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Plant-Based Kids: Impossible Foods Secures USDA Child Nutrition Label For K-12 Market Entry

4 Mins Read Impossible Foods has announced that it has secured Child Nutrition Labels (CN Labels) from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the food crediting statements providing federal meal guidance to schools across the country. The addition of CN Labels to Impossible’s plant-based meat products represents a “milestone for entering the K-12 market” and makes the food […]

Tyson Foods Expands Raised & Rooted With New 100% Plant-Based Meat Products

3 Mins Read Tyson Foods has revamped its former “blended” animal meat and plant-based range of alternative proteins under its brand Raised & Rooted with three new completely vegan-friendly products, as the meat giant comes under greater pressure to respond to consumer demand. Made from pea protein, the launch of the new 100% plant-based burgers, sausages and grounds […]

Spanish Meat Industry’s Attempt To File Lawsuit Against Heura Plant-Based Advert Rejected By Courts

3 Mins Read The Spanish meat industry’s attempt to sue plant-based meat maker Heura for its recent controversial billboard advert in Madrid has been denied by a Barcelona court. The advert exhibited the words “one beef burger pollutes more than your car” as part of the startup’s campaign to educate consumers about the environmental impact of conventional meat.  […]

Israel Alternative Protein Companies Tripled Investment In 2020, New Data Shows

4 Mins Read Alternative protein companies in Israel saw investments surge to US$114 million in 2020, nearly tripling the figure in 2019 and eight-fold higher than the capital raised in 2018. The latest statistics emerging from the Good Food Institute Israel (GFI Israel) also recorded skyrocketing sales for plant-based alternatives on the market, with every category in the […]

Vegan Deli Meat Startup Plantcraft Launches Clean Label Plant-Based Pâté Line

3 Mins Read Plantcraft, a newly launched plant-based clean label deli meat startup, has debuted their first pâté products. Coming in two flavour varieties, the new vegan-friendly pâté alternatives made nutritious and unique plant-based protein ingredients are slated to hit U.S. retail shelves in May as the company gears up to expand their range in the coming months.  […]

Alternative Proteins ‘Promise Substantial Disruption’ To Conventional Meat, Report Says

4 Mins Read As alternative proteins scale up and reduce costs, they “promise substantial disruption” to the conventional animal meat market, says a new report. The analysts also pointed to changing regulations and fast-growing consumer adoption as key factors propelling the alternative protein industry, and advised conventional protein producers to “consider a more diverse portfolio” as pressure piles […]

Burger King U.K. Launches 100% Vegan Royale & Plant-Based Whopper

4 Mins Read Fast food giant Burger King U.K. has launched a brand new chicken-free Vegan Royale burger and re-introduced the Plant-Based Whopper to its menus in the country. Teaming up with The Vegetarian Butcher to roll out the new items, Burger King says the move is part of its push to cater to its growing flexitarian and […]

Cargill Partners With Startup Bflike To Launch ‘New Generation’ Plant-Based Meat & Fish

3 Mins Read Agribusiness giant Cargill has invested in Bflike, a startup hailing from the Netherlands that licenses its proprietary plant-based technology and ingredient solutions to food companies looking to produce alternative proteins. The partnership between Cargill and Bflike will mean faster and more affordable routes to market for new “next generation” plant-based meat and fish analogues.  Cargill […]

Black Woman-Owned Startup Atlas Monroe To Be World’s Largest Vegan Fried Chicken Maker After Turning Down US$1M On Shark Tank

3 Mins Read Atlas Monroe, the Black woman-owned Los Angeles startup that turned down a US$1 million investment on Shark Tank, is now set to become the largest manufacturer of plant-based fried chicken. Acquiring a multimillion dollar facility in San Diego, the firm will be churning out a whopping one million pounds of its vegan fried chicken by […]

Meati Foods Primes For Mycelium Jerky & Whole-Cut Meat Launch This Summer

3 Mins Read Meati Foods, the Colorado-based food tech creating mycelium-based meat alternatives, is gearing up to deliver its whole-cut animal-free meat samples and launch its first commercial product this summer. On the heels of its US$28 million round, the startup is powering its way to accelerate the fungi foods movement, leading the way with a number of […]

China Establishes Its First Voluntary Standard For Plant-Based Meat Products

4 Mins Read An industry group in China has established a voluntary standard for plant-based meat products, marking a first for the country. Issued by the government-affiliated Chinese Institute of Food Science and Technology (CIFST), the standard outlines definitions and guidelines regarding labelling, packaging and storage of plant-based meats in yet another step forward for the growth and […]

Impossible Foods Signals Australia & New Zealand Market Entry Amid IPO Buzz

3 Mins Read Impossible Foods has is gearing up to enter Australia and New Zealand, posting a job advertisement for a regional role as the plant-based industry in these markets report a record year of sales. The much-anticipated introduction of its famous heme-filled patties in the fast-growing plant-based market in Australasia comes amid talks of its US$10 billion […]

Ironman-Approved: Mycelium Bacon Maker Atlast Secures US$40M To Ramp Up Whole Cut Plant-Based Meat Production

3 Mins Read Atlast Food Co., the food tech behind the plant-based mycelium bacon alternative, has closed US$40 million in its Series A financing round to expand its whole cut plant-based meat platform. The round, which saw participation from leading alternative protein investors as well as the leaders of multiple CPG giants, will also go towards building the […]

Filipina Vegan Chef Among First In U.S. To Serve OmniPork Ahead Of Retail Launch

4 Mins Read Chef Reina, the plant-based Filipino food concept headed by Filipina-American vegan chef and restaurateur Reina Montenegro, will be among one of eight restaurants in the U.S. to debut OmniPork products for the first time in the country. Partnering with Green Monday, the Hong Kong-based group behind the 100% vegan pork analogues, Chef Reina will be […]