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Spanish Plant Meat Brand Heura to Reduce 12.85 Tons of Plastic Every Year

Bocados.Especiados - Foods for tomorrow
Barcelona-based plant meat producer Heura, the fastest growing startup in Europe, replaced the plastic of its frozen products in January 2019 and now presents its new tray made of 100% recycled cardboard, reducing 80% of plastic packaging, a decision that Heura says will mean there will be 12.85 tons less plastic waste every year.

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Study: New Zealand is Now the Fifth Most Vegan Country in the World

New Zealand, James Cameron, Peter Jackson, plant-based food business
A new study has analysed Google Trends data and found that New Zealand now ranks in the top 5 for veganism worldwide. The study looked at the frequency of vegan-related search terms across all languages to determine where veganism is most popular.

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Israeli Startup Phytolon secures $41M to Bring its Fermented Food Colours to Market

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Phytolon, an Israeli food-tech start-up founded in 2018, has announced it has secured $4.1 million in funding for its fermentation-based technology that produces plant-based food colours. Last week we reported that the GFI had released a report highlighting fermentation as a key concept for the realisation of a sustainable food system.

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Kengos Introduces World’s First Shoes Eliminating Petrochemicals & Animal Products

Kengos Lace-Up Lifestyle Male
Brand new sustainable fashion label Kengos has launched its first product, the plant-based Kengos Lace-Up, created from natural cork, rubber, corn, and eucalyptus. According to Kengos, it is the "world’s first mainstream shoe brand that makes 98% plant-based shoes without the use of any adhesives."

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Should You Quit Your Job to Become A Vegan Entrepreneur?

Elysabeth Alfano
"Of late, several people have reached out to me after watching the Plantbased Business Hour stream live on Linkedin, all with the same question - How can I shift my career to become a part of the vegan economy?” Says our own Elysabeth Alfano of vegconomist North America.

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Plant-Based Seafood Pioneers Sophie's Kitchen Expands Distribution Across the US this Weekend

Plant-Based Seafood Pioneers Sophie's Kitchen Expands Distribution Across the US this Weekend
— one of the pioneers of plant-based seafood - has for the past decade been producing vegan seafood products that are soy-free and gluten-free, setting them apart from their competitors. This week the popular brand announces the expansion of two of its top-selling products at select Walmart stores nationwide.
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Lab-Grown Salmon Startup Wildtype Launches Pre-Order List to Mark Latest Product Iteration

Wildtype
Wildtype, a US-based startup producing lab-grown salmon, has announced that it is hoping to partner with selected chefs to get its sushi-grade product on the menu. While the company may not be ready for commercial production for several years, its new pre-order list marks the latest iteration of its product.

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Squeaky Bean Launches Roast Chicken Flavour Slices at Sainsbury's and Waitrose

Ham & cheese melt Squeaky Bean
Popular UK brand Squeaky Bean is set to launch its new Roast Chicken Flavour Slices, following a recent survey from the British Sandwich Association, where chicken was voted the UK's favourite sandwich filling. The survey found that more than 43,000 tonnes of chicken are consumed every year in the UK sandwich market alone.

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Australia: Domestic Plant-Based Industry Identified as an Opportunity for Economic Recovery

Carbon Neutral Plant Based Mince
CSIRO published a report this week identifying opportunities for economic recovery of the Australian industry and discusses the advantages the pandemic has created. According to the report, the domestic plant-based industry could play a major role in the future Australian economy.

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