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Bloomberg: Plant-based foods expected to grow 450% by 2030

Bloomberg: Plant-based foods expected to grow 450% by 2030

31 Aug 2021

Bloomberg Intelligence is forecasting an evolution in consumer habits that will lead to a 450% leap in plant-based sales to reach $162 billion by 2030, up from $29.4 billion in 2020. Plant-based meat is expected to see particular growth from $4.2 billi...

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Protecting public health: Europe sets new maximum levels of cadmium and lead in food

Protecting public health: Europe sets new maximum levels of cadmium and lead in food

26 Aug 2021

Despite already having a maximum threshold limiting the levels of both cadmium and lead in food products, the European Commission is further reducing that threshold. Beginning on August 31, stricter limits for cadmium will be enforced while those for l...

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Singapore snacking startup making indulgent foods healthy grabs $3M in funding

Singapore snacking startup making indulgent foods healthy grabs $3M in funding

12 Aug 2021

Singapore-based Hoow Foods, which develops better-for-you versions of indulgent snacks and ingredients using artificial intelligence (AI), announced it secured S$3 million in a Series A funding round. The round was led by Singapore-based venture firm F...

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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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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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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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Animal-free dairy cheese appeals to over half of global consumers

Animal-free dairy cheese appeals to over half of global consumers

20 Jul 2021

Globally, 70.5% of consumers said they would be willing to buy cheese made with dairy proteins that don’t come from animals, according to a new survey from the precision fermentation company Formo and the University of Bath published in the journal Fro...

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Provenance Bio's plant-based gelatin beats animal based options on price

Provenance Bio's plant-based gelatin beats animal based options on price

12 Jul 2021

To answer the growing demand for animal-free collagen, San Francisco-based startup Provenance Bio, unveiled its first animal-free gelatin product made with its proprietary protein expression platform. The company said that the proteins it produces for ...

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PepsiCo doubles down on nonalcoholic cocktail mixers with Unmuddled

PepsiCo doubles down on nonalcoholic cocktail mixers with Unmuddled

8 Jul 2021

Legacy soda manufacturer PepsiCo is moving deeper into the non-alcoholic cocktail space with the announcement that it will debut a line of premium mixers called Unmuddled. The product line will be available beginning in September at Fresh Thyme and on ...

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The Protein Brewery inaugurates pilot plant, begins producing Fermotein

The Protein Brewery inaugurates pilot plant, begins producing Fermotein

2 Jul 2021

The Protein Brewery, a microbial fermentation startup from the Netherlands, announced that it has both completed the construction of its first commercial production plant in Breda, Netherlands and that it has delivered the inaugural samples of its food...

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