Ajinomoto brings Mankai high protein plant products to the Japanese market

In Japan, Ajinomoto Co., Inc. acquired the exclusive sales rights in Japan for Mankai, a variety of the aquatic plant duckweed, by investing USD...

DSM seeks approval for new stevia pathway

In the Netherlands, DSM has asked Europe’s food safety regulators to approve the use of stevia produced using fermentation. The popular sweetener has already...

Memphis Meats raises $17 million to make meat without the animal

In California, Memphis Meats raised $17 million from a group of investors including Bill Gates, Richard Branson and Cargill to continue developing delicious products,...

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...

NouriTech breaks ground on new plant to produce Calysta’s FeedKind protein at scale

In Tennessee, NouriTech, a venture formed through investments from Cargill, Calysta, Inc. and several third-party institutions, broke ground on a new thirty-seven acre plant...

Copia Agro & Food announces a new $50 million agriculture and food investment fund

In Israel, the Copia Agro & Food fund announced it is raising $50 million to expand its investments in agricultural and food projects developed...

i-Health acquires UP4 Probiotics to drive probiotic category leadership

In Connecticut, i-Health Inc. announced the purchase of the UP4 Probiotic brand from UAS Laboratories, LLC. The UP4 consumer brand incorporates state of the...

Impossible Foods to make 1 million pounds of plant-based meat per month

In California, Impossible Foods launched its first large-scale production facility to make at least 1 million pounds of plant-based meat per month – enough...

TerraVia receives FDA generally recognized as safe letter for Algae Butter

In California, TerraVia Holdings, Inc. received a generally recognized as safe no questions letter from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its Algae...

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...

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Faux-fur fit for a king: ECOPEL urges Charles to ditch ermine coronation robes

In London, plant-based fur maker ECOPEL is urging King Charles to forgo animal-fur trim in his coronation robe in favor of a cruelty-free alternative....

Oatly offers Thanksgiving emotional support hotline for vegans

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UPSIDE secures FDA approval for cultivated chicken

In California, cultivated meat maker UPSIDE Foods has received a “No Questions” letter from the US FDA, which amounts to confirmation that UPSIDE’s cell-based...