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6 Ways KFC Became The Fast Food Giant That Embraced Alt Protein

3 Mins Read From dishing out plant-based chicken nuggets to participating in a 100% meat-free week movement, KFC is quickly making a name for itself as the restaurant chain that is embracing alternative proteins. As consumer demand for more sustainable, safer and healthier options grows, the fast food giant is taking the lead to ignite much needed change […]

Omnipork: Shanghai Wonton Chain Launches Plant-Based Dumplings At 500 Locations

3 Mins Read August 12 2020 Update: The Omnipork Shanghai launch has been so successful, with some branches reportedly selling out the first week that Gll Wonton has announced they will go ahead with a China nationwide launch of the plant-based menu items. Gll Wonton (吉祥馄饨), a Shanghainese wonton and noodle chain, has partnered with Green Monday to […]

What If We All Go Beyond (Meat)? Food Tech’s First TV Ad Stars Octavia Spencer Imagining A Slaughter-Free Future

3 Mins Read Beyond Meat recently broadcasted its first-ever TV commercial starring Oscar-winning actress Octavia Spencer. Aired on Spectrum Sportsnet during the Lakers vs. Jazz game, the Hidden Figures actress asked viewers “what if?” and also featured a cameo from NFL player Todd Gurley. For the food tech giant, the point of the advert was to prove that […]

Nigeria’s First Plant-Based Company VeggieVictory Attracts Angel Investment

3 Mins Read Nigeria’s first plant-based food tech VeggieVictory has attracted international investment from a number of veterans in the vegan industry. Now, the vegan company has set its sights on expanding into more African countries and leading the plant-based movement in the continent through its alternative protein products.  Founded in 2013 by Bola Adeyanju and Hakeem Jimo, […]

Nestlé: Plant-Based Sales Grow 40% Since January While Other Categories Decline

3 Mins Read Swiss food giant Nestlé has revealed that its plant-based sales have grown 40% in the past half-year amid the coronavirus crisis, which has sent consumers opting for meatless groceries more than ever before. Earlier this year, the conglomerate ramped up its plant-based innovation in response to rising consumer demand.  In its half-year report, Nestlé says […]

3D Printed Animal-Free Steak To Hit Israeli Restaurants This Year

3 Mins Read Israeli food tech Redefine Meat has announced that it will soon be testing its 3D printed animal-free “Alt-Steak” at selected upscale restaurants later this year. Redefine Meat says that its patent-pending technology has enabled them to recreate the texture, appearance and flavour of a cut of beef steak at scale.  Last month, Redefine Meat unveiled […]

Walmart: Impossible Foods Launches Nationwide At Largest U.S. Retailer

3 Mins Read On the heels of multiple milestone launches in the U.S., Impossible Foods is now rolling out its products at the country’s largest retailer Walmart. The move will expand the number of locations selling the Silicon Valley food tech’s plant-based analogues from just 150 at the beginning of this year to a whopping 8,000 across all […]

Plant-Based Food Market To Hit US$74.2B By 2027 Due To Consumer Demand, New Report Says

3 Mins Read New data from a report conducted by market research firm Meticulous Research predicts that the plant-based food market, which includes meat and dairy alternatives, plant-based ingredients and distribution channels, will reach US$74.2 billion by 2027. The analysts say that the key driver behind this growth is the demand from consumers for sustainable and nutritious food, […]

Chilean Plant-Based Food Tech NotCo To Hit US$250M Valuation

3 Mins Read Santiago-based plant-based meat and dairy maker NotCo will soon be worth US$250 million after reports that it is about to close an US$85 million funding round. Since the launch of its plant-based mayonnaise product, the brand has developed vegan milk, ice cream and burgers. Having a strong presence in Latin America, the food tech hopes […]

Big Food: 40% Have Dedicated Plant-Based Teams, Plus Other Key FAIRR Report Findings

3 Mins Read A new report by collaborative investor network FAIRR has found that nearly half of the world’s biggest food retailers and manufacturers have set up teams dedicated to developing and selling plant-based food products. Tesco and Unilever ranked the highest in terms of its commitment to shifting its portfolio towards plant-based, according to the analysis.  40% […]

