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    CP Kelco makes plant-based a priority with Shiru partnership and new ingredients line

    The ingredient company is targeting meat alternative makers that want cleaner labels with more natural options, and working with the tech startup to develop and commercialize similarly functioning proteins in plants. 

    By March 24, 2022
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    Taste testing taps into the modernized speed of artificial intelligence

    From cutting sugar to discovering new flavors, manufacturers such as Conagra and Danone are turning to the technology to get products to market faster and gain a competitive advantage.

    By March 24, 2022
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    Plant-based price parity will lead to exponential growth, study finds

    Alternative proteins could have a 22% market share in meat once the analogs cost the same, Kearney's study found.

    By March 24, 2022
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    Beyond Meat and PepsiCo launch plant-based jerky

    The first product under the companies' Planet Partnership joint venture is made of ingredients like peas and mung beans, and will be available in stores nationwide.

    By March 23, 2022
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    Aleph Farms to make cell-based collagen

    The move reflects the Israeli cultured meat company's desire to replace all useful proteins in cows through cellular agriculture. The new ingredient should be available in 2024.

    By March 17, 2022
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    Local Bounti to acquire indoor farming operator Pete's for $122.5M

    The company's first acquisition since going public last November will allow it to expand its retail distribution footprint from roughly 500 stores to more than 10,000.

    By March 16, 2022
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    Driscoll's, Plenty partner on vertical farm for strawberries

    The facility, which will serve customers in urban areas of the Northeast, expands upon the companies' year-old partnership.

    By March 15, 2022
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    Tender raises $12M to make more realistic plant-based meat

    After its beginnings creating scaffolding for cultivated meat, the company is now spinning plant fibers like cotton candy to develop analogs that have a more similar texture to animal meat.

    By March 15, 2022
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    How Yali Bio plans to revolutionize alternative fats

    The startup, which recently closed a $3.9 million seed round, is using precision fermentation to recreate naturally occurring fats for plant-based meat and dairy products.

    By March 10, 2022
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    Motif FoodWorks moves for Impossible Foods' patent to be revoked

    This petition, which comes after the plant-based meat maker sued the ingredient company over its heme product, argues that the patent at the center of the dispute shouldn't have been granted in the first place.

    By Updated April 20, 2022
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    FDA approves GMO cattle for food

    The animals are designed to have shorter coats, which is a naturally occurring genetic mutation that helps them do better in hotter temperatures. This is the third genome-engineered animal to be approved for consumption.

    By March 10, 2022
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    Ginkgo Bioworks partners with Phytolon on natural colors

    The biotech powerhouse will work to improve and scale processes of the Israel-based company that uses precision fermentation to make yellow, purple and pink pigments.

    By March 3, 2022
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    How Air Protein is making the journey from concept to product

    The startup that makes carbon dioxide into a meat analog has been turning science and the need for more sustainability into something co-founder and CEO Lisa Dyson says can feed the world. 

    By March 2, 2022
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    As plant-based meat growth stalls, what does it mean for the category?

    Earnings reports last week for Beyond Meat and Maple Leaf Foods showed flat or negative growth — and no clear way to jumpstart sales.

    By Feb. 28, 2022
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    Geltor celebrates commercial-scale manufacture of animal-free collagen

    The large-scale run of PrimaColl through a partnership with Arxada shows that the biodesigned ingredient can have potential.

    By Feb. 24, 2022
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    Givaudan launches tech to mimic animal fat in plant-based foods

    PrimeLock+ protects the flavor and juiciness of meat alternatives during cooking, while reducing the fat and calorie content of the final product, according to the ingredients firm.

    By Feb. 24, 2022
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    Animal-free betterland milk to launch, powered by Perfect Day proteins

    The new CPG company will have the first retail variety of the dairy staple that does not come from cows.  

    By Feb. 24, 2022
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    Wildtype receives $100M investment

    The cell-based seafood company plans to use the funding to expand production of sushi-grade salmon as it prepares for a U.S. launch.

    By Feb. 23, 2022
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    Kraft Heinz enters joint venture with NotCo

    The partnership will develop and produce plant-based co-branded products, combining the CPG giant's vast portfolio and reach with the startup's ability to reimagine animal-derived food.

    By Feb. 23, 2022
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    Kerry buys 2 biotech companies for more than $226M

    The acquisition of Germany's C-LEcta and Mexico's Enmex will help the Irish ingredients company expand its enzymes and precision fermentation business.

    By Feb. 17, 2022
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    Food tech saw $39.3B in VC investments last year, says PitchBook

    Companies making alternative protein products and ingredients received $6 billion — a 93.4% increase over 2020, the report found. 

    By Feb. 17, 2022
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    How Gardein and Planterra developed plant-based whole cuts

    The Conagra brand and JBS USA division have chicken analogs on the market that can be eaten as a sandwich or with a knife and fork — and the technology will soon be applied to other products, they say.

    By Feb. 17, 2022
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    Change Foods raises $12M and partners with Upfield and Sigma

    The animal-free dairy company will collaborate with the plant-based butter giant and the global cheese maker to develop products, scale production and increase distribution.

    By Feb. 15, 2022
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    Next Gen Foods raises $100M and expands to US

    The Singapore company's much-hyped Tindle plant-based chicken is now available at 12 restaurants and major foodservice distributors, and the funds will go toward more expansion and R&D.

    By Feb. 15, 2022
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    Consumers want animal-free dairy because it's better for cows, study finds

    Researchers at Formo, Fordham University and Mercy For Animals found that consumers are interested in the new segment and don't think it threatens small farmers.

    By Feb. 14, 2022