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60-second interview: Lifeway Foods gears up for entry into CBD market

60-second interview: Lifeway Foods gears up for entry into CBD market

By Elaine Watson

After several years of strong growth driven by its core kefir business, Lifeway Foods’ revenues have plateaued at around the $120m market in recent years, while sales in the latest quarter were down 14% YoY. However, a new line of plant-based functional...

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Sen McConnell pushes FDA to clear path for hemp-derived CBD products

By Elaine Watson

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has introduced language into a congressional spending report that would require the FDA to issue formal enforcement discretion on the sale of hemp-derived CBD products within 120 days, clearing a path for the lawful...

Apeel’s invisible skin: “You can’t see it, smell it, taste it, or feel it. And it’s just plants. We use food to preserve food.” (Picture: Apeel Sciences)

Apeel Sciences expands trial of longer-lasting avocados with Kroger

By Elaine Watson

Longer-lasting avocados from Apeel Sciences – which makes invisible plant-based ‘edible skin’ proven to dramatically extend the shelf-life of fruits and vegetables – are rolling out to 1,100+ Kroger stores, says the retailer, which is also testing longer-lasting...

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