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Florida, Georgia growers assess Irma damage

September 14, 2017

Florida’s produce industry losses from Hurricane Irma will be grim, and vegetable crops near harvest in Moultrie, Ga., were also hurt, industry leaders contacted Sept. 12 said. Full story

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Cargill takes a stake in cell-cultured meat startup Memphis Meats

August 23, 2017

The protein giant didn’t disclose the size of the investment, but it was part of $17 million in funding that also included Richard Branson and Bill Gates. This is the first investment by a traditional meat company in the “clean meat” segment, where companies use cutting-edge cell-replicating technology to grow beef, poultry and fish from living animal… Read more »

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Mondelez to launch protein-enhanced belVita variety

July 12, 2017

Mondelez will roll out a protein-enhanced variety of its belVita biscuits in the near future as part of the company’s strategy to renovate existing brands while innovating with new ones, said CEO Irene Rosenfeld. The company will also launch its millennial-focused Vea cracker line this month in stand-up packaging, she said. Full story

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New plant-based products help thinkThin target flexitarians

July 12, 2017

Protein snack brand thinkThin has revealed its new selection of plant-based protein products to meet demand from consumers for vegetarian and flexitarian on-the-go options. The range, which is rolling out to retailers nationwide, includes both powders and bars and features ingredients like chia, cranberry and probiotics. Full story

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What rising US sweet potato consumption means for manufacturers

July 21, 2016

Sweet potato consumption has doubled in the United States since 2002, from 3.7 pounds per consumer in 2002 to 7.5 pounds in 2015, according to USDA data. Once primarily thought of as a holiday casserole dish, sweet potatoes are now appearing in everything from dog food to vodka and desserts. Full story

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Kellogg, Mars Join Food Makers Labeling GMOs

March 23, 2016

On the heels of General Mills’ March 18 announcement that it will begin nationwide labeling of all of its products that contain genetically modified ingredients, Mars and Kellogg have announced the same. Full story

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