The U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Friday it will pay an additional $2.3 billion in COVID-19 aid to farmers, directing more money to livestock producers suffering from disruptions in slaughtering and restaurant demand for meat.
Qualitas Health has landed US$10 million in venture funds at a US$73 million post-money valuation. The algae specialist offers omega-3 products via its Iwi brand and is now set to commercialize plant-based protein by 2022 with the funding.
In 2014, Canada’s pork industry vowed to end their use of gestation crates—individual pens in which pregnant pigs are confined—by 2024. Now, industry stakeholders are proposing a five-year extension that will push the phaseout to 2029.