Eating chocolate every day is good for your brain, too

In Italy, University of L'Aquila researchers have found yet another reason to eat chocolate every day – it’s good for your brain. The cocoa...

S2G BioChem to co-produce xylitol and bioglycols at new biorefinery

In Canada, S2G BioChem started work on the company's first standalone biorefinery demonstration plant that it intends to build in Sarnia, Ontario. The commercial-scale facility...

Nestlé USA partners with Rabobank and RocketSpace to support innovative food and ag start-ups

In Virginia, Nestlé USA partnered with Rabobank and RocketSpace to support startups for the Terra Food + Agtech Accelerator program. Nestlé expects to support...

To protect the global milk supply, Cornell and IBM use genetic sequencing and bioinformatics

In New York, IBM and Cornell University are using next-generation sequencing combined with bioinformatics to help reduce the chances that the global milk supply...

DayTwo raises $12 million to roll out personalized nutrition based on the gut microbiome

In Israel, DayTwo, a leader in microbiome-health management, completed a $12.0 million Series A financing round to broaden and deepen its lead in evidence-based,...

Nestlé USA invests in Freshly to expand direct-to-consumer healthy prepared meals nationwide

In Virginia, Nestlé USA acquired a minority interest in Freshly, a leading provider of direct-to-consumer healthy prepared meals. As the lead investor in the...

Kellogg invests in Bright Greens for plant-based frozen smoothies that are shaken, not blended

In Michigan, eighteen94 capital, the venture capital fund of Kellogg Company, invested in Bright Greens, a maker of blender-free, plant-based frozen smoothies. Bright Greens...

Replacing dietary saturated fat with vegetable oil reduces cardiovascular disease as well as statins

In Dallas, an American Heart Association advisory reports that replacing saturated fat with healthier fat may lower cholesterol as well as drugs.  Several studies...

Vegetarian diets double weight loss and improve the metabolism of Type 2 diabetics

In England, seventy-four subjects with type 2 diabetes were randomly assigned to follow either a vegetarian diet or a conventional anti-diabetic diet. The vegetarian...

Gwyneth Paltrow and Serena Williams help Daily Harvest deliver farm-frozen superfoods direct to consumers...

In New York, Oscar Award-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow and 23-time Grand Slam tennis champion Serena Williams invested in Daily Harvest’s Series A financing round....

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