The company expands scientific advisory board to further unlock discoveries across food science, data science and plant biology
February 25, 2021
Benson Hill, a food tech company unlocking nature's genetic diversity with its cutting-edge food innovation engine, made two announcements that further the company's ability to leverage the combined power of food science, data science and plant biology through its CropOS™ technology platform to accelerate and scale the delivery of novel plant-based food and ingredient options to meet rising global demand.
Global oils and fats specialist AAK embraces new corporate purpose statement
February 10, 2021
Global oils and fats specialist AAK has unveiled a new corporate purpose – Making Better Happen™. It is the result of an inclusive process involving more than 1,000 AAK employees across the world. At the same time, the company has launched a new visual brand identity that reflects the thinking behind the purpose.
FASI will continue innovations aimed at curing complex food allergy illnesses
February 8, 2021
The Food Allergy Science Initiative (FASI) announced the beginning of a new era as a separate, independent organization dedicated to discovering the root causes of food allergies through rigorous scientific research and deploying new therapies to treat and, ultimately, cure them.
Natural and organic food brands, retailers, and consumers are in danger of finding unregulated and unlabelled GMOs in their shopping carts
February 5, 2021
In an article published on Jan.28, 2021 in Nutrition Business Journal, synthetic biology ("synbio") was identified as a major threat to the North American supply of food and supplements at grocery stores. In particular, natural and organic food brands, retailers, and consumers are in danger of finding these unregulated and unlabelled GMOs in their shopping carts.
Planteneers offers plant-based cheese alternatives with improved nutritional profile
February 3, 2021
Innova Market Insights identified “plant forward” is a worldwide phenomenon and one of 2021’s Top Ten Trends. Experts also predict that the rising popularity of plant-based products—especially among flexitarians—will lead to growing demand for new formats, plant proteins and higher-end alternatives.
New facility will be constructed with focus on accelerated innovation
January 21, 2021
Beyond Meat, Inc. announced its plans to enter a 12-year lease in a new, nearly 300,000 square foot space at 888 N. Douglas St.in El Segundo, Calif. The building is currently under development by Hackman Capital Partners with anticipated completion in spring 2021.
Financing will enable completion of world’s first commercial pilot facility for producing cell-based seafood, and support plans for market launch in late 2021
January 20, 2021
BlueNalu, an innovative food company producing a variety of seafood products directly from fish cells, today announced the closing of $60 million in debt financing from new and existing investors. This marks the largest financing to date in the cell-based seafood industry worldwide. Previously, BlueNalu announced completion of its Series A round of $20 million in early 2020, and its Series Seed round of $4.5 million in early 2018.