Food Tech


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    Ginkgo Bioworks partners with Evo Foods on animal-free eggs

    The U.S. biotech company will offer its scientific expertise in precision fermentation to help the Indian plant-based CPG create an ingredient to use in its products.

    By May 19, 2022
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    Perfect Day proteins power animal-free Bored Cow flavored milk

    The product launch is the first from food tech company Tomorrow Farms, which closed an $8.5 million seed round earlier this month.

    By May 19, 2022
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    How myAir uses the power of data and personal nutrition to reduce stress

    After taking an online quiz, customers get snack bars with adaptogens that specifically target their needs, and smart watch monitoring data can tell them how well they are working.

    By May 19, 2022
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    Motif FoodWorks launches plant-based meat products

    The food tech company, which says it is debuting the offerings following strong demand for test products demonstrating its ingredients, also received an investment from Robert Downey Jr.'s venture capital fund.

    By May 18, 2022
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    ADM partners with Eat Just on cell-based meat growth medium and product development

    This is the ingredient powerhouse's first agreement in the cultivated meat space, and the company says it fits in with its strategic focus on alternative proteins.

    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
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    How to create long-term value in a reimagined food system

    Changing consumer preferences, new regulatory requirements and supply chain pressures have brought the food industry to a tipping point.

    May 16, 2022
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    How Leaft Foods turns green plants into a protein nutritionally similar to beef

    The New Zealand company founded by two former dairy execs recently raised $15 million to bring its concentrated rubisco powder to the U.S. next year.

    By May 12, 2022
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    Beyond Meat shares drop as jerky costs drive $100.5M loss

    President and CEO Ethan Brown said the internal costs the company incurred will pay off in the long run, but analysts seem to be skeptical of the strategy.

    By May 12, 2022
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    WNWN announces world's first consumer sale of cacao-free chocolate

    The British company, which uses fermentation to turn barley and carob into the beloved confection, hopes to use its U.K. launch to highlight the ethical problems with the traditional way the candy is made.

    By May 11, 2022
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    Voyage Foods gets $36M investment to scale up

    The California company that recreates chocolate, peanut butter and coffee on a molecular level is planning product launches later this year.

    By May 5, 2022
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    IFF and SimpliiGood collaborate to make spirulina-based smoked salmon

    The ingredients powerhouse will provide flavor and aroma attributes to a product that the Israel-based startup plans to make completely out of microalgae.

    By April 28, 2022
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    Mars partners with AI provider to accelerate functional food development

    The multi-year agreement with PIPA will bring an algorithm searching biomedical data, scientific publications and clinical trials to the company's human and pet divisions.

    By April 27, 2022
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    Mars Wrigley announces new candy and snack R&D hub

    The new $40 million facility will be adjacent to the confectioner's global headquarters on Goose Island in Chicago, and affirms the company's commitment both to the Windy City and innovation.

    By April 22, 2022
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    Tobacco as food's future: BioBetter creates a cell growth medium from the plant

    The Israeli startup has genetically modified the crop to produce inexpensive plant-based proteins that can grow cultivated meat.

    By April 21, 2022
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    Upside Foods gets $400M investment for commercial-scale facility

    The largest single funding round in the cultivated meat space to date included money from Tyson, Cargill and Givaudan, and will help the company bring cell-based animal products to market. 

    By April 21, 2022
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    How Temasek became a leading food tech investor

    The Singapore-based firm realized eight years ago the sector held the keys to sustainability and longevity. After $8 billion in investments, its agri-food division head is more bullish than ever on its potential.

    By April 20, 2022
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    Beyond the blue: Interest in spirulina shifts to new applications

    The microalgae can provide a desirable natural color, but it's also sustainable and nutritious — and finding its way into a wider assortment of uses.

    By April 14, 2022
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    ADM investing $300M to boost production of alternative proteins

    The ingredients giant is nearly doubling capacity at its Decatur, Illinois, plant for soy protein concentrate and building an innovation center that will develop new products and processes.

    By April 14, 2022
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    Report: Food's future is more complicated than the alternative protein debate makes it seem

    The study from IPES-Food says that changes are needed to stabilize the food system, but a wholesale switch to plant-based or cuts in greenhouse gas emissions ignore some pressing issues.

    By April 8, 2022
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    The Better Meat Co. to debut mycelium foie gras

    CEO Paul Shapiro said in an exclusive interview the product for restaurants can help fans of the controversial delicacy "experience that same joy without all the suffering."

    By April 4, 2022
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    Indoor farming to reach an estimated $155.6B by 2026: PitchBook

    The space could see a more than 14% growth rate, driven by enthusiasm for the sustainability pitch of players like Bowery Farming and Upward Farms, a new report finds.

    By April 4, 2022
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    MycoTechnology raises $85M for innovation and international expansion

    In its Series E round, the fermented mushroom ingredient giant received money from the venture arms of Griffith Foods, Tyson Foods, Bunge, Continental Grain and Maple Leaf Foods.

    By March 31, 2022
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    The Every Company debuts animal-free egg white

    The precision fermentation company is partnering with California bakery Chantal Guillon to debut the ingredient in macarons.

    By March 31, 2022
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    After a record 2021, food tech investments will keep coming, conference panel says

    At Future Food-Tech in San Francisco last week, several investors detailed why people are getting excited about the space and what will lead the dollars to continue to flow.

    By March 28, 2022