fruit & vegetables

20 Nov 2019
--- BASF Venture Capital, an investment arm of German chemicals company BASF Group, is among the primary investors in the first closing of the AgVentures II having committed US$4 million to the Brazillian fund. Managed by... Read More
19 Nov 2019
--- Netherlands-based frozen and chilled foods company LAMEX Foods Europe and Dutch plant-based start-up Green Meat Products have entered into a new partnership which aims to introduce Green Meat Products into the UK market.... Read More
15 Nov 2019
--- The beverage space is booming with NPD, as consumers increasingly look for new flavors and the added benefits of functional ingredients. As the consumer palate expands, never has the beverage category been so blurred.... Read More
13 Nov 2019
--- Ireland-headquartered Kerry Group has released the findings from a comprehensive study on the plant-based movement in the US, which identifies five significant barriers to plant-based meat and recommendations on how to... Read More
12 Nov 2019
--- Ocean Spray has partnered with HelloFresh, a global meal kit company, as the exclusive provider of dried cranberries to HelloFresh in 2020. The partnership will begin in January and serve as a launchpad for future... Read More
08 Nov 2019
--- African swine fever (ASF) is expected to lead to the first decline in world meat production for the first time in over two decades, while the use of cereals could grow at a pace exceeding population growth. This is according... Read More
24 Oct 2019
--- New technology to detect the presence of Tropical Race 4 (TR4) is direly needed to prevent spreading of the Fusarium strain that causes the potentially devastating Panama disease (Fusarium wilt) in bananas which has recently... Read More
23 Oct 2019
--- Completely switching from conventional to organic agricultural practices would result in an overall increase in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, according to new research conducted in England and Wales. A recent study... Read More
18 Oct 2019
--- Leading certifier of fair trade products in North America Fair Trade USA reports significant growth in its produce category, evidenced by a 30 percent increase in produce sales volume in 2018. Growth in the produce category... Read More
11 Oct 2019
--- Staying on top of ever-shifting industry trends can be a challenge for product developers. Recognizing this, German-based Bösch Boden Spies is exploring ingredients and concepts to help steer its customers toward... Read More
10 Oct 2019
--- A new approach that enables researchers to more efficiently identify the genes that control plant traits has been developed by an international team of scientists, led by the University of Goettingen, Germany. This method... Read More
02 Oct 2019
--- Tradin Organic has opened a new avocado processing facility in Ethiopia. The Sunvado factory has completed its first test-runs and is now ramping up its organic avocado oil production. The first products should be ready for... Read More
01 Oct 2019
--- Marking the next generation of food and beverages aiming to placate “angry” Generation Z consumers who are demanding tasty, nutritious and honest food, Barry Callebaut has launched the “Cacaofruit... Read More
01 Oct 2019
--- Fewer meat-rich meal choices and increased vegetarian options were found to encourage plant-based consumption without negatively impacting overall food sales in college cafeterias. This is according to a study by the... Read More
24 Sep 2019
--- Leading British broadcaster, Channel 4, has signed a seven figure (undisclosed) deal with plant-based company, The Meatless Farm Co, through its Commercial Growth Fund. The partnership will see the broadcaster take equity in... Read More
18 Sep 2019
--- Previously known for contributing to fruit color and shape, rider retrotransponsons, or jumping genes, have been found to alter the gene expression and physical characteristics of plants. Recent research conducted by the... Read More
17 Sep 2019
--- As many as 10 percent of Americans claim they always buy meat alternatives, while a further 36 percent claim to do so often or sometimes. This is according to new consumer research conducted by Innova Market Insights, which... Read More
16 Sep 2019
--- Marks & Spencer is partnering with urban farming platform infarm to deliver a range of fresh produce – including Italian basil, Greek basil, Bordeaux basil, mint, mountain coriander and curly parsley – to... Read More
12 Sep 2019
--- New Culture, a San Francisco, US, start-up specializing in dairy-free cheese, has announced the closing of US$3.5 million in seed round funding. Founded late last year, the company uses fermentation instead of animal... Read More
12 Sep 2019
--- Israeli start-up Redefine Meat, innovator of a 3D plant-based meat printing system, has announced the completion of a US$6 million seed round. The investment is led by CPT Capital and also includes Israel-based Hanaco... Read More