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Obama celebrated 60 with top vegan brands

Obama celebrated 60 with top vegan brands

9 Aug 2021

Plant-based foods have become so widely accepted that former President Barack Obama’s 60th birthday celebration featured a vegan, plant-based menu, according to a menu leaked by Bloomberg.

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Beyond Meat launches chicken tenders in US foodservice

Beyond Meat launches chicken tenders in US foodservice

6 Aug 2021

Beyond Meat now serves plant-based chicken nuggets at over 400 foodservice retail outlets in the United States. Its nuggets are made with a fava bean and pea protein base that the plant-based protein titan says customers consider to be on par with real...

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Quorn invests in new French extrusion technology

Quorn invests in new French extrusion technology

5 Aug 2021

Heritage plant-protein maker Quorn awarded its most recent Future Food-Tech Innovation Challenge award to French startup Umiami for the company's novel extrusion technology process that promises thicker, more realistic cuts of plant-based protein.

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Chobani quietly files for IPO with expected $10B valuation

Chobani quietly files for IPO with expected $10B valuation

4 Aug 2021

In early July, Greek yogurt producer Chobani quietly and confidentially filed for an IPO with an anticipated valuation of more than $10 billion, Reuters reported. The company has not yet determined the number of shares it will sell nor the price range ...

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Plant-based nugget prices cheaper than real chicken

Plant-based nugget prices cheaper than real chicken

3 Aug 2021

Chickenflation is a real thing, and plant-based protein maker Alpha Foods is taking advantage of skyrocketing chicken prices to grab the attention of non-meat eaters and meat eaters alike.

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Brazilian Geographical Indication looks to elevate Robusta to specialty coffee status

Brazilian Geographical Indication looks to elevate Robusta to specialty coffee status

2 Aug 2021

Specialty coffee makers in Brazil are celebrating after a Robusta variety grown in the Amazon rainforest has received a protected Geographical Indication (GI).

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Chewing gum sales blow up in the U.S.

Chewing gum sales blow up in the U.S.

2 Aug 2021

As more people return to public life in the United States, gum sales are beginning to balloon following two years of sales declines, Bloomberg reported.

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Survey finds UK plant-based meals cheaper, more popular than meat

Survey finds UK plant-based meals cheaper, more popular than meat

30 Jul 2021

The number of plant-based ready meals is surging in the U.K., and in addition to their increasing availability, their price point per portion is now below that of meat-filled ready meals, according to new research from the Eating Better coalition.

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European eco label scheme set to launch in 2022

European eco label scheme set to launch in 2022

29 Jul 2021

International industry titans from the food and beverage industry have come together with supermarkets and environmental scientists to form a non-profit that will launch front-of-pack eco-scores across Europe this September.

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World’s first waxed vegan cheese wheels launch in Netherlands

World’s first waxed vegan cheese wheels launch in Netherlands

28 Jul 2021

A Netherlands-based cheesemaker called Max&Bien debuted the world’s first vegan cheese wheel coated in paraffin wax to emulate traditional-style Dutch cheeses. This vegan cheese comes in 1.2-kilogram wheels for cheese and delicatessen stores as well as...

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Clif Bar & Co expands further into the cereal aisle

Clif Bar & Co expands further into the cereal aisle

27 Jul 2021

Clif Bar & Co, which is primarily known for its protein bars, launched its first clean label cereal called Clif Cereal. Its four flavors: Blueberry & Almond Butter, Apple Cinnamon & Almond Butter, Honey & Peanut Butter and Chocolate & Peanut Butter off...

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Israel's Better Juice closes $8M funding round, plans for US debut

Israel's Better Juice closes $8M funding round, plans for US debut

26 Jul 2021

Better Juice, which produces a sugar-reduction technology for juice, closed an $8 million in seed funding in a round led by iAngels Israel. The Israeli startup said it will use the funding to scale its production of sugar-reduction technology while als...

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