Health & Wellness

GALLERY: Food tech companies to watch in 2021

By Elaine Watson

From a flurry of startups using microbes – instead of plants or animals – to produce proteins, to AI-driven platforms exploring ‘the dark matter of nutrition,’ and real honey produced without bees, check out our gallery of foodtech companies to watch...

Photo: KIND / Nature's Bakry

NEWS IN BRIEF

KIND acquires fig bar brand Nature's Bakery

By Mary Ellen Shoup

KIND's pending acquisition of Nature's Bakery, a family-owned, better-for-you snacking company best known for its soft-baked fig bars, gives the nutrition bar giant and its parent company Mars a stronger foothold in the nut-free snack bar category....

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NEWS IN BRIEF

Tate & Lyle acquires US-based stevia supplier Sweet Green Fields

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Tate & Lyle has acquired Washington state-based stevia supplier Sweet Green Fields (SGF), strengthening the global ingredients company’s stevia solutions and capabilities by creating a fully-integrated supply chain along with unified research and...

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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