Food Tech


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    New Culture raises $25M to launch animal-free cheese in 2022

    The funding round — which includes venture arms of Kraft Heinz, ADM and Dr. Oetker — will help the company scale and grow as it plans to commercialize its cow-free mozzarella.

    By Nov. 23, 2021
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    Impossible Foods raises $500M, bringing its lifetime funding to more than $2B

    The company, which says it is the fastest growing in plant-based meat, plans to use the money to accelerate its expansion in the U.S. and abroad.

    By Nov. 23, 2021
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    JBS enters cell-based meat with BioTech Foods acquisition and $100M investment

    The world's largest meat company is the first to make an acquisition in the growing space, and plans to build a production facility in Spain and a cultivated meat R&D center in its home country of Brazil.

    By Nov. 18, 2021
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    Supplant and N'Robed Sugar Crystals offer new ways to sweeten

    Products include an upcycled baking sweetener that gets its flavor from plant fibers and a beverage product that coats sugar in Reb M.

    By Nov. 18, 2021
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    General Mills launches animal-free dairy cheese brand Bold Cultr

    Developed under the company's G-Works innovation unit, this cream cheese is the first Big Food foray into using milk proteins made by fermentation.

    By Updated Nov. 19, 2021
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    Biden nominates Robert Califf to return as FDA head

    If confirmed by Congress, the cardiologist could shape the framework for cell-based meat and finish the work he started five years ago defining controversial labeling terms.

    By Ned Pagliarulo , Jonathan Gardner , Updated Nov. 12, 2021
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    How Blue Horizon uses food tech investments to further sustainability

    The firm puts funds toward alternative protein companies worldwide, focusing on their potential to improve the environment, human health and animal welfare.

    By Nov. 15, 2021
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    The Every Company's animal-free egg proteins debut in Pressed smoothie

    The limited-time beverage gives the company a chance to show off its ClearEgg protein to consumers concerned with wellness, product taste and mouthfeel.

    By Nov. 9, 2021
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    Leftovers: PepsiCo accelerator brand makes keto-friendly puffs; MealCubes serves up a 'meal in a pill'

    Hilo Life debuts cheese puffs with only 3 grams of carbohydrates, while Ocean Spray rides the fruity water wave with its spin on aguas frescas. 

    By Food Dive staff • Nov. 5, 2021
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    Tracking the cell-based meat space

    Big Food takes a stake in the space as JBS intends to purchase BioTech Foods and invest $100 million in facilities on both Spain and Brazil.

    By Updated Nov. 19, 2021
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    Upside Foods opens plant capable of making 50K pounds of cultivated meat a year

    The largest facility of its kind in North America, located near San Francisco, brings cell-based meat closer to reality.

    By Nov. 4, 2021
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    Future Farm lands $58M investment round

    The Brazilian company, which brought its plant-based Future Burgers to the U.S. this summer, plans to launch more of its meat analogs here, as well as expand into dairy alternatives.

    By Nov. 4, 2021
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    TurtleTree closes $30M funding round

    After a year of partnerships and opening a new California R&D center, the company using cell-culturing technology to create human and cow milk has money to invest in product development.

    By Nov. 2, 2021
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    ADM unveils global consumer trends for 2022

    ADM identifies the top global trends that will fuel current and future growth.

    Nov. 1, 2021
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    Nature's Fynd plans 200K-square-foot manufacturing facility and Chicago retail launch

    The company, which makes food from a fungus discovered in Yellowstone National Park, appears to be gearing up for a big entry into the commercial space.

    By Oct. 29, 2021
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    Cargill launches rice flour-based maltodextrin substitute

    The new addition to the company's SimPure line can replace the processed emulsifier in many applications and could also improve mouthfeel.

    By Oct. 28, 2021
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    Celsius is luring consumers that don't want 'grandfather's energy drink,' CEO says

    Despite the pandemic and fierce competition from Red Bull and Monster, the company expects record sales of its functional beverage this year after posting a 74% jump in 2020.

    By Oct. 28, 2021
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    How Shiru will use its $17M funding round to transform ingredients through science

    The California company uses advanced biotechnology, chemical engineering and fermentation to replicate the functional proteins in animal-based food using the plant kingdom.

    By Oct. 27, 2021
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    A Delaware vertical farm sees itself as the future of urban agriculture. Can it succeed?

    Second Chances Farm hires formerly incarcerated individuals in Philadelphia and Wilmington, Delaware. The founder sees opportunity for the business model and communities, but others question the financial viability.

    By Scott Pruden • Oct. 26, 2021
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    Natural preservatives get fresh look amid clean label push

    Ingredients such as citric acid, ascorbic acid, vinegar and rosemary extract preserve products' characteristics, prevent spoilage during shipping and increase their lifespan.

    By Oct. 21, 2021
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    Bonumose breaks ground on Hershey-funded production and R&D facility

    The ingredients maker will use the new space both to research rare sugars — including tagatose, which it intends to produce starting next year — and create better-for-you confections for the candy giant.

    By Oct. 21, 2021
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    Mission Barns partnership produces plant-based sausage with cultivated fat

    To announce the agreement with Silva Sausage, the companies made Mission Chorizo Sausage in a scaled production run. There is no target date for a launch yet.

    By Oct. 21, 2021
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    Inside Farther Farms' mission: Using french fries to make the food system more sustainable

    The New York startup is pioneering a unique method of making fresh food shelf stable, hoping to reduce the industry's reliance on the cold chain.

    By Oct. 21, 2021
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    Frozen coffee startup Cometeer raises $35M in latest funding round

    The company, which uses liquid nitrogen to freeze coffee and touts its recyclable packaging, has received $100 million in total funding thus far.

    By Oct. 20, 2021
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    Olam partners with Agri-Neo to develop organically pasteurized dried onions

    The food safety tech company uses a naturally derived solution to eliminate pathogens on the ingredient while maintaining its taste, color and aroma.

    By Oct. 14, 2021