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Buona Plant-Based Italian Sliced Beef

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Products & Launches

Buona and Upton’s Naturals Launching Plant-Based Italian Beef at Whole Foods

American restaurant group The Buona Companies announces it is partnering with plant-based foods brand Upton’s Naturals to debut meat-free Chicago Italian Beef & Gravy at Midwest region Whole Foods, Fresh Thyme, and Jewel-Osco stores.  Created with Buona’s signature family recipe, the vegan Italian Beef features Upton’s thinly sliced and seasoned seitan soaked in a savory, vegetable-broth based gravy. The heat-and-eat product offers 36 grams of protein per serving with the …

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almond drinks by MALK Organics

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Retail & E-Commerce

Clean Label MALK Organics Announces New Chocolate Oat & Retail Expansion

Founded in 2015, the on-trend brand MALK Organics claims it prides itself on “leading the charge for cleaner products in the plant-based milk category”. This week the Austin Texas producer announces the launch of its new Chocolate Oat variety as well as significant distribution expansion. Known for its clean label, cold-pressed almond and oat milks containing only 3-5 simple ingredients with no glyphosates, gums, fillers, or oils, MALK’s existing products include …

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tuna sushi by Impact food

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Investments & Finance

Impact Food Secures $500K to Help Prevent Collapse of Wild Tuna Species

Impact Food, a plant-based seafood start-up based in California, recently closed its strategic angel & VC round of $500,000 to help prevent the collapse of wild tuna species through a scalable food technology platform for seafood. Impact Food, the food technology company developing novel plant-based seafood, is backed by Future Food Fund, Serpentine Ventures, Ahimsa Foundation, and others. In total, Impact secured $500,000 in strategic angel & VC funding, of …

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Sustainability / Environment

Great Wrap Develops Compostable Cling Wrap Made From Potato Waste

Australian materials science company Great Wrap has used potato waste to develop home compostable cling wrap. The company was founded by husband and wife team Jordy and Julia Kay, who set out to disrupt reliance on petroleum-based plastics. They found a way to divert potato waste from landfill and create a wrap that breaks down into carbon and water in under 180 days. Last month, Great Wrap raised $24 million …

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Delivery Services

Veggie Grill Launches ‘Vegan Bowls For All’ Delivery Concept at 29 Locations

Health-forward chain Veggie Grill today announces the launch of a delivery service called Vegan Bowls For All which will operate from 29 Veggie Grill locations in California, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, and Washington. Veggie Grill has partnered with all of the most popular delivery platforms for the new concept, such as Doordash, Postmates, Uber Eats, and Grubhub, to deliver lunch and dinner seven days a week in each area. The …

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Fairs & Events

Singapore Vegan Festival Focuses on Affordability and Local Ingredients

From the 27th of August to the 4th of September, the fourth edition of Singapore Vegan Festival will highlight creative uses of affordable and local ingredients during its world-class chef masterclasses, vegan market, and panel speeches. The Singapore Vegan Festival (SVF) is a signature event of EatRoamLive, a cutting-edge media and events platform that caters to individuals who are passionate about following a plant-based lifestyle. It aims to increase the …

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Company News

La Vie Hires Matthias Neuner, the Man Behind Nestlé’s Garden Gourmet, as COO

La Vie, the French startup leading the way with plant-based alternatives to traditional pork products (and political campaigning), has appointed Matthias Neuner, who worked for more than 20 years at Nestlé, as its new COO. “During his last assignment in Switzerland, his love for plant-based food slowly started to grow: together with his commercial colleagues, he launched Nestlé’s plant-based brand Garden Gourmet in the out-of-home channel in 2019 by building …

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Sustainability / Environment

Anina Develops Ready Meals Packaged in Upcycled Waste Vegetables

Israeli startup Anina has developed plant-based ready meals packaged in capsules made from upcycled waste vegetables. To make the capsules, the company takes vegetables considered too “ugly” to sell and slices them very thin. The vegetables are dehydrated, coated in laminate, and shaped into containers. The capsules are then filled with ready meals — the current range includes a Vietnamese Bowl, Mediterranean Bowl, and Pasta Primavera, among others. These meals …

