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,...

World’s first plant-based Zika vaccine developed at Arizona Sate

In Arizona, the world’s first plant-based Zika vaccine that could be more potent, safer and cheaper to produce than any other efforts to date...

Eating almonds regularly helps remove cholesterol from your body

In Pennsylvania, eating almonds on a regular basis may help boost levels of HDL cholesterol while simultaneously improving the way it removes cholesterol from...

Understanding how we taste by understanding taste bud receptor cells

In Pennsylvania, Monell Center researchers identified all the genes expressed in type II umami/sweet sensing cells and type III salty/sour cells, providing a treasure...

Impossible Foods raises $75 million to build on key achievements

In California, Impossible Foods closed a $75 million investment round after achieving significant milestones in intellectual property and food safety. The Singapore-based investment company...

Feeding pets contributes to climate change?

In California, UCLA professor Gregory Okin calculated that meat-eating by dogs and cats creates about 64 million tons of carbon dioxide a year, or,...

VIOME raises $15 million to launch at-home microbiome testing for personalized nutrition

In New York, VIOME, the AI-powered wellness service, raised a $15 million Series A round to launch its at-home health kit, specifically targeting the...

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