Big Green Chicago makes growing its mission

If you have ever had the opportunity to live on the South Side and North Side of Chicago or even visited for a brief time the difference between the two enclaves are staggering. One notable difference is food equity. Chicago‚Äôs South Sides suffers heavily from food apartheid, which is the limited access to healthy food […]

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Baybel to debut hybrid and plant-based cheeses

FoodDive reports The Bel Group will expand its portfolio by in 2020 with the introduction of hybrid and plant-based cheeses. The company is is strategically focusing on its brand’s expansion plans to meet rising consumer expectations of healthy snacks. The strategic plan will include the removal of artificial flavors and colors in its products in […]

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Scientists at Cornell University develop butter spread that’s 80% water

Food Dive reported that scientists at Cornell University have created a butter-like spread that’s free from synthetic stabilizers and contains natural ingredients. The work published in the journal ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces explains that this product is sustainable, containing 80% water and 20% vegetable oil and milk fat. In total, one tablespoon of this […]

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Plant-based burgers growth driven by meat eaters and access

Plant-based burger orders at quick service restaurants received a boost in sales reaching 228 million servings according to the NPD Group. Food Business News reports the growth is connected to the availability of plant-based burgers at quick service (fast food) restaurants rather than the growth of veggie burgers over beef burgers. Via MarketWatch: While vegetarians […]

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Organic food sales have slowed down in the U.S., research suggests

New research suggests that despite expected production increases, sales growth has not matched produce production according to Rabobank. Factors that contributes to slowed sales are lower prices and availability of popular organic items in stores. Food Dive reports that produce items like berries, carrots, apples, tomatoes, lettuce and packaged salads dropped by 0.4% from 2016 […]

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5 Companies joining the plant-based meat trend

Alternative meat is a new trend that is here to stay, and other companies want in on the consumer market that Impossible Foods and Beyond Burger are dominating. Many companies are in luck due to shortages at major restaurants according to Supermarket News and this means alternatives are on the way. Here’s five food companies […]

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