Food Tech: Page 4


  • Industrial organics recycling site located on a Vermont farm, with mountains and blue sky in the background
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    Danone joins corporate alliance to turn food waste into renewable energy

    The dairy giant and other industry leaders are partnering with Vanguard Renewables to mitigate climate impacts by using anaerobic digesters on dairy farms.

    By Nathan Owens • Sept. 11, 2023
  • Sixty Kroger stores tested sales of plant-based meat in the meat section in early 2020, in connection with the Plant Based Foods Association.
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    Taste trumps all in plant-based consumption, study finds

    Shoppers who regularly buy groceries in the category represent a lucrative segment and are also frequently repeat customers in the space, a report from FMI said.

    By Sept. 11, 2023
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    Trendline

    Top 5 stories from Food Dive

    So far, it’s been a challenging year for many CPG companies with lingering supply chain issues, inflation worries and a slowdown in investments by venture capital firms.

    By Food Dive staff
  • Josh Tetrick speaks into a microphone standing in front of a wall-sized image featuring pieces of Good Meat chicken.
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    Eat Just’s Good Meat division fails to pay $30M worth of invoices

    While it’s unknown why the cultivated meat company did not make the payments as ABEC claims, a source said the two sides are working to reach a settlement. 

    By Sept. 8, 2023
  • A wooden spoon of cocoa powder lies on a grey surface in front of a brown bowl containing the powder. Cocoa powder and chocolate chunks are scattered on the grey surface.
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    Ofi combines cocoa with Asian flavors using AI

    The company said the technology helped identify trends from Eastern cuisines — such as miso, yuzu and chili — that can be incorporated into confectionery applications.

    By Sept. 7, 2023
  • The Tindle buttermilk burger
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    Behind the Tindle Foods rebrand and new product launch

    Co-founder and CEO Andre Menezes says the brand “holds itself to a very high standard,” and is focused on launching products with clean ingredients.

    By Sept. 6, 2023
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    Retrieved from Institute of Food Technologists on June 21, 2023
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    Cargill exec named IFT board president

    Sean Leighton will assume the position as the organization deals with safety issues around items such as cultivated meat and alternative proteins.

    By Sept. 6, 2023
  • An English muffin breakfast sandwich with Just Egg folded patty, tomato and avocado and a split English muffin with a folded egg on one side and avocado on the other sit on a dark wood cutting board
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    Eat Just, maker of plant-based eggs and cultivated chicken, gets a funding boost

    The money comes as the company continues scaling in the U.S. and tries to reach profitability.

    By Sept. 5, 2023
  • The cultivation room at Upside Foods' EPIC production facility.
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    The sticky regulatory landscape of cultivated meat and what to expect next

    Attorneys Brian Sylvester and Tommy Tobin outline where regulation is heading and what it means for the major players in the space.

    By Aug. 31, 2023
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    Talking the future of food with Ginkgo Bioworks’ Patrick Boyle

    As the head of Codebase, Boyle was a synthetic biologist "before it was cool.” We checked in to discuss the field of engineered organisms and what it means to the food industry.

    By Judy McGuire • Aug. 31, 2023
  • Unilever entered into an agreement with mycoprotein provider Enough in 2021.
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    Mycoprotein maker Enough raises over $40M to double production

    The Scottish company has ambitious goals of producing one million tons of its mycoprotein product “Abunda,” which is the equivalent of replacing five million cows or more than one billion chickens.

    By Aug. 30, 2023
  • Meati launched the Meati Steak Filet, made from mycelium produced through fermentation.
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    Former Cargill executive joins cultivated meat company Meati

    Nicole Johnson-Hoffman has joined the firm’s board as it commences a nationwide retail launch of its mycelium steak and chicken breast analogs.

    By Aug. 29, 2023
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    Retrieved from Omeat on August 25, 2023
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    Cultivated meat startup Omeat gains revenue with B2B arm

    The company is offering an alternative to fetal bovine serum to other players in the space.

    By Aug. 28, 2023
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    Juicy Marbles creates plant-based ribs with edible ‘bones’

    Made from soy-based protein, the bones can be transformed into a snack, or used in broths and soups.

    By Aug. 22, 2023
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    Holiday 2023 guide: Seasonal trends to build your marketing strategy

    Get insights into seasonal Holiday trends plus current shopper sentiment to build your strategy.

    By John McKinney • Aug. 21, 2023
  • Roasted red pepper "berries" filled with hummus, made through Foodberry's technology.
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    Food tech startup creates edible plant-based food coverings

    Foodberry has developed coatings inspired by fruit skin that can extend the shelf life of moisture-rich foods such as ice cream or hummus.

    By Aug. 17, 2023
  • Several people plate and prepare small white dishes that include Aleph Farms cultivated steak in an assembly line.
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    What’s next for cultivated meat?

    The industry will have to contend with three major hurdles — cost, taste and scale — before the product becomes a regular part of consumers’ grocery lists.

    By Alexandra Frost • Aug. 17, 2023
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    Consumers embrace tech preventing male chick culling, but will the egg industry bite?

    In a survey shared with Food Dive, 73% of respondents said the industry should find a solution and they are willing to pay more for eggs if one is adopted.

    By Aug. 16, 2023
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    Inside food R&D with Bob’s Red Mill’s Porter Long

    In an interview, the CPG scientist discusses changes in consumer preferences, where the food industry will be in 10 years and what inspires him.

    By Judy McGuire • Aug. 16, 2023
  • Bite-sized slices of cooked cultivated chicken from Upside Foods sit on a bed of greens.
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    Upside Foods COO talks next challenges for the cultivated meat industry

    In the wake of major breakthroughs in the industry, the company has named a new chief scientific officer and tapped a former Twitter executive as its chief legal officer, COO Amy Chen told Food Dive.

    By Aug. 14, 2023
  • Meatable pork sausages with founders CTO Daan Luining and CEO Krijn de Nood
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    Retrieved from Meatable on August 09, 2023
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    Meatable raises $35M as it aims to boost production and lower costs

    The Netherlands-based cultivated meat company plans to enter retailers and restaurants in Singapore starting in 2024, while looking into other markets such as the U.S. in the future.

    By Aug. 9, 2023
  • Beyond Meat's The Beyond Burgers in their packaging.
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    Troubled Beyond Meat reduces 2023 outlook as revenues plummet by almost a third

    The plant-based meat company reported disappointing second quarter results as the brand struggles to educate consumers on the benefits of its products.

    By Aug. 8, 2023
  • Recreate Foods chicken nugget
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    Creator of Burger King’s Impossible Whopper takes on plant-based chicken industry

    Michael Salem is honing in on taste in his new venture with Recreate Foods — a factor he says a lot of big companies seem to forget about.

    By Aug. 7, 2023
  • Paul Shapiro, CEO of Better Meat
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    8 questions with Better Meat founder & CEO Paul Shapiro

    The vegan and “mango bar” enthusiast took his love for animal well-being and created a company of his own, looking to induce change through technology.

    By Aug. 3, 2023
  • Meat sample in open disposable plastic cell culture dish in modern laboratory or production facility.
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    From prediction to production: A timeline of cultivated meat

    After roughly two decades of research and development, there are dozens of companies transforming the product from science fiction to reality.

    By July 31, 2023
  • Pepsi and Walmart are collaborating on a $120M investment in regenerative agriculture.
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    PepsiCo, Walmart team on $120M investment in regenerative agriculture

    Their plan is expected to deliver 4 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emission reductions by 2030.

    By Nathan Owens • July 27, 2023