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Autonomous human milk factory arrives in U.S.

Autonomous human milk factory arrives in U.S.

20 Sep 2021

108Labs announced it will build a ‘Cellfacturing’ facility to produce the startup's cell cultured human milk. The factory will operate using a proprietary artificial intelligence platform to produce this cultivated milk at scale.

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First field trials of gene-edited wheat to take place in the UK

First field trials of gene-edited wheat to take place in the UK

17 Sep 2021

Britain will begin field trials of genetically edited wheat with lower levels of the naturally occurring amino acid, asparagine, industry publication Food Navigator reported. These experiments will be the first agricultural field trials of CRISPR techn...

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Food tech company looks to make cacao-free chocolate

Food tech company looks to make cacao-free chocolate

15 Sep 2021

A new U.S.-based startup called Voyage Foods is looking to decouple food from its source material to create cacao-free chocolate, peanut-free peanut butter and coffee without the coffee bean.

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Swedish Startup raises €750K to ferment animal-free fats

Swedish Startup raises €750K to ferment animal-free fats

6 Sep 2021

Bio tech startup Melt & Marble, which was formerly known as Biopetrolia, has closed a €750,000 (US$879,000) seed funding round with the aim of creating fats that “close the taste gap between animal and plant-based meats.”

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Bite Ninja integrates virtually, disrupts traditional QSR staffing

Bite Ninja integrates virtually, disrupts traditional QSR staffing

30 Aug 2021

Memphis-based entrepreneurs Will Clem and Orin Wilson raised $675,000 in pre-seed funding for their startup Bite Ninja in a round led by Y Combinator, AgFunder and Manta Ray. The funds will be used to scale up their technology which allows for ad-hoc v...

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Hard Mtn Dew to launch through a PepsiCo-Boston Beer partnership

Hard Mtn Dew to launch through a PepsiCo-Boston Beer partnership

27 Aug 2021

From a new partnership between Big Beer and Big Soda comes Hard Mtn Dew, a flavored malt beverage with 5% ABV. The alcoholic drink will be available to consumers beginning in early 2022.

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Novolex acquires compostable packaging company Vegware

Novolex acquires compostable packaging company Vegware

25 Aug 2021

U.S.-based packaging manufacturer Novolex acquired Scotland’s Vegware, a company that makes renewable, plant-based materials designed to be commercially composted alongside food waste. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.

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Food waste fighting app partners with Aldi Süd and RIMI Baltic

Food waste fighting app partners with Aldi Süd and RIMI Baltic

23 Aug 2021

Food waste is an ongoing and expensive issue for manufacturers, retailers and consumers. To help alleviate waste and the end of the supply chain, Aldi Süd and RIMI Baltic have partnered with Plant Jammer to install a widget on their websites that helps...

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Cannabis ice cream is becoming big in the U.S.

Cannabis ice cream is becoming big in the U.S.

18 Aug 2021

Hot summer days call for a cool scoop of ice cream, but for those that are interested in chilling out in more than just temperature, Boston-based ice cream brand Emack & Bolio’s has partnered with the multi-state cannabis operator MariMed to bring cann...

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Singapore snacking startup making indulgent foods healthy grabs $3M in funding

Singapore snacking startup making indulgent foods healthy grabs $3M in funding

12 Aug 2021

Singapore-based Hoow Foods, which develops better-for-you versions of indulgent snacks and ingredients using artificial intelligence (AI), announced it secured S$3 million in a Series A funding round. The round was led by Singapore-based venture firm F...

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Coca-Cola sells its first nonfungible token

Coca-Cola sells its first nonfungible token

10 Aug 2021

Beverage giant Coca-Cola auctioned off its first-ever NFT or nonfungible token to commemorate International Friendship Day on July 30. Proceeds from the action, which totaled 217 ETH or $569.805, went to Special Olympics International.

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Quorn invests in new French extrusion technology

Quorn invests in new French extrusion technology

5 Aug 2021

Heritage plant-protein maker Quorn awarded its most recent Future Food-Tech Innovation Challenge award to French startup Umiami for the company's novel extrusion technology process that promises thicker, more realistic cuts of plant-based protein.

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