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

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

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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...

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