Coca-Cola sales plunge as drink maker sheds bottling biz

ATLANTA (AP) — Coca-Cola swung to a fourth-quarter loss after being hit with a $3.6 billion tax charged tied to a sweeping overhaul of the nation’s tax laws. Revenues also plunged as the world’s largest drink maker sells off its bottling operations. Industry analysts have anticipated both as the company reshapes operations, and shares headed... Continue Reading →

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U.S. food distributors allege Tyson Foods, rivals fixed chicken prices

U.S. food distributors allege Tyson Foods, rivals fixed chicken prices Tom Polansek CHICAGO (Reuters) - Top U.S. food distributors Sysco Corp and US Foods Holding Corp have joined retailer Winn-Dixie Stores [BILODW.UL] and other poultry buyers suing the country’s biggest chicken processors for allegedly conspiring to inflate prices. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri The distributors sued companies including... Continue Reading →

Tyson Invests in Cultured Meat Maker Memphis Meats

Tyson Invests in Cultured Meat Maker Memphis Meats By Dave Fusaro, Editor in Chief Jan 31, 2018 Tyson Ventures, the venture capital arm of Tyson Foods, revealed on Jan. 29 it has invested an unspecified amount in Memphis Meats, one of the startup companies creating "cultured meat," produced directly from animal cells. "The investment is... Continue Reading →

A World Without Coffee?

A tenacious fungus is threatening the global coffee supply. Can genetics save our morning cup? A World Without Coffee? Fiona McMillan , CONTRIBUTOR I write about biology and nanotechnology. Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. If you’re drinking a good cup of coffee as you read this, take a moment to savor it.... Continue Reading →

Marijuana social media company Massroots is making a big bet on software

(Compliance is a huge problem facing cannabis companies.REUTERS/Andres Stapff) Massroots, a technology platform for cannabis consumers, is acquiring CannaRegs in a stock deal for $12 million, multiple sources told Business Insider on Wednesday. The acquisition allows MassRoots to become a one-stop shop for cannabis businesses to connect with customers and ensure they're in compliance with all... Continue Reading →

Corbion Wins Court Approval to Buy TerraVia for $20 Million

5:03 pm ET September 15, 2017 (Dow Jones) Print By Peg Brickley Netherlands-based biotechnology company Corbion NV has won approval to pay $20 million for TerraVia Holdings Inc., once a highflying pioneer that promised to transform algae into fuel. Judge Christopher Sontchi approved the sale at a hearing Friday in TerraVia's bankruptcy case. Approval from the judge clears the way... Continue Reading →

TerraVia Files for Bankruptcy – Announces Sale of Substantially All of Its Assets Subject to Competitive Bidding Process

TerraVia Holdings Files for Bankruptcy; Announces Sale of Substantially All of Its Assets Subject to Competitive Bidding Process 3:59 am ET August 2, 2017 (Benzinga)  TerraVia Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: TVIA) announced today that it has entered into a "stalking horse" stock and asset purchase agreement with Corbion N.V., a Netherlands-based global leader in food ingredients and... Continue Reading →

Stop Investing In Facebook

You can use the word "cunt" on Facebook to disparage a woman - or a man accused of acting like a woman. You can't use the word "nigger" on Facebook to disparage a race of humans. Yet, you can set a dog on fire, and Facebook - via Mark Zuckerberg - not only allows it... Continue Reading →

Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) Definition & Example

Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) WHAT IT IS: The compound annual growth rate (CAGR) is a useful measure of growth over multiple time periods. It can be thought of as the growth rate that gets you from the initial investment value to the ending investment value if you assume that the investment has been compounding over the time period. The formula for... Continue Reading →

Veggie Grill, the West Coast All-Vegan Chain 

While you’re patiently waiting for all-vegan fast-casual chain Veggie Grill’s East Coast debut, here are 5 menu items to look forward to. If there’s one question that has been nagging our thoughts for the past year, it’s “when is Veggie Grill coming to the East Coast?” If you’ve never heard of it, Veggie Grill is a West... Continue Reading →

Almond Milk Market – Global Forecast to 2023 

  Global Almond Milk Market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 13% post 2023, Global Almond Milk Market categorizes the Global Market by application, formulation, distribution channel and Region | Almond Milk Industry Global Almond milk Market Information- by application (ice cream, yogurt, confectionery, butter & cream and others), by formulation {(Plain- Sweetened... Continue Reading →

Dairy Alternatives Market Expects More Health-Conscious Customers To Drive Ingredient Innovation

