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The Chobani Incubator is launching a residency for food tech startups

Chobani’s new Food Tech Residency program will focus on food and ag tech startups that address problems all along the value chain, from food waste to traceability to food safety. This will be the company’s fourth incubator class and will offer the same kinds of benefits as its previous classes—visits to manufacturing facilities, mentors, and industry connections. Applications for the fall program are open through July 2. Read more at Chobani Incubator…


Tyson Foods introduces snack brand made from food waste

Tyson Innovation Lab is running a crowdfunding campaign to launch its first brand, Yappah, which it says will address “global food challenges such as food waste.” The brand’s forthcoming product, Protein Crisps, are made from upcycled chicken breast trim plus either rescued vegetable puree from juicing or spent grain from Molson Coors. Once the crowdfunding campaign ends, Yappah will run a 90-day pilot at a Chicago-based supermarket. “[We] are cognizant that products fighting food waste are in their nascent stages,” said Santiago Proano, brand lead for Tyson Innovation Lab. The chef-created snacks are packaged in recyclable aluminum cans. Read more at Food Business News…


Milk may need a makeover: Alternatives to dairy are increasingly winning over consumers

Milk sales have dropped almost as much as alternative milk sales have grown over the last five years, according to a new report by Rabobank. They still make up just 3 percent of the market, but plant-based milk companies have been able to gain that share with thoughtful packaging and marketing focused on health, sustainability and quality ingredients. Read more at CNBC…


Grocer fights food waste by getting rid of best-before dates

Tesco is removing best-before labels from its produce after a recent survey found that less than half of consumers understand what they mean. People will be more likely to assess the suitability of the produce if there’s no date on it, the British grocery store reasons. Read more at Tree Hugger…


Farmers drop organic labels over certification process, access to markets, study says

Midwestern farmers are more likely than those in other regions to give up their organic certification, according to a new study from Purdue University, and small farms were more likely than bigger farms. They cite access to organic consumers and the demands of retaining certification as top reasons. Read more at Purdue University Agriculture News…

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