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Is Momofuku a trademark bully?

They have filed for, but not yet received a trademark on ‘chili crunch’. Yet, “David Chang’s food empire is sending cease-and-desists in what some say is an effort to dominate the spicy condiment’s market.” ~ learn more

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35 trends spotted at Expo West.

This is from the “leading trade show in the natural, organic, and healthy products industry.” Tends include blood sugar balance, recovery and sleep as a benefit, and animal protein skins as snacks. ~ learn more

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Inflammation nation.

Another stellar report from Bluestein Ventures, this time about the innovation in the food industry aimed at reducing inflammatory ingredients. It’s not just starry-eyed optimism: “reductions in sugar, salt, and fat have proven difficult, as current alternatives struggle to match […]

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Purple Tomato seeds start shipping to home gardeners.

It’s a bio-engineered plant that yields purple colored tomatoes with extra anti-oxidants. This newsletter first linked to a write-up about the company in September 2021, so it’s cool to see it start shipping. “Seeds are available at www.norfolkhealthyproduce.com. Packets of 10 high […]

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Algae cooking oil.

This seems novel. It’s supported by Chef Daniel Humm, the chef behind Eleven Madison Park who turned his restaurant vegan and managed to keep his three Michelin stars. “Cooking oils are comprised of different fats, but not all fats are […]