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

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Eating more fat, fruits and vegetables and less carbohydrates lowers your risk of death

In Canada, a diet which includes a moderate intake of fat and fruits and vegetables, and avoidance of high carbohydrates, is associated with lower...

The Beyond Burger now available in more than 2,000 grocery stores nationwide

In California, Beyond Meat, a leader in plant-based protein, announced new distribution channels for the Beyond Burger. After a successful pilot in the meat...

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,...

Cocoa compound could be an effective diabetes treatment

In Utah, Brigham Young University researchers discovered certain compounds in cocoa can help your body release more insulin and respond to increased blood glucose...

The Anna Karenina principle for microbiomes

In Oregon, scientists at Oregon State University proposed an Anna Karenina principle for microbiomes that effectively shows the bacterial communities that live inside everyone...

IBM and global food companies use blockchain to increase food safety

In New York, a group of global food supply chain companies announced a blockchain collaboration with IBM intended to strengthen consumer confidence in the...

Smithfield Foods invests $25 million in Chef’d to accelerate the online meal kit market

In Virginia, Smithfield Foods, Inc. invested $25 million in Chef’d, an e-commerce meal marketplace. With this investment, the companies will leverage Smithfield’s portfolio of...

Third Wave Bioactives taps Biorigin for natural alternatives to synthetic food ingredients

In Wisconsin, Third Wave Bioactives, a research company specializing in microbial technology, formed a strategic alliance with Biorigin, an ingredient company specializing in yeast,...

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