Food Tech

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    Leftovers: Perdue takes on takeout with air fryer-ready wings | Idahoan shreds potato category with bold flavors

    The poultry giant aims to combat soggy chicken wings with a home-cooked alternative, and vertical farm Oishii debuts a sweet tomato developed using AI.

    By Food Dive staff • Dec. 8, 2023
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    Pea fiber market poised for growth as dietary preferences shift

    Puris Protein, AM Nutrition and other leading plant-based suppliers could see high levels of business activity through 2034, according to a new report.

    By Dec. 7, 2023
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    Plant-Based Dairy is Maturing, Booming and Full of Opportunities

    As numerous plant-based dairy alternatives continue to enter the market and prices fluctuate, consumer interest is creating a dynamic shift in the consumption of dairy and alternatives.

    By Food Dive staff
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    Daiya revamps dairy-free cheese products

    The company said the new oat cream blend, developed using fermentation technology, gives its offerings the same melt factor and taste as animal-based alternatives.

    By Dec. 7, 2023
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    Impossible Foods broadens portfolio with plant-based franks

    The vegan hot dogs will be available in retailers and grocers in 2024 after debuting in a New York City pop-up this month.

    By Dec. 6, 2023
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    What Coca-Cola’s generative AI experiments mean for the brand’s future

    Selman Careaga, president of the global Coca‑Cola category, detailed how the brand balances artificial and human intelligence.

    By Chris Kelly • Dec. 5, 2023
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    2024 Outlook: Bold predictions for brands and retailers

    Get the inside scoop: Experts answer pressing questions and offer bold predictions.

    Dec. 4, 2023
  • A partially sliced Juicy Marbles Plant-Based Loin Roast sits on a wooden cutting board on a textured white surface, A knife and mustard seeds are on the board, and a plate, sauce and herbs are near.
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    Exposure doesn’t sway consumers to plant-based meat

    A new study from Appetite suggests companies must adopt creative strategies to broaden their consumer base.

    By Nov. 30, 2023
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    Tyson debuts $300M highly automated chicken plant

    The Virginia facility is one of the food giant's most technologically advanced, and is expected to churn out 4 million pounds of protein a week.

    By Sarah Zimmerman • Nov. 30, 2023
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    Danone partners on $200M+ accelerator to reduce methane

    The yogurt producer is the first corporate sponsor of the Global Methane Hub’s program, which will fund research for solutions that address livestock's effect on emissions.

    By Nov. 28, 2023
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    NASA is helping Hawai’i farmers grow more food with AI

    Through the use of machine learning and satellite technology, researchers are working with Maui farmers to address food security and rebuild local agriculture with a focus on local tradition.

    By Lauren Liebhaber • Nov. 28, 2023
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    Cultivated meat labeling puzzle could bring legal headaches

    Though regulators came to a consensus on what to call the namesake product in 2022, continuing debates over package labeling rules could still create headwinds for players in the space.

    By Nov. 27, 2023
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    How national brands can retain their edge in times of inflation

    As rising inflation is eating away at consumers’ wallets, how can national brands stay attractive? 

    Nov. 27, 2023
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    Camel milk grows in popularity as functional ingredients surge in demand

    While plant-based options have taken over the dairy aisle in recent years, camel milk may be getting attention from more consumers.

    By Nov. 16, 2023
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    Beyond Meat in ‘survival mode’ with going-concern risk a possibility, analyst says

    A TD Cowen report pointed to several troubling signs for the plant-based pioneer, including loss of market share, struggles to attract and retain consumers, rising debt level and declining sales.

    By Nov. 13, 2023
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    How tech, venture capital can help food industry meet 2030 emissions goals

    Efforts like feed additives for cattle and implementing solar panels on farms can help producers decrease their carbon footprint, Ceres said in its latest report.

    By Nov. 8, 2023
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    Crowded cultivated meat industry primed for ‘shakeout’

    A new financial advisory report predicts a challenging environment for big players in the space leading to consolidation.

    By Nov. 7, 2023
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    Ingredion unveils gelling starch for dairy and alternatives

    The new ingredient allows formulators of yogurt and plant-based cheese to improve the texture and mouthfeel of their products.

    By Nov. 2, 2023
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    PepsiCo’s Doritos brand creates technology to ‘silence’ its crunch

    The software, aimed at gamers annoyed by the sound from other players, used artificial intelligence and machine learning to analyze more than 5,000 crunches.

    By Nov. 2, 2023
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    ‘Startup nation’ at war: How Israel’s food tech sector is handling upheaval

    The country has been a hotbed for the tech sector, especially for food, but the Israel-Hamas war has put employee engagement and product development initiatives on hold.

    By Nov. 1, 2023
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    Nestlé launches 3 new plant-based fish items as category grows

    The European launch of the vegan filets, fingers and nuggets is part of an effort by the company to increase sales of healthier foods.

    By Oct. 31, 2023
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    More than half of consumers consider sustainability in food purchases - TetraPak

    Although many respondents said they are struggling financially, only 17% indicated a desire to give up purchasing higher-priced food and beverages that are environmentally friendly, organic or healthy.

    By Oct. 30, 2023
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    Dippin’ Dots owner sees bright outlook for the ‘ice cream of the future’

    Despite its strong presence in amusement and entertainment venues, the 35-year-old brand has plenty of room to grow by expanding in places such as c-stores and movie theaters.

    By Oct. 30, 2023
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    The power of automation in the modern food industry

    Today, manufacturers must navigate complex and ever-evolving compliance requirements while still maintaining efficient and cost-effective production lines.

    By Alex Pool, President of Masked Owl Technologies • Oct. 30, 2023
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    Bold colors, bespoke flavors drive ADM’s 2024 ingredient trends

    With consumers prioritizing affordability, taste and wellness, formulators have the opportunity to use eye-catching aesthetics and unique tastes to capture attention, the report found.

    By Oct. 26, 2023
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    How to safely harness generative AI for productivity gains in food and beverage businesses

    There’s a lot of promise for the technology, but it could cause more harm than good if it’s not implemented properly.

    By Thor Olof Philogène • Oct. 25, 2023