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...

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

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

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Detecting food fraud and contaminants with portable nuclear-based technology

In Austria, the International Atomic Energy Agency launched a coordinated research project to develop methods for using hand-held devices to quickly detect food fraud...

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

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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...

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