Dairy Alternatives Market Predicted to Register CAGR of 9.9% Till 2021 Largely Due TO Rising Asia-Pacific Requirements Hyderabad, India, March 14, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The report “Dairy Alternatives (Beverage) Market: By Type (Almond, Soy, Coconut, Cashew, Oats); Formulation (Plain, Flavored, Sweetened, Non-Sweetened); Channel (Super Markets, Convenience Stores, Health Food Stores, Pharmacies) Forecast (2016 - 2021)”,... Continue Reading →

DANONE : Danone Completes Acquisition of WhiteWave

Press release - April 12th, 2017 Danone Completes Acquisition of WhiteWave  Paris, France - April 12th, 2017 - Danone is pleased to announce that it has today completed its acquisition of WhiteWave. Under the terms of the merger agreement, WhiteWave shareholders will receive $56.25 per share in cash. In connection with completion of the transaction, the WhiteWave... Continue Reading →

TerraVia’s Algae Butter, Which Can Replace Palm Oil and Hydrogenated Oils, Receives FDA GRAS No Questions Letter (NASDAQ:SZYM)

Algae Butter Is A Revolutionary New Structuring Fat For Use in Bakery, Spreads, and Confectionery SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- TerraVia Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:TVIA) announced today that it has received a generally recognized as safe (GRAS) no questions letter from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its Algae Butter. This response paves the way for commercialization of this revolutionary structuring... Continue Reading →

TerraVia in the Wilderness Years : Biofuels Digest

TerraVia in the Wilderness Years April 19, 2017 | Jim Lane Over at our sister publication Nuu, we reported this week that TerraVia got a “generally recognized as safe” OK from the FDA for its long-awaited algae butter. It’s a palm-free, non-hydrogenated, vegan solution for bakery, spreads and confectionery applications. Algae Butter will be produced by the TerraVia... Continue Reading →

Plant-Based Food Innovation with Univar and TerraVia 

Plant-Based Food Innovation with Univar and TerraVia February 13, 2017 08:30 AM Eastern Standard Time SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TerraVia (NASDAQ:TVIA) and Univar, a distributor of food ingredients and provider of value-added services across Europe Middle East and Africa (EMEA), announced today a distribution agreement across Europe for the AlgaVia® brand of Whole Algae Ingredients. “The relationship enhances our... Continue Reading →

FAQs | Coty

COTY INC. STATEMENT ON ANIMAL TESTING Coty Inc. is a leader in the global beauty industry. We have developed a portfolio of notable brands and offer innovative products of outstanding quality for which we are committed to maintaining the highest possible standards of consumer safety.  Before we place a product on the market, we assess... Continue Reading →

I WANT AN ANIMAL-FREE MALL

I WANT AN ANIMAL-FREE MALL That’s right. A mall. Animal-free. A big one. With lots of glitter and big lights. With every kind of shop. Grocery, bakery, deli, shoe store, pet supply shop, clothes, hair salon using only cruelty-free products, and on and on, restaurants too. Good ones. I have a vision. And it’s a... Continue Reading →

AD AGENCIES TELL LIES

The nature of advertisement is to present your product in the best possible light, slanting the truth of the lies in favor of greater benefit to the buyer than exists, while minimizing to a greater extent than is accurate the cons. Ad agencies don't tell truths; they open the door to your awareness by using... Continue Reading →

Fresh Beef At McDonald’s (MCD). this isn’t the change we’re looking for. do not invest in cows for slaughter. beware.

MCDONALD'S FRESH COWS NOT GOOD. FROZEN COWS NOT GOOD. ONLY GOOD COW FREE TO BE. DO NOT INVEST IN COWS FOR SLAUGHTER. BEWARE BAD. McDonald’s Corporation MCD 0.4%’s switch to fresh beef in its Quarter Pounders, slated to begin by mid-2018, will boost burger sales along with the fast food chain’s reputation, according to Credit Suisse analysts.... Continue Reading →

INVEST CAREFULLY WHEN BASED ON SCIENCE

Science is always wrong till it’s right. Then it’s still wrong till the next new right comes along. “This is what we know now.” Be careful what you put your stock in – where you place your money. ~ Sharon Lee Davies-Tight UPDATE: 27 June 2015 “Science is often flawed. It’s time we embraced that.”... Continue Reading →

How Healthy Is Soylent? – The Atlantic

Soylent Is Healthier Than the Average North American Diet. And that's embarrassing. Food tastes better than Soylent. On that, there is universal agreement. Bland in flavor but audacious in concept, everything else about the beige food replacement is fiercely contested. Foodies decry the decline of experiential eating, cultural critics bemoan the loss of communal mealtimes, and... Continue Reading →

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