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Sales of Vegan Ice Cream Have More than Doubled in Five Years, Driven by Increase in Obesity and Awareness of Health

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A new Mintel study as reported by confectionaryproduction.com shows that global launches of vegan ice cream more than doubled since 2015, and also shows a rise of demand for a variety of flavour combinations.

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New Study Finds Large Demand for Cultured Meat in France and Germany

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A study carried out by the University of Bath, the Université Bourgogne Franche-Comté, and Ipsos has found that increasing numbers of French and German people are open to meatless diets. The study also found that many people in both countries would consider eating cultured meat.

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'Those Vegan Cowboys' Offer €2.5M Reward for Fungus That Turns Grass into Milk Protein

The founders of meat alternatives company The Vegetarian Butcher have announced they are starting a new company focused on dairy alternatives. It will be known as Those Vegan Cowboys.
The founders of Dutch startup Those Vegan Cowboys have launched a search for a starter culture that will turn grass into real milk proteins. Jaap Korteweg and Niko Koffeman, who previously founded The Vegetarian Butcher, are offering a €2.5M reward to anyone who finds a suitable fungal strain.

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Strong Roots: "We're Trying to 'Redefine Frozen' and Lead with Honesty and Transparency"

Sam Dennigan of Strong Roots
Strong Roots, the UK's fastest-growing F&B brand, rapidly became international with expansion into the US, Europe, and Asia, on its mission to fix the freezer aisle. Originating in Ireland, Strong Roots is set to become one of the sector’s most popular brands with a forecast of $100 million in global sales by 2023.

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European Alliance for Plant-based Foods is Launched, Calling For EU to Focus on Plant-Based Foods

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The European Alliance for Plant-based Foods (EAPF) launched in Brussels yesterday with the mission of placing plant-based foods at the heart of governmental food policy, stating that plant-based foods have an integral role to play in achieving the EU’s sustainability targets.

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Ingredion to "Capitalize on Global Trends" with New Plant Protein Facility

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Multinational ingredients provider Ingredion is set to open a new manufacturing plant dedicated to plant-based proteins. The plant, based in Sioux City, Nebraska, will mainly produce protein isolates for use in both food and health products.

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The VeganKind Moves Production to Facility Eleven Times Bigger than Previous Location

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Vegan e-retailer TheVeganKind.com announces that growth since COVID has been such that it has relocated to a new 35,000 sqft facility in Glasgow, in the second time the company has had to upgrade in two years; in 2018 it was based in a 3,000sqft warehouse, meaning the new base is over eleven times bigger.

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Plant-Based Delivery Service Planty Continues its Success in the UK

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Vegan ready meal delivery service Planty launched across the UK in July of this year following a successful trial in London. This month the young startup secured £150,000 in seed funding from Veg Capital. Continuing its success, Planty now partners with Tiba Tempeh as part of a new range of healthy ready meal options.

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Vevolution Announces £100,000 Global Investment Competition Pitch & Plant for Vegan Entrepreneurs

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Today Vevolution announces the launch of Pitch & Plant 2020, which will be run as a global investment competition for plant-based and animal-free startups, offering a minimum investment budget of £100,000 for selected finalists.

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