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Simply Good Foods buys Quest Nutrition for $1bn to create low-carb snacking powerhouse with Atkins 23rd August 2019

With the $1bn cash acquisition of the fast-growing, protein-focused brand Quest Nutrition, Simply Good Foods Company adds muscle to its already strong portfolio of healthy lifestyle brands, which includes the complementary low-carb brand Atkins Nutritionals. See full article.

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Braskem teams with French research center to develop new bio-solutions 23rd August 2019

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Strongest natural material ever found 23rd August 2019

The strongest natural material ever found is part of, surprisingly, a mollusc. Its name is Patella vulgata, or in everyday language, the common limpet. An edible sea snail found all around European coasts. The material in question is part of the ‘teeth' with which the animal rasps over rocks in order to feed on algae. It consists of a protein reinforced with nanofibers of goethite, an iron-bearing mineral named after Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. See full article.

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Volcanic microbes and water lentils boost plant-based protein space 16th August 2019

This week in industry news, increasing consumer interest in "natural" foods has led to industry challenges concerning food waste, safety and appearance. In this space, US start-up Sustainable Bioproducts (SBP) has unveiled pioneering plans to revolutionize the alternative protein market with its breakthrough biotechnology that cultivates high-nutritional edible protein, emerging out of fundamental research into extremophile organisms that live in Yellowstone National Park's volcanic...

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LE CACTUS POUR PRODUIRE DU PLASTIQUE? 16th August 2019

Le cactus, emblème national du Mexique, décliné en de nombreux produits, pourrait trouver un usage supplémentaire et inédit: permettre la fabrication d'un plastique biodégradable préservant l'environnement. La chercheuse mexicaine Sandra Pascoe a mis au point un nouveau matériau à base de jus extrait du nopal, également appelé figuier de Barbarie, qui permet ensuite de fabriquer des emballages jetables non polluants.  Article complet

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Kruger Biomatériaux produira des filaments de cellulose à l'échelle Commerciale 12th August 2019

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