Food Tech: Page 3

  • A pile of wrapped chocolate bars made by Oobli
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    Oobli launches protein-sweetened chocolate bar

    The company, previously known as Joywell Foods, has three varieties available for online presale, all of which have 70% less sugar than traditionally made competitors. 

    By Dec. 15, 2022
  • Karim Pichara and Matias Muchnick are dressed in black pants and shirts, pouring out glasses of milk on a blue background.
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    NotCo raises $70M to make its AI available to other companies

    The Chile-based company will build on its recent joint venture with Kraft Heinz to bring the power of its Giuseppe algorithm to an array of manufacturers.

    By Dec. 12, 2022
  • A person holding a smartphone pushes a shopping cart down a grocery aisle with bottled water on the left and soft drinks on the right. Explore the Trendline
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    The Food Dive Outlook on 2023

    Continued volatility, a focus on sustainability and technology playing a bigger role in giving consumers what they want are playing a huge part in the trends we see for 2023.  

    By Food Dive staff
  • A person uses a fork on a cultivated meat larb salad in a lettuce cup.
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    Orbillion Bio partners with Solar Biotech to make 4M pounds of cultivated meat a year

    The startup making Wagyu beef, elk and lamb from cells is the latest in the food space to work with the biomanufacturing company.

    By Dec. 12, 2022
  • Glass laboratory containers of pulses including yellow peas on a lab counter.
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    Equinom raises $35M for new non-GMO plant protein ingredients

    The Israel-based company is nearly doubling its lifetime funding with this round and will use the money to get its precision-bred pea, soy and sesame ingredients to the market faster.

    By Dec. 12, 2022
  • Packages of several of Bel Brands' plant-based and alternative dairy options on and near wooden cutting boards with crackers, cut vegetables and a bagel nearby.
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    Bel Brands gets into animal-free cheese with Perfect Day partnership

    The French company continues its embrace of alternative dairy by launching plant-based The Laughing Cow wedges and working with food tech startups for more innovative products in the future.

    By Dec. 8, 2022
  • A rendering of Believer Meats' new facility in North Carolina: A large pale yellow and navy blue building with a crowded parking lot in front.
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    Believer Meats breaks ground on world’s largest cultivated meat plant

    The company, formerly known as Future Meat Technologies, will be able to make at least 11,000 tons of cultivated meat in custom bioreactors once the North Carolina facility opens.

    By Dec. 8, 2022
  • A stack of uncooked Impossible Burger patties separated by wax paper on a yellow background
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    Motif FoodWorks continues to challenge Impossible Foods’ patents

    After the European Patent Office revoked one of the plant-based meat maker’s patents, the food tech company objected to four others filed in the U.S.

    By Dec. 7, 2022
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    Precision pollination startup BeeHero nets $42M with backing from General Mills

    The startup said its technology allows beekeepers to better monitor their hives, which could help improve crop yields and reduce food insecurity.

    By Dec. 7, 2022
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    A taste of Food Dive’s best stories

    From the struggles of plant-based meat to Kellogg’s proposed split, Food Dive writes about the news that moves the CPG industry.

    By Food Dive Staff • Dec. 2, 2022
  • A group of Protera Biosciences employees in black shirts stand in front of a building.
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    ICL Food Specialties and Protera Biosciences partner on AI-discovered plant-based ingredients

    The collaboration, with the goal of quickly scaling up clean-label options, follows a $1 million investment from the global minerals giant last year.

    By Dec. 1, 2022
  • Products made with Perfect Day's animal-free dairy proteins.
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    Courtesy of Perfect Day

    Perfect Day expands its reach with gelatin company purchase

    With the acquisition of India’s Sterling Biotech Limited, the animal-free dairy company doubles its manufacturing capacity and has a path to widen its precision fermentation portfolio.

    By Nov. 30, 2022
  • A small white dish of plain yogurt made from cell-cultured dairy sits in front of a larger glass bowl of the yogurt. A spoon lies in front and a cutting board of fruit is in the background.
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    Courtesy of Wilk

    Wilk makes yogurt using milk from cultivated cells

    The Israeli company is the first to create a finished dairy product that has been produced by cells grown outside of an animal. 

