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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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Coca-Cola is world’s most valuable drink brand, but not fastest-growing

Coca-Cola is world’s most valuable drink brand, but not fastest-growing

7 Sep 2021

After 129 years of making soda, Coca-Cola remains the world’s most valuable soft drink brand – reporting revenue that is 55% more than the No. 2 market leader, PepsiCo. Coca-Cola retained its ranking despite recording a 13% brand value decline to $33.2...

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Mintel: Is Plant-Based losing Credibility?

Mintel: Is Plant-Based losing Credibility?

2 Sep 2021

The term “plant-based” has proliferated into a range of categories resulting in an oversaturated use of the phrase, which the market research firm Mintel asserts positions the term to be at risk of losing some of its better-for-you significance with co...

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Study: Two-thirds of US children’s calories come from ultra-processed foods

Study: Two-thirds of US children’s calories come from ultra-processed foods

1 Sep 2021

As of 2018, youth in the U.S. consume 67% of their calories from ultra-processed foods, according to a new study published in JAMA. Between 1999 and 2018, there was a jump of 5.6 percentage points in the number of calories coming from foods like cookie...

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Bloomberg: Plant-based foods expected to grow 450% by 2030

Bloomberg: Plant-based foods expected to grow 450% by 2030

31 Aug 2021

Bloomberg Intelligence is forecasting an evolution in consumer habits that will lead to a 450% leap in plant-based sales to reach $162 billion by 2030, up from $29.4 billion in 2020. Plant-based meat is expected to see particular growth from $4.2 billi...

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Alternative beef for $3? Several firms are looking to hit that target

Alternative beef for $3? Several firms are looking to hit that target

19 Aug 2021

An ongoing criticism of meat alternatives is price. However, as grocery prices have risen globally as a result of pandemic-related supply chain repercussions, plant-based alternatives have found themselves able to take a bigger bite out of the protein ...

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Chewing gum sales blow up in the U.S.

Chewing gum sales blow up in the U.S.

2 Aug 2021

As more people return to public life in the United States, gum sales are beginning to balloon following two years of sales declines, Bloomberg reported.

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Survey finds UK plant-based meals cheaper, more popular than meat

Survey finds UK plant-based meals cheaper, more popular than meat

30 Jul 2021

The number of plant-based ready meals is surging in the U.K., and in addition to their increasing availability, their price point per portion is now below that of meat-filled ready meals, according to new research from the Eating Better coalition.

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European eco label scheme set to launch in 2022

European eco label scheme set to launch in 2022

29 Jul 2021

International industry titans from the food and beverage industry have come together with supermarkets and environmental scientists to form a non-profit that will launch front-of-pack eco-scores across Europe this September.

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Animal-free dairy cheese appeals to over half of global consumers

Animal-free dairy cheese appeals to over half of global consumers

20 Jul 2021

Globally, 70.5% of consumers said they would be willing to buy cheese made with dairy proteins that don’t come from animals, according to a new survey from the precision fermentation company Formo and the University of Bath published in the journal Fro...

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Cambridge University invents vegan spider silk to replace single-use plastics

Cambridge University invents vegan spider silk to replace single-use plastics

19 Jul 2021

Xampla, a spinoff from Cambridge University, is working on commercializing a biodegradable alternative to single-use plastics that is made out of plant products but where the molecular structure is manipulated to resemble spider silk.

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Provenance Bio's plant-based gelatin beats animal based options on price

Provenance Bio's plant-based gelatin beats animal based options on price

12 Jul 2021

To answer the growing demand for animal-free collagen, San Francisco-based startup Provenance Bio, unveiled its first animal-free gelatin product made with its proprietary protein expression platform. The company said that the proteins it produces for ...

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