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In California, TerraVia Holdings, Inc. received a generally recognized as safe no questions letter from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its Algae...

The Impossible Burger debuts on the West Coast

In California, Impossible Foods launched the Impossible Burger in selected West Coast restaurants. Not yet available in stores, the Impossible Burger is a result of...

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In New Jersey, Zoetis Inc. announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture granted a license for CYTOPOINT, the first monoclonal antibody therapy approved to...

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In California, Impossible Foods launched its first large-scale production facility to make at least 1 million pounds of plant-based meat per month – enough...

Red meat has no effect on blood pressure and cholesterol according to Purdue study

In Indiana, Purdue University researchers found that consuming more than the daily recommended intake of red meat does not affect short-term cardiovascular disease risk...

Drinking sugary beverages every day nearly triples the risk of stroke and dementia

In Massachusetts, researchers reported that Framingham Heart Study data has shown that frequent consumption of sugary beverages such as sodas and fruit juices is...

The Beyond Burger goes to Yale

In California, Beyond Meat, announced that its Beyond Burger will be available at Yale University’s thirteen on-campus dining halls; making the 315-year-old Ivy League...

BlueRock Therapeutics launches with $225 million from Bayer and Versant Ventures

In Canada, Bayer and Versant Ventures launched BlueRock Therapeutics with a $225 million investment to develop curative therapies based on the latest stem cell...

Copia Agro & Food announces a new $50 million agriculture and food investment fund

In Israel, the Copia Agro & Food fund announced it is raising $50 million to expand its investments in agricultural and food projects developed...

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