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Unilever unveils mission to make plant-based eating ‘the new normal’

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Unilever unveils mission to make plant-based eating ‘the new normal’

By Elaine Watson

Unilever is targeting annual sales of €1bn ($1.19bn - or around five times what it's selling today) from plant-based meat and dairy alternatives within five to seven years as part of a broader plan to make plant-based options more accessible, affordable...

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Rocket science: Why does food taste different in space?

By Flora Southey

Astronauts typically consume only 80% of their daily calorie requirements when in space, which could prove problematic on a long 36-month journey to Mars. Fresh research, which reveals links between food flavour and food intake, could help solve this...

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Mars acquires KIND North America in reported $5bn deal

By Elaine Watson

Mars has acquired KIND North America, three years after taking a minority stake, and says the snack maker – which now has operations in 35 countries – will function “as a distinct and separate business within the Mars Family of Companies.”

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TRUFF enters premium pasta sauce category

By Mary Ellen Shoup

TRUFF – best known for its luxury truffle-infused hot sauce – has expanded into the premium pasta sauce category, an area of the store co-founder Nick Ajluni feels is a natural evolution for the fast-growing brand, which has registered triple-digit sales...

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