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NewsBite Podcast (Feb 15 - 19): Chocolate innovation and cocoa sustainability in the spotlight

 19 Feb 2021

This week, Nestlé continues its plant-based pivot with a major portfolio boost –  the launch of the first vegan KitKat which is on the horizon for later this year. Interest in chocolate and cocoa ingredients is typically rising as consumers continue to turn to chocolate as a way to indulge. Meanwhile, CARE and Cargill released their latest partnership successes in a new report highlighting cocoa sustainability.

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07 May 2021 | CNS Media

Cargill has acquired Leman Decoration Group, a cake decorations supplier, while Amyris has signed an agreement with Ingredion for the exclusive licensing of Amyris’ zero-calorie, nature-based, fermented Reb M sweetener. Meanwhile, Nestlé has launched Wunda, a new pea-based beverage that the company says is... Read More

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30 Apr 2021 | CNS Media

In F&B developments this week, the Good Food Institute (GFI) and more than 60 key alternative protein stakeholders called on the US federal government to make alt-protein investment a “national priority.” Chr. Hansen launched its latest generation of bioprotective food cultures FreshQ, while TurtleTree... Read More

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23 Apr 2021 | CNS Media

Mondelez International and cocoa beans and ingredients supplier Olam Food Ingredients have begun a new collaboration in Indonesia to create the world’s single largest sustainable commercial cocoa farm. Meat giant JBS has signaled its intention to be a much bigger player in the plant-based space by agreeing... Read More

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16 Apr 2021 | CNS Media

This week, Ÿnsect acquired Protifarm, a global specialist in mealworm ingredients for human food applications. Beyond Meat is set to expand its product distribution within thousands of European retail locations this spring. Meanwhile, Ambienta acquired seasonings manufacturer TasteConnection with sights set... Read More

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09 Apr 2021 | CNS Media

In F&B developments this week, Those Vegan Cowboys, a Belgian company founded by former owners of The Vegetarian Butcher, shared insights on replicating dairy casein in plant-based cheeses. US plant-based retail hit US$7 billion, while Nestlé & Beyond Meat doubled down on alt-meat production in Asia.... Read More

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26 Mar 2021 | CNS Media

In F&B developments this week, Givaudan Taste & Wellbeing launched its Aroma Kiosk, a digital sensory tool designed to gather consumer insights on flavors and products in real-time. Consumption of animal-based produce in the US and Europe was forecasted to dip after hitting a “peak meat” apex in 2025,... Read More

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15 Mar 2021 | CNS Media

This week, Real Madrid football club has teamed up with plant-based producer Meatless Farm to drive change toward sustainable eating. A Slovenian food-tech firm debuted the "world’s first" plant-based marbled filet mignon steak and industry’s cell-based proponents cautioned against prematurely imposing... Read More

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05 Mar 2021 | CNS Media

In F&B developments this week, the IFT Annual Event and Food Expo announced plans to transition online in light of the pandemic. Cargill and Tesco spearheaded major programs to improve ocean biodiversity and reduce the fishing industry’s carbon emissions. Meanwhile, Starbucks introduced two new plant-based... Read More

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26 Feb 2021 | CNS Media

Swedish oat milk maker Oatly announced plans to go public by filing for an IPO in the US. Dairy-free yogurt producer Alpro has added its voice to a coalition of nearly 100 plant-based proponents speaking out against the EU’s push to broaden the variety of banned “dairy-like” expressions in milk-free... Read More

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12 Feb 2021 | CNS Media

In this week’s NewsBite we recap some of the latest industry-related stories from the last few days. Significant highlights include new applications for marine ingredients, activities in the start-up incubator space and new technological strides in cellular agriculture.

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29 Jan 2021 | CNS Media

This week, DuPont’s anti-Listeria solution was backed by nisin approval in the Middle East and Africa and raised flour tariffs hit Irish bakery sector under the new “market-distorting” Brexit trade deal. Meanwhile, Beyond Meat and PepsiCo launched The PLANeT Partnership, a pilot program targeting innovation... Read More

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22 Jan 2021 | CNS Media

BioTech Foods is leading a €5.2 million cultured meat project funded by the Spanish government, while Canadian researchers have developed a new way of cultivating meat using a technique adapted from growing tissue for human transplants. US-based cell-cultured seafood company BlueNalu has closed US$60 million... Read More

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15 Jan 2021 | CNS Media

In this week’s NewsBite, we recap some of the latest industry-related stories from the last few days. Significant highlights include food-tech developments in the spaces of emergent sweeteners, a host of wellness-fortifying offerings and industry’s first “completely different donut texture” inspired by... Read More

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08 Jan 2021 | CNS Media

This week, FoodIngredientsFirst spoke with Novozymes who discussed its latest enzyme solution for “better tasting” high protein beverages. New Wave Foods completed a US$18 million Series A round to finance the rollout of plant-based shrimp and Mondelez acquired the rest of Hu Master Holdings.

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18 Dec 2020 | CNS Media

In this week’s NewsBite, we recap some of the latest industry-related stories from the last few days. Among significant highlights are launches of plant-based offerings tapping into the burgeoning APAC market, new upcycling ingredient potential and forecasted flavors for the upcoming year.

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11 Dec 2020 | CNS Media

Europe’s largest plant-based meat production facility is on course to open in England, while Nestlé makes its official plant-based food debut in China with the launch of Harvest Gourmet, it’s plant-based food brand. Barry Callebaut revealed how it slashed its overall footprint by 8.1 percent in the last... Read More

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04 Dec 2020 | CNS Media

This week, FoodIngredientsFirst spoke with DDW who discussed its innovations in food colors, including greens and blacks which are gaining popularity. Cultured chicken meat was green-lighted for sale in Singapore as an ingredient in chicken bites. UK-based CPI technology innovation center partnered with 3DBT... Read More

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