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Puris CEO Tyler Lorenzen On Protein, Biodiversity & Health: ‘Peas Are A Great Solution For Sustainability & Environmental Stewardship’

13 Mins Read Based out of Minneapolis in the U.S. Midwest, Puris is the largest pea protein producer in North America, supplying famed plant-based burger maker Beyond Meat and backed by major food giants like Cargill. We recently had the chance to speak to Tyler Lorenzen, former NFL player and now the CEO of Puris Proteins, about the […]

Umami Tech: Chicago Algae Heme Startup BYAS Develops Flavouring To Elevate Plant-Based Seafood

3 Mins Read Back of the Yards Algae Sciences (BYAS), a Chicago-based startup, has developed a “unique seafood flavouring” using its algal heme technology. The flavouring product is designed for plant-based fish, shrimp and other seafood alternatives, enabling “true seafood” taste and umami flavour to elevate the consumer experience.  BYAS has announced the development of a new product, […]

Israeli Food Tech SavorEat Launches Subsidiary Plant-Based Egg Startup

4 Mins Read Israeli food tech SavorEat has established a new subsidiary venture focused on developing plant-based egg alternatives. Operating independently from the company, the new Egg’n’up venture is being built with support from Millennium Food-Tech, and will be fully dedicated to disrupting the US$227 billion global egg market.  SavorEat, the Rehovot-headquartered plant-based startup that uses 3D-printing technology […]

Kellogg’s New Plant-Based Chicken Tenders Hit U.S. Shelves As Vegan Demand Surges

3 Mins Read American food giant Kellogg has introduced a new plant-based meat alternative, Chick’n Tenders, to U.S. shelves amid surging demand for vegan products. The new vegan chicken analogue is launched under its subsidiary MorningStar Farms’ Incogmeato brand, and will be available across major retailers including Walmart and Kroger.  As U.S. plant-based retail sales over the past […]

Meatless Farm Opens Facility In Canada To Produce 14,500 Tonnes Of Plant Protein Ingredients For Other Brands By 2023

3 Mins Read British plant-based meat maker Meatless Farm recently opened a Canadian facility in Calgary in order to debut a new business division that will see the startup produce as well as supply plant-based proteins and ingredients to companies across the globe. According to The Grocer, Meatless Farm recently opened an extensive facility in Canada called Lovingly […]

Stand-Up Burgers: Veggie Grill To Debut Second Plant-Based Dining Concept Due To Consumer Demand

4 Mins Read Leading plant-based fast-casual eatery Veggie Grill has announced that it will open its second food concept, Stand-Up Burgers, a plant-based burger restaurant owing to increasing consumer demand for animal-free foods. California-based Veggie Grill will open the doors of Stand-Up Burgers in Berkeley to consumers from March 10. Veggie Grill was launched back in 2006 and […]

Stanford Grad Debuts New Plant-Based Egg Developed During Quarantine

4 Mins Read Learning about how adopting plant-based diets was one of the most impactful things individuals could do to reduce their carbon footprint during her college studies made Grace O’Brien want to go vegan. But there was just one food she loved, craved and could never replace: eggs. Then the pandemic hit, and like most experiencing quarantine, […]

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 […]

Kind Technology For Future Food: Global Event To Feature Major Alt Protein Players

3 Mins Read This month, alternative protein event organiser KindEarth.Tech (KET) will be hosting the Kind Technology for Future Food, an international virtual event to discuss the future of food and the latest in the plant-based, cell-based and fermentation protein sectors. Taking place on November 20, the schedule includes exciting talks from food tech founders and experts across […]

Beyond Meat Launches Direct-To-Consumer E-Commerce Platform In U.S.

3 Mins Read Beyond Meat has just launched its first direct-to-consumer platform to allow shoppers in the U.S. to order its plant-based meat products online and get it delivered to their doorstep. The El Segundo, California-based food tech says that its e-commerce site will enable “unparalleled access” to a vast range of its products, from newly launched bulk […]

Plant-Based Diet Shift Could Bring 19 Million Jobs To Latin America

3 Mins Read Research has found that a net zero emissions future in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) will be primarily driven by a transition towards plant-based diets, which in turn will open up as many as 19 million new jobs in the region by 2030. Altogether, the researchers predict that if a carbon neutral economy is […]

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, […]

Beyond Meat Enters US$150 Million Credit Facility To Fund Global Growth

3 Mins Read Beyond Meat, one of the most popular plant-based meat makers in the world, has announced that it has obtained a US$150 million five-year secured revolving credit facility to finance its global expansion. The announcement followed breaking news last week that Starbucks China will launch Beyond Meat’s products alongside Oatly and Omnipork into its new plant-based […]