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Carbon Footprint Of Seitan Is 130 Times Lower Than Beef, Claims New Industry Research

3 Mins Read According to new research conducted by carbon footprint analysts Thrust Carbon, compared to traditional meats and dairy products like beef, lamb, cheese and chicken, wheat gluten, also known as seitan and developed using gluten, the main protein of wheat, has a comparatively lower carbon footprint. Released by the U.K.-based LoveSeitan, which manufactures seitan-based products, the […]

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 […]

Dunkin Donuts Adds Over 40 Vegan Donuts In Belgium

2 Mins Read Multinational doughnut company, Dunkin’, also known as Dunkin’ Donuts, recently announced that it has launched more than 40 vegan versions of its popular donuts in Belgium with plans to be available in stores across the country from mid-May. In an effort to expand its plant-based offerings, U.S.-headquartered Dunkin’ unveiled its new vegan doughnuts on the […]

Beyond Meat: Plant-Based Meat Giant Opens First-Ever Foreign Production Facility In China

3 Mins Read Food tech giant Beyond Meat recently opened a production facility in China located in the Jiaxing Economic & Technological Development Zone (JXEDZ) near Shanghai in an effort to increase production of its plant-based meat products, especially Beyond Pork, and focus on improving costs and bringing sustainability into its operations. Back in September of last year, California-headquartered […]

Aussie Shelf-Stable Plant-Based Meat Startup Deliciou Bags Seed Funding To Fuel Global Expansion

4 Mins Read Deliciou has raised seed funding to continue expanding global distribution of its line of shelf-stable plant-based meat alternatives to Europe, the U.S. and Asia. The round, which makes Deliciou the first Australia-based startup to join U.S. alternative protein venture capital Stray Dog Capital’s portfolio, will also allow Deliciou to ramp up R&D to grow its […]

Consumers Across The Globe Are Willing To Change Their Behaviour To Become Healthier & Sustainable, New Survey Shows

4 Mins Read The results of a a newly released global consumer insights survey suggests that consumers are willing to change their lifestyles with ‘one’s wellbeing’ considered as the top area of interest for consumers in all markets, irrespective of age and demographic. The survey, conducted by global market research firm GlobeScan across 27 markets, shows that people want to take […]

Big Idea Ventures Partners With AAK To Push Alternative Protein Ingredient Innovation

3 Mins Read New York and Singapore-based venture capital firm Big Idea Ventures (BIV) and AAK, the Swedish-Danish specialty oils and fats giant, has forged a new partnership to speed up the development of alternative protein ingredient solutions. Investing in BIV’s early-stage food tech fund, AAK will provide capital and its expertise to support the fast-growing cell-based and […]

Pulled Barvecue? Welcome To The World’s Largest Plant-Based Smokehouse

3 Mins Read Wood-smoked, plant-based barbecue? U.S. food company Barvecue has announced its plans to open the world’s largest plant-based smokehouse, which will be able to manufacture 800,000 pounds of plant-based barbecue meat annually. Based in North Carolina, U.S., Barvecue plans to open a 10,000 square foot production facility called the Carolina Smokehouse, in July this year. Founded […]

Australian Plant-Based Meat Industry ‘Grew Exponentially’ In 2020, New Report Reveals

4 Mins Read Australia’s plant-based meat industry thrived despite the economic downturn amid the pandemic, according to data published in a new report from regional alternative protein think tank Food Frontier. From surging retail sales to impressive three-digit growth rates observed in manufacturing revenues and job numbers, the report details the “exponential” rise of the sector and the […]

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 […]

Study: European Plant-Based Industry Grows 49%, Propelled By Record Demand

4 Mins Read The European plant-based food industry has grown by 49% within the last two years, driven by record high levels of demand across the region, a new study finds. The research, which represents the most accurate overview of plant-based consumer habits in Europe to date, also highlighted plant-based milk as the fastest-growing category in the majority […]

Unilever CEO: Rise Of Plant-Based Food Is An ‘Inexorable’ Trend In ‘Every Single Country’

3 Mins Read Speaking in a recent interview, Unilever CEO Alan Jope revealed the conglomerate’s big plans ahead to tap into the fast-growing plant-based market, as the global appetite shift takes hold around the world. Describing the trend as “inexorable”, Jope outlined the Anglo-Dutch firm’s first steps to ramp up its plant-based sales, starting off by creating vegan-friendly […]

Cats Fed Plant-Based Diets Can Live Healthy Lives, New Study Suggests

3 Mins Read A new study suggests that contrary to popular belief, cats fed plant-based diets that are nutritionally sound do not appear to be adversely affected at all. In fact, researchers found that cats who were on vegan diets had more ideal body condition scores than their meat-eating counterparts. While the paper acknowledges that further observational studies […]

Plant-Based High-Carb Diet Does Not Lead To Weight Gain, NIH Study Finds

3 Mins Read A new study from the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) finds that contrary to popular belief, high-carb and low-fat plant-based diets do not necessarily lead to any weight gain. While the study was only conducted on a small-scale, the findings do suggest that factors resulting in overeating and weight gain are far more complex […]