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Dr Mike Leonard: 'Motif has developed unique approaches to analyzing, discovering, and designing both plant-based ingredients and foods to better address unmet customer needs and tastes...' Image credit: Elaine Watson

New CEO at Motif FoodWorks after recent round of layoffs

By Elaine Watson

Boston-based food tech firm Motif FoodWorks has promoted its CTO Dr Michael Leonard to the role of CEO, effective immediately, as current CEO Jonathan McIntyre moves to an advisory role in the company.

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Plant-based creamers on fire with oat and blends leading the pack

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Dollar sales of refrigerated liquid plant-based creams and creamers were up +25.8% year-on-year to $527.4m in measured US retail channels* in the year to July 10, 2022, while unit sales were up +16.1%, led by strong growth in blends and ‘other’ (which...

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Plink! The effervescent future of functional beverages

By Elizabeth Crawford

Once associated with refreshment and relaxation, the crack of a can or hiss of gas following the twist of bottle top is becoming a source of anxiety for some consumers who associate it with single-use plastic, broken recycling systems and unwanted litter.

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SuperMeat to scale and optimize cultivated meat production processes

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Israeli food tech startup SuperMeat has received grant funding to establish an open high-throughput screening system for optimizing cultivated meat production, helping the company reach commercial viability of its cultivated chicken products.

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