LiveKuna to scale in N. America following Series A

QUITO, ECUADOR — LiveKuna, a vertically integrated supplier of gluten-free snacks and pantry staples, raised a Series A funding round led by Grupo Bimbo with participation from SOSV and AMADEO. Grupo Bimbo will support LiveKuna on developing products, expanding distribution in North America, strengthening its team and broadening its network of farmers.

LiveKuna co-founders Carlos Gutiérrez and Santiago Stacey work directly with nearly 500 farmers in Ecuador to source chia and quinoa for a broad range of products, including dry pasta, flour, seeds and grains, and its KunaPops line of puffed snacks and breakfast cereal. Products are available online at

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Should the US Government Regulate What Unhealthy Americans Eat? | Voice of America

Nine out of 10 American adults are metabolically unhealthy, and much of that comes down to the food they eat, according to the experts, who say it might be time for the government to step in and regulate what Americans put in their mouths.

“This is the only segment of our economy where we have the majority of products being knowingly dangerous, and we leave it up to the consumer,” says Dr. Dariush Mozaffarian, a cardiologist who is the dean of the Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy. “There’s no way we leave car safety, home safety, mattress

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The Most Popular Junk Food in America, New Data Shows

Whether you find yourself grabbing a handful of candy at the movies or making a beeline for the chips at your summer barbecue, everyone has their particular vices when it comes to food. However, as unique as your typical junk food urges may seem to you, your munchies may have more in common with your neighbors than you think.

In honor of National Junk Food Day on July 21, researchers at Zippia, The Career Expert, compiled data from Google Trends to identify the most popular junk food snacks in each of the 50 states.

Read on to discover what

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27 Best Bars in America 2021

On April fifteenth, at 8:42 p.m., I had a drink.

Not on Zoom. Not alone on my couch. Not outside, under a heat lamp. Nope. Inside, on a stool, at the actual, physical bar. For the first time in more than a year. To sit shoulder to shoulder with friends again, chatting with the bartender about esoteric spirits, hearing the laughter of strangers—it felt new and raw. Even with the masked staff and social distancing, the experience was unexpectedly life-affirming. All of a sudden, I felt like me again.

Perhaps it was what I was drinking at Viridian, an Asian

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Food & Wine: Massachusetts is one of the best pizza states in America

There’s no other way to slice it: Some of the best pizza in the country is made in Massachusetts.

On Thursday, Food & Wine published an ode to the best pizza in the United States, naming the top 10 pizza states in the country and detailing where to find excellent pizza in all 50 states. Coming in at number eight on that list? Our very own Massachusetts (though we think it belongs a little closer to the number one spot, which the article’s author, Food & Wine senior editor David Landsel, gave to New Jersey).

Landsel wrote that Massachusetts

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