5@5: Non-GMO adapts to a GMO world | Lab-cultured cow's milk is now a reality

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November 19, 2018

2 Min Read
5@5: Non-GMO adapts to a GMO world | Lab-cultured cow's milk is now a reality


How the Non-GMO Project is adapting to a gene-edited world

Genetic engineering tactics are far more varied and intricate than they were back in 2007, when the Non-GMO Project first launched. Gene edited foods such as pink pineapples and cotton candy-flavored grapes have delighted consumers in recent years—so why are sales of Non-GMO Project Certified products still booming? And how has the line between non-GMO genetically modified products and GMO products blurred? Read to find out more. Read more at Forbes ...


The quest to make cow-free milk takes a big step forward

Perfect Day is partnering with ADM to create lab-cultured dairy proteins that are totally cow-free. The joint development agreement will allow the startup to scale up the production of its cow-free proteins, which will both reduce the cost of creating the animal-free whey protein and bring it to a grocery store near you much sooner. Read more at Fortune 


A $12 billion program to help farmers stung by Trump’s trade war has aided few

Trump’s trade war has caused America’s farmers to be “shut out of foreign markets, hit with retaliatory tariffs and [to lose] lucrative contracts.” This program, which makes use of a Depression-era fund and gives money to farmers earning less than $900,000 a year, was meant to ensure that farmers would not be the victims of current trade policies. However, Jim Mulhern of the National Milk Producers Federation states that “most agricultural producers feel that the payments have not come close to making up for the damage for the tariffs.” Read more at The New York Times  …


The 30-year reign of Lunchables

Even in a world where parents are increasingly conscious of what their children are consuming, Lunchables still enjoy a steady popularity. This year marks the convenient kids’ food’s 30th anniversary, parent company Kraft Heinz having sold $1.36 billion worth of the product as recently as last year.  Senior equity analyst Robert Moskow attributes this success to Lunchables’ reverting back to its “indulgent positioning” and not trying to become a healthier version of itself. Read more at The Atlantic …


Amazon turns Thanksgiving dinner into an online food fight

Online grocery sales are increasing, and companies such as Amazon, Walmart and Kroger are unsurprisingly all trying to gain advantages over each other in the ecommerce space as the holidays approach. Research shows that 16 percent of people preparing holiday meals will be ordering their groceries online, and for a good chunk of them it will be their first impression of the online grocery space. Read more at Bloomberg …

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