    By Nov. 18, 2022
  • Three square paper containers of chicken chunks, greens and crudites with Upside Foods napkins nearby on a yellow background
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    Race for regulation of cell-based meat

    Upside Foods gets FDA greenlight for cultivated chicken

    The California company received the first U.S. regulatory approval of any kind for meat grown from cells. It awaits a decision from the USDA before it can serve its products to consumers.

    By Updated Nov. 16, 2022
  • A person cooks Beyond Sausages on an outdoor grill, with the package on the right side.
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    Courtesy of Beyond Meat

    Beyond Meat partners with American Cancer Society on research

    The meat analog company will help facilitate data collection to see if plant-based alternatives could be linked to the prevention of chronic disease. 

    By Nov. 15, 2022
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    Vow raises $49.2M to expand cultivated meat production

    The Australian company, which focuses on growing uncommon types of meat such as kangaroo, alpaca and quail from cells, plans to launch in its home country and the U.S. next year.

    By Nov. 14, 2022
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    Sponsored by Ecolab

    5 tips for using sanitary design to ease food & beverage industry labor challenges

    Sanitary design is all about ensuring facility equipment and processes are cleanable – Could your facility be improved?

    By James Tester & Rick Stokes, Manager Area Tech Support – Ecolab • Nov. 14, 2022
  • A hand wearing a safety glove gives a paper-wrapped ice cream sandwich with round cookies and pink ice cream to another hand.
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    Deep Dive

    From science to CPG: New ventures create opportunities for startups

    While many larger players in the food tech space had to build their own facilities and processes from scratch, entities are planning to give those starting out now a smoother beginning.

    By Nov. 11, 2022
  • A person tending to leafy greens at an indoor farming site
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    Courtesy of United Natural Foods, Inc.

    UNFI to add indoor farms at select distribution centers

    In a new partnership, Square Roots will co-locate its vertical farming technology on-site at certain facilities, starting with the grocery wholesaler’s Prescott, Wisconsin, location in 2023.

    By Peyton Bigora • Nov. 11, 2022
  • Microsalt, salt me, chips
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    Salt evangelists aim to rethink how consumers view the ancient ingredient

    Undeterred by health issues tied to salt, entrepreneurs are mixing it with things like coffee and garlic while embracing smaller, more powerful particles.

    By Nov. 10, 2022
  • Three slices of Air Chicken are on a glass plate, garnished with a small radish and purple flower. The background is a blue sky with a few clouds.
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    Courtesy of Air Protein
    Deep Dive

    From science to CPG: Finding the right team to go beyond the lab

    While scientific processes and developments are core to what food tech companies do, they need employees who can turn the science into a successful business.

    By Nov. 10, 2022
  • A rendering of Steakholder Foods' planned future facility: A large open room with windows. Three large bioreactors in the middle, with smaller ones, 3D printers and storage drawers arranged around.
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    From science to CPG series

    A five-part series examining the challenges food tech companies face when scaling up.

    By Nov. 9, 2022
  • People in food safety protective gear handle yellow plastic tubs on a metal table in the middle of a room with metal walls, tubing and fans.
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    Deep Dive

    From science to CPG: Adapting R&D to regulations — and eventually consumers

    As food tech startups grow, their focus needs to shift from scientific breakthroughs to meeting stringent manufacturing rules, as well as thinking a lot about the people who will one day eat their products.

    By Nov. 9, 2022
  • A dish of Quorn's Meatless ChiQin Wings.
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    Courtesy of Quorn

    Fermentation leaders form Fungi Protein Association

    Companies including Quorn, MycoTechnology, Meati and The Better Meat Co. are coming together to advocate for alternatives that are not made from plants.

    By Nov. 9, 2022
  • A person in lab safety gear bends slightly and works with one of Future Meat Technologies' large silver bioreactors.
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    Deep Dive

    From science to CPG: How money makes the food tech startup world go round

    Fundraising and understanding a realistic timeline are high barriers for these companies as they face R&D and regulatory challenges.

    By Nov. 8, 2022
  • A view of an industrial room with scientific equipments and desks.
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    Deep Dive

    From science to CPG: How food tech companies grow into tomorrow’s food manufacturers

    It’s difficult to take a scientific discovery that could change the way the world eats and get it to consumers’ plates. Startups need tenacity, money, R&D, patience and an understanding of reality.

    By Nov. 7, 2022