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Food giant Nestlé signs cultured meat exploration pact

Food giant Nestlé signs cultured meat exploration pact

July 19, 2021 |

In Switzerland, leading food company Nestlé has announced a partnership with Israeli startup Future Meat to evaluate how cultured meat can be incorporated into Nestlé products.  Nestlé says the investment complements its work in alternative proteins, like vegan meats and pea-based dairy milk.  “We have been investing in our protein expertise and the development of […]

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Carbios acquires entire stake of Carbiolice for polymer biodegradation tech

Carbios acquires entire stake of Carbiolice for polymer biodegradation tech

June 13, 2021 |

News came from Carbios, the French biotech company pioneering new enzymatic solutions to reinvent the lifecycle of plastic and textile polymers, that they acquired shares of a joint venture, Carbiolice – which strengthens its capacity to develop its activities on polymers biodegradation beyond PLA (polylactic acid). You may recall that in May, Carbios raised about […]

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Corona’s barley waste packaging, Skittles biodegradable wrappers, Nestlé’s biobased polyethylene, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of March 25th

Corona’s barley waste packaging, Skittles biodegradable wrappers, Nestlé’s biobased polyethylene, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of March 25th

March 24, 2021 |

The coronavirus vaccine is offering hope to end a global pandemic, much like rainbows signal hope and solidarity. Today’s Top 8 Innovations are full of Corona and Rainbows, but in a different way. From beer mainstay Corona which is testing a six-pack holder made of recycled wood fibers and leftover barley straws to Mars Wrigley’s […]

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Nestlé goes natural with biobased PE

Nestlé goes natural with biobased PE

March 22, 2021 |

In Switzerland, consumer goods giant Nestlé will begin using biobased polyethylene for lids and scoops in its childcare nutrition segment.  The lids contain 66% sugarcane-based plastic, while the scoops will be 95% biobased content. The bioplastics can be recycled along with conventional PE and will maintain the same levels of hygiene and shelf life. The […]

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Gimme a piece of that!  Licella, Nestlé, others have sweet news on plastic waste to plastic resource

Gimme a piece of that! Licella, Nestlé, others have sweet news on plastic waste to plastic resource

March 21, 2021 |

It was a big week of news for Licella and their Cat-HTR platform in Australia with two soft plastic project announcements. First, Licella joined forces with a group of high-profile companies like Nestlé and LyondellBasell, who have collaborated to produce Australia’s first soft plastic food wrapper made with food-grade recycled content. Second, Licella launched a […]

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The Advanced Bioeconomy and the Pet Wellness Revolution

The Advanced Bioeconomy and the Pet Wellness Revolution

August 18, 2016 |

These days, we don’t call it algae, we call it nutritional superfood, and we don’t call our furry friends “pets”, we call them companion animals. I suppose to distinguish them from wild animals, work animals, and the ones we reserve for, er, eating. But it’s a good name. Companion as a word comes from the […]

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Nestle announces Bioplastics Feedstock Alliance

Nestle announces Bioplastics Feedstock Alliance

November 19, 2013 |

In Switzerland, Nestlé has announced that it will work in partnership with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and seven consumer firms to encourage the responsible development of bioplastics, derived from plant materials. Along with Nestlé, the Bioplastics Feedstock Alliance (BFA) will include key fast-moving consumer goods firms The Coca-Cola Company, Danone, Ford, H.J. Heinz Company, […]

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Nestle chairman slams biofuels for raising food prices

Nestle chairman slams biofuels for raising food prices

January 22, 2013 |

In Germany, Nestle’s chairman continues to blame biofuels for rising food prices, saying at the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture in Berlin that blaming commodity speculation for the price rises was “completely wrong” and that using food crops for fuel was “nonsense.”

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Nestle lobbying US and EU to change blending mandates

Nestle lobbying US and EU to change blending mandates

September 5, 2012 |

In Sweden, Nestle’s CEO is again attacking first generation biofuels, calling them an “aberration”, and pushing for the US and EU to support advanced biofuels that don’t use food crops as feedstocks. He claims that as a major food company, they have a voice in the debate and they’re using that voice in Washington and […]

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Nestle chairman urges politicians to end use of food in producing biofuels

Nestle chairman urges politicians to end use of food in producing biofuels

August 20, 2012 |

In Switzerland, Nestle chairman Peter Brabeck has taken action on an anti-biofuels platform, urging politicians to end the use of food in their production. He went on to specify that he is not anti-biofuels, but absolutely against the use of food products in relation to their production. The chairman indicated that the price of Nestle […]

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