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Kellogg’s to trial paper based cereal bags, replacing plastic in UK

Kellogg’s to trial paper based cereal bags, replacing plastic in UK

16 Dec 2021

In January, Kellogg’s will begin a partnership with U.K. supermarket chain Tesco to pilot a paper-based cereal liner in its Corn Flakes cereal. This trial will be on a small scale at select Tesco stores and is intended to be an alternative for the comp...

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Hazel Technologies to expand produce conservation technology

Hazel Technologies to expand produce conservation technology

8 Dec 2021

Food waste prevention startup Hazel Technologies announced its expansion beyond its Chicago headquarters to Fresno, California, where it is opening a research and development center as well as a West Coast customer support office.

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Hooray! Plant-based bacon maker gets $2.7M

Hooray! Plant-based bacon maker gets $2.7M

6 Dec 2021

Plant-based bacon startup Hooray Foods closed a $2.7 million extension of its seed round that originally brought the company a $2 million influx of cash this summer. The company says it intends to use this infusion of capital to scale its production of...

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Fungi-based fat alternative unveiled by Swedish startup

Fungi-based fat alternative unveiled by Swedish startup

2 Dec 2021

Sweden’s Mycorena mycoprotein startup recently announced it has developed a fungi-based fat ingredient that recreates the mouthfeel and taste sensation of an animal-based steak. The company said its innovation will “take plant-based meat to a new level...

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COP26: Agricultural food system emissions not adequately addressed

COP26: Agricultural food system emissions not adequately addressed

30 Nov 2021

The climate conversation this past November was dominated by Glasgow Climate Impact (COP26) conference where 54 nations signed a pledge to protect nature. However, while various causes of climate change were addressed, agriculture was largely left out ...

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Study: Buying less junk food can lower households' potential emissions by 29%

Study: Buying less junk food can lower households' potential emissions by 29%

25 Nov 2021

Reducing the consumption of animal-based products is not the only way to eat more sustainably, according to a new study from Purdue University and published by the American Chemical Society. Researchers found that eating fewer foods with high caloric c...

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UN lauds ‘significant’ COP26 progress for agri-food sector but did it go far enough?

UN lauds ‘significant’ COP26 progress for agri-food sector but did it go far enough?

19 Nov 2021

UN Climate Change says ‘significant progress’ in making the farming sector more climate-resistant and climate-respectful was made at COP26 – but critics have slammed the absence of technologies such as cell-cultured meat from the sustainability agenda.

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JBS signs a deal with Royal DSM to cut cow methane emissions globally

JBS signs a deal with Royal DSM to cut cow methane emissions globally

17 Nov 2021

As part of the COP26 meeting, the world’s largest meatpacker, JBS, announced it has partnered with the Netherlands' Royal DSM to reduce the total amount of methane emissions emanating from JBS’s supply chain. This partnership will begin by first reduci...

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Caju Love startup is making meat out of cashews

Caju Love startup is making meat out of cashews

16 Nov 2021

Hawaiian startup Caju Love recently launched a vegan meat alternative made from cashew fruit. Typically, cashew fruit is considered a waste product in the nut and juice industry, so the company chose this fiber-filled fruit in an effort to create a zer...

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Yali Bio comes out of stealth mode to launch synthetic fat

Yali Bio comes out of stealth mode to launch synthetic fat

12 Nov 2021

Lab-generated, synthetic fat startup Yali Bio is the latest company to raise funds to develop a plant-based alternative fat that mimics animal-derived options. While the company is still a nascent startup, it has already drummed up some institutional f...

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Applegate introduces a hot dog with regeneratively grown beef

Applegate introduces a hot dog with regeneratively grown beef

9 Nov 2021

Hormel-owned Applegate Farms, which is known for its natural and organic meat offerings, released The Do Good Dog, a hot dog made from beef raised in a verified regenerative U.S. grasslands system.

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Sweden’s Nick’s lands $100M funding Round

Sweden’s Nick’s lands $100M funding Round

5 Nov 2021

Better-for-you ice cream and snack brand Nick’s closed a $100 million funding round led by Kinnevik, Ambrosia and Temasek with participation from Gullspang. The company said these funds will be allocated to expanding its portfolio of healthy snacks usi...

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