Meet The Students Working On 3D Printed Plant-Based Salmon Fillet

4 Mins Read A team of students, known as Legendary Vish, are now developing 3D printed plant-based salmon. After working on 3D printing processes for medical technologies as a part of their doctorate projects, the group began modifying the technology to print plant-based proteins and binders in a structured seafood fillet format, something that most vegan seafood alternatives […]

Tong Kee Bao Dim Launches 4 Vegan Omnipork Dishes Across Hong Kong

3 Mins Read After a series of partnerships with mainstream F&B brands, Hong Kong’s Green Monday, the group behind the famed Omnipork, is now joining hands with the city’s dim sum chain Tong Kee Bao Dim to launch four new vegan-friendly dishes made with the pork mince analogue. The new dishes will be available across all 100 locations […]

Gardein Launches New Line Of Plant-Based Meat Soups & Vegan Jerky

3 Mins Read Canadian plant-based meat brand Gardein has just launched a new line of plant-based soups with its meat alternatives such as chicken and beef. It has also debuted vegan jerky products in various flavours. Plant-based analogues such as Gardein’s have grown in popularity, particularly in recent months in the wake of the coronavirus as consumers prioritise […]

Cargill Launches AltProtein Meat-Free Brand PlantEver For Chinese Consumers

2 Mins Read Following its partnership with fast food giant KFC to launch chicken-free plant-based nuggets in China earlier this year, Cargill will now be debuting its own consumer facing plant-based meat brand. Called PlantEver, the new brand will offer Chinese consumers a range of plant-based alternatives, with its first two products slated to launch this July.  Controversial […]

Grounded Foods Secures US$1.74M Seed Funding For Fermented Vegan Cheese

3 Mins Read Los Angeles-based vegan cheese maker Grounded Foods has recently announced that it has closed a US$1.74 million seed funding round led by alternative protein venture capital Stray Dog Capital. The startup says it will be using the capital to scale-up production and distribution of its fermented cauliflower and hemp seed plant-based cheeses.  Announced on Monday […]

Supermarket Shelf: Plant-Based Meat Sales 23% Higher When Placed Next To Meat

3 Mins Read A new study by U.S. supermarket chain Kroger and trade association Plant Based Foods Association (PBFA) has found that plant-based meat sales increased by 23% when those items were sold in the meat department. The research, which shows that consumers now expect plant-based meat to be placed in the conventional meat section, proves that the […]

Vegan IPO: Plant-Based Companies Follow Beyond Meat To Go Public

3 Mins Read Since Beyond Meat went public on the New York Stock Exchange just over a year ago, two more plant-based food techs have followed suit. In mid-June, The Very Good Food Company, the parent company of The Very Good Butchers, began trading on the Canadian Securities Exchange, making them the second vegan company to be publicly […]

Meati Foods Plans DTC Launch For Fungi-Based Steak After Secret Restaurant Trial

3 Mins Read Meati Foods, a Colorado-based food tech, is now planning to roll out its vegan fungi-based steaks directly to consumers later this year. It follows its successful secret launch in foodservice, which drew in positive reviews from customers. While other plant-based food techs such as Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods have replicated ground meats and burger […]

Finland Invests US$2.3M In National Plant-Based Protein Initiative

2 Mins Read State-owned nonprofit VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and the University of Helsinki have recently received €2.1 million (US$2.3 million) in funding from the public innovation fund Business Finland. The money will go towards the EXPRO Project, a co-innovation initiative that aims to develop plant-based proteins from native crops and propel Finland as a leader […]

South Korea: Vegan Population Triples As Plant-Based Market Explodes

3 Mins Read Recent data is showing that like the rest of the world, South Korea’s plant-based movement is picking up speed. From the numbers of vegans to flexitarians, more consumers are opting to ditch meat for plant-based substitutes – especially in the wake of the coronavirus crisis, which has exposed the health dangers and unsustainable nature of the […]