Lab-created milk is threatening dairy farmers

A report from CNBC claims that Perfect Day Foods is creating synthetic milk using casein and whey proteins using genetically engineered yeast with DNA that produces the proteins found in cow’s milk. The Silicon Valley company’s animal-free milk is also claimed to be better for the environment because it is “lactose-free, hormone-free, antibiotic-free, gluten-free and […]

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“Pink Slime” no more USDA classified meat as ground beef now

The United States Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection relabeled “pink slime,” as “ground beef”  clearing a victory for the South Dakota-based Beef Products Inc. (BPI). After the 2012 pink slime controversy left financial turmoil and settled lawsuits for BPI, they finally won the their battle. According to Beef Magazine, BPI’s Lean Finely Textured […]

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Plant Based Products Council pushes sustainable food packaging

Consumers want sustainable products and “48% of millennials feel guilty about their own plastic use and 64% of this group was willing to use plastic alternatives” according to Food Dive. This study formed the Plant Based Products Council, which includes Archer Daniels Midland Co., Cargill, Tate & Lyle and Ingredion and other companies as founding […]

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Food inspections stop due to shutdown

The Hill reports that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) suspended domestic food facility inspections due to the government shutdown. The FDA conducts about 160 inspections per week and Scott Gottlieb, FDA commissioner is looking to bring back employees to resume inspections in high-risk facilities like seafood and cheese. Gottlieb said “We are doing what […]

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