Sustainability


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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.

    By June 28, 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.

    By June 27, 2022
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    Sustainability

    As consumers care more about sustainability, food and beverage companies are pledging to make their portfolios more eco-friendly. But are they making progress? 

    By Food Dive staff
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    Ensuring sustainability: Questions to ask your packaging supplier

    Consumer concerns around sustainability and protecting the environment have been increasing.

    June 27, 2022
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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.

    By June 23, 2022
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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.

    By June 23, 2022
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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.

    By June 23, 2022
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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.

    By June 23, 2022
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    Value networks as the next strategy driver in the food value chain

    Collaboration as the next wave of innovation across the food supply chain and the importance of value networks.

    By Rob Dongoski, EY Food and Agriculture Leader • June 21, 2022
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    WhatIf Foods taps a secret ingredient for plant-based success

    As the company enters the U.S. with its better-for-you ramen and milk, it is leaning on the sustainability and nutrition credentials of a little-known African legume.

    By June 17, 2022
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    Mars partners with Perfect Day on animal-free chocolate

    The confectioner is launching the CO2Coa bar using dairy made by precision fermentation online, positioning it as a more sustainable treat. 

    By June 16, 2022
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    Consumers trust food brands, but are not loyal: study

    Morning Consult noted more than one in three people said they have changed to another product when their faith waned — more than any other category.

    By June 15, 2022
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    Organic food sales growth slowed in 2021 as consumer priorities shifted

    After setting an explosive pace in 2020, the segment returned to historic patterns last year, according to the Organic Trade Association — but inflation may make 2022 even more challenging.

    By June 10, 2022
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    InnovoPro partners on ice cream that harnesses the power of chickpeas

    CEO Taly Nechushtan said new products like this frozen treat must overcome consumers’ negative experiences with the taste and texture of other plant-based offerings.

    By Updated June 10, 2022
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    A quick study in climate-smart agriculture

     Learn how almond grower Christine Gemperle ensures a healthy crop while being climate smart.

    June 6, 2022
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    Agriculture Secretary Vilsack announces plan to transform the food system

    In a speech last week, the head of the USDA discussed the Biden administration's new efforts to increase competition, capacity and supply, which it ultimately expects to ease prices.

    By June 3, 2022
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    Joywell Foods nets $25M from Kraft Heinz VC and others for sweet protein commercialization

    The company, which uses fermentation to create substances found in super sweet African fruits, is working toward bringing a line of beverages to market.

    By June 2, 2022
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    Price dwarfs sustainability as a food purchase motivator: survey

    As inflationary pressures grow, a survey by IFIC reveals the compromises consumers are willing to make over a product's environmental impact.

    By May 31, 2022
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    Why policy change and innovation are key to expanding access to healthy food

    Humanity faces a huge challenge this World Hunger Day — requiring the tools and thinking of today to ensure a well-nourished society tomorrow, writes Pairwise CEO Tom Adams and registered dietitian Kristen F. Gradney.

    By Tom Adams and Kristen F. Gradney • May 27, 2022
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    How Bowery Farming is growing the indoor agriculture space

    The vertical farming company opened its largest farm in Pennsylvania this week, with two more facilities, more technology and new crops on the way.

    By May 26, 2022
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    Big Food's sustainable packaging goals hit supply and demand reality

    As CPGs set targets to cut virgin plastic use, chaotic forces like the pandemic, poor weather and war complicate the timeline.

    By May 25, 2022
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    What's standing in the way of a circular food packaging economy?

    As CPGs test new bottle and wrapper prototypes and set goals to cut virgin plastic use, critics warn roadblocks could trip up their progress.

    By May 24, 2022
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    Tracking sustainable food and beverage packaging innovation

    Heinz collaborates with a U.K. grocer on packaging sourced from plastic recycled by shoppers, and Absolut partners with a Swedish startup to create a fiber-based bottle cap.

    Updated June 22, 2022
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    More consumers look for clean eating as they battle stress, survey shows

    The International Food Information Council's annual survey shows that more than half of Americans are now following a diet or eating pattern, while nearly three in four snack daily.

    By May 23, 2022
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    Do Good Foods launches 'carbon-reduced' chicken

    The company uses upcycled feed to raise the animals, which it said avoids the generation of approximately three pounds of greenhouse gases per chicken.

    By May 17, 2022
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    Meati launches its first alternative protein steak

    CEO and co-founder Tyler Huggins said the product's secret is mycelium — mushroom roots that give it a structure and texture like animal meat.

    By May 17, 2022