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Majority Of Dutch Citizens Favour Meat Reduction Policies, Survey Finds

4 Mins Read The majority of Dutch citizens are demanding more government action to reduce meat consumption and promote alternative proteins, a new survey has found. The research, which collected the views of Dutch respondents on a number of policies that would reduce the production and intake of meat and dairy products, indicated vast support for all the […]

Deliveroo Hong Kong Records 160% Increase In Plant-Based Food Orders

3 Mins Read Food delivery giant Deliveroo has reported surging demand for plant-based food in Hong Kong, with vegan and vegetarian orders growing by 160% over a 12-month period in its latest figures. In response, partner restaurants have been ramping up their vegan offerings, with the number of available options increasing triple-digits to reach more than 1,000 and […]

Over Half Of U.S. Consumers Prefer Cruelty-Free Leather Alternatives Over Animal Leather, Study Finds

4 Mins Read The Material Innovation Initiative (MII), a non-profit dedicated to promoting the creation of animal-free materials for various industries, collaborated with the North Mountain Consulting Group on a study about U.S. consumer perception around cruelty-free leather. Findings show that 55% of those surveyed preferred leather alternatives over animal leather and in this category, 73% said that […]

Alternative Proteins Could Capture 22% Overall Global Market By 2035, New Report Says

6 Mins Read With advancements in technological innovation and full regulatory support, alternative proteins could take up as much as 22% of the entire global protein market by 2035, a new report reveals. While this “best-case scenario” will require all three pillars in the sector – plant-based, cell-based and fermentation – to reach price parity, researchers’ conservative estimates […]

Consumers Across The Globe Are Willing To Change Their Behaviour To Become Healthier & Sustainable, New Survey Shows

4 Mins Read The results of a a newly released global consumer insights survey suggests that consumers are willing to change their lifestyles with ‘one’s wellbeing’ considered as the top area of interest for consumers in all markets, irrespective of age and demographic. The survey, conducted by global market research firm GlobeScan across 27 markets, shows that people want to take […]

Australian Plant-Based Meat Industry ‘Grew Exponentially’ In 2020, New Report Reveals

4 Mins Read Australia’s plant-based meat industry thrived despite the economic downturn amid the pandemic, according to data published in a new report from regional alternative protein think tank Food Frontier. From surging retail sales to impressive three-digit growth rates observed in manufacturing revenues and job numbers, the report details the “exponential” rise of the sector and the […]

Nearly 90% Of Vegans Changed Their Diet For Animal Welfare, Global Survey Finds

4 Mins Read A new global survey involving more than 8,500 participants across over 100 countries reveals that animal welfare is the top reason motivating people to go vegan. While nearly 90% of respondents cited animal welfare, more people are now also going vegan due to sustainability reasons, as consumers begin to couple their diet to their environmental […]

These 3 Chefs Are Pioneering Vegan-Friendly Cuisine in Siem Reap

5 Mins Read Vegan travel writer & luxury travel specialist Paul Eyers has called Siem Reap home since January 2014. He has personally visited over 130 luxury hotels and resorts throughout Southeast Asia, experiences he chronicles on his Vegan Food Quest blog and as a contributor to A Luxury Travel Blog, a leading online high-end travel publication. Through […]

Consumer Behaviour Deep Dive: Who Is Buying Plant-Based Meat & Why?

7 Mins Read Sales of plant-based meat alternatives have skyrocketed over the past year, as consumers turn their attention to health, nutrition, sustainability and food provenance more than ever before. But who exactly is driving the growth of plant-based meat, and what reasons are most critical in pushing consumers to turn to alternative proteins? Plus, why are these […]

Global Plant-Based Protein Market Now Worth US$10.3 Billion, Says New Report

3 Mins Read The plant-based protein market is now worth US$10.3 billion, says a new report. Analysts cited the rising demand for protein alternatives within the food industry, particularly for pea-based protein sources, as key factors underpinning the value of the market. Driven by shifting consumer trends in high-growth markets in Asia-Pacific, the researchers expect the plant-based protein […]

Big Food Giants Lost Out To Small Brands In 2020, New Research Shows

3 Mins Read Big food players have lost market share to smaller brands over 2020, finds a new report released by global data and market analytics company IRI. The ongoing consumer transition prompted a collective loss of more than US$12 billion in sales for large food manufacturers in the U.S., while smaller firms in the country managed to […]

Unilever CEO: Rise Of Plant-Based Food Is An ‘Inexorable’ Trend In ‘Every Single Country’

3 Mins Read Speaking in a recent interview, Unilever CEO Alan Jope revealed the conglomerate’s big plans ahead to tap into the fast-growing plant-based market, as the global appetite shift takes hold around the world. Describing the trend as “inexorable”, Jope outlined the Anglo-Dutch firm’s first steps to ramp up its plant-based sales, starting off by creating vegan-friendly […]