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Food Business News

January 14, 2021

Upcycled Certification Standard gets the go ahead

Food and beverage products featuring upcycled ingredients may qualify for the newly approved Upcycled Certification Standard. Slated to initially roll out in the United States in the next few months, the standard is intended to help consumers identify products that help reduce food waste.

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January 4, 2021

Food & Beverage Product Development Trends Driving What You’ll See On Shelves In 2021

"At some point, while sheltering in place, most people have had a moment of horror seeing the amount of food and packaging we throw away when cooking 3 meals a day, 30 days a month. It’s eye-opening and behavior changing.

Upcycling food is one solution. This refers to reducing food waste by transforming under-utilized, less-than-perfect, and often waste stream ingredients into high quality, value-added ingredients and products.

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December 2020

121 Food Organizations to Watch in 2021

To welcome 2021, these are the 121 food organizations to watch in the new year. They all deserve greater attention and your support wherever possible.

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Well + Good

December 8, 2020

Upcycled Products Are Coming To Shrink Your Food Waste

The pandemic taught Americans to get scrappy in the kitchen. Looking to save money (and trips to the grocery store), they found creative ways to use more of the ingredients they had purchased. You could say they took their overripe bananas and made banana bread. And in 2021, you’ll see brands join this upcycled food movement with a slate of new products that repurpose bits of food that would otherwise go to waste into new items.

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Food Industry Executive 

December 2, 2020

4 Mega Trends That Will Define the Food Industry in 2021

What’s in store for food in 2021? We reviewed the trend predictions and identified four that experts believe will define the food industry in the coming year.

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FoodBev Media

November 18, 2020

Top Five Food Trends for 2021

As Covid-19 transforms our shopping and eating habits, we are expecting to see a shift in focus within the global food landscape as we move into the new year. From functionality and transparency to packaging and upcycled food, here’s a breakdown of FoodBev Media’s top five food trend predictions for 2021.

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October 23, 2020

Foodboro Memo: The Upcycled Food Trend Report

📈 Stopping Food Waste and Saving the World


What is Upcycling?
Why Now?
Who to Watch
The Road Ahead"

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Foodbev Media

October 22, 2020

Barry Callebaut launches Cabosse Naturals cacaofruit brand

Swiss chocolatier Barry Callebaut has entered a new category by launching the new Cabosse Naturals cacao fruit brand.

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Whole Foods Market

October 19, 2020

The Next Big Things: Top 10 Food Trends for 2021

"Do you know what you’ll be snacking on in February? Or drinking next June? We do. These 10 food trends are gonna be huge. From mushroom broth to pancake bites, here’s a sneak peek at the latest in food innovation. Check out these hot, new flavors and products on our shelves, plus see what our expert Trends Council has to say about them."


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September 30, 2020

Upcycled Food Association Adds Dole To Membership As Consumer Awareness of How Food Impacts Climate Grows

" Today UFA announced its 100th Member, Dole Packaged Foods, LLC.

Dole is the first global consumer food brand to join the other 100 mission-driven businesses that make up the Upcycled Food Association, which has quickly become the center of gravity for the growing upcycled food industry. "


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Whole Foods Magazine

September 24, 2020

Upcycled Food: Working to elevate food to its highest value and best use

"This month, we celebrate our first birthday at UFA. One year ago, nine co-founding businesses came together to form the first food industry association dedicated to reducing food waste. Today, we are a network of more than 100 member businesses across 15 countries. "

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Sustainable Brands

September 28, 2020

Retailers Could Be the Most Important Player in Reducing Food Waste

"If we want to reduce food waste, we need consumer-led solutions — which can be sparked by retailers. Brands, manufacturers and other food system actors get their message through to consumers if retailers open the door for them."

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PBS NewsHour

September 13, 2020

How ‘upcycling’ food is gaining momentum

"Upcycling,” a new technique of making food using discarded ingredients, is gaining momentum with entrepreneurs looking to create new food categories. Special Correspondent Allison Aubrey and Producer Mary Beth Durkin report on this growing food movement as part of NewsHours “Waste Not, Want Not” series."


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Nutrition Investor

July 24, 2020

The Hunt for Upcycled Food Unicorns Is On

"Some of the most important industrial innovations of the 21st century have been driven not by asking, ‘where is the most value?’ but by asking, ‘where is the most waste?’ These are the same question, aren’t they?" [...]

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PeasOnMoss Podcast

July 18, 2020

Season 4.5 Episode 2 - Turner Wyatt

"Upcycled Food Association CEO Turner Wyatt on providing the solution that food industry and consumer agree on – solving food waste" [...]


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July 9, 2020

What Can the Food Waste Movement Learn from the Movement for Black Lives? 

"Let’s get this out of the way. I’m not going to say, “It’s all about elevating black lives to their highest potential,” or “Let’s not let black lives go to waste, the way we let food go to waste.” That’s not the point." [...]

