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AeroFarms goes public through merger with Spring Valley Acquisition

AeroFarms goes public through merger with Spring Valley Acquisition

5 Apr 2021

Vertical farm company AeroFarms merged with the publicly traded special purpose acquisition company (SPAC), Spring Valley Acquisition in order to continue the expansion of the greens grower both in terms of production and distribution. The transaction ...

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Imperfect Foods plans for net-zero carbon emissions by 2030

Imperfect Foods plans for net-zero carbon emissions by 2030

25 Mar 2021

Online grocer Imperfect Foods announced that by 2030, it will be a net-zero carbon company that has saved 1 billion pounds of food from waste. Successfully meeting this goal would put Imperfect Foods 10 years ahead of other major retailers striving for...

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Babylon MicroFarms Closes $3M Seed Round

Babylon MicroFarms Closes $3M Seed Round

23 Mar 2021

Virginia-based agtech company Babylon Micro-Farms announced that it raised $3 million in a seed funding round with participation from existing its investor, the Center for Innovative Technology, as well as new participants, including Hull Street Capita...

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Pig-free pepsin comes to market from Clara Foods

Pig-free pepsin comes to market from Clara Foods

22 Mar 2021

Following six years of research, biotech ingredients maker Clara Foods rolled out the first commercially-available, animal-free pepsin enzyme that is is free of antibiotics and hormones as well as being vegan, Kosher and Halal, according to a press rel...

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Aleph Farms is bringing cultivated steak to Brazil

Aleph Farms is bringing cultivated steak to Brazil

19 Mar 2021

This month, cell-based meat producer Aleph Farms partnered with Brazilian-based BRF S.A. in a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) agreement that will bring cultivated meat to the Brazilian market. Under the agreement, the two companies will co-develop a ...

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Europe aims to make beverage packaging fully circular by 2030

Europe aims to make beverage packaging fully circular by 2030

5 Mar 2021

UNESDA Soft Drinks Europe, the trade association representing the European non-alcoholic beverage sector has pledged to make beverage packaging fully-circular in Europe by 2030. The association plans to accomplish this by incentivizing the use of rPET,...

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Coca-Cola launches paper bottle trial in Hungary

Coca-Cola launches paper bottle trial in Hungary

24 Feb 2021

After unveiling its paper bottle prototype last year, Coca-Cola is rolling out its initial market trial of the packaging in Hungary this summer. The paper bottle technology will be used to distribute 2,000 units of its plant-based smoothie brand, AdeZ,...

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Plant-based sales in Gulf countries are small but promising

Plant-based sales in Gulf countries are small but promising

5 Feb 2021

Several new product launches and a high-profile vegan prince are creating a buzz around plant-based eating in the Gulf region.

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New-tech standing pouches cut fresh food waste

New-tech standing pouches cut fresh food waste

3 Feb 2021

Divine Flavor adopts StePac’s modified atmosphere standing pouches, extending produce shelf life in the retail sector.

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Pandemic drives an increase in meat consumption across UK

Pandemic drives an increase in meat consumption across UK

2 Feb 2021

After years of growth, the movement of consumers away from meat has slowed in the UK, according to new data from Mintel. Over the course of 2020, the percentage of Brits reducing their meat consumption dropped from 51% in 2019 to only 41% in 2020.

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Unilever promises living wages to suppliers' employees

Unilever promises living wages to suppliers' employees

1 Feb 2021

In its effort to create a “more equitable and inclusive society” Unilever is committing to a new set of corporate goals, including ensuring that by 2030, all employees of suppliers that directly provide goods and services to earn a living wage or incom...

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Montanya Distillers goes plastic neutral

Montanya Distillers goes plastic neutral

27 Jan 2021

Concerns about sustainability and package waste have driven manufacturers to look for alternatives to plastic. Montanya Distillers, a craft rum distillery and Certified B Corporation, is the latest participant in this movement, but the company has take...

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