Fats & oils

New Baby Bowls will deliver incremental growth, says Plum Organics

Baby Bowls will deliver incremental growth, says Plum Organics

By Elaine Watson

Plum Organics – which disrupted the baby food aisle in 2009 with its spouted pouches and novel flavor combinations – is aiming to shake up the category again this fall with the launch of Baby Bowls, a new line of products in recyclable BPA-free plastic...

Future Meat Technologies: The future of clean meat production is local

“Instead of giving farmers a barn with 50,000 chickens, why not give them a small factory and 10,000 machines?”

Future Meat Technologies: The future of clean meat production is local

By Elaine Watson

While it might be a while before steaks grown in bioreactors (instead of on the farm) become standard fare at your local steakhouse, ‘locally produced’ cultured meat could quickly gain traction in nuggets, burgers, meatballs, and hot dogs if the price...

GMA: GMO labels should apply to highly refined oils, sweeteners

GMA: GMO labeling should apply to highly refined oils, sweeteners

By Elaine Watson

If consumers are to believe that the food industry is serious about transparency, highly refined oils and sweeteners derived from GM crops must be included in the new bioengineered food standard (the federal GMO labeling law), even if they are indistinguishable...

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GUEST ARTICLE: The surprising ingredients linked to foods people love

By Eric Taylor, senior data scientist, CircleUp

When it comes to food and nutrition, there are some ideas that we’ve accepted as common sense: Water is good. MSG is probably bad. Sodium in general isn’t great, but sea salt is a plus. Garlic is tasty. And what the heck is lecithin?

Carrington Farms unveils coconut protein blend

Carrington Farms unveils coconut protein blend

By Elaine Watson

Carrington Farms has introduced a new vegan protein powder featuring organic coconut powder as the #1 ingredient, as consumers continue to embrace coconut-fueled products despite ongoing confusion about whether the saturated fat-packed fruits are as healthy...

TerraVia auction set for September 11

TerraVia auction set for September 11

By Elaine Watson

Assuming that there are suitors willing to top Corbion’s $20m stalking horse bid for the algae-fueled company, an auction for some or all of TerraVia's assets will take place on September 11 in New York at the offices of Davis Polk & Wardwell...

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The Elegance of Expeller-Pressed

Simply put: today's consumers want food, simply. One way to meet this demand is with expeller-pressed oils. Expeller-pressing is gentler on the earth...