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Every week we track the business, tech and investment trends in CPG, retail, restaurants, agriculture, cooking and health, so you don’t have to. Here are some of this week’s top headlines.
A new report from the Biden administration states its desire for the country to use biotechnology to improve agricultural productivity and sustainability, create more nutritious and safer food, and protect food animals and plants from pests and environmental harm. Cultivated pork startup New Age Eats has announced that it is shutting down after 5 years in operation and $32 million raised since it launched in 2018. Last but not least, Uber Eats is taking down thousands of virtual kitchens from its food delivery platform to focus on quality over quantity.
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The new document sets out “bold goals” to improve areas that include human health and supply chain management. It follows a September executive order that made this kind of technology a national priority.
The startup was focused on bringing cultivated pork sausages to market and had raised over $32m dollars since its founding in June 2018.
The food delivery app is cracking down on the ghost kitchens that have identical menus.
Half of 40 major meat and dairy companies may see operating losses by 2030, a new estimate suggests.
As we increasingly learn about the industry’s potential to be a solution to reversing climate change through carbon sequestering farming practices, the question quickly became: is carbon neutrality enough?
A leaked draft revealed how the meat industry is obstructing efforts to curb climate change.
The lag time, which mirrors the agency’s slow response ahead of last year’s historic recall, shows the agency still isn’t vigilant enough in protecting infants.
Eight of Amazon’s ‘just walk out’ stores are closing, including all the ones in San Francisco. The one I shopped at never lived up to its potential, but I’ll miss it anyhow.
As more influencers launch their own brands, founders feel like they too need to build a large social media following in order to compete.
Consumers are switching up their grocery shopping habits because of soaring food prices.
The latest in a series of anti-trans bills could result in fines and misdemeanor charges.
ChatGPT will provide restaurant recommendations as part of an OpenTable plugin, which will initially be available to select ChatGPT Plus subscribers.
A rare peek inside their agricultural empire shows how Stewart and Lynda Resnick are going all in on the innovative citrus fruit.