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Coca-Cola achieves carbon neutrality for Sweden and Spain

Coca-Cola achieves carbon neutrality for Sweden and Spain

14 Sep 2021

Coca-Cola announced that two of its sites – Jordbro in Sweden and Vilas del Turbón in Spain – are now carbon neutral. These two sites are the first to earn this designation as part of a pilot program that aims for at least six of Coca-Cola Europacific ...

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Novolex acquires compostable packaging company Vegware

Novolex acquires compostable packaging company Vegware

25 Aug 2021

U.S.-based packaging manufacturer Novolex acquired Scotland’s Vegware, a company that makes renewable, plant-based materials designed to be commercially composted alongside food waste. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.

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Food waste fighting app partners with Aldi Süd and RIMI Baltic

Food waste fighting app partners with Aldi Süd and RIMI Baltic

23 Aug 2021

Food waste is an ongoing and expensive issue for manufacturers, retailers and consumers. To help alleviate waste and the end of the supply chain, Aldi Süd and RIMI Baltic have partnered with Plant Jammer to install a widget on their websites that helps...

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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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Asia’s most popular vegan pork is now available in U.S. retail

Asia’s most popular vegan pork is now available in U.S. retail

16 Aug 2021

In April, the Hong Kong phenomenon OmniFoods came onto U.S. shores with three styles of its vegan pork that it made available in limited locations on the West Coast. Then in August, the brand, which is the food tech arm of Green Monday, announced that ...

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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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Eat Just looks to crack into the market with a $3B IPO

Eat Just looks to crack into the market with a $3B IPO

23 Jul 2021

Cultured protein maker Eat Just is targeting a $3 billion initial public offering in Q4 2021 or early in 2022, Forbes reported after receiving information from a leading investor in the plant-based egg producing company.

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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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Livekindly creates New Vegan Food Brands for Chinese market

Livekindly creates New Vegan Food Brands for Chinese market

14 Jul 2021

Plant-based company collective Livekindly launched its first brands created in-house. Sold under the names Giggling Pig 咯咭藸 [Ge Ji Zhu] and Happy Chicken 哈皮鸡 [Ha Pi Ji], these brands sell products aimed at Gen Z Chinese customers that are interested in...

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Aleph Farms raises $105M, plans for cell-based meat launch in 2022

Aleph Farms raises $105M, plans for cell-based meat launch in 2022

13 Jul 2021

Cultured meat manufacturer Aleph Farms is steaming ahead toward its goal of commercialization. The Israeli startup announced it received $105 million in funding from a Series B investment round led by L Catterton's Growth Fund and DisruptAD, which is o...

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ReGrained flour is inaugural recipient of Upcycled Food certification

ReGrained flour is inaugural recipient of Upcycled Food certification

7 Jul 2021

Upcycled food company ReGrained is the first company in the world to receive the new Upcycled Food Certification for its SuperGrain+ flour. This new certification is awarded by the Upcycled Food Association, which finalized its certification standards ...

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