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Starbuck Unveils New Dairy-Free Bottled Oat Milk Frappuccinos

3 Mins Read Coffee giant Starbucks has announced it is launching a line of dairy-free bottled frappuccinos. Historically slow to react to plant-based demand, Starbucks is making up for lost time. The Frappuccino announcement comes after a slew of new plant-forward releases this year. Frappuccinos have long been a favourite item on the Starbucks menu but this will […]

The 7 Best Vegan Books To Ease Into Eating Less Meat

5 Mins Read There’s no getting away from the fact that documentaries are great resources. They can provide a lot of information quickly and with minimal effort. They can also be harrowing, detailing animal cruelty and the industry’s impact on the planet. If you want the facts about meat consumption, and some practical tips on how to reduce […]

Plant-Based Frozen Foods Are Healthy and Are About to Become a Major Global Trend

3 Mins Read Pre-cooked plant-based frozen meals are being lauded as a growing market across the world. The claim has been made following the release of the Lausanne Index Prize winners. More meat-free options than ever before featured prominently, demonstrating a consumer shift.  Mainstream food manufacturers are embracing more sustainable ingredients. Offering products for people looking to eat […]

Healthy Food Trailblazer Daily Harvest Launches New Harvest Bakes Ready-Meal Line

3 Mins Read Following a successful launch in 2016, US-based Daily Harvest is expanding its range of convenient healthy meal deliveries again. The subscription-based service allows consumers to select plant-based dishes which are delivered to their door, ready to heat and eat. The latest Harvest Bakes range is inspired by globally popular meals and claims to bring gourmet […]

Motif FoodWorks Secures US$226M To Scale & Commercialise Its Plant-Based Protein Tech

3 Mins Read Ingredient innovation startup Motif FoodWorks has raised US$226 million in a Series B funding round to expand its R&D capabilities and make make plant-based food better tasting and more nutritious. Agfunder News (AFN) announced the news earlier today. Boston-based Motif FoodWorks funding round was jointly led by the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board, through its […]

Dairy-Free Cashew & Oat Milk Maker Plant Veda Unveils Vegan Probiotic Lassi

3 Mins Read Alternative dairy company Plant Veda has created vegan lassi (an Indian yogurt drink) from cashews and real fruits without cane sugar that contains gut-healthy probiotics in order to encourage more people to transition to a healthy plant-based diet and move away from animal milk products. Vancouver-based Plant Veda has made innovations in its cashew-based milk […]

Vegetarians Score Better Health Biomarkers Than Meat-Eaters, New Study Finds

3 Mins Read Researchers have found that people who are vegetarian have a healthier biomarker profile compared to meat-eating folk. The British study’s findings, presented at the recent virtual European Congress on Obesity (ECO), is consistent despite age and weight factors and crucially, is unaffected by smoking and alcohol consumption.  University of Glasgow researchers have found a consistent […]

Meatless Farm Launches Crowdfunding Campaign So Customers Can Back The Plant-Based Meat Brand

4 Mins Read Plant-based meat brand Meatless Farm is providing consumers an opportunity to “grab a share of the M…F… pie” by debuting its retail investor funding round on the crowdfunding platform Crowdcube with hopes to raise GBP£5 million(approx. US$7M) in capital that will go towards product innovation and brand expansion. British-based Meatless Farm is looking to raise GBP£5 million […]

Global Food System Carbon Footprint Will Worsen, Transition To ‘Plant-Based Food Inevitable’ Says Credit Suisse Report

5 Mins Read In a new report on the investment case for a sustainable food system, analysts say that the plant-based food transition is “inevitable” and will bring about new opportunities for investors and businesses across the food supply chain. Released by the Credit Suisse Research Institute (CSRI), the report also identified the wider alternative protein industry, sustainable […]

World’s First Plant-Based Burger King Opens Doors As Flexitarianism Goes Mainstream

3 Mins Read The world’s first-ever meat-free Burger King outlet has opened doors in Cologne, Germany this week, amid surging mainstream demand for plant-based food as consumers adopt flexitarian eating habits for environmental, ethical and health reasons. The restaurant, open from June 7 to June 11, has teamed up with The Vegetarian Butcher to serve meatless Whoppers, vegan […]

Oatmilk Skyr: Icelandic Provisions Unveils Plant-Based Twist On The Heritage Dairy Product

3 Mins Read Thanks to a collaboration with Iceland’s oldest farmer-owned dairy, Icelandic Provisions has unveiled the world’s first Oatmilk Skyr, a plant-based version of the traditional Icelandic dairy product that has been a traditional food for at least 1,000 years and is similar to Greek yogurt but thicker and with less sugar. U.S.-based Icelandic Provisions have officially […]

Op-Ed: Food Companies Must Lead The Coming Sustainability Revolution

5 Mins Read By: Priyanka Srinivas Priyanka Srinivas is the founder and CEO of Live Green Co, a Chilean Food Tech startup offering a range of plant-based foods that recently earned a spot on the Fortune 500 of Agri Food Tech. Those inside and outside of the food industry know that change is needed – and fast. From […]

Bezos-Backed NotCo Receives Backing From Shake Shack Founder Danny Meyer’s Fund

3 Mins Read AI-driven alternative protein startup NotCo has received funding from Enlightened Hospitality Investments(EHI), the growth equity fund that includes U.S. burger restaurant Shake Shack founder Danny Meyer, and they will use the capital will be used to ramp up its expansion efforts across the the U.S. foodservice market as well as operations in other countries. Backed by big names […]

Planted: Gullspång Re:food Invests In Swiss Pea, Oats & Upcycled Sunflowers Plant-Based Meat Company

3 Mins Read After recently closing its CHF 17 million (approx. US$18.1 million) Series A funding, in the latest announcement plant-based meat startup Planted has received an investment from food-tech investor Gullspång Re:food. Zürich-based Planted recently closed it Series A funding round with support from Blue Horizon Ventures and consumer-focused investment arm of German conglomerate Vorwerk Ventures. Family-owned Gullspång Invest […]

‘Beans Not Beef’: U.S. Physicians Ask For Government To Focus On Plant-Based Foods To Tackle Climate Crisis

3 Mins Read The nonprofit doctors group Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine(PCRM) has petitioned the White House to make changes to its executive order ‘Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad’ in order to put forward policy changes that could help in improving the health of people by reducing animal agriculture practices and focussing on a plant-based […]