New proprietary stevia leaf has twenty times more sugar-like steviol glycosides than other varieties

In Malaysia, PureCircle announced the successful production of the first stevia leaf extract from the new, proprietary stevia leaf – StarLeaf stevia.  StarLeaf stevia...

Coca-Cola creates a fruit circular economy in India with a $1.7 billion contribution

In India, the Coca-Cola Company and its Indian partners will contribute $1.7 billion to the country’s agricultural ecosystem over the next 5 years.  Almost...

Milk, cheese and yogurt join kale as good sources of vitamin K

In Massachusetts, new research shows that common dairy products could be a good source of dietary vitamin K, which helps the blood to clot,...

New shelf-stable plant protein meal pouches from Atlantic Natural Foods

In North Carolina, Atlantic Natural Foods, LLC partnered with Pataya Food Group to create a complete range of shelf-stable pouch meals made from plant-based...

The Beyond Burger is coming to Safeway stores in Northern California, Nevada and Hawaii

In California, Beyond Meat announced that the Beyond Burger will be available in the meat section of Safeway grocery stores, beginning Memorial Day weekend...

New Flexi diet includes intermittent fasting to lose weight and stay healthy

In Australia, based on research that fasting can be an effective way to lose weight and stay healthy, CSIRO introduced a diet that includes...

Eating beans instead of beef could reduce U.S. GHG emissions by 75 percent

In California, researchers suggest that the U.S. could realize approximately 50 to 75 percent of its GHG reduction targets for the year 2020, if...

HGGC to acquire Nutraceutical International for $446 million

In Utah, HGGC, LLC, a middle-market private equity firm, entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Nutraceutical International Corporation, an integrated manufacturer, marketer, distributor...

Ginkgo Bioworks and Robertet produce cultured flavor and fragrance ingredients at scale

In Massachusetts, Ginkgo Bioworks and Robertet USA announced the successful commercial-scale fermentation of a key flavor and fragrance ingredient. Ginkgo and Robertet are driving...

Lots of nutrition information meets lots of confusion

In Washington, D.C., the International Food Information Council Foundation’s 12th Annual Food and Health Survey found that 96 percent of consumers seek health benefits...

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