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Chef Margaux Riccio Launches Plant Food Lab To Incubate Vegan Restaurants

3 Mins Read Launched by Chef Margaux Riccio and Shaun Sharkey, the Plant Food Lab Incubator hopes to help vegan restaurants by offering a space to trial new menus and restaurant ideas starting with the vegan burger shop Bubbie’s Plant Burgers amidst an increasingly challenging environment for chefs due to the almost year long global Covid-19 pandemic. Recently […]

ProVeg International & Veg Capital Team Up To Accelerate Food Tech Funding

3 Mins Read ProVeg International and Veg Capital have partnered up to invest in food techs who are developing alternative proteins and sustainable food solutions. Together, the two organisations have already invested in two ProVeg Incubator alumni firms, and have announced yet another funding package to plant-based desserts startup Zveetz.  Sustainable food nonprofit ProVeg International and venture capital […]

Over Half Of Vegans Refuse To Date Meat Eaters, New Survey Finds

4 Mins Read According to a survey by Veggly, a global dating app for vegans and vegetarians, over half of vegan daters the company surveyed refuse to date meat-eaters. The poll, which surveyed over 7,400 people from across the globe, also revealed that one in eight vegan daters would refuse to date a vegetarian. In a recent poll […]

Danone: So Delicious Expands Plant-Based Cheese Range With Spreads & Slices

3 Mins Read So Delicious, the legacy dairy-free brand owned by multinational food giant Danone, has expanded its plant-based cheese range as mainstream demand for vegan alternatives continues to skyrocket. While the brand launched its first vegan cheese “shreds” a few years ago, it is now adding to its line-up a range of cream cheese spreads and sliced […]

ONA Becomes First 100% Vegan Restaurant To Win Michelin Star In France

3 Mins Read A vegan restaurant in France has been awarded a Michelin star, the first time an establishment serving only plant-based dishes in the country to do so. ONA, the Ares-based restaurant that was crowdfunded for its launch four years ago, also won a green star from the revered dining rating guide for its ethical and sustainable […]

Over Half Of Young U.S. Consumers Are Now Flexitarians, According To New Study

4 Mins Read In a recent study conducted by One Poll, more than half of Americans between the years of 24-29 described themselves as flexitarians, those who prefer to consume less meat, while not necessarily eliminating it from their diet completely. To understand more about diets and the eating habits of Americans, around 2,000 young Americans between the […]

The Very Good Food Company Acquires The Cultured Nut To Tap Plant-Based Dairy

3 Mins Read The Very Good Food Company, the Canadian plant-based group that owns The Very Good Butchers, has acquired Victoria-based vegan cheese startup The Cultured Nut. It marks the company’s first foray into the plant-based dairy market to “complement” its existing product line and to tap into the rapidly growing demand for dairy-free products.  Announced last week, […]

Taco Bell Partners With Beyond Meat To Develop New Plant-Based Protein

3 Mins Read Taco Bell has revealed its new partnership with food tech giant Beyond Meat to “explore a new plant-based protein” that will be tested over the year. It marks the fast food chain’s first foray into plant-based meat within its U.S. operations, after its Yum China-owned franchise in mainland China began rolling out meatless menu options […]

Green Common Singapore: First South East Asian Branch Opens Doors With VivoCity Plant-Based Store & Café

4 Mins Read Hong Kong-based Green Monday has just launched its first Singapore branch of Green Common, its plant-based café and grocery store concept. Located in VivoCity, the shop will offer customers a wide range of international plant-based brands and dine-in dishes, including a 100% vegan version of the beloved local dish Hainanese “chicken” rice. It marks Green […]

Canadian Meat Giant Maple Leaf Foods Acquires Factory To Meet Surging Tempeh Demand

3 Mins Read Maple Leaf Foods, the Canadian consumer packaged meats corporation, has revealed that it is now “advancing plans” to dramatically increase its plant protein production to meet surging demand. Under the plan, its plant-based subsidiary Greenleaf Foods will acquire and build a new food processing plant in Indiana in the U.S. to manufacture tempeh sold under […]

Plant-Based Meal Plan Startup Thistle Raises US$10.3M Amid Meatless Trend

3 Mins Read San Francisco-based startup Thistle has bagged US$10.3 million in a Series B financing round for its ready-made plant-based meal subscription service. The funding comes on the heels of growing demand for meatless and nutritious meal deliveries, driven by the stay-at-home realities due to the coronavirus and the heightened consumer concerns about health and sustainability.  Thistle, […]

Singapore Vegan Ice Cream Maker Kind Kones Scoops US$753K To Fuel Expansion

3 Mins Read Kind Kones, a Singapore-based vegan ice cream startup, has scooped up S$1 million (US$753,900) in its first external capital raise. The company, which currently operates in Singapore and Malaysia, says that the funds will be used to expand its distribution network and build its global presence amid the rising appetite for healthier dairy-free alternatives.  Announced […]

‘Plant-Based Censorship’: Alt Dairy Players Petition E.U. To Challenge Restrictions

4 Mins Read Plant-based dairy giants Oatly and Upfield, alongside sustainable food nonprofit ProVeg International, have launched a joint petition to challenge new E.U. restrictions over the use of dairy-related labelling terms. The petition lodged against Amendment 171 says that the new rules amounts to “plant-based censorship”, making it more difficult for consumers to make informed decisions about […]

Outstanding Foods: Plant-Based Pork Rinds Maker Brand Bags US$10M Series A

3 Mins Read Outstanding Foods, the maker of popular plant-based pork snacks, has raised US$10 million in its latest Series A funding round to fuel its retail expansion in 2021. The better-for-you brand of animal-free pork rinds and protein-filled puff will also use the capital to develop and launch new plant-based products in the fast-growing vegan snack category.  […]

10 Myths About Plant-Based Diets Debunked By A Cardiologist

4 Mins Read Every January, thousands of people around the world join the Veganuary movement, a 31-day pledge to go vegan for the planet, animals and health. While veganism has become one of the hottest trends recently, there are still loads of myths about the meat and dairy-free diet. Now, Dr. Alberto García Guerrero, a cardiologist and expert […]

Greenest Expands Retail Offering, Aims To Be India’s Largest Plant-Based Meat Brand

4 Mins Read After launching India’s first homegrown brand of “hyper-realistic” plant-based meats late last year, Upstablish Food Technologies is now ramping up its presence across the country with new product launches and retail expansion plans in the pipeline for 2021. In the long run, the brand, Greenest, wants to become the “largest and most comprehensive portfolio of […]