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NFTs can help FMCG marketeers

Some see non-fungible tokens, or NFTs, as a fad but our US columnist Victor Martino believes FMCG groups can use the technology for their ow...

Hatching new ideas – incubators, accelerators

Our guide to some of the main incubators and accelerators operated by major food manufacturers as they look to tap into some of the con...

Big Food's VC-style funds: the investments so far

Our guide to some of the in-house venture-capital funds operated by the world's major packaged-food companies....

Can cell-based meat not cost the earth?

Andy Coyne looks at recent developments surrounding cell-based meat, where attempts to cut production costs will be critical in any efforts...

Latest Interviews

Flourishing in food – four female founders share their start-up stories 11 Mar 2021

Dean Best

just-food speaks to four female entrepreneurs to hear what they've learnt on their journeys so far and what advice they have to others wanting to start their own food businesses. 


How could food industry M&A take shape in 2021? 4 Jan 2021

Dean Best

We speak to four experienced M&A advisers about how they expect deal-making in the packaged-food industry to take shape in 2021.

Latest News

China D2C dairy business Adopt A Cow gets KKR backing 19 Apr 21

Dean Best

The buy-out house said the Chinese firm had a "disruptive strategy to change the way dairy is produced, marketed and sold to customers".


Vertical farmer AppHarvest buys robotics start-up Root AI 12 Apr 21

Simon Harvey

US vertical-farming business AppHarvest has acquired a start-up that uses robotics to collect harvest data, predict yields and evaluate crop health.


US cell-seafood start-up Cultured Decadence wins pre-seed funding 12 Apr 21

Simon Harvey

Cultured Decadence, a US start-up developing cell-cultured lobster, has won pre-seed funding from an investor group.


Mission Barns completes funding round to develop cell-cultured fat technology 8 Apr 21

Simon Harvey

California-based start-up Mission Barns, which is developing cell-cultured fat technology, has completed a funding round.


US dairy giant Dairy Farmers of America reveals accelerator class 7 Apr 21

Andy Coyne

Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) has revealed the names of the emerging businesses taking part in its accelerator programme for 2021.


Cell-fish firm Bluu Biosciences eyes prototype launch after seed round 30 Mar 21

Dean Best

The Berlin-based start-up, which claims to be Europe's first company specialising in cell-based fish, has closed a round of seed funding.



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