DSM seeks approval for new stevia pathway

In the Netherlands, DSM has asked Europe’s food safety regulators to approve the use of stevia produced using fermentation. The popular sweetener has already...

Royal DSM opens advanced biotechnology R & D center in Delft

In the Netherlands, Royal DSM opened a new state-of-the-art biotechnology facility in Delft to accelerate DSM’s biotechnology research and development capabilities for applications in...

Improve Nature lands $3 million to expand soy-based protein that behave like meat

In North Carolina, Improved Nature raised more than $3 million to expand their offering of alternative plant-based meat substitutes made from non-GMO sustainably-sourced plant-based...

Everstone Group invests in Indian nutraceuticals leader

In India, The Everstone Group has invested $35 million to acquire a “significant minority stake” in nutraceuticals maker OmniActive Health Technologies. The shift in the...

Cargill switches sweetener plant from corn to wheat to make vegetable protein and biofuel

In Germany, Cargill announced its intent to grow and diversify its product portfolio at its starches and sweeteners plant in Krefeld with products such...

USDA says edible food packaging just a few years away

Edible food packaging based on the milk protein casein will be on store shelves within three years, according to USDA researcher Peggy Tomasula. Tomasula and...

Memphis Meats raises $17 million to make meat without the animal

In California, Memphis Meats raised $17 million from a group of investors including Bill Gates, Richard Branson and Cargill to continue developing delicious products,...

Kickstart Food launches with one billion dollars from Rabobank

In The Netherlands, Rabobank announced Kickstart Food, its global activation program to accelerate the transition to a sustainable food supply. In partnership with UN Environment,...

ReGrained rescues food waste and upcycles it into SuperGrain

In California, ReGrained released its innovative and revolutionary SuperGrain bar line, a flavorful snack that showcases the nutrition & flavor of ReGrained's upcycled SuperGrain...

Plant-based TUNO seafood alternative debuts

In North Carolina, Atlantic Natural Foods, LLC debuted TUNO, a new plant-based, canned seafood alternative for seafood-free sandwiches and salads all across the U.S....

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