The Blockchain Food Safety Alliance debuts in China

In China, Walmart, JD.com, IBM, and Tsinghua University National Engineering Laboratory for E-Commerce Technologies announced the Blockchain Food Safety Alliance, a collaboration designed to...

Edible straws, shower beer among “quirky” 2017 product launches

In the United Kingdom, FoodBev Media has listed top innovative new products of 2017 for the food and beverage industry, including edible straws and...

Lumen Bioscience scales Spirulina product development with $13 million in new capital

In Washington, Lumen Bioscience, a synthetic biotechnology company developing a novel bio-based product development platform, raised $13 million of new capital to scale up...

Kratom shows benefits in treating opioid addiction 

In New York, a review of 57 years of international scientific evidence may help reduce misconceptions about kratom and restore its potential as a public...

Beyond Sausage launches with the taste and texture of pork sausage

In California, Beyond Meat launched Beyond Sausage, a plant-based breakthrough that delivers on the taste and texture of pork sausage, but with more protein,...

DuPont Nutrition and Health spearheads science-based solutions in the Microbiome Venture

In Denmark, DuPont Nutrition & Health announced a significant new initiative with the creation of a Microbiome Venture to spearhead development of new microbiome...

Cornell invents a low-cost, 15-minute iron and vitamin A deficiency test kit 

In New York, Cornell engineers and nutritionists have created a swift solution for a challenging global health problem: a low-cost, rapid test to detect...

Chefs Plate delivers 450,000 farm fresh meal kits every month and raises $10 million...

In Canada, Chefs Plate received $10 million in new funding that includes the close of its Series C financing round.  Delivering 450,000 meals per...

New nanovaccine fights tumors and their immunity suppressors

In Maryland, a nanovaccine produced an immune response that specifically killed tumor tissue, while simultaneously inhibiting tumor-induced immune suppression.  Together this blocked lung tumor...

Hampton Creek launches breakfast eggs without the egg

In California, Hampton Creek, a company that applies cutting-edge science and technology to create healthier, more sustainable foods announced the launch of Just Scramble. ...

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