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Seakura's has developed a unique land-based production system for seaweed

Seakura: 'We are at the frontier of land-based seaweed cultivation'

By Katy Askew

Seakura, an Israeli ag tech company, has developed a unique biomass production system that it believes will enable it to capitalise on growing demand for plant-based ingredients. We caught up with the company to find out more about its tech and international...

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Coronavirus will boost clean meat trend, says supplier

By Oliver Morrison

The cultured meat sector is set to eventually be buoyed by the coronavirus crisis as consumers become more interested in food solutions seen as sustainable and safe, believes the co-founder and managing director of cultured meat supplier Peace of Meat.

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Pea protein trend sparks allergy warning

By Oliver Morrison

The increased use of concentrated pea protein in plant-based products could be a factor in rising reports of allergy to peas, warn campaigners.

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VIDEO: Inside the UK's only non-alcoholic brewery

By Flora Southey

Alcohol-free Nirvana Brewery was born out of a love for craft beer. Three years on, demand for the category has grown ‘massively’, co-founder and director Becky Kean tells FoodNavigator: “People go crazy for it.”

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The new wave of plastic hoping to wipe out pollution

By Oliver Morrison

Rising public awareness of the problem of plastic pollution can help polymers such as polyvinyl alcohol (PVOH) make more headway in the food sector, believes Mark Lapping, CEO of PVOH polymer manufacturer Aquapak.

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