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    Beyond Meat to launch plant-based steak, CEO says

    Speaking at The Wall Street Journal’s Global Food Forum this week, Ethan Brown said the product would replicate a whole cut of meat.

  • President of Benson Hill Seeds, Jeff Johnson, and one of our farmer partners on a soybean farm
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    Transforming our food system through nature and technology

    Unlocking genetic diversity to get nutritious, sustainable, plant-protein ingredients to market faster

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    Cost of Fourth of July cookouts to jump by double digits this year

    Price increases for food items like chicken, bread and soda have made this year’s holiday a more expensive celebration, according to two recent analyses.

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    Givaudan partners on gum targeting kids' sugar cravings

    The ingredients company helped Israeli food-tech startup Sweet Victory mask the bitterness of an herb that blocks sugar receptors on the tongue for its new treat.

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    Honest co-founder announces details of new RTD teas

    Just Ice Tea will embrace Fair Trade Certified sourcing and organic, recognizable ingredients for its new line, according to Seth Goldman.

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    National Chicken Council wants labeling restrictions on plant-based products

    Until now, the poultry industry has been relatively silent about alternatives, but the trade group presented a survey that says 81% of consumers want non-meat products to be clearly labeled.

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    Why precision fermentation is in the Non-GMO Project's crosshairs

    The group dedicated June to educating consumers about the dangers of what it called “synbio dairy” — using genetically modified cells to create proteins identical to those in cow-produced milk.

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    Sanderson, Wayne Farms merger delayed

    In a new SEC filing, Sanderson Farms said it still expects the deal to close but not in its expected timeframe of mid-2022.

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    Eclipse Foods scoops up more than $40M to invest in plant-based dairy

    The ice cream maker’s signature ingredient blend can enable an entire non-milk platform, and additional products will launch next year.

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    Kalera starts trading on Nasdaq

    The indoor farming company debuted at $14 a share after its shareholders approved its merger with Agrico Acquisition Corp. at a special meeting on Tuesday.

    Updated June 29, 2022
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    Atomo raises $40M for molecular coffee and launches RTD products

    The beans-free startup will begin shipping cold brew and latte products that aim to deliver a similar taste as traditional options, but with improved sustainability.

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    How food inflation is shaping the shopping habits of price-sensitive consumers

    The one-third of shoppers who value cost over brand are not necessarily following expected patterns, according to a recent analysis of transaction data by Symphony RetailAI.

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    How food and beverage companies are responding in Russia

    Diageo said it is “winding down” operations in the country over the next six months, after previously halting exports to Russia and Ukraine in March.

    Updated June 29, 2022
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    Danone leads $7M funding round for methane-reducing cattle feed additive

    The maker of Oikos and Activia yogurt is investing in the seaweed-based product in a push to hit its goal of achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

  • Plant-based milk at a Target store in Washington, D.C.
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    Forty-one percent of shoppers are buying more private brands, report finds

    More than three-quarters of consumers who said they are purchasing more store brands during the pandemic said they will continue to do so in the future, according to the Food Industry Association.

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    Sapporo USA to acquire Stone Brewing in deal valued at $165M

    By acquiring the ninth largest craft brewer in the U.S., the Japanese beer giant is gaining production capacity and a launching ground for its own brand.

  • Land O'Lakes Butter Balls in a frying pan of green beans
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    Leftovers: Land O'Lakes cuts corners on butter; Saputo spreads into plant-based cheese

    The dairy brand is reshaping its signature product to help at-home bakers, and Hamdi Ulukaya’s Unstuck initiative launches co-branded products with ingredients sourced by refugees.

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    How CrushDynamics upcycles wine waste into a nutritious ingredient

    The Canadian company uses fermentation to make polyphenol-rich blends that can enhance flavor, reduce salt, block bitterness and extend shelf life, and plans to take its tech to winemaking regions worldwide.

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    How food tech companies can raise money in a slowing economy

    Investors still want to put funds toward well-established players in the sector, and M&A, partnerships and joint ventures will continue to proliferate, said panelists at the Future Food-Tech Alternative Proteins conference this week.

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    Bang to transition from PepsiCo distribution deal in favor of new DSD partners

    In a statement, the company’s CEO also said all disputes with the beverage and snacking giant have been “fully settled and resolved.”

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    Consumer Brands Association CEO leaving to lead travel group

    Since Geoff Freeman took the helm nearly four years ago, the once-struggling organization has changed its priorities and welcomed several members.

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    Chinova Bioworks raises $6M for clean-label preservative

    Investors in the company and its ingredient made from upcycled mushrooms include the venture arms of Royal DSM and Rich Products.

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    Splitting Kellogg is the best way to drive growth, CEO says

    In an interview, Steve Cahillane said dividing the 116-year-old CPG will unlock value and create three "healthy, strong companies” in plant-based food, cereal and snacks.

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    Mars CEO to retire in September

    Company veteran Poul Weihrauch, currently global president of Mars Petcare, will take the helm this fall.

    Updated June 22, 2022
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    B&G Foods creates 4 business units to oversee sprawling portfolio

    The maker of Green Giant, Ortega and Cream of Wheat said the new structure will help eliminate unnecessary costs and spur growth.

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    Kellogg splitting into 3 companies

    The CPG will spin off its North American cereal and plant-based foods operations while retaining its global snacking business. The separation is slated to be complete by the end of 2023.

    Updated June 21, 2022