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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.
The proposed School Lunch Integrity Act of 2024 seeks to ban cultivated meat from school lunches, introducing restrictions under the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program. Meanwhile, the Indian Government is forging ahead with a groundbreaking partnership with Neat Meatt to pioneer the development of cell-cultured varieties of high-value fish species.
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The bill, referred to as the School Lunch Integrity Act of 2024, would set restrictions under the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program.
The partnership will initially focus on developing cell-cultured varieties of high-value fish species.
President Biden has begun to accuse stores of overcharging shoppers, as food costs remain a burden for consumers and a political problem for the president.
The investigation found goods linked to US prisoners wind up in the supply chains of a dizzying array of products. They are on the shelves of most supermarkets, including Kroger, Target, Aldi and Whole Foods.
Inari has developed higher-yielding seeds for row crops using its multiplex gene-editing tech.
Bramble Partners seeks to invest across the entire spectrum of food production and consumption, including new agriculture and fishing technologies, alternative production systems, and businesses specializing in waste reduction.
Remilk has become the first company to receive the green light in the country for a precision fermentation-derived protein.
Checkerspot announced the development and large-scale production of fat analog that the company claims mimics the human milk fat known as OPO.