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Research explores potential of nettle as a functional food

By Mary Ellen Shoup

A grant from the United States Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA-NIFA) will explore the functional food possibilities of nettle and its potential to manage obesity, diabetes, and overall immune system health.

SIRE Biosciences recently acquired PlantFuel Inc. (products featured above). Photo Credit: PlantFuel Inc.

Eat Beyond adds SIRE Bioscience to portfolio

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Eat Beyond Global Holdings, a public investment issuer focused on the global plant-based and alternative food sector, has made an investment in CPG life science company SIRE Bioscience.

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SweeGen obtains GRAS status for Reb B stevia sweetener

By Mary Ellen Shoup

SweeGen Bestevia Reb B steviol glycoside (stevia sweetener) has received a GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) Letter of No Objection from the FDA for use in food and beverage formulations.

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ReGrained proves mainstream market appeal for upcycled foods

By Mary Ellen Shoup

With a new puffs line in several points of distribution, a line of baking mixes in the works, and plans to convert oat milk byproduct into finished product applications later this year, ReGrained is building a case for the mainstream viability for upcycled...

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