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Top Stories of the Vegan Business World

ME-AT: "Vion Invested Multiple Millions to Change This Plant From a Beef Slaughterhouse to a Brand New Plant-Based Factory"

As we reported back in April of 2019, Dutch meat giant Vion's CEO Ronald Lotgerink said the company was considering entering the meat alternatives market. In the following October, Vion announced that it was launching an alt-meat line called ME-AT, and that its slaughterhouse and meat processing plant in Leeuwarden would become a vegan meat factory

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After Only a Year in the USA, Daring Foods Secures $40M From Investors Including Rapper Drake

Daring Foods
Cult vegan chicken brand Daring Foods announces $40M Series B funding just a year after its US launch. Canadian artist and entrepreneur Drake joined the round saying he was inspired by the Daring team’s mission to transform how the world eats. With the excellent tagline "Daring - the opposite of chicken", the young company smashed the US market and its …

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Lightlife® ‘Cracks the Code’ on Plant-Based Chicken, Introduces Two New Fresh Chicken Products

Lightlife reformulation
Lightlife® Chicken Tenders and Fillets available now at Sprouts Farmers Market locations nationwide CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lightlife® (“Lightlife”), owned by Greenleaf Foods, SPC, announced today two first-of-its-kind plant-based products: Plant-Based Chicken Tenders and Plant-Based Chicken Fillets. These items are the first fresh, breaded plant-based chicken products that are available in the market. “Lightlife is relentless in our pursuit of plant-based perfection,” said …

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Global Cultured Meat Market Insights, Covid-19 Impact, Competition and Forecast 2021-2030: Focus on Canada, Germany, Japan, Singapore, UK, & US -

Aleph Farms and The Technion Reveal Worlds First Cultivated Ribeye Steak
DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "Global Cultured Meat Market - Analysis By Source (Poultry, Beef, Seafood, Pork), End Use, By Region, By Country (2021 Edition): Market Insights, Covid-19 Impact, Competition and Forecast (2021-2030)" report has been added to's offering. The Global Cultured Meat Market is expected to be valued at USD 206.6 Million in the year 2025. The reasons expected to facilitate …

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The Live Green Co is Using Artificial Intelligence to Employ the "Ancestral knowledge" of India

The Live Green Co. burgers
On numerous occasions, vegconomist en español has reported on the developments of Chilean plant-based food startup The Live Green Co. In January we spoke to Priyanka Srinivas, founder and CEO of the company, who told us a little about the unusual process of selecting their products. The Live Green Co is developing Charaka, a "recommendation engine" that uses machine learning …

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Thailand’s Largest AgFood Company Launches MEAT ZER0, Aims to Be in Top 3 Global Alt Meat Brands by 2026

Meat Zero products
Thai pork and poultry giant Charoen Pokphand Foods PLC (CPF) has unveiled its new plant-based range called MEAT ZERO. As Thailand’s largest agro-industrial food business, CPF has lofty goals of making MEAT ZERO the top alt meat brand in Asia by 2022 and in the world’s top 3 by 2026. MEAT ZERO ready-to-cook and ready-to-eat products will be available at …

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Japan's Next Meats Collaborates With IKEA For "World's First Plant-Based Japanese Beef Bowl"

IKEA's plant based curry with Next Meats' signature NEXT Gyudon on top.
Tokyo alt meat producer Next Meats Co. announces it will be taking part in IKEA Japan's Sustainable Food Fair starting tomorrow May 20th, during which consumers can sample IKEA's plant-based curry topped with Next Meats' signature plant-based beef, the NEXT Gyudon. This February, the company became listed on the American OTC Market as NEXT MEATS HOLDINGS, INC (NXMH) after acquiring …

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The Wait is Finally Over as Grounded's Cheese-Free Cheese Rolls Out Into More Than 160 US Retailers

The Wait is Finally Over as Grounded's Cheese-Free Cheese Rolls Out Into More Than 160 US Retailers
Grounded Foods, makers of the first-to-market vegan cheeses created with hemp and upcycled cauliflower, today announces its first products are now available at over 160 retail locations across the US. The innovative products with a cult following have been available through e-commerce since the end of March, and today marks the first time these long-awaited products have been available in stores, through a distribution agreement with Whole Foods.

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