Browsing tag

vegan protein

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 […]

Tokyo Burger Joint Goes 100% Vegan After Pandemic Wake-Up Call

2 Mins Read Great Lakes Tokyo, a burger restaurant in Tokyo, has recently revamped into a 100% vegan restaurant amid the coronavirus pandemic. For restaurant owner John Penny, the decision was made after realising how the animal industry contributed to the current pandemic and will continue to drive the emergence of future health crises. Burger joint Great Lakes […]

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 […]

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 […]

Canada: Trudeau Announces $100M Investment Into Plant-Based Protein Production

3 Mins Read On Monday (June 22), Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau announced that the federal government will be investing CAD $100 million (US$74 million) into Merit Functional Foods, a Canadian company specialising in plant-based protein production. In his announcement, Trudeau says that the investment represents an opportunity to create employment in the fast-growing plant-based industry.  Speaking from […]

Bühler & Big Idea Ventures Partner To Champion Asia Plant-Based Protein Revolution

3 Mins Read Swiss food processing giant Bühler and sustainable protein venture capital fund Big Idea Ventures (BIV) has just announced a new partnership to accelerate plant-based startups’ journeys to deliver animal-free protein alternatives. Bühler will join as a global strategic investor in BIV’s New Protein Fund, and the collaboration will see startups in BIV’s portfolio benefit from […]

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 […]

Better Nature: Foodtech Startup On A Mission To Make Indonesian Tempeh Mainstream

3 Mins Read Foodtech startup Better Nature is on a mission to revolutionise tempeh, the high-protein traditional Indonesian fermented soybean product which is a staple of the country’s daily diet. The company’s founding team, which includes a Hong Konger and an Indonesian, are passionate about providing tempeh products to the world in the hopes of making the global […]

Green Queen Predicts: 2017 Health & Wellness Trends

5 Mins Read It’s that time of the year again, when experts all over share their predictions for the biggest trends in every industry. Green Queen spends a fair share of her time staying up to date on everything health & wellness, reading just about everything on the subjects. Holistic Health Heats Up It used to be that […]

Protein Primer: Everything You Need To Know About The Muscle Macro

3 Mins Read What Is Protein? Protein is one of the three macronutrients that provide energy, aka calories, for the body. The other two macronutrients are fats and carbohydrates. Each gram of protein contains 4 calories, as compared to a gram of fat, which contains 9 calories. Note: a gram of carbohydrate has 4 calories too. Protein is […]

5 Reasons Spirulina Is A Health Game Changer

4 Mins Read Spirulina is a very ancient microscopic single cell blue green algae that grows in fresh water all over the world, though it is mostly harvested for consumer usage in Australia, India, China, Africa and North America. Spirulina is one of the simplest life forms on earth and forms the basis of our complex food chain. Whilst […]

Top 10 Vegan Protein Sources & How To Use Them Every Day

5 Mins Read One of the biggest challenges when following a plant-based diet is ensuring you get enough protein regularly. Turns out, it’s easy if you know where to look! Below we list the top ten healthiest plant-based protein sources for all you aspiring herbivores! Spirulina (Dried) 64.4 grams of protein per cup It’s hard to beat spirulina […]