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Food System Change: ‘Who’s Making Decisions, Who’s Benefiting, Who’s Gaining The Wealth?’ Errol Schweizer’s Got Questions -Exclusive Interview

25 Mins Read Errol Schweizer has spent decades in the food industry, over 25 years in fact. He has held down many positions, from grill cook to stock clerk to purchasing manager. A native of New York’s the Bronx who studied biology and got his start in community organizing, Schweizer was thrust to the (inter)national food stage when he […]

Quarter Of Brits Reduced Animal-Based Foods Since Covid-19, Survey Finds

4 Mins Read People in the U.K. are dramatically reducing their animal-based food intake since the pandemic, a new survey has found. The poll, focused on changing consumer habits in the country, revealed that as many as one in four Brits have already cut back on some form of animal products since the first lockdown, with the main […]

This New HEALabel App Is Making Conscious Consumerism Easy

4 Mins Read Most of us want to be conscious consumers, but it’s a pretty difficult task in practice. From the thousands of products available, whether it be food or beauty and skincare, it takes time and effort to properly research and decipher those that have the smallest impact on the planet, animals and people. This was what […]

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 […]

85% Of Global Veganuary Participants Plan To Make Plant-Forward Diet Permanent

4 Mins Read More than 8 in 10 people who joined the Veganuary pledge for the first month of 2021 plan on making their newfound plant-forward diets a long-term habit. The findings, revealed in the annual survey released last month, also showed record-breaking levels of participation this year, spanning 582,000 people across 209 countries and regions globally, with […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Pret A Manger Swaps Meatball Wraps For Vegan Alternative Due To Consumer Demand

3 Mins Read Following increasing consumer demands for sustainable and animal-free foods during the U.K. based movement, Veganuary, British fast-food chain, Pret A Manger replaces meatball wraps with vegan alternatives. Since the Veganuary campaign, increasing consumer demand for plant-based foods has led Pret A Manger to eliminate meatball wraps from its menu permanently and feature the vegan substitute […]

Gen Zs & Millennials Are Leading Alternative Protein Consumption, Data Shows

3 Mins Read New data is showing that the main market for alternative meat products are younger consumers, who are citing health, animal welfare and sustainability as the key reasons why they’re turning their backs on conventional meat. These findings confirm the major shift in consumer trends led by the younger generation of shoppers, who are poised to […]