Tech and venture development company TechAccel has contributed an undisclosed amount to fund protein engineering research being conducted by The Siegel Lab in the Genome Center of the University of California Davis.
General Mills has signed an agreement with Gunsmoke Farms to convert more than 30,000 acres of conventional farmland into certified organic acreage by 2020, in order to capitalize on growing consumer demand for natural and organic foods.
UK researchers suggest whole grain foods with a fiber:carb ratio of less than 10:1 have the lowest fat, sugar and salt content, which could set in motion a new whole grain labelling system to help consumers chose healthier options.
Global demand for sesame seeds is set to explode thanks to two very different macro-trends – the rise of fast food in Asia and healthy food in the West. Agrifood giant Olam is doubling capacity in its plants to meet that demand.