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India stands out as a promising market for plant-based growth

India stands out as a promising market for plant-based growth

20 Jan 2022

Irish ingredients company Kerry identified India as a particularly high-growth market for plant-based proteins. Thanks to the fact that one-third of India’s population identifies as vegetarian while the remaining 70% regularly eat meals without meat, t...

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White House gives $1B to combat inflated meat prices in the US

White House gives $1B to combat inflated meat prices in the US

19 Jan 2022

The U.S. White House announced in early January that it will contribute $1 billion in American Rescue Plan funding to independent meat processors in order to increase competition within the industry and lower protein prices. This plan includes $375 mil...

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Animal-free dairy company raises $120M for commercialization

Animal-free dairy company raises $120M for commercialization

18 Jan 2022

Israeli animal-free dairy company Remilk raised $120 million in a Series B funding round led by Hanaco Ventures with participation from a number of other investors, including Impossible Foods backer CPT Capital, plant-based protein company Just, Yofix,...

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PepsiCo creates potato chip vodka, sells out in hours

PepsiCo creates potato chip vodka, sells out in hours

17 Jan 2022

PepsiCo took another step into the alcohol category when it launched Lay’s Potato Vodka in December. However, this foray into alcohol did not last long as the trial product sold out in a matter of hours, according to a post by the company on Twitter.

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What do Europeans really want from plant-based foods?

What do Europeans really want from plant-based foods?

17 Jan 2022

Familiar ingredients, more product choice and lower prices are just some of the attributes European consumers are looking for in plant-based foods, according to the findings of a recent ProVeg consumer survey.

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Indian multinational moves into plant-based burgers and nuggets

Indian multinational moves into plant-based burgers and nuggets

14 Jan 2022

ITC, one of India’s largest corporations, announced it is entering the plant-based protein space through its ITC Master Chef brand where it will launch burger patties and chicken nuggets made from alternative protein sources. The conglomerate’s food bu...

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Shoppers expect increases in grocery bills for 2022

Shoppers expect increases in grocery bills for 2022

13 Jan 2022

Eating at home in the U.S. just became 15% more expensive on an annual basis, according to a new study from KPMG. The survey noted that on average, the projected household food budgets will increase $79 per month to $611 as compared to 2021. Overall, t...

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France, Austria seek European-wide plant-based protein strategy

France, Austria seek European-wide plant-based protein strategy

12 Jan 2022

Agriculture ministers from European Union member states France and Austria are calling on the European Commission to focus on developing plant proteins as part of a strategy to promote sustainable food systems that combat current environmental and clim...

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Bonumose to manufacture tagatose sugar in North America

Bonumose to manufacture tagatose sugar in North America

11 Jan 2022

Following regulatory approval in both the U.S. and Canada, ingredient company Bonumose is on schedule to open its first commercial production facility to produce tagatose, a low-glycemic, rare sugar, in the spring of 2022.

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KFCs Beyond Fried Chicken is now available in the US

KFCs Beyond Fried Chicken is now available in the US

10 Jan 2022

Following two years of testing, fast-food chain KFC is bringing Beyond Fried Chicken to restaurants across the U.S. beginning on Jan. 10. This nationwide launch of fried chicken made with Beyond Meat plant protein will only be for a limited time, accor...

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Cell-based sushi get commercial contracts in U.S. grocery stores

Cell-based sushi get commercial contracts in U.S. grocery stores

8 Jan 2022

Wildtype, a California startup making cultivated sushi-grade salmon, has secured distribution agreements with Snowfox and Pokéworks in the U.S. Snowfox operates 1,230 grocery store sushi bars while Pokéworks is a chain with 65 fast-casual restaurants, ...

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Mondelez introduces Extra Stuf Oreo thins

Mondelez introduces Extra Stuf Oreo thins

7 Jan 2022

Milk’s favorite cooking is getting a facelift this year with a new Oreo Thins Extra Stuf line. Mondelez is debuting this permanent addition to the Oreo portfolio in January. The classic chocolate and cream cookie will have “nearly double the amount of ...

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