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Netherlands Emerging as New Plant-Based Industrial Hub as Upfield Announces €50M Investment For the Future of Plant-Based Foods

Netherlands Emerging as New Plant-Based Industrial Hub as Upfield Announces €50M Investment For the Future of Plant-Based Foods
Plantbased leader Upfield has just now announced plans for a new state-of-the-art Food Science Centre in the Netherlands. This follows this morning's news from Beyond Meat on the opening of a co-manufacturing facility as well as the acquisition of its first production site outside of the US, both also in the Netherlands.
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Beyond Meat Begins its First Production in Europe, in Facility Owned by Meat Company Zandbergen

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Beyond Meat, Inc. this morning announced the official opening of a co-manufacturing facility in Zoeterwoude, the Netherlands, marking the company’s first co-manufacturing capabilities in Europe. The new state-of-the-art facility is owned and operated by Zandbergen, a meat processor whose tagline is "Zandbergen World's Finest Meat".

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ALDI is Awarded Most Vegan Friendly Supermarket by PETA, Says "Vegan Food Does Not Have to be Expensive"

PETA Vegan Food Award 2020
Germany's ALDI Nord and ALDI SÜD have been awarded in PETA's Vegan Food Award 2020 as the most vegan-friendly supermarket. The judges took into account its range of products as well as its commitment to the vegan cause and the cooperation with Veganuary which took place in Germany for the first time this year.
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ProVeg Incubator Fourth Cohort: World's First Shredded Vegan Salmon From Hooked

Hooked Founders
In the second of our series introducing the latest cohort in the ProVeg incubator programme, we take a look at Stockholm's Hooked, which is developing an innovative plant-based shredded salmon alternative. As we have reported, vegan seafood is a fast-growing category offering huge potential both for investment and the planet.
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Swedish Startup Develops Plant-Based Salmon, Aims to Be Leading Plant-Based Seafood in Europe

Swedish startup Hooked is developing a plant-based alternative to shredded salmon.
Founded by Emil Wasteson and Tom Johansson, the new startup Hooked is developing an innovative plant-based shredded salmon alternative. The founders say the product will be sustainable, tasty, and nutritionally similar to real fish.
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Oatly Speaks Out About Transfarmation -- "To be a Catalyst, You Have to Dare to Try New Ways of Working"

Oatly
Here, Sustainability Manager Carina Tollmar from Swedish Oat drink pioneer Oatly speaks to vegconomist about their transfarmation campaign helping farmers transition to the cultivation of plant crops, as farmers around the world increasingly have to look towards more sustainable methods of agriculture.
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On Being a Black Vegan, Seeking Black Vegan Business to Support

On Being a Black Vegan, Seeking Black Vegan Business to Support
Being Black and Vegan is nuanced. First of all, there are many different black 'peoples'. Are we talking African? Caribbean? Europe or the USA? If you're talking Caribbean veganism, it could be part of spiritual traditions, Rastafarianism involves eating produce that's ideally home-grown and organic.

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Is Kraft Heinz About to Flood the Vegan Cheese Market?

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Rumours are rife that Philadelphia cream cheese is researching interest in creating vegan options. The dairy cream cheese giant owned by Kraft Heinz is conducting an online survey asking consumers to feedback as to whether they want options that go beyond the current vegetarian offerings.
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European Consumers Are Ready to Shift to Sustainable Plant-Based Foods But Face Obstacles, Governments Must do More

European Consumers Are Ready to Shift to Sustainable Plant-Based Foods But Face Obstacles, Governments Must do More
The European Consumer Organisation BEUC has released a report revealing that most Europeans are willing to reduce their meat consumption in favour of plant-based, to aid sustainability in the food sector. It also finds that the European Commission misdirected money when it funded the 'Farm to Fork' strategy.
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