Food Tech


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    Plant-based startup Tender secures deal with fast food chain

    The Boston company is using newly acquired cash to expand into restaurants and innovate with new products.

    By June 18, 2024
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    Ingredients in Focus: Deforestation-free soybean

    Bunge is joining forces with a CP Foods subsidiary to reach zero-deforestation in soybean meal production.

    By June 13, 2024
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    Top 5 stories from Food Dive

    The food and beverage industry is changing rapidly and the actions companies take this year are likely to play a major role in defining their future. 

    By Food Dive staff
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    Food tech solutions to alleviate supply chain woes: True Essence Foods CEO

    Sustainability concerns within the food industry are trickling down to consumers. Here’s what one company is doing about it.

    By June 13, 2024
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    The Better Meat Co. reduces its mycelium production costs by 30%

    The Sacramento, California-based company is looking to provide its Rhiza ingredient to large food companies at scale with its new production process.

    By June 11, 2024
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    Ingredients in Focus: Pure Purple Butterfly Pea

    The coloring agent from a Taiwanese flower is bringing vibrant hues of purple and blue to food and beverage products.

    By June 6, 2024
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    Bayer teams with CRISPR startup Pairwise for bitterless mustard greens

    The biotech giant already licenses a short-corn variety from the tech company and with this agreement will develop 10 more leafy greens. 

    By Jesse Klein • June 3, 2024
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    CoreFX Ingredients acquires dry powder company Connoils

    The ingredients supplier is preparing to expand its R&D efforts and customer reach with the addition to its portfolio.

    By May 30, 2024
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    Ingredients in Focus: Yotvata Dairy Farm invests in biotech company to remove antibiotics from milk

    A trial found Mileutis' flagship product, Imilac, was effective in replacing antibiotics and increasing milk production in Israeli dairy cows.

    By May 30, 2024
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    Food industry conferences to watch before the end of 2024

    Though the year is almost halfway over, there are still plenty of conventions and events scheduled. Food Dive is highlighting 9 to keep an eye on.

    By May 29, 2024
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    How Unilever is embracing artificial intelligence to revolutionize food development

    The CPG company uses the technology for everything from assessing the shelf life, taste and texture of its products to understanding changes in consumer preferences.

    By May 28, 2024
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    How Coca-Cola bottled the vibrancy of Africa for its latest creation

    With a name inspired by the isiZulu term for “come here,” Wozzaah looks to embody the culture of and invite consumers to the continent.

    By Chris Kelly • May 23, 2024
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    Meatable appoints beef industry veteran as CEO

    Jeff "Trip" Tripician spent years leading companies with ties to Big Ag and is now part of the cultivated meat company's mission to expand in the U.S.

    By May 22, 2024
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    Sponsored by GS1 US

    Are you ready to answer the U.S. FDA call for traceability?

    Leading manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, retailers and foodservice operators are already answering the call for traceability within the food and pharmaceutical supply chains—and you can too!

    May 20, 2024
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    Eat Just’s Good Meat becomes first cultivated item on retail shelves

    The offering, which is available in Singapore, uses 3% of cultivated chicken cells. It allows the company to lower production costs and sell the product at a competitive price.

    By May 17, 2024
  • An end display in Target's grocery section features boxes of Pop-Tarts with a sign saying "Sale! Kellogg's Pop-Tarts frosted pastries 12-ct; When you buy 2; 2/$6"
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    CPG promotional activity unevenly impacts packaging suppliers

    Boxboard producers stand to benefit the most as consumer packaged goods companies shift away from their recent “value over volume” strategy, according to a Truist Securities analyst.

    By Katie Pyzyk • May 17, 2024
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    Ingredients in Focus: Supplier uses tomatoes to boost flavor and simplify ingredients list

    Lycored is harvesting the juicy red fruit to improve the eating experience for consumers in savory and sweet ways.

    By May 16, 2024
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    Cultivated meat becomes part of the culture wars in the US

    Two separate bills signed in Alabama and Florida this month make it unlawful to manufacture, sell and distribute products made from animal cells.

    By May 15, 2024
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    Ingredients in Focus: Sweegen launches flavor tool to compete with sugar

    As sweet protein products rise in popularity, more flavor innovators are looking to develop products to create better-for-you food products.

    By May 9, 2024
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    4 startups taking the cocoa out of chocolate

    With cocoa prices rising and sourcing scarce, companies are looking to alternatives and raising more than $110 million in equity funding, according to a recent report.

    By S.L. Fuller • May 8, 2024
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    Meati bucks trend and gets $100M funding boost

    While the alternative meat sector has been struggling to raise funds, the company is on its way to its goal of becoming a household name.

    By May 8, 2024
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    Impossible Foods CEO on the importance of first impressions

    With headlines circulating around the declining sales in the plant-based category, Peter McGuinness believes it’s “ill-defined.”

    By May 7, 2024
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    Surging air fryer popularity leads Nestlé, other CPG giants to rethink food

    Once a novelty, the gadget’s presence in nearly two-thirds of U.S. homes has forced manufacturers to play catch-up and flood the market with compatible products.

    By May 7, 2024
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    Consumers seeking better-for-you options to drive the food ingredients market: report

    More food companies are investing in developing innovative solutions through technology to manufacture “next-generation alternative proteins” and other ingredients.

    By May 2, 2024
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    Ingredients in Focus: Ingredion’s PureCircle launches a ‘first of its kind’ drop-in stevia sweetener

    The solution is considered a natural origin sweetener that mimics sugar without additives and can be used in beverages, syrups and sauces, according to the company.

    By May 2, 2024
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    AI for shopper research? Consider these 3 key questions

    Predictive AI can help brands anticipate shopper preferences and drive sustainable growth. But AI is only as good as the data that power it.

    April 29, 2024