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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.
Twelve European Union Agriculture Ministers have united to advocate for a reevaluation of the regulatory approval process for cultivated meat within the EU. This collaborative effort aims to address and potentially revise the authorization framework, as they see the technology as a threat to the economy, public health and farmers. Meanwhile, a shift towards sustainable food systems is highlighted in a report revealing the potential to generate an impressive $10 trillion in benefits annually. Researchers assert that the current food production methods incur substantial medical and environmental costs, suggesting that transitioning to more sustainable practices could result in significant economic advantages.
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A coalition of a dozen EU agriculture ministers pushed for a revision of the regulatory approval framework for the authorization of cultivated meat at the EU Agriculture and Fisheries Council.
Existing production destroys more value than it creates due to medical and environmental costs, researchers say.
Infinite Roots uses patented fermentation technologies to develop a diverse range of foods using edible mushroom mycelium.
Steakholder Foods’ food team utilized its DropJet printer and shrimp-flavored inks developed in-house to “precision-print” the analogs, layer-by-layer.
The healthy meal and smoothie maker has introduced a curated selection of meals for Ozempic and Wegovy users.
In this week’s The Field Report, we report on WIC under threat, women farmworkers advocating for greater rights, and a fertilizer plant acquisition that fans consolidation fears.
As soon as the experts give the green light, Meatable will host the first-ever tasting of its cultivated pork products.
A look at 121 menus from restaurants all over the country. Together, they offer a glimpse into the tastes and values of today.