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Report: walnuts and mushrooms are the latest ingredients to trend in alternative protein

Report: walnuts and mushrooms are the latest ingredients to trend in alternative protein

15 Oct 2021

Plant-based alternatives are becoming increasingly normalized, and consumer interest is branching out beyond conventional hamburgers and sausage, and they are seeking alternatives to conventional meat products in more niche categories such as deli meat...

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Walmart meat supplier opens first plant-based processing facility

Walmart meat supplier opens first plant-based processing facility

11 Oct 2021

California-based meat company Jensen Meat has officially gotten into the plant-based protein industry with the inauguration of its first plant-based protein production facility. This plant opening comes three years after the company first announced its...

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Targeting the sustainable consumer in Latin America

Targeting the sustainable consumer in Latin America

8 Oct 2021

Latin Americans are among the most concerned about climate change and the most interested in sustainable actions but they are also highly price sensitive, according to Euromonitor. How can brands strike the right balance?

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Cultivated meat comes to the pet food sector

Cultivated meat comes to the pet food sector

1 Oct 2021

Cell-based protein technology has now migrated from human food to pet food. Brands such as Wild Earth, Because, Animals and Bond Pet Foods have all committed to eliminating animals from the supply chain that feeds pets.

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Goose Island UK launches hydroponic hops IPA

Goose Island UK launches hydroponic hops IPA

30 Sep 2021

Anheuser-Busch InBev-owned craft brewery Goose Island announced it is launching a session IPA in the U.K. called Hail Hydro. Brewed with hydroponically-grown hops, the beer is available in limited supply only on the Goose Island U.K. website.

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Nestlé pledges $1.29B to support regenerative agriculture

Nestlé pledges $1.29B to support regenerative agriculture

24 Sep 2021

To further amplify its commitments to sustainability, Nestlé recently announced it is committing 1.2 billion Swiss francs ($1.29 billion) to develop regenerative agricultural practices within its supply chain.

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UN Report: Government agriculture subsidies harm the environment

UN Report: Government agriculture subsidies harm the environment

23 Sep 2021

In a new report released by the United Nations, the governmental body noted that nearly 90% of global farming subsidies cause harm to nature and human health. Of the $540 billion in agricultural subsidies allocated annually, the U.N. said $470 billion ...

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Meatable and Royal DSM join together for affordable cultivated meat

Meatable and Royal DSM join together for affordable cultivated meat

22 Sep 2021

Dutch cell-based meat manufacturer Meatable partnered with the Dutch ingredients manufacturer Royal DSM to jointly develop affordable growth media for cultivated protein. In addition to price, the joint partnership will focus on the development of meat...

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Dutch supermarkets will sell only free-range chicken in 2023

Dutch supermarkets will sell only free-range chicken in 2023

16 Sep 2021

By 2023, supermarkets in the Netherlands will only sell free-range chicken products. This move toward improving the animal welfare of chickens sold in the Netherlands will only apply to fresh chicken products. Other products such as frozen chicken or c...

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Food tech company looks to make cacao-free chocolate

Food tech company looks to make cacao-free chocolate

15 Sep 2021

A new U.S.-based startup called Voyage Foods is looking to decouple food from its source material to create cacao-free chocolate, peanut-free peanut butter and coffee without the coffee bean.

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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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