Ginkgo Bioworks and Prospect Bio work together to make strain development cost 40

In Massachusetts, Ginkgo Bioworks and Prospect Bio are accelerating biological strain development. Prospect will develop a number of biosensors for Ginkgo products and the biosensors...

Cargill invests $10.5 million to promote fish nutrition and prevent disease NUTRITION

In Chile, the Cargill Innovation Center was inaugurated as the world’s largest research hub focused on developing functional fish diets and studying diseases that...

The Impossible Burger debuts on the West Coast

In California, Impossible Foods launched the Impossible Burger in selected West Coast restaurants. Not yet available in stores, the Impossible Burger is a result of...

Healthy meal ingredients grown at home using 3D printed CellPod tech

In Finland, the VTT Technical Research Centre has developed a plant cell incubator for home use that yields a harvest within a week. Using...

University of Wisconsin researchers publish massive plant and bacteria atlas

In Wisconsin, a group from the University of Wisconsin – Madison published a massive atlas of plant and bacterial proteins that interact in a...

Tyson Foods buys into Beyond Meat

In Arkansas, Tyson Foods invested an undisclosed amount for a five percent ownership position in Beyond Meat to help the plant-based protein producer expand...

Vitalus Nutrition receives $3.5M from Canada for nutrition, anti food waste project

In British Columbia, Vitalus Nutrition Inc. received an investment of $3.5 million from the Government of Canada in an effort to improve food nutrition...

TerraVia burns the boats and sets off for the Land of Übernutrition

At the outset of his historic Conquest, Cortés gathered the men and burned the boats. As TerraVia jettisons its break-out industrial product line and...

Cows Who Live in Glass Houses Shouldn’t Emit Stones

This month in Finland, a team of intrepid researchers herded one thousand European cows one-by-one into a glass “metabolic chamber” to measure their methane...

USDA says edible food packaging just a few years away

Edible food packaging based on the milk protein casein will be on store shelves within three years, according to USDA researcher Peggy Tomasula. Tomasula and...

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