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JUST Has Sold the Equivalent of Over 40 Million Plant-Based Eggs, Plans Expansion into India

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According to its Impact Report 2020, JUST has today announced it has sold the equivalent of more than 40 million eggs made entirely of plants. JUST also tells us of plans to secure a partner and begin production in India in 2021.
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European Commission's New Green Deal is a Policy U-Turn Omitting Meat & Dairy Reduction Targets at Last Minute

European Commission's New Green Deal is a Policy U-Turn Omitting Meat & Dairy Reduction Targets at Last Minute
As we reported last week, the European Commission released its Farm to Fork Strategy under the new European Green Deal, stating an investment of €100 billion for the green transition. ProVeg says that this is a u-turn which omits previous proposals on meat and dairy reduction targets and ignores the "elephant in the room".
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Yum Holdings Announces Launch of Beyond Burger into KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell in Mainland China

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Yum China Holdings Inc, which owns exclusive rights in mainland China to KFC, Pizza Hut, and Taco Bell, is to introduce the Beyond Burger for a limited time at select locations of all three chains in mainland China starting June 3. This partnership marks the introduction of the Beyond Burger in mainland China.
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UK Supermarket Morrisons is Delivering Weekly Vegan Essentials Box to its Customers

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As supermarkets globally adapt to restrictions in place by the pandemic lockdown, one supermarket in the UK has launched a vegan Essentials Box delivery service to help get necessary food to customers direct to homes. Morrisons started creating the essential boxes in April and has now extended this box scheme to include vegans.
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Apeel Sciences Secures US$250m From Investors Including Katy Perry & Oprah Winfrey for its Mission to Cut Food Waste

Apeel Sciences
Apeel Sciences has announced on its website that is has secured a US$250m investment led by led by Singapore's sovereign wealth fund, Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC), to continue in its mission in reducing food waste through its plant-based edible skin that preserves perishable fruits and vegetables.
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GFI Releases First-of-a-Kind Report Scoring Top US Retailers on Their Vegan Selections

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The Good Food Institute has released a first-of-its-kind report evaluating the top 15 US retailers on their plant-based products. The results reveal conventional supermarkets to be superior in terms of offering the widest selection of plant-based meat, egg, and vegan dairy products, proving that veganism has truly arrived in mainstream retail.

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ProVeg Survey Finds Huge Potential for New Plant-Based Products

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A survey carried out by food awareness organisation ProVeg International has found huge potential for developing new plant-based products across a range of categories. It identifies gaps in the market for plant-based products and areas where existing products can be improved.
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Upfield, World's Largest Plant-Based Company, Speaks Against European Commission's Farm to Fork Strategy

Dr Jeanette Fielding
Further to last week's release of the European Commission's Farm to Fork Strategy, various individuals and companies are speaking out about their disappointment in this policy. Dr. Jeanette Fielding from Upfield, the largest plant-based consumer product company in the world, here gives her views.

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GOOD PLANeT Foods Raised $12M in Series A Round, Has "Potential to Become a Leading Influential Brand"

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GOOD PLANeT Foods, known for its meltable cheese products including a pizza topped with Beyond Meat, today announces $12M in a Series A round. Good PLANeT not only partners with Beyond Meat but its cheese is used to top an Impossible Foods patty at White Castle - perhaps the only brand to work with both rivals?
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