World’s first plant-based Zika vaccine developed at Arizona Sate

In Arizona, the world’s first plant-based Zika vaccine that could be more potent, safer and cheaper to produce than any other efforts to date...

Eating almonds regularly helps remove cholesterol from your body

In Pennsylvania, eating almonds on a regular basis may help boost levels of HDL cholesterol while simultaneously improving the way it removes cholesterol from...

Understanding how we taste by understanding taste bud receptor cells

In Pennsylvania, Monell Center researchers identified all the genes expressed in type II umami/sweet sensing cells and type III salty/sour cells, providing a treasure...

Impossible Foods raises $75 million to build on key achievements

In California, Impossible Foods closed a $75 million investment round after achieving significant milestones in intellectual property and food safety. The Singapore-based investment company...

Feeding pets contributes to climate change?

In California, UCLA professor Gregory Okin calculated that meat-eating by dogs and cats creates about 64 million tons of carbon dioxide a year, or,...

VIOME raises $15 million to launch at-home microbiome testing for personalized nutrition

In New York, VIOME, the AI-powered wellness service, raised a $15 million Series A round to launch its at-home health kit, specifically targeting the...

The Beyond Burger rolls out in Kroger stores

In California, Beyond Meat announced that The Beyond Burger will be available within the meat case at more than 600 Kroger-owned stores. The Beyond...

Ginkgo Bioworks and Kerry develop specialty enzymes for the food industry

In Massachusetts, Ginkgo Bioworks and Kerry partnered to work on more efficient production of specialty enzymes used in food. This partnership marks Ginkgo's expansion...

Otsuka buys Daiya Foods to expand plant-based food products

In Canada, Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. acquired Daiya Foods Inc. a privately held Vancouver-based company specializing in the manufacture of plant-based foods. The 405 million...

Arzeda raises $12 million to rewrite the software of life

In Washington, Arzeda raised $12 million in Series A funding to accelerate the scale-up of Arzeda’s advanced protein design technology that can deliver revolutionary...

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