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Equinom and Peterson Farms Seed collaborate to commercialize new high-protein, non-GMO yellow pea varieties for food applications

Food tech company collaborates with independent seed company to scale up production of new plant protein ingredients to unlock growth for the plant-based food category Equinom, a ​​company aiming to cultivate plant-based ingredients that are better for people and our planet, and Peterson Farms Seed Inc., the largest independent seed company in the tri-state region […]

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Albert Lea Seed House acquires Blue River Organic Seed 

Expanded product line to bring farmers the largest selection of organic seeds in the U.S. Albert Lea Seed House, owner of Viking Corn & Soybeans and one of the largest suppliers of organic field seed in the U.S., recently announced it has acquired Blue River Organic Seed, the nation’s longest-established organic seed corn brand, from the Farmers Business […]

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Upcycled food products surge, boosted by consumers’ food waste concerns

Consumers are ardently supporting ventures minimizing food waste, with 62% willing to pay more for food and beverages produced from upcycling. That interest has spawned launches of products with upcycled ingredients—a 122% compound annual growth rate for the five years ending Third Quarter 2021, outpacing recycled plastic products and products claiming carbon emissions. With 40% […]

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Grain Processing Corporation acquires Natural Products, Inc.

Muscatine, Iowa-based Grain Processing Corporation (GPC) has purchased Grinnell, Iowa-based Natural Products, Inc. (NPI). NPI produces full-fat soy ingredients made from non-GMO or certified organic soybeans. It also processes chickpeas, oats, and other grains and beans. “Consumers today want transparency, pristine quality, and assurance their food is healthy and made to the highest quality standards,” […]

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Patagonia Provisions introduces Organic Kernza Fusilli

Patagonia Provisions’ new Organic Kernza Fusilli is a perennial grain pasta and a recipient of a 2022 Good Food Foundation Good Food Award. Kernza is a breakthrough grain that combines the ecological benefits of wild plants with the high yields of cultivated crops, with far-reaching roots that draw carbon dioxide back down into the earth. To make […]

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