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Frozen food and e-commerce emerge as Asia’s COVID-19 retail winners

Frozen food and e-commerce emerge as Asia’s COVID-19 retail winners

7 Jun 2021

Frozen food and e-commerce channels have been two of the food industry success stories to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic and nation-wide lockdowns that triggered significant shifts in shoppers’ behaviour in Asian markets.

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Research shows livestock may not pollute as much as previously thought

Research shows livestock may not pollute as much as previously thought

4 Jun 2021

A new study published in the Advancing Earth and Space Science journal found that the emissions intensity of global animal husbandry has actually decreased over the past two decades due to greater production efficiency.

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Sound: a protein bar formed using ultrasonic waves

Sound: a protein bar formed using ultrasonic waves

3 Jun 2021

This spring a new entrant is coming to the protein bar space. Called Sound Bites by Sound Nutrition, these bars are unique for the way in which they are shaped. Using high-frequency, low-amplitude ultrasonics or sound waves, Sound Bites are formed with...

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Spanish dairy company launches incubator to cultivate cultured milk

Spanish dairy company launches incubator to cultivate cultured milk

25 May 2021

Calidad Pascual launched Mylkcubator through its innovation and investment arm, Pascual Innoventures. Mylkcubator is the world’s first global incubation program for cellular agriculture technologies in the dairy industry aimed at producing dairy altern...

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Oceanium Raises $2.7M to fund seaweed-based sustainable initiatives

Oceanium Raises $2.7M to fund seaweed-based sustainable initiatives

24 May 2021

UK-based Oceanium closed a second seed funding round for £2 million ($2.7M USD). The round was led by Green Angel Syndicate with participation from the World Wildlife Fund. Funding will be used to scale the company's proprietary bio-refinery and proces...

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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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