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Co-founder Dylan Beechey: 'Introducing ready to eat products is one way to familiarize our audience with the raw ingredients'

Farafena looks to take West African foods to a wider audience

By Elaine Watson

The fact that ‘foods from West Africa’ hit Whole Foods’ list of the top 10 food trends to watch in 2020 shows foodies are interested in broadening their culinary horizons, says Vancouver-based Farafena. But incorporating ingredients from fonio and moringa...

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FOOD FOR KIDS: Are we making progress on childhood obesity?

By Elaine Watson

Childhood obesity in the US affects almost one-in-five children aged 2-19yrs. Rates vary by age, but are highest among Hispanic and African Americans, and continue to rise. So what can we do about it, and are existing strategies failing children?

WATCH: FoodBytes! Chicago winner Capro-X tackles acid whey

WATCH: FoodBytes! Chicago winner Capro-X tackles acid whey

By Elaine Watson

Capro-X - a spin-off from Cornell University - uses microbes to convert the organic compounds in acid whey into high-value flavor and fragrance ingredients such as caproic acid and caprylic acid, which are currently sourced from palm oil.

VMG Partners acquires popchips to anchor new branded snacking platform

VMG Partners acquires popchips to anchor new branded snacking platform

By Elaine Watson

Private equity firm VMG Partners is betting big on the snacks category with the formation of a new division – Velocity Snacks Brands (VSB) – set up to buy, incubate and grow snack brands, beginning with the acquisition of the popchips* brand from majority...

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