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Food Business News

July 2, 2020

Upcycled Food Certification Seal Under Development

"The market for upcycled food and beverages is coming into greater focus as the Upcycled Food Association (UFA) works to create a certification seal for products and ingredients to carry. " [...]


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June 26, 2020

Do You Eat ‘Upcycled Food’ — or Know What That Means?

"You might have been eating or creating “upcycled food,” but it wasn’t until very recently that the term was actually, officially defined. " [...]

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Green Biz

June 11, 2020

Can defining 'upcycled food' pave the way for industry food-waste reduction?

"Upcycled food is an officially defined term, which advocates say will encourage broader consumer and industry support for products that help reduce food waste." [...]


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Public News Service

May 29, 2020

New Uses for Food Waste Include Possible Benefits for Environment

"Edible food is wasted on a massive scale in the United States, but there are signs that it could be coming back to Americans' plates." [...]


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Food Tank

May 27, 2020

Upcycled Food Is Officially Defined, With a Goal of Paving the Way for Industry Food-Waste Reduction

"Upcycled food is now an officially defined term, which advocates say will encourage broader consumer and industry support for products that help reduce food waste." [...]


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Food Dive

May 21, 2020

Task Force Creates Official Definition for 'Upcycled Food'

"This is the first major move from the newly formed Upcycled Food Association." [...]


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New Hope Network

May 20, 2020

‘Upcycled food’ Gets Official Definition

"The term foreshadows what industry leaders predict will be a revolutionary food category." [...]


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Food Logistics

May 20, 2020

‘Upcycled Food’ Officially Defined

"A group of academic, non-profit and industry stakeholders defined “upcycled food” for the first time, setting the stage for food companies to identify their ingredients as helping to reduce food waste." [...]


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Food Business News

May 20, 2020

‘Upcycled food’ definition published by task force

"While there is consensus that upcycled food is a viable product category, until now there has been no consensus on how the category should be defined." [...]


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May 19, 2020

How ‘Upcycled’ Ingredients Can Help Reduce The $940 Billion Global Food Waste Problem

"Today, May 19, a task force comprised of food industry players, academic researchers an1d nonprofits is unveiling the first formal definition of the term upcycling." [...]

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May 5, 2020

Upcycled Food Industry a Nascent Leader in Sustainability, Climate Solutions

"A recent survey of members of the Upcycled Food Association revealed several interesting findings, which I think demonstrates the scale and game-changing potential of the upcycled food opportunity." 



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April 23, 2020

What’s The Most Important Solution To Climate Change? Reduce Food Waste

"On Earth Day, we take pause to wonder, “What’s the best thing I can do for the environment?” It’s a difficult question to answer, as the list of behaviors we should be practicing to help fight climate change grows ever longer..."  [...] 

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NothingWasted! Podcast

March 30, 2020

Episode 51: A conversation with Turner Wyatt, CEO of Upcycled Food Association.

NothingWasted! Podcast "spoke with Wyatt about sustainable solutions to food waste, addressing policy barriers, how upcycled food is potentially an even bigger opportunity than organics and more..." [...] 


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March 19, 2020 

The Bold Claim of Upcycled Food

"Upcycled food seeks to unlock billions of dollars by reducing billions of pounds of food waste. " [...]


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February 26, 2020

Upcycled Food Association Takes Flight

"Upcycled food may sound appetizing (ok, it may not), but as more consumers care about fighting food waste, food industry members want identifying upcycled products to be easier. " [...] 

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Food Sleuth Radio

February 20, 2020

Food Sleuth Radio Interview with Turner Wyatt, Chief Executive Officer, Upcycled Food

" Join Food Sleuth Radio host and registered dietitian, Melinda Hemmelgarn, for her interview with Turner Wyatt, Chief Executive Officer of the Upcycled Food Association." [...] 


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January 31, 2020

Upcycled Food Association Launches with Growing Membership, Plans for 2020

"New trade association reduces food waste by growing upcycled food industry, works towards product certification program." [...] 


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Evolution Eats Podcast

January 28, 2020

Episode 7: Turner Wyatt - Food Upcycling!

"In this episode, Turner Wyatt, a social entrepreneur fighting food waste and food insecurity, discusses “upcycled” food—what it is and the new organization he recently founded that is bringing companies together to fuel the future of the upcycled food economy. " [...] 


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January 21, 2020

New Trade Group Seeking to Mainstream Upcycling

"Upcyclers, those food and ingredient manufacturers who incorporate food waste into products, have formed the Upcycled Food Association. [...] 


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January 24, 2020

Upcycled Food Association Seeks to Mainstream Upcycling​

"Upcyclers formed the Upcycled Food Association to develop a formal definition of upcycling and advocate for policies that will inform consumers and accelerate marketplace acceptance of finished products and ingredients." [...] 


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January 21, 2020

Upcyclers Form Trade Group

"Upcyclers, those food and ingredient manufacturers who incorporate food waste into products, have formed the Upcycled Food Association.  [...] 

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