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Soylent 2.0 Puts Algae in a Bottle

The move into a bottled format isn’t Soylent 2.0’s only new point of differentiation. The product has also undergone a reformulation, with “farm-free algae sources” now accounting for over half of the product’s lipid calorie count.

Mamma Chia Goes for the Green(s)

Boasting higher fiber and protein counts than current green beverages on the market, Mamma Chia founder and CEO Janie Hoffman believes that the four-SKU line has the potential to “evolve the greens category in a way that we haven’t seen.”

Harmless Harvest Drops “100% Raw” From Labels

Citing the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s “lack of legal definition or certification for the term ‘raw,’” Harmless Harvest wrote in a recent blogpost that “there is no way for us—or any product—to achieve official certification that we are a raw product,” hence the decision to remove “100% Raw” from its labels.

Lawsuits Target Pure Leaf’s “All Natural” Claims

Pure Leaf, a line of bottled iced teas produced by PepsiCo in a joint partnership with Unilever, is under scrutiny with plaintiffs in two separate lawsuits alleging that the products use citric acid -- an ingredient that can be synthetically created -- as a preservative and are being falsely marketed as “all natural.”