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Netherlands Continues as Hotspot for Plant-Based Research and Innovation

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Dutch National Science Agenda (NWA) has approved funding for research on an animal-free milk protein and contributes €1.7 million to the project, as the centre of plant-based research and innovation, the Wageningen Food Valley, continues to grow. Meanwhile, AAK's Plant-Based Foods Global Centre of Excellence launches in the region.

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PBFA Announces Addition of 3 Plant-Based Leaders as 2021 Board Members

PBFA Announces Addition of 3 Plant-Based Leaders as 2021 Board Members
The Plant Based Foods Association (PBFA) announced this week the addition of three new members to its 2021 Board of Directors: Armetha Pihlstrom, National Account Manager of Impossible Foods; GW Chew, Founder and CEO of Something Better Foods; and Sadrah Schadel, Co-founder and Chief Creative Officer, No Evil Foods.

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Benjamin Netanyahu is First Head of State to Taste Cultivated Meat

Benjamin Netanyahu is First Head of State to Taste Cultivated Meat
Last year, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appointed animal liberation and vegan activist Tal Gilboa to advise him on animal rights. In what could be perceived as a step towards an interest to move meat away from animal ag on the advice of Gilboa, he this week took part in a publicised trip to sample Aleph Farms' cultured meat.

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Meat-Tech 3D, Producer of 3D Printed Meat, Fully Acquires Peace of Meat

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Israel's Meat-Tech 3D, the only publicly listed producer of cultured meat, invested an initial $1million in the cultured fat producer this October as part of a planned full acquisition which has taken place today. Meat-Tech estimates that the first hybrid products based on the Peace of Meat cultured fat technology could be on the market as early as 2022.

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Biospringer Introduces New Source of Vegan Protein From Yeast Fermentation

Biospringer Introduces New Source of Vegan Protein From Yeast Fermentation
In view of the increasing number of vegan, vegetarian and flexitarian consumers worldwide, Biospringer, a division of Lesaffre, is introducing its innovative new yeast protein. The new and revolutionary Springer Proteissimo™ 101 is a complete yeast fermentation protein for meat and milk alternatives that does not produce any unwanted taste.

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Jackfruit Meat Producer Jack & Bry Appoints Ex Quorn Chairman Clive Sharpe

Jackfruit Meat Producer Jack & Bry Appoints Ex Quorn Chairman Clive Sharpe
Plant-based startup Jack & Bry, known for its jackfruit-based pizza toppings, appoints FMCG industry veteran and ex Chair of Quorn Clive Sharpe as Non-Executive Chairman, to help the brand prepare for a retail launch in 2021 and continue its growth trajectory. David Flower, ex of Kerry Foods, is also appointed as non-executive director.

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BREAKING: Plant Power Fast Food Reports "Unprecedented Growth" Plans to Double in Size

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Plant Power Fast Food today announces seven new locations, representing an expansion rate of 100%, and the appontment of three new executives to lead the way. Citing unprecedented growth, Co-CEO Jeffrey Harris reported that 2020 brand-wide net sales for the San Diego-based vegan fast food chain are forecast to hit $14 million.

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Nature's Fynd Raises Additional $45M For a Total Raise of $150M For Volcanic Fungi

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Chicago-based Nature's Fynd announces the raise of an additional $45 million, increasing the total amount of investment to $150 million. The food-tech company further revealed to grow its team of veterans from the food industry to realize market entry of its unique fungi proteins in 2021.

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UK: New Vegan Meat Facility is Biggest in Europe, Will Mean "Significant Cost-Savings"

Plant & Bean’s new UK facility is the first step to establishing an industry-first, global, plant-based meat manufacturing platform
The brand new factory will enable the largest-scale manufacture and distribution of plant-based meat across Europe to date. Producer Plant & Bean says that an 'ecosystem of collaborative innovation' with industry leaders will achieve breakthroughs in cost and quality of plant-based meat. Plans for further plants in USA and Asia are also afoot.
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