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Cleaning up infant formula: Bobbie sets new standard for the category

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Bobbie, a direct-to-consumer organic infant formula brand that has taken off like a rocket ship in its first year on the market, is raising the bar for the category after receiving the Clean Label Purity Award as well as certification as a Pesticide-Free...

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NEWS IN BRIEF

Synergy Flavors expands R&D and processing facilities

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Synergy Flavors has expanded several areas of its Illinois headquarters to support forward-looking flavor innovation and increased customer collaboration, said the company.

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'Real dairy, no cows': Remilk scales up animal-free dairy production

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Fresh off of closing a $120m Series B funding round, Remilk is scaling the production and availability of its dairy-identical milk protein (minus the cows) while engaging with high-profile CPG brands looking to develop alternatives to conventional dairy...

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Leafreport finds over half CBD products mislabeled

By Danielle Masterson

The CBD watchdog released a market analysis, revealing that of the 221 products tested, only 40% matched the labeled CBD strength and many contained the wrong type of CBD.

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Euromonitor: Trends to watch in plant-based milk

By Mary Ellen Shoup

With US$18bn in global retail sales, plant-based milk alternatives represent the gateway into plant-based foods for many consumers who are looking to reduce consumption of animal-based products, which continues to propel the category forward with new...

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Unilever research tie-up targets ‘mental wellbeing’ ingredients

By Katy Askew

Unilever is partnering with microbiome experts at Holobiome to identify food and beverage ingredients that could positively impact ‘mental wellbeing’ by targeting the gut-brain axis. Unilever Science and Technology manager Dr Simone Pyle tells FoodNavigator...

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Full Harvest closes $23m Series B financing round

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Full Harvest, a B2B marketplace for surplus and imperfect produce, has secured a $23m Series B round of financing to expand its online marketplace aimed at tackling the $2.6 trillion global food waste issue.

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