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ChickP Debuts Cream Cheese and Cheddar Made From Chickpeas

2 Mins Read Israel-based food tech start-up, ChickP Protein, Ltd., has developed a chickpea isolate that can be used in making plant-based cheese. ChickP says its prototypes for chickpea-based cream cheese and firm cheddar cheese match the appearance and flavor of conventional cheese. Chickpea cheese “Flexitarians dominate the consumer market for dairy alternatives,” Liat Lachish Levy, CEO of […]

1999 To 2023: Expo West Then and Now

12 Mins Read I made my first visit to Expo West in 1999. More than two decades later, I take a look back. The way things change over time is fascinating. Watch any movie from the 1940s and you may find yourself astounded that people who look not so different from us today, lived completely different lives less […]

How To Convince Your Loved Ones To Quit Eating Meat

4 Mins Read You’re vegan, but your partner or family members aren’t on board. I managed to convince those closest to me to give up meat thanks to certain behavioral nudges. Here’s what worked.  It’s not easy being the only vegan in a relationship, around your family, or in a group of friends. From social gatherings to traveling, […]

Oatly Snaps Up $425 Million In Fresh Funds and European McDonald’s Deal

3 Mins Read Following a string of quarterly losses, Sweden-based Oatly has raised $425 million in new funds to continue its expansion, that now includes a deal with McDonald’s. In a statement last week, Oatly Group AB said the $425 million comes in a deal with hedge fund Silver Point Capital LP for $125 million in a guaranteed […]

Miyoko Schinner Countersues Miyoko’s Alleging Sexism Led to Her Dismissal

3 Mins Read Ousted vegan cheesemaker and founder of Miyoko’s Creamery, Miyoko Schinner files countersuit against her former employer. Following her dismissal last June and the official public announcement that went viral last month, Miyoko Schinner, founder of vegan dairy brand Miyoko’s Creamery, has filed a countersuit against her former company, alleging that she was forced out after […]

Where To Get The Best Bowl of (Vegan) Dan Dan Noodles In Hong Kong

3 Mins Read Is there anything better than slurping a bowl of classic Sichuan dan dan noodles (also known as Bang Bang Noodles, or Dan Dan Meen)? Piling thin noodles on top a spicy chili oil, nutty peanut sauce, mouth numbing peppercorn, and a sprinkling of sesame…. ooh! Traditionally including minced pork and scallions, it used to be […]

Are Consumers Ready For Bee-Free Honey? MeliBio Debuts Mellody To ‘Help Restore Ecological Harmony’

3 Mins Read Popular Bay Area foodtech MeliBio has released Mellody, its first bee-free commercial honey product. MeliBio has been promoting its bee-free tech for several years, keeping ingredients and technology under wraps. At last week’s Natural Products Expo in Anaheim, Calif., MeliBio debuted Mellody, its first product, to a crowd of more than 65,000 attendees. Mellody honey […]

The 7 Best Plant-Based Sources For Omega-3 Fatty Acids

5 Mins Read Omega-3 fatty acids are essential for health and wellbeing. Many people believe that omega-3s can only be found in non-plant-based sources such as fatty fish. However, there are many plant-based foods that do contain omega-3s, and crucially, fish contain omega-3s because they eat plankton and algae. There are three main types of omega-3s: ALA (alpha-linolenic […]

Why Patagonia’s First Acquisition In 20 Years Is a Regen Cracker Company Called Moonshot

3 Mins Read Patagonia Provisions, the food and beverage arm of outdoor giant Patagonia, has announced the acquisition of Moonshot, a snack brand that is known for its environmentally-friendly and sustainable practices. The acquisition, which marks Patagonia’s first in over two decades, is part of the company’s continued efforts to invest in businesses and products that support its […]

A £15 Million Series B for This, the U.K.’s Fastest-Growing Plant-Based Meat Brand

3 Mins Read U.K.-based plant-based meat alternatives brand, This, has announced a recently closed Series B funding round of £15 million. The funding round included more than £10 million from institutional investors including BGF, Lever VC, Backed, Five Seasons Ventures, ECG Research, CJ Corporation, and Kreos Capital. The remaining £4.7 million was raised via crowdfunding on the Seedrs […]

5 Latinx Vegan Food Brands We are Obsessed With

4 Mins Read Vegan food is always a great alternative to the unsustainable food system, but know what’s even better? Vegan food that excites and surprises the tastebuds. Latin America’s collection of vibrant countries turn out a plethora of memorable vegan foods. From Mexican spiced fruit jerky to sustainable Ecuadorian protein powder, you’re going to start campaigning for […]

5 Chinese Vegan Instagram Chefs You Need To Follow

4 Mins Read The following five Chinese vegan innovators will have you reaching for the bok choy before you can say compliments to the chef. As a source of inspiration, Instagram is hard to beat. Especially when it comes to cooking. Swipe through instructions, gorgeous pictures, and helpful videos all make embracing a new cuisine so easy. Even […]

Terrific or Terrible? This Ice Cream Is Made Entirely Out of Cauliflower

3 Mins Read New Zealand-based EatKinda has debuted its vegan ice cream made from cauliflower at the popular pizza chain Hell Pizza. Cauliflower has earned significant street cred in recent years serving double duty as chickenless wings, low-carb rice, and even dairy-free cheese. But ice cream? Yes, even ice cream. Cauliflower ice cream The new cauliflower ice cream […]

10 Pro Vegan Female Olympic Athletes Redefining the Game

5 Mins Read There’s a world of plant-based female-identifying Olympic competitors to be inspired by, across a broad spectrum of disciplines.  The rise of the professional vegan athlete is impossible to ignore, but step away from high-profile celebrity sportspeople such as Lewis Hamilton and the William’s sisters for a minute. From running to surfing and everything in between, […]

5 Black Female Entrepreneurs Changing the Vegan Food Industry

4 Mins Read Great food speaks for itself, and it tastes even better when it’s supporting Black women’s businesses. Each entrepreneur featured here was founded on a desire to bring healthy, nourishing food to every community and was born out of a personal vegan journey. The following five women have put more than just plant-based ingredients into their […]