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Food System Change: ‘Who’s Making Decisions, Who’s Benefiting, Who’s Gaining The Wealth?’ Errol Schweizer’s Got Questions -Exclusive Interview

25 Mins Read Errol Schweizer has spent decades in the food industry, over 25 years in fact. He has held down many positions, from grill cook to stock clerk to purchasing manager. A native of New York’s the Bronx who studied biology and got his start in community organizing, Schweizer was thrust to the (inter)national food stage when he […]

Low-Income Countries To Be Hardest Hit As Global Food Prices Make Biggest Spike In Decade, U.N. Warns

3 Mins Read Global food prices have risen to decade-high levels, with low-income countries to be most vulnerable, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has warned. Predominantly in Asia-Pacific and Africa, many of these economies have already been ravaged by the impacts of the pandemic, and will now be under additional food insecurity threats from rising costs.  […]

Vegetarians Score Better Health Biomarkers Than Meat-Eaters, New Study Finds

3 Mins Read Researchers have found that people who are vegetarian have a healthier biomarker profile compared to meat-eating folk. The British study’s findings, presented at the recent virtual European Congress on Obesity (ECO), is consistent despite age and weight factors and crucially, is unaffected by smoking and alcohol consumption.  University of Glasgow researchers have found a consistent […]

Apeel: Pack Tech Co Keeps Avocados & Mangos Fresh, Now On A Mission To Help Smallholder Farmers Fight Food Waste Too

4 Mins Read Apeel, the company whose technology slows down the rate of spoilage of fresh fruit, has several big-name partnerships under its belt. Currently, the California food waste fighting startup works with major produce suppliers like Del Monte and Nature’s Pride to protect avocados and mangoes from going bad. But they don’t want to stop there. Instead, […]

Alter Eco ‘Won’t Stop Until Entire Supply Chain Is Zero-Landfill’ In Radical Transparency Push

4 Mins Read Responsible chocolate brand Alter Eco is taking the lead in radical transparency, releasing its annual sustainability report to document its environmental and human impact – both good and bad. Being “brutally honest” about failing to achieve its initial goal of 100% compostable and recyclable packaging in 2020, the company committed to continue to improve until […]

Prop 65: Add Processed Meat To Cancer List, Say NGOs & Plant-Based Meat Firms

4 Mins Read NGOs and plant-based companies are now pushing for processed meat, a classified carcinogen under World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines, to be included in California’s Proposition 65 list of substances known to cause cancer or reproductive harm. After a five-year petition, the Superior Court of California has ordered the state to provide an answer and is […]

Barilla ‘Co-Development’ Global Accelerator To Focus On Circular Solutions, Digital Nutrition & Better Food Delivery

3 Mins Read Pasta maker Barilla is seeking start-ups to join the fourth cohort of Good Food Makers, its global accelerator that aims to address sustainability, technology and consumer-related challenges, with a focus on founders working on Through its venture group BLU1877, Italian food company Barilla has announced its call for start-ups to participate in its global accelerator, […]

Global Food System Carbon Footprint Will Worsen, Transition To ‘Plant-Based Food Inevitable’ Says Credit Suisse Report

5 Mins Read In a new report on the investment case for a sustainable food system, analysts say that the plant-based food transition is “inevitable” and will bring about new opportunities for investors and businesses across the food supply chain. Released by the Credit Suisse Research Institute (CSRI), the report also identified the wider alternative protein industry, sustainable […]

Magellan Life Sciences Bags Seed Funding From Roquette To Scale Fermentation Protein Sweeteners

3 Mins Read Magellan Life Sciences has completed its seed funding round led by Roquette Ventures, the investment arm of the French plant-based ingredient giant. The capital will be used to scale the British startup’s plant protein sweeteners produced using fermentation, and will accelerate its go-to-market plans.  British biotech Magellan has bagged seed investment led by the French […]

Gut Microbiome Nutrition Pioneer DayTwo Raises US$37M For Metabolic Diseases Solution

4 Mins Read Israeli precision nutrition startup DayTwo has raised US$37 million to continue developing its gut microbiome sequencing AI technology that makes dietary recommendations for people with diabetes and other metabolic illnesses. DayTwo says the funds will also contribute to its ongoing research on the link between individual gut bacteria and other diseases to create new precision […]

Singapore-Based TurtleTree Announces Cell-Based Human Lactoferrin As First Commercial Product

4 Mins Read Singapore and U.S.-based food tech TurtleTree will be launching human lactoferrin as its first cell-based commercial product. Until now, lactoferrin has been derived from cow’s milk and is used in infant milk formulas for its immunity-boosting properties, as well as in performance nutrition and medical applications. TurtleTree is now gearing up to bring to market […]

Designed For City-Dwellers: Lomi Countertop Composter Raises Over US$6.8M Via Crowdfunding

3 Mins Read Lomi, the new home food waste machine launched by compostable phone case brand Pela, has managed to attract more than US$6.8 million from over 18,000 backers through its Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign. The kitchen countertop appliance turns food scraps, cloth and bioplastics into soil within just 24 hours.  Pela’s crowdfunding campaign for its latest product, Lomi, […]

Forever Chemicals: Experts & Women’s Health Groups Call For Global Phase-Out Of PFAS

4 Mins Read Health professionals and experts have urged for a global phase-out of PFAS, as more evidence over the harmful effects of these “forever chemicals” comes to light. The call, made by a global coalition of women’s health organisations under the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO), says that existing policies are “failing to control widespread […]

Op-Ed: Food Companies Must Lead The Coming Sustainability Revolution

5 Mins Read By: Priyanka Srinivas Priyanka Srinivas is the founder and CEO of Live Green Co, a Chilean Food Tech startup offering a range of plant-based foods that recently earned a spot on the Fortune 500 of Agri Food Tech. Those inside and outside of the food industry know that change is needed – and fast. From […]

Swedish Startup Klimato Raises US$785K For Its Carbon Labelling Tool Aimed At Foodservice

3 Mins Read As carbon labelling becomes more mainstream, Stockholm-based startup Klimato has closed 6.5 million SEK (approx. US$785,000) in a recent investment round. The capital will be used to fuel the company’s growth and expansion of its software that helps foodservice businesses such as restaurants and caterers calculate the climate impact of their dishes and carbon label […]

Farmland Rising: How Black Americans Are Reclaiming Their Agricultural Power

4 Mins Read After a century of land loss, there’s now a rising movement of young Black Americans reclaiming their agricultural power and ownership of farmland. It combines the dismantling of racism and marginalisation amid the social justice movement sweeping across America with the growing awareness of the linkages between a sustainable food system and equality. From California […]