Ingredients


  • A small plant-based burger on a sesame seed bun with lettuce, tomatoes, red onions and cheese sits on a board featuring Meala's logo.
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    Meala develops clean-label methylcellulose replacement

    The Israeli company’s emulsifier comes from naturally occurring biocatalysts in plant proteins, and it says it gives products a more meat-like texture.

    By Sept. 29, 2022
  • A person wearing a white lab coat and goggles focuses on a plant-based hamburger and fries.
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    ADM CFO sees ag giant’s pivot paying off in profits, crucial food security

    Vikram Luthar, appointed CFO of Archer Daniels Midland in April, gained a keen awareness of the value of affordable healthy food growing up in India.

    By Maura Webber Sadovi • Sept. 29, 2022
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    Better-for-you

    The better-for-you trend has made its way into nearly ever facet of the food and beverage space, with the coronavirus pandemic prompting consumers to pay even more attention to what they put in their bodies. 

    By Food Dive staff
  • How Danone will improve consumer nutrition

    The yogurt giant plans to reduce sugar in its products targeted at children, improve the nutrient density of its plant-based drinks and give $22 million to research, improving access and education. 

    By Sept. 29, 2022
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    Biden administration releases strategy to end hunger and increase dietary and physical health by 2030

    The policies outlined ahead of the first White House Conference on Food, Nutrition and Health in more than 50 years target improving access to healthy food, labeling changes and connecting healthcare with nutrition.

    By Sept. 27, 2022
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    Sales of spirits-based RTD drinks top $1.6B in 2021, study finds

    In addition to convenience, an industry trade group found the top reasons consumers turn to these pre-mixed beverages are flavor, taste and the use of real spirits. 

    By Sept. 23, 2022
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    Kerry launches emulsifier made from acacia

    The company is touting Puremul, which would replace sunflower lecithin and mono- and diglycerides, as a more plentiful clean label alternative.

    By Sept. 22, 2022
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    Behind 5 food and beverage sustainability programs receiving USDA funding

    Tyson and Land O’Lakes’ sustainability arm Truterra were among the 70 projects that received grants to facilitate climate-smart agricultural practices.

    By Sept. 21, 2022
  • Hands put hot sauce on a large Taco Bell quesadilla made with chunks of plant-based Beyond Carne Asada.
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    Beyond Meat and Taco Bell to test plant-based steak option

    Beyond Carne Asada, created in partnership with Yum Brands, will be sold at select Dayton, Ohio-area restaurants next month at the same price as meat.

    By Sept. 21, 2022
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    As Honest tea production ends, co-founder fills void with new beverage in fewer than 4 months

    Seth Goldman is bullish there’s demand for beverages like his new Just Ice Tea, saying Coca-Cola didn’t manage his previous product well.

    By Sept. 20, 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.
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    Blanket policies to discourage indulgent foods don’t work, study finds

    Researchers at Georgetown University found obese consumers are more likely to buy sodas and sugary baked goods, while all consumers purchase candy at similar rates.

    By Sept. 19, 2022
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    Ingredient crisis demands an innovative response

    With all the talk of inflation, shipping bottlenecks, and a broken supply chain, it’s easy – at least for consumers – to forget about the fundamental building blocks of every food, beverage, and dietary supplement: ingredients.

    Sept. 19, 2022
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    Leftovers: White Castle slides into burger snacks; Eat the Change chews let adults choose veggies

    The burger chain rolls deeper into the freezer aisle with bites based on its Sliders, and Southern chicken restaurant Zaxby’s puts its popular sauces into freezer pops.

    By Food Dive staff • Sept. 16, 2022
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    Soda increases cancer death risk 5%, study finds

    Researchers at the American Cancer Society correlated higher body mass indices of regular sugary drink consumers with variations of the disease related to obesity.

    By Sept. 16, 2022
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    Potential food crisis averted as rail strike deal is reached

    The agriculture industry warned a shutdown would have overwhelmed grain storage facilities and delayed deliveries, dealing a blow to a food sector already reeling from inflation and supply chain challenges.

    By , Sarah Zimmerman • Sept. 15, 2022
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    Inflation, supply chain woes weigh on spice maker McCormick

    The flavoring giant is among a handful of food and beverage makers to lower their outlook or report challenges to their businesses in recent months amid a volatile economic environment. 

    By Sept. 15, 2022
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    Price increases are weighing on food volumes, IRI finds

    As CPGs pass along higher costs to consumers, a few categories have proven resistant to declines, according to an analysis of August sales data.

    By Sept. 14, 2022
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    Food inflation continues to rise, even as pace of growth slows

    The Ukraine conflict and poor growing conditions for crops like wheat have increased food prices at home 13.5% during the past year, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

    By Sept. 13, 2022
  • An artist's rendering of Darigold's upcoming Pasco, Washington, plant.
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    Darigold breaks ground on $600M butter and powdered milk plant

    The facility in Washington, which should be operational by early 2024, is expected to employ about 200 and process 8 million pounds of milk per day.

    By Sept. 13, 2022
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    Nestlé entering animal-free dairy with milk-like products

    The food and beverage giant is debuting chocolate and plain offerings made with protein from Perfect Day in the U.S. later this year as part of a test-and-learn.

    By Sept. 12, 2022
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    FDA closes investigation into reported illnesses from Lucky Charms

    The agency said it could not identify a cause behind self-reported sicknesses that consumers linked to the cereal, “despite extensive testing.”

    By Sept. 12, 2022
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    Sponsored by Flavor Producers

    Tastefully plant-based

    Explore new flavor creation tools with natural and organic Tasteful Technologies that are replacing the traditional masking approach for product developers.

    Sept. 12, 2022
  • A red and yellow M&Ms Classic Mix bag and a light blue Crispy Cookie M&Ms bag on a grocery store shelf.
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    Candy industry met 5-year calorie reduction and labeling goals

    Half of offerings from large brands including Mars Wrigley have 200 calories or less, and almost 95% have front-of-pack calorie information, meeting a target set by the National Confectioners Association and Partnership for a Healthier America. 

    By Sept. 9, 2022
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    Leftovers: Ferrero Rocher raises the bar with new confections; Schwan’s serves up craft frozen pizzas

    Ferrero reshapes its classic hazelnut confection into a new form, and Kraft Heinz partners with Frankford Candy to create Lunchables gummies.

    By Food Dive staff • Sept. 9, 2022
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    Egg and turkey prices likely to remain high due to avian influenza: report

    Factors like high labor and feed costs will make it difficult for producers who have had to cull millions of birds to bounce back, according to CoBank.

    By Sept. 8, 2022
  • Overhead view of several sacks and bowls of various plant-based ingredients and legumes, some with scoops, grouped together on a wooden surface.
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    Blendtek partners with Bunge on plant protein ingredients

    The Canadian formulation company now offers the commodity giant’s soy, pea, faba, lentil and mung bean proteins — including concentrates, isolates, powders and textures.

    By Sept. 8, 2022