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Soonish debuts natural beer with gluten-free baking ingredients

Soonish debuts natural beer with gluten-free baking ingredients

29 Jun 2021

Los Angeles micro brewer Soonish now has a beer that is aiming to take the gluten-free beer space and transform it into the “natural beer” category. Soonish-Natural Beer is made using banana, millet, sorghum, and honey, but rather than resulting in a f...

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Barry Callebaut launches Evocao, a cacao-only chocolate

Barry Callebaut launches Evocao, a cacao-only chocolate

24 Jun 2021

Two years after the chocolate company’s launch of its WholeFruit chocolate line, Barry Callebaut unveiled its Evocao expression, which is designed to evoke the aromatic flavors of the cacao fruit by using 100% pure, upcycled ingredients.

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PepsiCo announces plans to reduce global GHG emissions by 3M tons

PepsiCo announces plans to reduce global GHG emissions by 3M tons

27 Apr 2021

PepsiCo released its 2030 sustainability goals where it said it plans to eliminate at least 3 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) by the end of the decade, improve the livelihoods of more than 250,000 people in its agricultural supply chain ...

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Candy colors for 2021 defined by the pandemic

Candy colors for 2021 defined by the pandemic

15 Apr 2021

Candy innovation will be a mixed bag this year as consumers continue to react to the effects of the pandemic. After a year of continual concern about one’s health, color has become the new playing field where consumers are looking for a healthier alter...

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‘Bread as good as veg’: Modern Baker makes bread better with science-based Superloaf

‘Bread as good as veg’: Modern Baker makes bread better with science-based Superloaf

8 Apr 2021

Packing in 12 high-fibre, plant-based ingredients and no additives, Modern Baker’s Superloaf claims to be as healthy as eating vegetables, and has won the praise of ‘gut guru’, Dr Tim Spector.

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Unilever and Nestlé petition to phase out caged hens in Europe

Unilever and Nestlé petition to phase out caged hens in Europe

29 Mar 2021

In a letter to the European Commission, major food titans called on the government to end the practice of raising hens in cages in the European agricultural sector. To accomplish this push, industry heavyweights Unilever and Nestlé partnered with the o...

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Babylon MicroFarms Closes $3M Seed Round

Babylon MicroFarms Closes $3M Seed Round

23 Mar 2021

Virginia-based agtech company Babylon Micro-Farms announced that it raised $3 million in a seed funding round with participation from existing its investor, the Center for Innovative Technology, as well as new participants, including Hull Street Capita...

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The healthier comfort food alternative

The healthier comfort food alternative

4 Mar 2021

The new product reducing sodium while enhancing umami flavour in popular comfort foods.

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Infant probiotic brand nurtured a $55M funding round

Infant probiotic brand nurtured a $55M funding round

18 Feb 2021

Evolve, a biotech company specializing in probiotics aimed at addressing infant gut microbiome deficiencies, closed a $55 million Series D funding round led by Cargill and Manna Tree. As part of the investment, Cargill and Manna Tree will join the comp...

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Indian baby food brand rolls out made-to-order meals for infants

Indian baby food brand rolls out made-to-order meals for infants

8 Feb 2021

Indian toddler snack food company Timios has moved into the baby food category with the launch of its made-to-order baby porridge line that comes in 12 varieties that are made with a mixture of fruits and vegetables along with wheat, millet and rice.

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IFF’s olive leaf extract now non-GMO Project Verified

IFF’s olive leaf extract now non-GMO Project Verified

2 Feb 2021

IFF has received Non-GMO Project Verified certification for its Benolea® (EFLA® 943), an olive leaf extract, clinically shown to support cardiovascular health. In addition, the company recently received recognition by the Council of Ecological Agricult...

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Candy maker Mars to acquire Kind North America for $5B

Candy maker Mars to acquire Kind North America for $5B

7 Dec 2020

Candy maker Mars will fully acquire bar maker Kind Bar in a deal that is reported to be worth $5 billion. Daniel Lubetzky, the company’s founder told the New York Times, which first reported the deal, that Kind's sales are about $1.5 billion annually. ...

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