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Malaysia’s Phuture Embarks On Ambitious Expansion By Leveraging Chicken Supply Disruption

3 Mins Read Malaysian plant-based meat producer Phuture has announced multiple new distribution partnerships. The startup, which recently secured $1.5 million in funding to fine-tune its meat analogues, lists restaurants, retail outlets, and hotels as coming on board to serve animal-free meat. Korean chicken chain KyoChon is confirmed, as is the Grand Hyatt hotel. Convenience store chain CU […]

Novolutions Moves Into India’s Plant-Based Protein Sector With New ‘Just Dig In!’ Brand

3 Mins Read Indian foodtech startup Novolutions has announced its focus is expanding from mocktail drinks to include plant-based protein products. Marketed under the moniker Just Dig In!, a range of alternative meat snacks are currently debuting across New Delhi. Items currently centre around chicken analogues with meatballs, nuggets, kebabs and spicy fingers confirmed as being available. Just […]

KFC Sets Its Sights On Vegan Chicken Buckets For European Restaurants

4 Mins Read Following on from its original recipe Vegan Burger, KFC is looking to create a range of new products with Quorn including vegan chicken buckets. The first confirmed item is an animal-free tender. U.K.-based Quorn has been chosen as the chicken giant’s alternative meat partner thanks to the rapturous reception that its chicken burger patty received, […]

21-Time Michelin-Starred Chef Alain Ducasse Brings Vegan Burgers to Paris

4 Mins Read French culinary superstar Alain Ducasse has unveiled a vegan burger kiosk in the Bastille region of Paris. Burgal is the latest meat-free innovation from the 21-time Michelin-starred chef known for his openness to plant-based dishes. The Burgal pop-up comes after the opening of a new permanent location, Sapid, in Paris, last year with a 95 […]

The Week In Plant-Based: “NFPs” From Meatless Farms, Impossible Sausage Links, Vegan Butterbeer

5 Mins Read The latest initiative around food-focused non-fungible tokens (NFTs) comes courtesy of vegan meat brand Meatless Farm, which is currently offering fans a pea farm allotment through the tokens. Elsewhere, Impossible has launched new sausage links that “snap” like the real thing, and health-conscious Harry Potter fans are petitioning for vegan Butterbeer. UK: Meatless Farm launches […]

Tim Hortons Launches Two Plant-Based Breakfast Menu Items After Switching To Impossible Foods

3 Mins Read Tim Hortons, Canada’s biggest coffee chain, has unveiled two new plant-based breakfast menu items. The Harvest Breakfast Sandwich and Harvest Breakfast Wrap are both built around a meat-free Impossible Foods sausage patty. Consumers may remember that two years ago, Tim Hortons dropped its initial plant-based meat supplier, Beyond Meat. Beyond’s sausage patties were notoriously removed from […]

Why Is Germany’s Love Affair With Meat And Dairy Cooling?

5 Mins Read A new report claims that Germany’s citizens are reducing meat and dairy intake in record numbers. The question is, what has spurred this change of heart? Germany has long been a country associated with meat-eating. Beer and brats, schnapps and schnitzels—there is a heritage for rich meats that seemed hard to overcome. ProVeg International, using […]

Amazon Adds 15 New Plant-Based Foods To Its Fresh Brand Line

3 Mins Read Amazon’s private label line, Fresh, has added 15 new vegan products. The newly named Fresh Plant-Based is available online and from Fresh store locations. The new meat and dairy alternatives include almond milk, nuggets, patties, and meatballs. Further expansion of the brand is expected later in the year. Starting with the basics Amazon Fresh Plant-Based […]

Nestlé Partners With Corbion To Explore Microalgae Ingredients For Plant-Based Lines

3 Mins Read Global conglomerate Nestlé has made another step towards increasing its plant-based portfolio with a new partnership with Netherlands-based Corbion. The two will work to develop microalgae-based ingredients that can be added to animal-free foods to improve nutrition, taste, and sustainability for new products. Microalgae have been shown to offer significant health benefits to vegan food […]

Regulatory Approval For Alt-Protein, Report: The EU Faces ‘A Barrier,’ The US Is ‘Winning’

4 Mins Read A new report neatly summarizes the state of regulatory approvals for alternative protein products around the world in just a few pages.  Spain’s Amgen, which provides regulatory advice and consulting to companies working in the alternative protein space, recently unveiled a new report that tracks the status of alt-protein regulatory approvals in various parts of […]

Unilever’s Research Says Plant-Based Diet Is Healthier and More Sustainable

3 Mins Read Multinational food giant Unilever has released a new report that encourages consumers to switch to a plant-based diet. The report is explicit in its findings that plant-based foods offer better sustainability metrics and health benefits than traditional animal food. The news has been met with surprise, given the scale of Unilever’s operation. Unilever is the […]

Aldi Supermarkets Saw A 500% Rise In Vegan Food Sales During Veganuary

3 Mins Read Discount supermarket chain Aldi U.K. has announced a significant surge in plant-based sales during January. Reporting a spike of 500 percent against last year’s January sales figures, the budget retailer has attributed the numbers to an increase in Veganuary participants. Recently confirmed figures show that a record 629,351 people signed up for the challenge in 2022. […]

The Week In Plant-Based: 2Foods Raises $4.4M For Healthy Junk Food, Vegan Pet Food Co. Wild Earth Nabs $10M, Oatly Ads Banned

4 Mins Read The vegan news never stops! Each week, the Green Queen team dives into the latest developments for plant-based foods around the world so you can catch up on what’s happening across the industry. This week, Japan’s 2Foods announced a Series A funding round for its “healthy junk food,” while vegan pet food brand Wild Earth secured […]

New Research Claims Displaying Environmental Messages Ahead Of Food Ordering Can Encourage Plant-Based Eating

3 Mins Read A study conducted by the World Resources Institute (‘WRI’) demonstrated a positive correlation between environmental messaging and sustainable food choices. The ultimate goal was to provide restaurants with guidance for conveying messages that would promote plant-based dishes over meat. Through a rigorous selection process, a number of environmental messages were devised to be displayed before […]