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CEO Dr Uma Valeti (center) and CSO Nicholas Genovese (right) test Memphis Meats' latest innovations

'We can produce up to 10,000 cows’ worth of meat with a single biopsy'

Memphis Meats: ‘What’s common in Silicon Valley is that you move fast and break things, but that's an awful way to approach making food’

By Elaine Watson

Excitement is building as cultured meat approaches commercialization, but “science does not occur in a cultural vacuum” and bringing consumers and regulators with you on the journey is more important than being first to market, says clean meat start-up...

Essentia CMO: ‘Quite frankly, this brand is on fire’

Essentia CMO: ‘Quite frankly, this brand is on fire’

By Elaine Watson

Essentia positions itself as a “supercharged ionized alkaline water that’s better at rehydrating,” but its recent meteoric growth 20 years after launch (sales surged 84% to $136m in measured channels in the year to March 25, 2018*) reflects a shift in...

Habit personalized nutrition CEO: 'We're not just biology-based, we're behavior-based'

Habit meal delivery business on hold as testing and nutrition plan components ramp up

Habit personalized nutrition CEO: 'We're not just biology-based, we're behavior-based'

By Elaine Watson

Personalized nutrition platform Habit was originally billed as "food company, not just a recommendation engine." However, delivery of customized fresh prepared meals based on its dietary advice – trialed in the Bay Area last year – is on hold...

Dr Gottlieb:

PBFA: Changing course now could put the FDA in a legal bind

FDA commissioner weighs into plant-based ‘milk’ debate

By Elaine Watson

FDA commissioner Dr Scott Gottlieb says the agency is “actively” exploring whether consumers are being misled by the use of terms such as ‘milk’ or ‘yogurt’ to describe plant based products, but says the FDA's radio silence on this issue in recent...

Picture: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

GUEST ARTICLE: Looking for bold new partners to join the fight against malnutrition

By Kamel Chida, Deputy Director, Private Sector Partnership Development for Nutrition, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Despite significant progress in recent decades, malnutrition is still a huge barrier to children’s health and development around the world. The numbers speak for themselves: poor nutrition is an underlying cause of nearly half of all child deaths, and...

Dr Robert Lustig: 'Processed food is an experiment that failed. The food industry is getting rich, and it’s killing us...'

‘All of these people yelling at each other…the vegans vs the Paleos vs the ketogenic people, this is insane…’

Dr Robert Lustig: 'Processed food is an experiment that failed. The food industry is getting rich, and it’s killing us...'

By Elaine Watson

A calorie is a calorie, right? Wrong, argues pediatrician, sugar-nemesis and author of best-selling book ‘Fat Chance’, Dr Robert Lustig, who caught up with FoodNavigator-USA at the Natural Products Expo West trade show in Anaheim last week.

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