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Business Wire

Global Meat Substitute Market (2022 to 2027) – Featuring Beyond Meat, Campbell Soup, Cargill and Cauldron Foods

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “Global Meat Substitute Market (2022-2027) by Product, Source, Type, Form, Category, Geography, Competitive Analysis, and the Impact of Covid-19 with Ansoff Analysis” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. The Global Meat Substitute Market is estimated to be USD 3.24 Bn in 2022 and is projected to reach USD 5.75 Bn by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 12.14%. Market dynamics are forces that impact the prices and …

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Novel Farms Cultivated Pork Loin

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Cultivated, Cell-Cultured & Biotechnology

Novel Farms Raises $1.4M in Pre-Seed Round for First Marbled Cultivated Pork Loin

Novel Farms, a food technology startup, announces a $1.4M pre-seed funding round and reveals it has created the world’s first marbled cultivated pork loin. According to the startup, its loin showcases the marbling and texture of a real muscle cut, making it one of the few cell-based meat companies to successfully create a structured meat prototype.  Founded in 2020 by Nieves Martinez Marshall, PhD and Michelle Lu, PhD, the company …

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Maple Leaf Foods

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Company News

Maple Leaf Foods Reduces Plant-Based Greenleaf Division by 25% Following Decrease in Demand

Maple Leaf Foods, one of Canada’s largest meat producers, says it is downsizing its plant-based foods division, Greenleaf Foods, by 25% following consecutive quarters of disappointing sales. The company, which owns vegan food brands Field Roast and Lightlife, reports its Plant Protein sales fell by over 18% year-over-year to CAD $40.8 million due to lower retail volumes, reports Food Dive. Nonprofitable investments into expanding growth infrastructure also reduced gross margins …

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Interviews

ADM: “We’re Looking Forward to Supporting the Future of the Alternative Protein and Plant-Based Space”

ADM has been in the alternative protein headlines almost constantly this year, announcing: $300 million investment to expand its alternative protein production facilities in Ilinois in April; a partnership with Eat Just in May to accelerate its cultivated line GOOD Meat; a new firm called ScaleUp Bio in Singapore earlier this month; and most recently, a strategic partnership with Benson Hill to scale ultra-high soy protein. Juan Manuel Benítez-García, President, …

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Fairs & Events

Ingredients Show Fi Europe & Hi Europe Returns to France in December

Ingredients show Fi & Hi Europe is set to attract over 20,000 attendees from more than 135 countries around the world when it returns to France from 6-8 December at the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles. Key exhibitors attending include ADM, Beneo, Brenntag, Cargill, DSM, and Ingredion.  Over 1,200 exhibitors will attend both in person and virtually, covering a wide variety of live and on-demand content, as well as data-driven …

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Politics & Law

Argentina Government Updates Food Code to Require Labeling of Vegan and Vegetarian Products

In a joint resolution, Argentina announces an update to the country’s Argentine Food Code (CAA) that will require inclusion of the terms “Vegan Product” or “Vegetarian Product” on plant-based food labels.  Prepared by a coalition of government agencies, the new labeling requirements seek to “promote competitiveness, the generation of added value, differentiation and quality of food, as well as to provide access to clear and truthful information for the entire …

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Studies & Numbers

New Whitepaper Reveals How Gen Z is Driving Change in the Plant-Based Space

Innophos has published a whitepaper called Solutions for Plant-Based Meat Substitutes, highlighting solutions to solve the challenges around formulating plant-based meat substitutes. The new whitepaper presents case studies that showcase how the right phosphate and protein combinations can improve the texture and taste of plant-based meat substitute products. The report covers: Consumer trends and how Gen Z is driving change in the plant-based space The challenges of formulating meat substitutes …

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