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Dear readers,


Once again this year, the Internorga in Hamburg will attract an international trade audience as Europe's leading trade show for foodservice and hospitality.
Plant-based products are an important part of the trade show as well.


We will be present on Friday (15/03) at the Internorga and would be happy to meet you personally.
Make an appointment with us by replying to this mail.


Best regards
Peter Link (editor-in-chief)

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Bill Gates: Environmental Benefits of Cultured Meat "Sketchy at Best" - The Experts Respond

Bill Gates
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MIT Technology Review published last week their annual Ten Breakthrough Technologies edition, this time curated by Bill Gates in a piece titled, "Bill Gates: How we’ll invent the future." In his list of technologies he believes will shape the future, Gates includes the "cow-free burger" and discusses how "lab-grown meat improves our quality of life."
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Study Shows Asian Consumers More Ready for Lab Meat

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NPD: "It's Possible That Protein is Evolving Into a Category"

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USDA and FDA Announce a Formal Agreement to Regulate Cell-Cultured Food Products from Cell Lines of Livestock and Poultry

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Mondelēz International Takes Minority Investment in Startup Uplift Food

Uplift Food
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Celebrity Opens Devil's Kitchen to Disrupt School Dinners

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Dale Vince OBE Is this week launching a vegan food factory in the South West of England, to supply plant-based vegan food to schools. The entrepreneur is famous for founding the green energy supplier Ecotricity, and for being the Club Chairman and major shareholder of Forest Green Rovers Football Club, which claims to be the only plant-based football club in the world and has earned the vegan seal of approval from The Vegan Society.
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How AlgiKnit Plans to Transform the Fashion Ecosystem with Seaweed Fibers

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AlgiKnit is a New York-based biotech start-up producing durable seaweed yarns. The company aims to conserve the maritime ecosystem whilst creating a sustainable and ethical fiber which can be processed into textiles for the fashion industry. To produce the yarn, the research team extracts a substance called alginate from seaweed or algae. The alginate is combined with other renewable biopolymers …
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Vegan Pie Crowned Supreme Champion for First Time at Industry Awards

The British Pie Awards
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