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Promising Israeli startup already in Foodlab Capital’s company portfolio

By Andrea Hayley / Epoch Times

Excerpt: The Israeli startup DouxMatok, which means double-sweet in Hebrew, has engineered a new form of the sugar that offers the same sugar experience in up to half the calories. It’s the same sugar, but it’s physically altered to maximally satiate our tongues, so we consume less and protect our health.

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How do millennials feed their growing interest in health and wellness? They search.

Written by Pedro Pina, originally published by Think With Google

Excerpt: In our new Food Trends Report we analyzed Google Search data to find five major trends. Here we share more insight on one, the rise of “functional foods,” and why there’s a big opportunity for brands.

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Beyond Meat at the 2016 Natural Products Expo West trade show

Beyond Meat at the 2016 Natural Products Expo West trade show

Test Marketing Set to Begin

By Elaine Watson, foodnavigator-us.com

Excerpt: Beyond Meat – the California-based maker of plant-based “meat” – is preparing to test market what it claims is “the first plant-based burger that will be placed in the meat counter,” according to executive chairman Seth Goldman.

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Campbell Soup CEO Denise Morrison outside the company’s headquarters in New Jersey. | Image Credit: Associated Press

By Hannah Furlong / sustainablebrands.com

Excerpt: The Campbell Soup Company has announced that it is launching a $125 million venture capital (VC) fund to invest in food startups. The fund, under the banner Acre Venture Partners L.P., will be managed by unidentified outsiders independent of Campbell, although the food giant is its sole limited partner.

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