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Beyond Meat CEO: ‘We’re building one of the great American meat companies (from plants)’

Beyond Meat - the California-based firm that claims to have unlocked the secret to making ‘near-perfect’ replicas of meat from plants – says that in future, meat-free products won’t be confined to a ‘vegetarian’ section, but just part of the broader ‘protein’ set.

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Target to double Made to Matter natural & organic collection as part of food 'reinvention' plan

Target will double the size of its 'Made to Matter' range of natural, organic, and sustainable products this year as part of a plan to "reinvent" its grocery offering and "deliver more organic, natural, gluten-free items" to shoppers.

Fruits & veggies take on packaged food with FNV ad campaign endorsed by the First Lady and celebrities

The threat posed by fresh foods and produce to sales of packaged foods is about to increase exponentially with the launch of a star-studded, national marketing campaign to encourage teenagers to eat more fruits and veggies. 

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Arctic Apples firm to be acquired by AquaBounty owner Intrexon Corp

Okanagan Specialty Fruits – the company behind the non-browning ‘Arctic Apple’ – is to be acquired by Intrexon Corporation, which also owns a majority stake in GE salmon firm AquaBounty Technologies. 

The next dimension: Chocolate art possible with 3D-printed molds, says design firm

3D chocolate printing is not yet quick enough for industrial production, but chocolate molds created using the technology can produce surfaces with intricate detail, says Lehrmitt Design Studios.

Currency headwinds, weakness in North America depresses Herbalife's results

Herbalife is experiencing slowing sales in North America, a phenomenon that has afflicted other network marketing companies built on nutritional products.

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Solazyme secures victory in dispute with Roquette over algae JV

Solazyme awarded ‘clear and complete’ victory in legal dispute with Roquette over aborted algae ingredients JV

Microalgae specialist Solazyme says it has secured a “clear and complete victory” over its former French business...

a2 milk to make US debut in California in April

‘The milk that might change everything’? a2 milk to hit stores in California in April

a2 Milk – milk from cows that only produce A2 beta casein protein -  is set for...

Sprouts Farmers Market explores online delivery options
Growth in organic, raw, non-GMO and allergy-free products is outpacing rest of business

Sprouts Farmers Market CEO on online delivery: We haven’t found a model that works for us … yet

Sprouts Farmers Market is exploring online delivery options, but hasn’t found a model that works, yet, chief...

Hampton Creek Foods sued again over 'deceptive' Just Mayo name

Hampton Creek Foods sued again over 'deceptive' Just Mayo name

Just weeks after Unilever dropped its false advertising lawsuit against Hampton Creek Foods over its egg-free spread...

Sales of frozen fruit surging says Dole Packaged Foods

The stunning rise of frozen fruit: ‘Usage occasions have completely changed,’ says Dole

While sales in much of the US frozen food category are pretty lackluster, sales of frozen fruit...

What are the hottest snacking trends to watch in 2015?
Meet the CEOs of KRAVE, Health Warrior, Fruigees, HUMAN and Barnana

What are the hottest snacking trends – and companies - to watch in 2015?

With the percentage of energy derived from snacks in the American diet doubling since the late 1970s,...

Sugar can be “powerful tool” to improve children’s diet, AAP

Sugar can be “powerful tool” to improve children’s diet, AAP

Added sugar in foods and drinks offers no nutritional benefits and contributes to the obesity epidemic by...

Tate & Lyle unveils Dolcia Prima allulose ‘low-calorie-sugar’

Tate & Lyle unveils Dolcia Prima allulose low-calorie-sugar: ‘We believe this will change the food and beverage landscape forever’

Tate & Lyle is launching a new ultra-low-calorie sugar that is found naturally in jackfruit and raisins,...

True Drinks CEO: Fresh investment will support 'dramatic same store sales increases' & help get a larger share of stomach

True Drinks CEO: Fresh investment will support 'dramatic same store sales increases' & help get a larger share of stomach

The growth of True Drinks’ AquaBall product continues to gather pace, with new investment from Toba Capital...

Umpqua Oats founders on building a brand, and learning to say NO

Umpqua Oats founders on building a brand, and learning to say NO: 'Not all business is good business'

If sales of cold cereal are not setting the world on fire, the hot cereal market is...