Bolthouse Farms Plant Protein Milk debuts with more calcium than dairy

In California, Bolthouse Farms, the largest producer of baby carrots in North America, debuted Bolthouse Farms Plant Protein Milk, a refrigerated non-dairy alternative milk...

First ever plant-based alternative to raw tuna in select Whole Foods Market sushi venues

In Texas, Whole Foods Market will now offer Ahimi, the first ever plant-based alternative to raw tuna, in select sushi venues in Los Angeles...

SparkLabs Cultiv8 launches in Australia to accelerate food and agriculture innovation

In Australia, SparkLabs Cultiv8 is an advanced agriculture and food technology accelerator that will be launched by SparkLabs Group and New South Wales Department...

Beyond Meat and Sysco sign exclusive nationwide food service distribution deal

In California, Beyond Meat announced its partnership with Sysco, the nation’s largest food distributor. The exclusive deal will open distribution of the Beyond Burger...

Lab-in-a-smartphone breakthrough enables mobile health diagnostics

In Illinois, University of Illinois professors demonstrated a compact, inexpensive system that performs optical spectroscopy in a way that can fit inside the body...

Diet biomarkers are strong predictors of type 2 diabetes risk

In Sweden, a study found that diet is one of the strongest predictors of type 2 diabetes risk in older women and that metabolic...

Barry Callebaut invents Ruby, a fourth kind of chocolate

In Switzerland, Barry Callebaut presented a fourth type of chocolate called Ruby next to Dark, Milk and White chocolate. The fourth chocolate type offers...

Large-scale Impossible Burger production is underway

In California, Impossible Foods began producing Impossible Burgers for restaurants nationwide at the Company’s first large-scale plant in East Oakland. The plant is ramping...

Nestlé USA enters the plant-based foods segment with Sweet Earth acquisition

In Virginia, Nestlé USA agreed to acquire Sweet Earth, a plant-based foods manufacturer based in Moss Landing, CA. The acquisition will give Nestlé immediate...

First gene therapy in the U.S. approved by the FDA

In Washington, D.C., the U.S. Food and Drug Administration made the first gene therapy available in the United States, ushering in a new approach...

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In Mexico, Biofase is making straws out of avocado pits—a concept poised to gain ground as plastic straw bans proliferate globally. Based in Michoacán, Biofase...

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