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Cellular Agriculture – cell-based technology to produce milk.

Cell-based processes of creating clean milk completely bypass the environmental degradation and animal welfare issues of industrial dairy. The approach has the ability to match nutritional content, taste, and quality of milk obtained traditionally. Acellular technology works by culturing mammary cells in vitro and inducing their natural ability to produce all components of milk. The […]

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The Supply Chain for Food Is Stressed

The spread of the virus through the food and grocery industry is expected to cause disruptions in production and distribution of certain products as panicked shoppers test supply networks as never before. Industry leaders acknowledge shortages could increase, but they insist it is more of an inconvenience than a major problem. People will have enough […]

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U.S. invests in Kenyans building a reliable food supply

A startup food-distribution company based in Kenya is getting help from the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) as the company makes more food available for Kenyans while reducing waste. The DFC brings private-sector investment to developing countries. It recently announced a $5 million loan to Twiga Foods Ltd. The company, which just received its […]

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The Farm-to-Table Connection Comes Undone

Farm-to-table — the term has become a fixture in the culinary lexicon — started in the 1970s, when Chez Panisse and a handful of other restaurants hatched what then seemed like a radical notion: Build menus from food grown by nearby farmers who are thoughtful about everything from the seeds they select and the soil […]

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Accredited ‘safe’ vegetables help Vietnamese farmers earn more

Farmers in Northwest Vietnam are accessing a new path to market for their vegetables—via an accreditation program—to help them sell into high-value modern retail markets in Hanoi. The region’s favourable climate and soil conditions are suitable for growing tropical, subtropical and some temperate vegetables. Vietnamese Good Agricultural Practices (VietGAP) provides guidelines on how to grow […]

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What is Spirulina?

Spirulina, an ultra-nutritious algae, is a microscopic form of life that does not have the usual tough cell walls normally found in plant life. This means that it’s extremely easy to digest making all the nutritional compounds highly absorbable into your body. Spirulina comes under the “blue-green algae” umbrella and grows naturally in oceans and […]

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Disinfectants made from Orange Juice

South African Biotech company Biodx, claims it has made a disinfectant from orange juice which can kill 99.9% of bacteria and viruses, including coronavirus types. The disinfectant is made from natural citrus extract, which is then stabilised with an organic biodegradable compound, which contains no chlorine, ethanol or aldehydes. The disinfectant meets stringent European and […]

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No, Camels’ Milk Isn’t Vegan

That camels’ milk is suitable for vegans isn’t the only absurd claim the industry makes. It often touts environmental credentials, too. Like all animals, camels have to be impregnated and give birth for their bodies to produce milk. The dromedary camels used in Australia’s dairy industry have a lactation period of around 18 months, and […]

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Is it beneficial to mix Honey and Milk?

Honey and milk is a classic combination often featured in drinks and desserts alike. In addition to being incredibly calming and comforting, milk and honey can bring a rich flavor to your favorite recipes. Plus, these two ingredients have been researched for their medicinal properties and are often used as a natural remedy to treat […]

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Global Report on Food Crises

The Global Report on Food Crises is accepted as the reference document on the latest estimates of acute hunger in the world. More than 113 million people across 53 countries experienced acute hunger requiring urgent food, nutrition and livelihoods assistance (IPC/CH Phase 3 or above) in 2018. This report illustrates in stark terms the hunger […]

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The Naturalness Bias

Words are powerful influencers of behavior. Not only are consumers vastly more likely to purchase a product with the natural label, but they also ascribe a wide range of characteristics to a product bearing such a label. The “naturalness bias” leads people to believe that foods with a natural label are both better and safer […]

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April Fish Day?

While the exact origins remain a mystery, for many a century, 1st of April has been celebrated as April Fools day. Some believe it had its roots in the sixteenth century when, by order of the Council of Trent, France switched to the Gregorian calendar, which moved the beginning of the calendar year back to […]

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Dumping milk? Consider these recommendations

One practical utilization for unshipped milk is land application. While direct land application of milk would be possible, there are several reasons it is recommended that the milk be mixed with manure first. The same high nutrient value of milk that makes it such a valued food source also comes into play when disposing of […]

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Half Your Plate

Ever thought, “Gee, I should eat more veggies, but I have no time!,” or “I have no clue how to cook a squash, I’ll just stick with salad” ? Then Half Your Plate was developed for you! Half Your Plate is a healthy living alternative empowering Canadians of all ages to more eat fruits and […]

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Organic: Still a trend-setter in food and agriculture

Today’s increasingly sophisticated and knowledgeable consumers are demanding ones. They want their food to be clean, transparent, fresh and sustainable. They’re looking for high-quality food that has been grown and raised in environmentally friendly and animal humane ways. Those traits are all identified with organic, and organic sales have reached unprecedented levels around the world. […]

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A lucky fish?

The Asian arowana is a freshwater fish distributed geographically across Southwest Asia. Certain varieties of the Asian arowana have become one of the world’s most expensive aquarium additions. Habitat loss continues to make some varieties of this slowly reproducing species endangered in the wild. An albino adult, which can grow up to 3 feet or […]

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Coffee, but not as you know it

In a world of alternatives – whether it’s oat ‘milk’, meatless ‘meat’, or elderberry flavoured tea, it should come as no surprise that an alternative ‘coffee bean’ has also emerged. Peanut coffee resembles traditional coffee in the way it smells, tastes and the way it is prepared. As peanuts are legumes much like coffee beans, mimicking […]

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What is oat milk?

Oat milk is milk made from oats — not a hard name to decipher. But there is something special about oat milk compared to other alternative milks: It’s actually thick and creamy like full-fat cow’s milk, but without the same amount of fat, calories and lactose in dairy milk. Other plant-based milks, such as almond and […]

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Grow local: Singapore’s ’30 by 30′ goal to produce 30 per cent of its nutritional needs locally by 2030

With global panic buying, some countries moving towards food protectionism and more nations going into lockdown during the coronavirus pandemic, food security has been thrust into the spotlight. Local production helps mitigate reliance on imports and serves as a buffer during supply disruptions to import sources, which contributes to our food security. According to the […]

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Changing the fate of tons of fruit waste

Reducing waste in the fruit industry and taking care of the environment has been a central goal of the industry worldwide, and Chile’s new biodegradable plastic has been developed to further those efforts. The innovation – called NatPol – was created through a fermentation process in which scientists transformed fruit residue into plastics. Using waste […]

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What is food loss and food waste?

Food loss is the decrease in the quantity or quality of food resulting from decisions and actions by food suppliers in the chain, excluding retailers, food service providers and consumers. Food waste refers to the decrease in the quantity or quality of food resulting from decisions and actions by retailers, food service providers and consumers. Reducing food loss […]

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