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  • Impossible Foods founder and CEO Pat Brown speaks with a Zoom background of fires in the Amazon rainforest at an October 2020 press conference.
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    Impossible Foods founder Pat Brown to lead a new company venture

    The medical doctor and outspoken critic of animal agriculture will be heading a separate group dedicated to “transformative innovation,” Business Insider reported.

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    Hostess nabs Kimberly-Clark exec as chief supply chain officer

    The Twinkies maker is looking to enhance productivity after struggling with supplier delays and ingredients shortages.

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    Food industry makes commitments at White House summit on hunger

    Several companies, from Chobani to Tyson, unveiled plans to improve health and nutrition, including reformulating products and revamping labels. 

  • Mars Inc. and Berry's sustainable packaging
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    Mars unveils plastic jars with 15% recycled plastics

    The candy giant and packaging manufacturer Berry say the new containers for Starburst, Skittles and M&M’s will eliminate roughly 300 tons of virgin plastic annually.

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    Biden administration releases strategy to end hunger and increase dietary and physical health by 2030

    The policies outlined ahead of the first White House Conference on Food, Nutrition and Health in more than 50 years target improving access to healthy food, labeling changes and connecting healthcare with nutrition.

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    Smithfield to pay $75M in latest pork antitrust deal

    This settlement, involving at least 17.6 million consumers, follows JBS’ agreement to pay $20 million to purchasers this month.

  • Meat at a Safeway in Washington, D.C.
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    Meat prices lag inflation as volumes decline

    Meat prices were up by 7.6% in August compared with the same period last year, to an average of $4.65 per pound, according to a report by 210 Analytics and IRI.

  • Onions from a farm in the Pacific Northwest
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    FDA issues plan to prevent onion outbreaks

    This proposal follows two massive outbreaks that sickened more than 2,100 people, but the recommendations are things that should already be done under current regulations.

  • Packaging for Kellogg's MorningStar Farms Incogmeato brand.
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    MorningStar Farms plant workers reject union deal

    Employees at an Ohio factory producing plant-based products voted 141 to 82 against unionizing, allowing its owner Kellogg to avoid another labor crisis.

    Updated Sept. 27, 2022
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    Unilever CEO retiring at the end of next year

    Alan Jope has worked at Unilever for more than 35 years and was appointed CEO in 2019. The company behind Hellmann’s and Ben & Jerry’s is beginning a search for his replacement.

    Updated Sept. 26, 2022
  • Beyond Meat launched Beyond Breakfast Sausage at retail in March 2020.
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    Beyond Meat chief supply chain officer to depart

    Bernie Adcock, a Tyson veteran who joined the company in December, said he was leaving to pursue other opportunities. The company just suspended its chief operating officer following an arrest last week. 

  • Pepsi, PepsiCo, s'mores
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    Leftovers: Pepsi pours a s’mores soda; Kellogg goes nutty with Little Debbie cereal

    The beverage giant is tapping the campfire staple for the latest variety of its flagship cola, and Old Bay gets sweet with a new caramel-flavored seasoning.

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    Chobani names exec to expand presence in international markets

    The Greek yogurt giant appointed Kenneth Bishop to help grow the company outside the U.S, an area it has identified as a “large opportunity” and “meaningful growth driver.”

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    Hydroponic crops qualify for organic certification, appellate court rules

    The ruling affirmed the USDA’s decision that the plants grown without soil are eligible for the designation, potentially ending a protracted legal battle.

    Updated Sept. 23, 2022
  • E. & J. Gallo, High Noon
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    Sales of spirits-based RTD drinks top $1.6B in 2021, study finds

    In addition to convenience, an industry trade group found the top reasons consumers turn to these pre-mixed beverages are flavor, taste and the use of real spirits. 

  • FlavorUp, Campbell Soup
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    Campbell Soup launches first major brand in 6 years: FlavorUp boosts

    The squeezable flavoring targets busy millennials who enjoy restaurant-quality meals. It will be the CPG’s first venture into the seasoning aisle.

  • Kerry emulsifier Puremul
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    Kerry launches emulsifier made from acacia

    The company is touting Puremul, which would replace sunflower lecithin and mono- and diglycerides, as a more plentiful clean label alternative.

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    JBS hires its first sustainability officer

    Jason Weller joins the beef giant after serving as vice president of Land O’Lakes sustainability arm Truterra, where he led an effort to incentivize more climate-friendly agriculture practices through carbon credits.

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    Beyond Meat suspends COO following arrest

    The plant-based meat company said Senior Vice President of Manufacturing Operations Jonathan Nelson will perform the job in the interim.

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    Behind 5 food and beverage sustainability programs receiving USDA funding

    Tyson and Land O’Lakes’ sustainability arm Truterra were among the 70 projects that received grants to facilitate climate-smart agricultural practices.

  • Just Ice, Eat the Change, tea, Seth Goldman
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    As Honest tea production ends, co-founder fills void with new beverage in fewer than 4 months

    Seth Goldman is bullish there’s demand for beverages like his new Just Ice Tea, saying Coca-Cola didn’t manage his previous product well.

  • Hands put hot sauce on a large Taco Bell quesadilla made with chunks of plant-based Beyond Carne Asada.
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    Beyond Meat and Taco Bell to test plant-based steak option

    Beyond Carne Asada, created in partnership with Yum Brands, will be sold at select Dayton, Ohio-area restaurants next month at the same price as meat.

  • A dish of powdered egg white made through Onego Bio's precision fermentation sits on a counter, with a dish of whipped egg white and a whisk with whipped egg on it behind.
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    Perfect Day launches biotech-as-a-service business

    The precision fermentation leader’s new venture, nth Bio, will help companies with research and development, scale up and regulatory review. Its first partnership is with animal-free egg protein maker Onego Bio.

  • Ben & Jerry's Chubby Hubby ice cream
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    Ben & Jerry’s co-founders say Unilever violated merger agreement

    The ice cream brand's founders told MSNBC the sale of its Israel operations went against the section of the deal that gave an independent board control over social responsibility matters.

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    Why Nestlé is confident its portfolio overhaul has primed it for success

    North America CEO Steve Presley said the CPG is in a stronger position despite an unpredictable environment after turning over 40% of its U.S. business to focus on faster-growing, trendier offerings.