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Walnuts may benefit the gut microbiome

A study published in The Journal of Nutrition suggests that eating walnuts daily as part of a healthy diet may increase certain bacteria in the gut that can help promote health.

Gathered Foods secures $32 million in series B financing round

Gathered Foods, makers of Good Catch plant-based seafood products, announced the closing of a $32 million series B funding round, which includes two key industry investors: Greenleaf Foods and 301 INC, the venture arm of General Mills.

PepsiCo aims to achieve 100% renewable electricity in the U.S. this year

PepsiCo has announced plans to achieve 100% renewable electricity for its U.S. direct operations this year. The United States is the food and beverage company’s largest market and accounts for nearly half of its total global electricity consumption.

Aryzta names Tyson Yu CEO of North America

As a part of a planned organizational change, Aryzta has appointed Tyson Yu as CEO of Aryzta North America effective February 1, and as a member of the group executive committee, reporting to Kevin Toland, group CEO.

Drinking tea 3 times a week may protect against CVD, extend life

A study published in the European Journal of Preventive Care explores the associations of tea consumption with the risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) and all-cause mortality in more than 100,000 Chinese adults.

Eating more veggies may not slow prostate cancer

A study published in JAMA suggests that increasing vegetable consumption in men with early-stage prostate cancer may not impact the rate of cancer progression.

Purity Organic acquires Dunn’s River Brands

Purity Organic, an organic food company based in Oakland, Calif., has announced the acquisition of Dunn’s River Brands, maker of Sweet Leaf Tea and Tradewinds Beverage Co.

Beyond Meat, Roquette sign multi-year pea protein supply agreement

Beyond Meat has announced a multi-year pea protein supply agreement with Roquette, which builds on a longstanding partnership that began approximately 10 years ago.

Califia Farms raises $225 million in funding

Califia Farms, maker of plant-based milks and ready-to-drink coffee, has raised $225 million from global investors in a series D financing round.

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