Food Tech


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    Olam Food Ingredients, Brightseed to examine health benefits of black pepper and garlic

    The two will leverage artificial intelligence to determine how regions, cultivars, growing conditions and processing methods affect phytochemical expression and bioactive potency.

    By Jan. 13, 2022
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    Plantish plans to launch whole-cut plant-based salmon in 2024

    The Israel-based company uses 3D printing to make a product that looks nearly identical to a fish fillet from legume and algae ingredients.

    By Jan. 13, 2022
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    Sweegen to bring brazzein to market through synthetic biology

    The sweetener maker partnered with biotech company Conagen to create the rare sweet protein from an African fruit through enzymes and fermentation.

    By Jan. 6, 2022
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    Remilk raises $120M for animal-free dairy

    The Israel-based company, which already has facilities in the U.S. and Europe, plans to use the funds to scale its proteins for use as ingredients.

    By Jan. 6, 2022
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    Deep Dive

    6 trends shaping food and beverage growth in 2022

    The lingering effects of the pandemic will continue to influence everything from consumers' meal choices to the ability of manufacturers to meet demand.

    By , , Jan. 4, 2022
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    Top 10 food funding rounds of 2021

    The year has had 13 unique investment periods where companies received more than $100 million — a trend that is not likely to end soon, experts say.

    By Dec. 23, 2021
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    Opinion

    Follow the technology: Why innovation is key to more sustainable food choices

    Industry and government leaders should consider all routes to developing new protein sources to help feed a hungry world and cut emissions, writes former USDA Secretary Dan Glickman.

    By Dan Glickman • Dec. 21, 2021
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    Future Meat Technologies raises $347M and makes a $1.70 cell-based chicken breast

    The Israeli cultivated meat company also has plans to break ground on a U.S. facility in 2022, with operations beginning in 2024.

    By Dec. 20, 2021
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    Leftovers: Singing Stouffers offers holiday cheer with a hearty meal; Sabra makes a sustainability push through salad

    The Nestlé brand's frozen favorites deck the halls at the push of a button, and Mondelēz pairs its Oreo Thins with Barefoot Wine. 

    By Food Dive staff • Dec. 17, 2021
  • Bonumose is set for 2022 tagatose launch

    The sweetener maker has received approval for its enzyme-based method of producing the rare sugar, and has a distribution partnership in place with ASR Group.

    By Dec. 16, 2021
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    José Andrés joins board for Eat Just's cell-based meat

    The celebrity chef pledged to serve cultured Good Meat chicken at one of his restaurants once the U.S. grants regulatory approval. He also will be a culinary advisor to the company.

    By Dec. 15, 2021
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    Wildtype agreement will bring cell-based sushi to grocery stores and restaurants

    The partnership with Snowfox and Pokéworks could eventually bring cultivated salmon to more than 1,300 accessible locations.

    By Dec. 13, 2021
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    Motif FoodWorks launches heme ingredient and announces new production facility

    Hemami, made through precision fermentation, can give plant-based meat a more authentic taste, the company said. It will be one of the components made in the planned 65,000-square-foot center set to open in 2022.

    By Dec. 9, 2021
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    Upside Foods develops animal-free growth medium for cell-based meat

    Without relying on pricey substances from animals, the California-based cultured meat company says it can create chicken that is at parity with some upscale traditional options.

    By Dec. 9, 2021
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    Tindle's new take on plant-based chicken gets ready for its US debut

    In just a year and a half, Singapore-based Next Gen Foods has raised $30 million for its clean-label and culinary-friendly poultry analog, and plans for this country to eventually be its largest market.

    By Dec. 8, 2021
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    The Every Company gets $175M investment

    The funds will help the animal-free egg white company continue its expansion and commercialization of its ingredients made by precision fermentation.

    By Dec. 7, 2021
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    Pairwise moves closer to creating seedless berries

    The North Carolina company is using CRISPR to change the DNA of blackberries and black raspberries to make the fruits more enticing to consumers and the producers who grow them.

    By Dec. 2, 2021
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    Meati hires General Mills exec to smooth its path to market in 2022

    Scott Tassani will bring 30 years' experience to the maker of mycelium-based meat alternatives, which aims to begin direct-to-consumer sales next year.

    By Dec. 1, 2021
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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