V2food Enters The Ready Meal Category With Four Plant-Based Classics

4 Mins Read Australian plant-based meat leader v2food is diversifying its range with ready meals to offer consumers fast and convenient access to prepared vegan dishes. The company is debuting four options including spaghetti bolognese, lasagne, penne bake and chilli con carne. The move marks v2food’s fourth round of innovation, following on from its beef mince and burgers, […]

KFC Sets Its Sights On Vegan Chicken Buckets For European Restaurants

4 Mins Read Following on from its original recipe Vegan Burger, KFC is looking to create a range of new products with Quorn including vegan chicken buckets. The first confirmed item is an animal-free tender. U.K.-based Quorn has been chosen as the chicken giant’s alternative meat partner thanks to the rapturous reception that its chicken burger patty received, […]

OmniPork Honors AAPI Month With Plant-Based Collaborations

4 Mins Read Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Month will be celebrated in meat-free style this year. OmniFoods is partnering with a bevvy of chefs from the AAPI community and offering up its OmniPork products for them to develop limited edition dishes. The new menu items will be included on the chefs’ regular restaurant menus from May 16-31.  […]

China’s CellX Announces $10.6 Million Series A To Make Cultivated Meat

3 Mins Read Shanghai-based cellular agriculture startup CellX has secured a $10.6 million Series A funding round with funding earmarked for recruitment efforts and optimizing the company’s platform technologies to achieve scale while decreasing unit costs. New backers included Joyvio Capital and SALT, amongst others, with previous investors Lever VC, Better Bite Ventures and Agronomics all joining again. […]

John Oliver Takes On Environmental Racism

4 Mins Read Known for his ability to take complex topics and turn them into crib notes for widespread understanding, John Oliver has done it again. Employing his usual brand of humour, he took on the serious issue of environmental racism on the Last Week Tonight show. The host painted a graphic picture of not only what the […]

This Dairy-Free Milk Is Made By An American Beer Giant

3 Mins Read American beer giant Molson Coors has a new barley-based product. It’s not beer, though, it’s dairy-free milk. That’s right, the company behind Miller Light and Coors Light is using barley grains—a key ingredient in beermaking—to create a nondairy milk product dubbed Golden Wing Barley Milk. “The plant-based milk category is growing rapidly, and it’s largely […]

Evo Foods Announces New Partnership With Ginkgo Bioworks For Next-Gen Egg Products

4 Mins Read Indian plant-based egg startup Evo Foods has announced it is partnering with Ginkgo Bioworks to create new ingredients for its products. The latter offers an established cell programming platform which will be leveraged to develop animal-free egg proteins. These will be included in Evo’s product portfolio in a bid to create the most realistic plant-based […]

Unlimeat Crowdfunds To Launch Sold-Out Plant-Based Jerky In The US

3 Mins Read Korea’s leading plant-based meat company is leveraging the power of crowdfunding to launch its jerky line in the U.S. A pre-launch campaign on Kickstarter allows global backers to participate. The official launch is scheduled for May 31.  The jerky sold out in South Korea shortly after its initial debut in April. Unlimeat first began with […]

Cargill And Cubiq Team Up To Take On The U.S. Alternative Fats Market

4 Mins Read Barcelona’s Cubiq Foods has been developing its omega-3-rich smart fats since 2020 and now, the startup has announced a $5.75 million funding round from Moira Capital Partners, SGEIC and Newtree Impact to help it bring its developments to market by 2023. A key part of the news is Cargill’s participation, who invested and committed to […]

Plastic Waste Is a Gold Mine, Study Finds

3 Mins Read Making recycling systems more efficient will save between $4.5 billion and nearly $10 billion according to new research. According to findings published in Resources, Conservation and Recycling, there’s more plastic in landfills than previous estimates—about 44 million metric tons in the U.S., versus previous EPA estimates of 32.2 million. Scientists out of the U.S. Department of […]

Marco Pierre White Doubles Down On Redefine Meat Partnership With UK-Wide Menu Updates

3 Mins Read Award-winning chef Marco Pierre White has developed two new recipes using Israel’s Redefine Meat’s New-Meat plant-based innovation. The Redefine Ragu alla Bolognese and Redefine Mr Lamb’s Shepherd’s Pie will both be rolled out across multiple U.K. locations from spring. White’s restaurants, totalling 38 across Ireland and Britain, are traditionally associated with high-end meat dishes. The […]

‘Beef But Better’: Kerry Identifies What Australia Consumers Are Looking From Plant-Based Beef Burgers

5 Mins Read Consumers across the globe are adopting flexitarian diets, motivated by health and environmental factors. Newly published research by Kerry, the global leader in taste and nutrition, suggests the move towards alternative proteins starts with easy substitutions of existing favourite foods such as burgers. But what exactly do consumers look for when choosing a plant-based patty? […]

Asian Food Companies Are Failing To Disclose Core ESG Sourcing Risks, New Study Finds

4 Mins Read Asia Research and Engagement (ARE) has conducted a baseline study looking at the disclosure levels of Asia’s top animal protein companies, and according to its findings, only 16 percent of the biggest organisations put responsible sourcing policies front and centre of their Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) disclosure. This represents a significant misalignment with expected […]

Haofood Partners With Lawson To Bring Plant-Based Chicken To 2,300 Stores

4 Mins Read Shanghai’s Haofood has announced distribution partnership with Chinese convenience store giant Lawson that will see its new satay nugget stick product being stocked in 2,300 stores across the country, to give consumers easy access to alternative protein products. Shops in the Shanghai, Zhejiang and Jiangsu provinces will be the first cities to get the satay […]

Jems Launches Vegan Condoms To Take The Toxicity Out Of Sex

3 Mins Read Canadian vegan condom maker Jems says it is advocating for safer, more informed sex by renouncing toxicity in all forms across its vegan condom range. The female-founded condom company, launched in 2021, remove animal products, gluten, and misinformation from the intercourse sector. The ultimate aim is to create a framework that gives everybody access to […]

New Climate Report Gives 1.5°C Warming 50-50 Chance By 2026

4 Mins Read On the heels of the recent IPCC report that suggested temperatures will at least “temporarily” surpass the 1.5°C Paris Agreement target, the World Meteorological Organization forecasts the likelihood, giving it a near 50-50 chance in its latest prediction. Earlier this week, the WMO said there’s a 48 percent chance that temperatures will surpass the 1.5°C […]