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The Cocoa Barometer report shows few improvements in cocoa industry

The Cocoa Barometer report shows few improvements in cocoa industry

17 Dec 2020

Despite 20 years of rhetoric from companies promising to undertake initiatives that will increase the standard of living for farmers in cocoa-producing countries as well as mitigate the environmental impacts associated with cocoa production in regions ...

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Chobani coconut yogurt is now Fair Trade certified

Chobani coconut yogurt is now Fair Trade certified

16 Dec 2020

Greek yogurt maker Chobani announced that its coconut yogurt blends are now made with Fair Trade Certified coconuts, saying that it is the first national brand to earn this certification for a coconut blend in the yogurt aisle. The Fair Trade Certified...

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Finnish coffee brand Meira launches a bio-based sustainable cup

Finnish coffee brand Meira launches a bio-based sustainable cup

11 Dec 2020

Helsinki-based coffee roaster Meira released a new line of coffee called Vallilan Paahtimo with the aim of offering a more sustainable cup of coffee – both inside and out. The coffee is a single-origin, sustainably grown variety that is then packaged i...

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Terra Kaffe closes funding for single-serve, podless espresso machine

Terra Kaffe closes funding for single-serve, podless espresso machine

1 Dec 2020

Superautomatic espresso maker Terra Kaffee closed a $4 million funding round with the New York-based venture capital fund The Seed Lab, bringing its total funding to just shy of $5 million since its debut in 2019.

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Heineken is now brewing its Sol beer with solar

Heineken is now brewing its Sol beer with solar

25 Nov 2020

Heineken is one step closer to its goal of increasing the share of renewable energy in its beverage production to 70% by 2030 with the installation of 9,212 solar panels at its brewery in the Netherlands where it produces Sol beer.

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Beyond Meat unveils the next generation of its Beyond Burger

Beyond Meat unveils the next generation of its Beyond Burger

18 Nov 2020

Beyond Meat will release two new versions of its Beyond Burger: one with increased juiciness and the other with an improved nutritional profile. Both burgers will launch across the U.S. in 2021.

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Plant-based brand No Evil Foods pledges become plastic negative

Plant-based brand No Evil Foods pledges become plastic negative

17 Nov 2020

No Evil Foods is the latest company to establish a laudable and aspirational sustainability goal, committing to become plastic negative by remove two pounds of plastic for every one pound they generate through a partnership with rePurpose Global. The b...

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Israeli cell-based meat company Meat Tech 3D files for U.S. IPO

Israeli cell-based meat company Meat Tech 3D files for U.S. IPO

12 Nov 2020

Israeli cell-based meat company, Meat-Tech 3D, is a relative newcomer to the industry but is making up for lost time with a flurry of activity. Most recently, the company filed its paperwork with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to begin the...

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UK invests in insect farms, accelerating development of sustainable protein

UK invests in insect farms, accelerating development of sustainable protein

23 Oct 2020

In its quest to promote sustainable agriculture, the UK government’s Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) provided London startup Entocycle £10 million ($12.9 million) for the construction of the country’s first large-scale industrial insect farm ...

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French dairy giant Bel to launch plant-based cheese

French dairy giant Bel to launch plant-based cheese

22 Oct 2020

French dairy group Bel will launch a plant-based Boursin in the US next year as it develops vegan versions of its core brands, which include Babybel and The Laughing Cow.

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Tesco partners with Olio to reduce food waste in U.K.

Tesco partners with Olio to reduce food waste in U.K.

1 Oct 2020

Tesco is partnering with the food sharing app Olio to redistribute surplus food nearing its sell-by date from its stores to local communities and individuals that are food insecure. The two companies will roll out this effort across all of Tesco’s 2,70...

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Smithfield aims to be America’s first carbon-negative meatpacker by 2030

Smithfield aims to be America’s first carbon-negative meatpacker by 2030

28 Sep 2020

Earlier this month, U.S. pork producer Smithfield announced that it will render all of its company-owned operations carbon negative by 2030, meaning that it will remove more carbon from the atmosphere than it produces. This ambitious plan accelerates t...

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