Driscoll’s, a global producer of fresh berries, is bringing back its popular Rose Berries, along with a new high-flavor strawberry innovation, Tropical Bliss. In this episode of the Xtalks Food Podcast, Sydney talks about Driscoll’s curated collection of strawberries, including Rose Berries, Sweetest Batch and Tropical Bliss. The collection was developed through traditional breeding methods, without genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and each flavor took 20 years to perfect and commercialize. Sydney tries Sweetest Batch raspberries and the team commends Driscoll’s for innovating a sector that has remained stagnant for decades.
Also, in this episode, Sydney introduces the team to Planet FWD, a carbon assessment startup that recently secured an investment of $10 million in a Series A funding round. The startup partners with consumer products companies to measure, reduce and neutralize carbon emissions and already has 25 clients, many of which are well-known food and beverage brands. Since time is of the essence to achieve global emissions goals, companies are scrambling to find better solutions for carbon management. As a result, the past year has been one of growth for Planet FWD. The team was unaware that startups like Planet FWD existed, but believes they will be key in helping the food and beverage industry track and reduce emissions.
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