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Vegconomist Proudly Announces French Language Platform

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Vegconomist is pleased to say that we are continuing our rapid growth. Launched in 2018 with the initial German platform, then the English language global platform soon after, we now have also Spanish, Chinese, simplified Chinese, and French to follow before the end of March. Vegan products are also becoming increasingly popular in France, where the market is growing dynamically.

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Animal Derivitives Often Found in "Vegan" Clothes & Shoes - New Testing Can Verify Products Are 100% Vegan

Animal Derivitives Often Found in "Vegan" Clothes & Shoes - New Testing Can Verify Products Are 100% Vegan
Eurofins | Chem-MAP, a leading provider of chemical management testing and auditing services, has developed a vegan verification testing programme for apparel and footwear brands registered with the Vegan Society’s Vegan Trademark, to ensure that the materials used to develop products have no trace of animal derivatives, after finding that often there were animal derivatives in dyes and glues. The …

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Market for Vegan Butter Exploding Internationally as Dairy Sales Slump

Market for Vegan Butter Exploding Internationally as Dairy Sales Slump
A recent study has found that between 2015 and 2019, dairy volumes slumped by around 300 million gallons, while consumption of plant-based alternatives saw a rise of around 50 million gallons. As per the Food Industry Association, around 30% of households are home to vegan, vegetarian, flexitarian, or pescatarian consumers, and this is leading to increased variety in retail.

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UN Reveals 30% of the Entire Planet Supports Plant-Based Diet as a Climate Policy

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With 1.2 million respondents in 50 countries covering 56% of the world population, the UN's People's Climate Vote is the largest ever survey of public opinion on climate change. The poll revealed that an overall average of 30 % of people in the surveyed 50 countries support the promotion of plant-based diet as a climate policy. The figure is as much as 42% in developing states and 33% in high-income countries.

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Has Plant-based Gone Mainstream? Ask PepsiCo

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Every week, Plant-based Business Expert Elysabeth Alfano breaks down the headlines with her review and analysis in the Plantbased Business Minute. Elysabeth is the founder of Plant Powered Consulting, the host of the Plantbased Business Hour and the Consulting Managing Director, vegconomist, North America. She doesn’t use a teleprompter. Here is the Plantbased Business Minute for the week ending January …

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Big Ideas Launches $125M Agricultural Fund in North Carolina

Big Ideas Launches $125M Agricultural Fund in North Carolina
Big Idea Ventures LLC has announced the launch of the Generation Food Rural Partners (GFRP), a $125 million target fund that will fuel economic development in rural communities across the United States through the commercialization of food and agricultural technologies, protein innovation and other university intellectual property. “Big Idea Ventures was founded to solve the world’s greatest challenges by backing …

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New Zealand's First Oat Milk Factory to Open in Southland

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A new plant-based milk processing facility is to open in the province of Southland, New Zealand. The facility is being built by New Zealand Functional Foods in collaboration with Great South.

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Hungry Planet Partners With Post Holdings as Plant-Based Demand Skyrockets

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Plant meat producer Hungry Planet announces a partnership with CPG holding company Post Holdings, Inc., to expand the distribution of Hungry Planet’s portfolio in response to growing demand for alternative proteins. Based in St. Louis, Hungry Planet meats are distributed throughout the United States via foodservice, restaurants, grocery stores and e-commerce.

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Vegan Products From The Veggie Lovers Launch in Martha Stewart's Marley Spoon

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DTC meal box service Marley Spoon, backed by TV personality Martha Stewart, has added meat alternatives from The Veggie Lovers, developed and distributed by Future Food Group. The Veggie Lovers' Vegan Meatballs had been previously added to the range at the end of December, and now boxes of The Veggie Lovers Vegan Bratwurst and The Veggie Lovers Vegan Burgers are set to follow.

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