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The benefit is now available to all the company’s 5,700 US employees.  Pic: Danone North America

Danone expands parental leave in US

By Jim Cornall

Danone North America, the world’s largest Certified B Corp, has announced it is expanding its gender-neutral Parental Bonding Leave policy to its manufacturing employees, enabling them to take up to 18 weeks’ paid time off after the birth or adoption...

GALLERY: Food tech companies to watch in 2021

By Elaine Watson

From a flurry of startups using microbes – instead of plants or animals – to produce proteins, to AI-driven platforms exploring ‘the dark matter of nutrition,’ and real honey produced without bees, check out our gallery of foodtech companies to watch...

Photo: KIND / Nature's Bakry

NEWS IN BRIEF

KIND acquires fig bar brand Nature's Bakery

By Mary Ellen Shoup

KIND's pending acquisition of Nature's Bakery, a family-owned, better-for-you snacking company best known for its soft-baked fig bars, gives the nutrition bar giant and its parent company Mars a stronger foothold in the nut-free snack bar category....

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NEWS IN BRIEF

Tate & Lyle acquires US-based stevia supplier Sweet Green Fields

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Tate & Lyle has acquired Washington state-based stevia supplier Sweet Green Fields (SGF), strengthening the global ingredients company’s stevia solutions and capabilities by creating a fully-integrated supply chain along with unified research and...

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