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Thanks to the pandemic, foodtech booms during Q2

Thanks to the pandemic, foodtech booms during Q2

28 Aug 2020

The foodtech ecosystem was already evolving rapidly, but when the pandemic shifted business across the globe, technology-driven growth became even more vital to the CPG ecosystem. Plant-based products, cellular agriculture, online grocery and VC invest...

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Beyond Meat launches new e-commerce platform

Beyond Meat launches new e-commerce platform

27 Aug 2020

The next battleground for the plant-based protein movement is shaping up to be e-commerce. Today, Beyond Meat announced its very own online shop where consumers can order a variety of Beyond Meat products, including burgers, sausages, crumbles and brea...

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Scientists discover the key to garlicy-ness

Scientists discover the key to garlicy-ness

26 Aug 2020

Researchers from Virginia Tech have discovered a biological process in garlic that creates allicin and that may lead to the creation of bulbs with differing levels of pungency. The scientists also said this discovery can contribute to farmers having be...

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Adaptogenic coffee raises $2.7 million to reimagine coffee

Adaptogenic coffee raises $2.7 million to reimagine coffee

24 Aug 2020

Coffee company, Taika, raised $2.7M in seed funding for its adaptogen-infused, ready-to-drink (RTD) beverages. The investment round was led by Kindred Ventures with participation from Obvious Ventures and World Champion Barista James Hoffman. In the co...

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Australia is converting stale beer into electricity

Australia is converting stale beer into electricity

21 Aug 2020

When lockdowns closed pubs, watering holes around Australia found themselves saddled with kegs of ales and lagers that were slowly passing their expiration date. However, instead of dumping them down the drain – which would require additional disposal ...

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The British Meat Processors Association calls for a shelf life extension for fresh meat

The British Meat Processors Association calls for a shelf life extension for fresh meat

20 Aug 2020

Current UK food regulations limit the shelf-life of fresh meat to 10 days when stored at 3-8 degrees Celsius. However, the British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) is aiming to persuade the UK’s Food Standards Agency to extend those guidelines to all...

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Dutch researchers work to discover the key to consumers’ ideal snack

Dutch researchers work to discover the key to consumers’ ideal snack

17 Aug 2020

Dutch researchers found that people associated their ideal snack with the words “warm,” “sweet,” “cold,” “savory,” and “healthy.” The study, which looked at divorcing healthy and unhealthy labels from an ideal snack, found that these specific adjectiv...

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Oskar Blues Brewery partners with French’s for a mustard beer

Oskar Blues Brewery partners with French’s for a mustard beer

14 Aug 2020

To honor National Mustard Day in the U.S., yellow mustard brand French’s paired up with Oskar Blues Brewery to produce French’s Mustard Beer. The wheat beer is available for a limited time in Oskar Blues Brewery taprooms as well as online at CraftShack...

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Australia’s The Product Makers create gold chocolate using sugar cane extract

Australia’s The Product Makers create gold chocolate using sugar cane extract

13 Aug 2020

Australian ingredients company The Product Makers (TPM) has gone for the gold and isolated a sugarcane extract called Saccharum officinarum to create a golden chocolate. The company says that the extract can be used as a natural colorant but also has p...

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California-based New Age Meats raises $2M in seed funding

California-based New Age Meats raises $2M in seed funding

12 Aug 2020

Cultivated meat company, New Age Meats announced that it raised $2 million in a seed extension round led by the investment firm TechU Ventures. With this supplemental money, the company plans to further expand its R&D, invest in further automation and ...

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KFC invests in the future of chicken with bioprinting

KFC invests in the future of chicken with bioprinting

11 Aug 2020

Fast food chain KFC is working to produce the world’s first lab-produced, bioprinted chicken nuggets in partnership with Moscow-based 3D Bioprinting Solutions. The restaurant said that it is working toward creating a “restaurant of the future” where th...

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Unilever to divest most of its tea business but keep RTD Lipton

Unilever to divest most of its tea business but keep RTD Lipton

7 Aug 2020

After a nearly seven-month review of its tea business, Unilever announced that it would divest the majority of its €3 billion ($3.5 billion) tea business, which includes tea brands PG Tips, Pukka Herbs and Tazo that generated €2 billion ($2.3 billion) ...

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