Ingredients


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    More consumers look for clean eating as they battle stress, survey shows

    The International Food Information Council's annual survey shows that more than half of Americans are now following a diet or eating pattern, while nearly three in four snack daily.

    By May 23, 2022
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    CII's Cluster & Granola manufacturing grand opening!

    After a long year of design and construction, CII’s new multi-million-dollar manufacturing plant will be opening up in St. Joseph, Missouri at the end of May.

    May 23, 2022
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    Natural and organic

    Natural and organic foods have caught a brisk tailwind during the pandemic, as consumers increasingly seek out food options with a health halo.

    By Food Dive staff
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    Ginkgo Bioworks partners with Evo Foods on animal-free eggs

    The U.S. biotech company will offer its scientific expertise in precision fermentation to help the Indian plant-based CPG create an ingredient to use in its products.

    By May 19, 2022
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    Manufacturers shift tactics to stay ahead of edible oil turmoil

    From substitutions to diversifying suppliers, food companies have to stay flexible as war, weather and export bans pressure ingredient supplies and prices.

    By May 19, 2022
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    Cargill to build soybean processing facility to meet rising oilseed demand

    The company plans to break ground on the plant early next year and expects it to be operational in 2026. Once completed, the new structure will create about 45 full-time positions.

    By May 19, 2022
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    How myAir uses the power of data and personal nutrition to reduce stress

    After taking an online quiz, customers get snack bars with adaptogens that specifically target their needs, and smart watch monitoring data can tell them how well they are working.

    By May 19, 2022
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    Meati launches its first alternative protein steak

    CEO and co-founder Tyler Huggins said the product's secret is mycelium — mushroom roots that give it a structure and texture like animal meat.

    By May 17, 2022
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    World wheat stocks expected to drop to 6-year low

    Drought and flooding in the United States, a brutal heat wave in India and the Ukraine war are hampering production.

    By May 16, 2022
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    Leftovers: New Goldfish flavor hooks into Old Bay; Real Good Foods introduces chicken shells to the freezer aisle

    Campbell Soup's latest collaboration with McCormick harnesses the popular seafood seasoning, and Ayo Foods teams up with a celebrated West African chef for two new frozen entrees.

    By Food Dive staff • May 13, 2022
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    Brightseed raises $68M to accelerate artificial intelligence work

    The creator of Forager AI, which maps the health impact of plant-based compounds, plans to use the funding to launch its first FDA-GRAS ingredient. 

    By May 12, 2022
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    How Leaft Foods turns green plants into a protein nutritionally similar to beef

    The New Zealand company founded by two former dairy execs recently raised $15 million to bring its concentrated rubisco powder to the U.S. next year.

    By May 12, 2022
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    WNWN announces world's first consumer sale of cacao-free chocolate

    The British company, which uses fermentation to turn barley and carob into the beloved confection, hopes to use its U.K. launch to highlight the ethical problems with the traditional way the candy is made.

    By May 11, 2022
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    Tate & Lyle buys chickpea ingredients company Nutriati

    The acquisition comes six months after the ingredients giant agreed to distribute the upstart's offerings used in non-dairy, plant-based meat and gluten-free products.

    By May 5, 2022
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    Whole Earth Brands carves out its sweet spot in alternative sweeteners

    The company's portfolio of products like Wholesome and Equal are designed to give consumers more choice and position it to grab a bigger slice of the $100 billion market dominated by sugar.

    By May 5, 2022
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    Leftovers: Tropicana invites consumers to pour OJ on cereal; Cinnabon muscles in on protein drinks

    The juice brand crafts a breakfast offering designed to be eaten with orange juice, and ReGrained's upcycled flour appears in a new line of baking mixes.  

    By Food Dive staff • April 29, 2022
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    IFF and SimpliiGood collaborate to make spirulina-based smoked salmon

    The ingredients powerhouse will provide flavor and aroma attributes to a product that the Israel-based startup plans to make completely out of microalgae.

    By April 28, 2022
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    Indonesia's palm oil export ban takes effect as supply pressures mount

    The world's largest supplier of the popular ingredient widened its restrictions at a time when alternative sources and substitutes face their own challenges.

    By April 28, 2022
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    McCormick's diverse supplier network helps shield it from Ukraine impacts

    No single raw material makes up more than 5% of the company's total cost of goods sold, according to CFO Mike Smith.

    By Alejandra Salgado • April 28, 2022
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    Mars partners with AI provider to accelerate functional food development

    The multi-year agreement with PIPA will bring an algorithm searching biomedical data, scientific publications and clinical trials to the company's human and pet divisions.

    By April 27, 2022
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    Hodo breaks into plant-based eggs with a tofu scramble

    The product is the CPG version of a longtime favorite at the company's farmers market stand and brings another player into the quickly growing category.

    By April 26, 2022
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    FDA investigating illness linked to Lucky Charms

    Over 231 consumers have told the agency that the General Mills cereal made them sick, with thousands more reporting illness online, though the source remains unclear.

    By April 25, 2022
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    Indonesia to end palm oil export ban next week

    The world's largest producer of the ingredient announced that exports can resume on May 23, a move set to ease edible oil price and supply pressures.

    By Updated May 20, 2022
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    Consumer awareness of food's environmental impact is slowly growing

    A report from Kearney said four out of five people are at least somewhat aware of the sustainability of their eating choices, though cost and the stigma of a vegetarian diet are impediments to making changes. 

    By April 25, 2022
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    Leftovers: Wicked Kitchen brings lupini beans to ice cream; Kodiak crunches into cookies

    The plant-based brand is launching its legume-powered dessert stateside with four flavors and three novelty treats, and Anheuser-Busch debuts a sparkling hard beverage exclusive to convenience stores.

    By Food Dive staff • April 22, 2022
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    Tobacco as food's future: BioBetter creates a cell growth medium from the plant

    The Israeli startup has genetically modified the crop to produce inexpensive plant-based proteins that can grow cultivated meat.

    By April 21, 2022