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Inflation slows, doesn’t stop natural & organic sales growth

By Elizabeth Crawford

Rising inflation is taking a toll on natural and organic sales in the US, the growth of which slowed dramatically in 2022 and will likely continue to drop in the coming year before rebounding slightly in 2024, according to data presented at Natural Products...

Researchers are exploring the utilization of corn husk waste for value-added end applications. Image: Getty/Matauw

The researchers brewing lipids to transform waste into food

By Oliver Morrison

Researchers say they are using ancient technology to turn agricultural waste into fats. They say the approach could help the sustainable protein industry recreate the flavours of meat and has the potential to replace palm oil or other tropical oils.

Alt protein brand Meati Foods spreads its roots, opens ‘Mega Ranch’

Alt protein brand Meati Foods spreads its roots, opens ‘Mega Ranch’

By Ryan Daily

With the opening of a new facility, dubbed the “Mega Ranch,” fungi-based startup Meati seeks to place its mushroom-root-based, sliced meat product in “tens of thousands of stores” in 2023, company co-founder and CEO, Tyler Huggins, told FoodNavigator-USA