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WATCH: ‘We want Spira to be the Willy Wonka of algae…’

WATCH: ‘We want Spira to be the Willy Wonka of algae…’

By Elaine Watson

One of 15 startups pitching at Rabobank’s FoodBytes! competition in Chicago last month, Spira is using CRISPR gene editing techniques to create more stable natural blue pigments from spirulina, and exploring the potential of spirulina protein isolate.

Walnut crumbles (Picture: California Walnut Board)

Walnuts: The next big thing in plant-based meat in foodservice?

By Elaine Watson

Foodservice operators bored of textured soy protein for meat-free tacos, filled pasta, bruschetta and other dishes are experimenting with a new plant-based meat alternative from walnuts that "mimics the taste and texture of ground beef," says...

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