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Price will dictate adoption of cultured meat in Southern Europe

Price will dictate adoption of cultured meat in Southern Europe

21 May 2021

Over half of consumers in Greece, Croatia and Spain are willing to purchase cultured meat if the price was lower than conventional equivalents, according to a new study from the University of Copenhagen. This finding led researchers to conclude that af...

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Ingredion and Amyris partner up on a fermented Reb M sweetener

Ingredion and Amyris partner up on a fermented Reb M sweetener

19 May 2021

Ingredion and Amyris struck a $100 million deal that makes Ingredion the exclusive global licensing partner for Amyris’ Rebaudioside M stevia sweetener, according to a press release. The price tag includes $75 million for the exclusive license to sell ...

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UAE looks to become global food tech hub

UAE looks to become global food tech hub

18 May 2021

The first phase of the United Arab Emirates’ new Food Tech Valley was launched on May 1, Gulf Business reported. This economic zone is focused on four main innovation clusters in the food tech space: agricultural technology, including bioengineering an...

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AgriTech investments hit a total of $22.3 billion last year

AgriTech investments hit a total of $22.3 billion last year

13 May 2021

Despite the tumult of 2020, investment in the agrifood space soared to $22.3 billion over the year, with Q2 of 2020 seeing $5.9 billion, or more than double the historical average quarterly investment of $2.7 billion, according to a report from Finiste...

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Consumers prefer no rather than low-alcohol

Consumers prefer no rather than low-alcohol

10 May 2021

Beverage market analysis firm IWSR expects the no- and low-alcohol category to grow 31% by 2024, according to a new report that reviewed 10 key markets representing 75% of the global consumption of these beverages. The anaylzed markets were Australia, ...

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McCormick’s Flavor Forecast points to plants and the sea for emerging flavor trends

McCormick’s Flavor Forecast points to plants and the sea for emerging flavor trends

7 May 2021

Spice company McCormick released its 21st annual Flavor Forecast where it identified plant-based meals, comforting global flavors, undiscovered tastes from the ocean, and mindful eating as top flavor trends.

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Beer company AB InBev will help scale Clara Foods' animal-free protein

Beer company AB InBev will help scale Clara Foods' animal-free protein

4 May 2021

Maker of alternative proteins, Clara Foods, has teamed up with the VC arm of brewing giant AB InBev to expand its operations and ferment animal-free protein at scale. Its first product will be egg white proteins for manufacturers, and the initial produ...

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Protein companies to improve human health though tackling animal disease

Protein companies to improve human health though tackling animal disease

30 Apr 2021

Cargill, Ausvet, Heifer International and the International Poultry Council (IPC) have formed a consortium sponsored by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to improve livestock management and combat the threat of zoonotic dis...

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Amano brings umami flavor through plant-based enzymes

Amano brings umami flavor through plant-based enzymes

26 Apr 2021

Amano Enzymes launched a new plant-based enzyme called Umamizyme Pulse for use by manufacturers looking to amplify the savory and umami flavor profiles of plant-based protein applications. The company said its enzyme can be added to foods like soups, b...

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Caribbean countries push for front-of-pack warning labels

Caribbean countries push for front-of-pack warning labels

26 Apr 2021

Warning nutrition labels are needed to tackle the Caribbean’s rising obesity rates, according to a coalition of public health groups that is lobbying the region’s governments.

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Sugar tax in South Africa results in ‘positive changes’

Sugar tax in South Africa results in ‘positive changes’

23 Apr 2021

A study published in The Lancet found that following the 2018 implementation of a 10% tax on sugar-sweetened beverages in South Africa, the overall consumption of sugar from these beverages fell 35% from 16.25 grams per person daily to 10.63 grams per ...

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1 in 4 meat substitutes do not contain enough protein

1 in 4 meat substitutes do not contain enough protein

14 Apr 2021

One in four plant-based protein options does not contain sufficient protein to be considered a source of protein, according to Irish industry watchdog Safefood in a new report. Despite the incongruity between 25% of labels professing products to be an ...

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