Phivida Appoints Former Red Bull President as CEO

Phivida Appoints Former Red Bull President as Chief Executive Officer VANCOUVER, B.C. — February 28th, 2018 — Phivida Holdings Inc. (“Phivida” or the “Company”) (CSE: VIDA; OTCMKTS: PHVAF) has appointed Mr. James Bailey as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO), commencing March 19th, 2018.  As former President of Red Bull Canada, Mr. Bailey stewarded theContinue reading “Phivida Appoints Former Red Bull President as CEO”

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 headedContinue reading “Coca-Cola sales plunge as drink maker sheds bottling biz”

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 includingContinue reading “U.S. food distributors allege Tyson Foods, rivals fixed chicken prices”

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 isContinue reading “Tyson Invests in Cultured Meat Maker Memphis Meats”

Hemp-infused Iced Tea Now Available

Hemp-infused Iced Tea Now Available Phivida Holdings Inc. is rolling out a line of single-serve functional iced teas. All of the company’s products are designed for those seeking cannabinoid-based functional benefits without the psychotropic side effects of tetrahydrocannabinol from marijuana. This is accomplished through the use of hemp-derived cannabinoids, which enable the products to beContinue reading “Hemp-infused Iced Tea Now Available”

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 “A World Without Coffee?”

Jane West’s New Marijuana Product Line Might Be A Game Changer For Women

Javier Hasse, Benzinga Staff Writer  October 31, 2017 12:56pm   If we had to pinpoint one characteristic that stands out in Jane West,it would be her attention to detail. After all, being an events organizer, details are central to standing out among the crowd. Jane transitioned from a successful career in traditional events organization toContinue reading “Jane West’s New Marijuana Product Line Might Be A Game Changer For Women”

Kraft Heinz Sells Oscar Mayer Plant to Reich Bros.

The Madison, Wis., plant made hot dogs, cold cuts and Lunchables products; Reich Brothers specializes in acquiring turnkey manufacturing plants.   Home / Industry News / 2017 / Kraft Heinz Sells Oscar Mayer Plant to Reich Bros. Kraft Heinz Sells Oscar Mayer Plant to Reich Bros. By Lauren R. Hartman, Product Development Editor Oct 23,Continue reading “Kraft Heinz Sells Oscar Mayer Plant to Reich Bros.”

Twitter (TWTR) Increases Character Limit for Tweets to 280

Twitter (TWTR) Increases Character Limit for Tweets to 280 Zacks Equity Research November 10, 2017 Recently, Twitter Inc. (TWTR – Free Report) rolled out a 280-character limit for tweets, doubling it from the traditional 140 limit, in an attempt to make tweeting easier for people and to enable them to express more in a tweet.Continue reading “Twitter (TWTR) Increases Character Limit for Tweets to 280”

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 allContinue reading “Marijuana social media company Massroots is making a big bet on software”

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 wayContinue reading “Corbion Wins Court Approval to Buy TerraVia for $20 Million”

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

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 itContinue reading “Stop Investing In Facebook”

Serena Williams Invests in Vegan Smoothie Delivery Company 

Anyone who’s worked a busy schedule knows that it can be a struggle to maintain a healthy lifestyle, between balancing exercise, healthy diet, and a decent amount of sleep. That was what drove Rachel Drori, a “busy New Yorker and even busier mom,” to create Daily Harvest, a startup that delivers “frozen, single-serving, organic smoothies, soups, overnightContinue reading “Serena Williams Invests in Vegan Smoothie Delivery Company “

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 forContinue reading “Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) Definition & Example”

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 WestContinue reading “Veggie Grill, the West Coast All-Vegan Chain “

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- SweetenedContinue reading “Almond Milk Market – Global Forecast to 2023 “

Google CEO Sundar Pichai: ‘thousands of calls’ on YouTube boycott

Google was forced to make an all-out public relations push after big advertisers complained their ads ran next to objectionable YouTube videos. Google made ‘thousands of calls’ to prevent advertisers from boycotting YouTube Google execs were forced to make “thousands and thousands” of calls to calm nervous YouTube advertisers Effort came after some big brandContinue reading “Google CEO Sundar Pichai: ‘thousands of calls’ on YouTube boycott”

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

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 WhiteWaveContinue reading “DANONE : Danone Completes Acquisition of WhiteWave”

Danone Turns to Fund Run by Two Women in Search for Next Kale – Bloomberg

by Craig Giammona May 16, 2017, 5:00 AM EDT French yogurt giant joins Campbell Soup in backing AccelFoods Large food and beverage companies struggling with tepid sales Danone, the French yogurt giant grappling with sluggish sales, has turned to a venture capital firm that backs startups selling everything from snack bars containing cricket protein to taterContinue reading “Danone Turns to Fund Run by Two Women in Search for Next Kale – Bloomberg”

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

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 TerraViaContinue reading “TerraVia in the Wilderness Years : Biofuels Digest”

What happens to your stock when that company gets sold? 

What happens to your stock when that company gets sold? Dmitriy Fomichenko, Experienced investor since 2001 Answered 9 Jun 2016. Companies often get sold or merged in the growth phase. When one company (or an investor) wants to buy another company, it proposes a deal to make an “acquisition” or buyout, usually by taking ownership of theContinue reading “What happens to your stock when that company gets sold? “

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 ourContinue reading “Plant-Based Food Innovation with Univar and TerraVia “

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 assessContinue reading “FAQs | Coty”

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 aContinue reading “I WANT AN ANIMAL-FREE MALL”

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 usingContinue reading “AD AGENCIES TELL LIES”

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

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 “INVEST CAREFULLY WHEN BASED ON SCIENCE”

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, andContinue reading “How Healthy Is Soylent? – The Atlantic”

Soylent Thinks It Found What Was Making People Sick: Algae – Bloomberg

The startup is removing an algae-based ingredient from its food products. Its supplier TerraVia says the substance is safe. by Olivia Zaleski November 7, 2016, 10:00 AM EST November 7, 2016, 5:02 PM EST Since its introduction in 2013, the protein drink Soylent has become the go-to food substitute for many coders and venture capitalists in SiliconContinue reading “Soylent Thinks It Found What Was Making People Sick: Algae – Bloomberg”