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'The future of food is unlocking the potential of proteins’ says CEO

Chilean biotech start-up enzymatically engineers healthier foods

By Niamh Michail

Protera Biosciences enzymatically engineers the proteins in food to make them healthier and more functional; turning saturated fats into healthier, unsaturated ones is just one possibility. We caught up with its CEO and founder to find out more.

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Mexican start-up carves out niche in craft soda category

By Niamh Michail

Búho Soda is Mexico's first all-natural, low-sugar soft drink made using locally-sourced ingredients, according to its manufacturer - and inspiration came from the country's booming craft beer movement, the start-up founder says.

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'A nation open to business': Colombia eyes agri-food innovation

By Niamh Michail

With a healthy growth rate, boosted investor confidence and government commitment to innovation, Colombia is re-branding itself as a nation open to business - and, despite challenges, it is "well positioned to move forward", says a report by...

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Patented precision ag-tech promises Latam farmers big savings

By Niamh Michail

Israeli ag-tech firm Taranis says its precision agriculture tools can boost yields and cut costs - and is already doing so for millions of hectares of farmland in Latin America. “This is a one-of-a-kind patented technology," says its CEO.

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Brød brings Danish bread to Argentina, eyes export opportunities

By Carolina Aráoz and Graciela González

Buenos Aires-based Brød – the first Danish bread factory in Argentina – is looking to expand its distribution across the country, and is eying the export potential of neighbors like Uruguay and Paraguay.

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Matcha magic? Buddha Teas to expand into Mexico

By Kacey Culliney

California-based Buddha Teas is venturing into Latin America for the first time, expanding into Mexico with single-herb teas, cannabidiol blends and its ready-to-drink (RTD) matcha beverage.

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Brazil ranked number 2 most innovative craft beer market: Mintel

By Stephen Daniells

The domination of Brazil’s beer market by big brewers has essentially created a market with ‘bored’ consumers thirsty for innovation, and that’s why its craft beer market is starting to take off, says a Mintel analyst.

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