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Bel Group Will Bring Precision Fermentation to Laughing Cow, Babybel, and Boursin

2 Mins Read Following its investment in Standing Ovation earlier this year, the Bel Group says it has entered into an exclusive partnership with the dairy producer to bring precision fermentation into its catalog of products. The Bel Group, whose brands include Babybel, Laughing Cow, and Boursin, recently launched vegan versions of several of its cheese offerings. And […]

You’re Already Eating Foods With Ingredients Made Using Precision Fermentation, So Why The Fuss About Animal-Free Dairy?

6 Mins Read Precision fermentation has been around for decades, and most of us eat foods that contain ingredients made using the technology on a daily basis. Animal-free dairy makers are now using it to bring you the cheese and milk you love without the environmental cost. As the alternative protein industry matures, it is increasingly under attack […]

Indonesia’s Green Rebel Launches Into Plant-Based Dairy Category

2 Mins Read Following the first-ever dairy-free festival in Jakarta, Indonesia-based Green Rebel Foods has launched into the plant-based dairy category. Green Rebel is a leading producer of plant-based protein across Southeast Asia. Its new category launch, dubbed Creamy Crew, which includes cheese, sauces, and dressings, builds on its continuing innovation in the plant-based sector. The new range […]

With 8 Billion People To Feed, Does Alt Protein Need A Rebrand?

5 Mins Read Alternative protein has a naming problem. As a burgeoning global population gets hungrier and hungrier for meat, do we need to reframe the industry’s identity? I’ve been covering the alternative protein industry for over 6 years. At this point, I have read over 1,000 press releases detailing the mission of umpteen food tech startups, and […]

Breaking: Upside Foods Earns FDA GRAS Status for Its Cultivated Meat in ‘Watershed Moment’

4 Mins Read California-based cultivated meat producer Upside Foods has received FDA GRAS status for its cell-based chicken, becoming the first company in the U.S. to have its products designated as safe to eat. The milestone announcement comes after years of anticipation as cultivated meat companies, including Upside, have raised more than $2 billion in the last two years, […]

There Is No Such Thing As Sustainable Dairy

8 Mins Read Notes From the Frontlines of the Sustainable Food Movement – a new opinion column by Irina Gerry Images of happy cows on pasture hide the ugly truth the dairy industry doesn’t want you to know: dairy production can never be sustainable. Many of us grew up believing a glass of milk is wholesome and nutritious, […]

Thrilling Foods Patents Its Fat-Streaked Vegan Bacon

3 Mins Read Portland-based Thrilling Foods says it has earned a patent for its ‘world’s first’ fat-streaked vegan ‘bakon’. Patents are rare in the plant-based meat category, says Thrilling Foods, but the young company’s “protein-bound fat” streaks have satisfied the U.S. patent office, the company says. Thrilling says international patents are also on the way. A breakthrough tech […]

5 Ways Fungi Could Change The World, From Cleaning Water to Breaking Down Plastics

5 Mins Read By: Mitchell P. Jones Fungi — a scientific goldmine? Well, that’s what a review published today in the journal Trends in Biotechnology indicates. You may think mushrooms are a long chalk from the caped crusaders of sustainability. But think again. Many of us have heard of fungi’s role in creating more sustainable leather substitutes. Amadou vegan leather crafted from […]

Beyond Meat Expands to 1,600 Locations In Germany

2 Mins Read Beyond Meat scores a European win with retail placement in 1,600 German supermarket locations. Despite recent layoffs and cooling sales in the U.S. across the vegan sector, Europe’s demand for plant-based food continues. It’s good news for Beyond Meat, one of the hardest hit by lackluster U.S. sales, which resulted in the company recently laying […]

Cultivated Fat Startup Cultimate Raises €700,000 Pre-Seed

3 Mins Read With backing from Big Idea Ventures, ProVeg International, and, cultivated fat startup Cultimate has raised €700,000 in a pre-seed funding round. The German-based Cultimate Foods is working to upgrade meat alternatives with cultivated fat that produces the taste and mouthfeel of conventional animal products. The new funding will allow the company to scale up […]

Fungi-Based Protein Gets a Trade Group

3 Mins Read With fungi showing promise as a vegan protein alternative, category leaders have joined forces. Leaders in the fungi-based protein sector have formed their own trade group. The Fungi Protein Association has launched with eight founding brand members and three think tank partners: Quorn, Enough, Nature’s Fynd, Mycorena, MyForest Foods, Bosque Foods, Aqua Cultured Foods, The […]

There is No Such Thing as Low Carbon Beef

5 Mins Read Notes From the Frontlines of the Sustainable Food Movement – a new opinion column by Irina Gerry There has been a lot of chatter lately about “Low Carbon Beef”, but does the climate math hold up? The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently approved Low Carbon Beef label, which can now be placed on […]

Sysco Reels In Mind Blown Vegan Crab Cakes As Its Plant Division Heats Up

3 Mins Read The Plant Based Seafood Company has partnered with foodservice giant Sysco for the distribution of its Mind Blown vegan crab cakes. The Virginia-based Plant Based Seafood Company says its vegan crab cakes will soon be available across New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Maryland, and Washington D.C. thanks to a distribution deal with Sysco and New […]

Has the Food Revolution Arrived? 86% of Chefs Say They Want to Serve Cultivated Meat

4 Mins Read A new survey from Israel-based food tech company SuperMeat, finds the vast majority of chefs, 86 percent, are interested in serving cultivated meat—an indicator of the potential for the category once countries grant regulatory approval. The new SuperMeat survey interviewed 251 chefs and food service professionals earlier this year. The research was conducted in partnership […]

These Vegan Protein Sources Are Better for You and the Planet

9 Mins Read “But where do you get your protein?” is a familiar question for most people who follow a vegan or plant-focused diet. And it’s understandable. Around the world, many are taught from a young age that meat from animals is essential for protein.  But things are starting to change. More people than ever have chosen to […]