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Eat Beyond Global Holdings gains US stock listing

By Mary Ellen Shoup

US investors can now buy and trade stocks of Eat Beyond Global Holdings and its growing portfolio of alternative protein brands from plant-based ingredients firms to cell-based agriculture companies, under the ticker symbol EATBF.

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McCormick acquires flavor manufacturer FONA International

By Mary Ellen Shoup

McCormick & Company has purchased 100% of the shares of natural flavors supplier FONA International for $710m, a deal which will accelerate McCormick’s global flavor growth and “the strategic migration” of its portfolio towards more value-added, health-focused...

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Whole Earth Brands acquires Wholesome Sweeteners in $180m deal

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Whole Earth Brands (parent company to Equal and Pure Via sweetener brands) has entered a definitive agreement to acquire Wholesome Sweeteners, the No. 1 organic sweetener brand by share in the organic and natural channel.

Kristi Knowles, CEO of Mother Raw. Photo: Mother Raw

Mother Raw raises $6.1m to accelerate plant-based mission

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Toronto-based Mother Raw, a fast-growing brand of fresh, plant-based dressings, condiments, and quesos, has closed a US$6.1m Series A financing round to accelerate distribution across the US while expanding marketing and innovation initiatives, said CEO...

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Study: Do consumers see ‘pretty’ food as healthier?

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Food styling is a key marketing tool to make products, dishes, and meals look more appealing and appetizing, but does “pretty” food also impact its perceived healthiness? Preliminary research suggests there may be a link.

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