Alliance are calling for companies to perform mandatory due diligence of their palm oil sourcing, others are calling ...

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Study: lower-calorie diet and exercise led to diabetes remission in 61% of patients

Study: lower-calorie diet and exercise led to diabetes remission in 61% of patients

16 Jun 2020

A new study from Qatar published in the Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology journal found that lifestyle intervention that focused on a low-calorie diet and exercise let to diabetes remission in 61% of patients.

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Impossible Burger launches a direct to consumer platform

Impossible Burger launches a direct to consumer platform

13 Jun 2020

Impossible Foods is now available with the click of a button from its new e-commerce platform launched this month. This direct-to-consumer option allows consumers to purchase four different bulk burger package options that will be delivered within 48 h...

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Ajinomoto flavors to be distributed in North America by Canadian company

Ajinomoto flavors to be distributed in North America by Canadian company

5 Jun 2020

Food ingredient producer and distributor Caldic Canada will be the exclusive distributor of Ajinomoto’s savory ingredients across the Canadian market. Although financial details were not disclosed, this distribution agreement will take effect beginning...

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Nestlé plans $100M plant-based manufacturing facility in China

Nestlé plans $100M plant-based manufacturing facility in China

27 May 2020

Swiss food giant Nestlé recently announced that it will invest 100 million Swiss francs ($103 million USD) to open a plant-based food manufacturing facility in the Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area (TEDA), which is 72 miles outside of Bei...

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Perfect Day’s animal-free dairy protein earns Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) status

Perfect Day’s animal-free dairy protein earns Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) status

13 May 2020

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a “no objections” letter for the animal-free dairy company Perfect Day’s β-lactoglobulin protein. The letter certifies that the protein has attained Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) status.

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Ingredion debuts polyol sweetener as sugar replacement

Ingredion debuts polyol sweetener as sugar replacement

11 May 2020

Ingredion launched Erysta, its first polyol sweetener that comes in a range of crystalline particle sizes for different moisture applications. This sugar alcohol is 70% as sweet as sugar and has zero calorie content. According to a statement from the c...

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Plant-Based butter: the new star in the dairy aisle

Plant-Based butter: the new star in the dairy aisle

8 May 2020

First, there was meat, then there was milk. Now, butter is shaping up to be the new darling of the plant-based offerings as consumers look toward more sustainable alternatives for their diets.

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Catered foodservice meals in the UK to have 20% less meat

Catered foodservice meals in the UK to have 20% less meat

24 Apr 2020

Public sector caterers serving schools, universities, hospitals and care homes have pledged to reduce the amount of meat served on their menus by 20%. There is simultaneously a focus on reducing overall red meat offerings.

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Applegate introduces blended burgers

Applegate introduces blended burgers

7 Apr 2020

Applegate will introduce Well Carved, its new hybrid meat and veggie line, to grocery stores in April 2020. The new product portfolio will feature beef and turkey burgers as well as Asian style pork meatballs and Mediterranean style turkey meatballs.

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