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Plant-based sector braces for ‘a rough’ 24 months

By Oliver Morrison

The plant-based sector remains an enormous long-term growth opportunity, though investor retrenchment will continue in the short term, investors told the recent Plant-Based Protein Manufacturing Summit in Amsterdam.

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SilicoLife raises €9.8m to invest in biotech for supplements

By Nikki Hancocks

SilicoLife, the Portuguese firm designing optimised microorganisms and novel pathways for biotech applications, has just concluded two Series A fundraising rounds to the total tune of €9.8 million to be invested in 'unmet needs' within the dietary...

It’s Fresh! uses technology to lock ethylene gas

It’s Fresh! wins slice of €5m cash

By Jenny Eagle

It’s Fresh! has won a slice of a €5m ($6.5m) investment to advance its technology which absorbs and locks ethylene gas, a natural plant hormone to slow the ripening and decay of fresh fruit and vegetables.

CSM, Purac and Caravan become Corbion

CSM, Purac and Caravan become Corbion

CSM and subsidiaries Purac and Caravan Ingredients have unveiled their new strategy and company name, Corbion, as the company continues its repositioning as a bio-based ingredients firm.

El Arbol sells local stores

El Arbol sells local stores

The first stores to be sold under the restructuring plan of Spanish
food retailer El Arbol have been acquired by Extremadura-based
Lider Aliment. The company has bought seven wholly-owned stores and
a network of 70 Spar franchises...


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