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Wall St Journal - We Urge You to Rectify Fake News, For the Sake of the Planet

Cows
The following is an open letter from ProVeg International to the Wall Street Journal, in response to the disinformation printed in the sponsored full-page ad entitled "Beefing up Sustainability" from Saturday 14th August. Dear Wall Street Journal, Dear Mr. Murray, We were forwarded the attached advertisement with manipulated science displayed in a recent Wall Street Journal, and we would like …

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Oatly Posts Q2 Results, Forecasting 64% Annual Revenue Increase

Oatly
News of Oatly’s recent court loss to Glebe Farm may quickly be forgotten by the oat milk giant, as the Swedish company posted Q2 revenue of $146.2 million, a 53.3% increase compared to the year prior. Oatly also forecasts a further 64% increase in its annual revenue as the plant-based milk craze shows no signs of stopping. With rising demand …

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Rebellyous Foods Names Former Beyond Meat Director as Head of Equipment Research and Development

Rebellyous Foods Names Former Beyond Meat Director as Head of Equipment Research and Development
Rebellyous Foods, the Seattle startup working to make plant-based chicken affordable by developing novel manufacturing equipment, announced yesterday that Puvin Pichai, previously of Beyond Meat, has joined the company as Director of Equipment Research and Development. Puvin is a chemical engineer with experience in food and fine chemical process and equipment design, development, pilot scaleup, and technology transfer for commercial …

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Heura's Urgent Message to Boris Johnson: Plant-Based Deserves a Seat at the Table

Heura's Urgent Message to Boris Johnson: Plant-Based Deserves a Seat at the Table
After the recent alarming IPCC report on climate change was released with stark warnings for the future of humanity, the Spanish "food activists" behind Heura have given an urgent message to UK politician Boris Johnson: stop ignoring the science and make plant-based diets part of climate policy.  Following the UK government's dangerous lack of action, activists and Heura co-founders Marc …

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The End of Cheap Pork? Prop 12 Gives Plant-Based Bacon Golden Opportunity in California

The End of Cheap Pork? Prop 12 Gives Plant-Based Bacon Golden Opportunity in California
As California’s government looks set to implement Proposition 12 - giving some farm animals raised for food additional space - plant-based bacon should capitalize as conventional bacon prices rise. When fully implemented on January 1, 2022, Proposition 12 will affect close to one million pigs and 40 million hens, giving them slightly more space in their cages. At present, pigs …

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New Startup Fund Launched by Ex-Metro Boss Olaf Koch: "We Are ZINTINUS and We Will Actively Contribute to the Transformation of the Food Industry"

Zintinus
Olaf Koch, ex-chief executive of retail giant Metro, has set up his own fund for innovative food startups, named Zinitus, which is initially expected to raise around 150 million euros. The new fund's website states, "The food industry is facing a significant change. Greatly altering consumer requirements paired with the need to use our planet’s resources more responsibly will lead …

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Canada: Meatless Farm Burger Added to Menu of Meal Kit Service Chef's Plate

Meatless Farm burgers
Meatless Farm today announced the launch of its burger patties as a plant-based protein option on the Chef's Plate menu. Effective today, consumers across Canada are able to select the Meatless Farm patty as a recipe option with Chefs Plate, marking the first time the meal kit company has offered plant-based substitutions on its weekly menu. Meatless Farm launched in …

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TurtleTree and Solar Biotech Join Forces to Bring Cell Cultured Milk Closer to Market

TurtleTree
Bio food tech startup TurtleTree has entered a new strategic partnership with industrial biomanufacturing specialist Solar Biotech. The deal is an important step in TurtleTree’s scale-up process for the manufacture of its cell-based milk ingredients. Solar Biotech, led by industrial biotech expert Alex Berlin, brings bioproducts from benchtop to industrial bioprocessing commercial scale using proprietary technology and solar energy. This …

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Stella McCartney Launches Plant-Based & Recycled Version of Eclypse Sneakers

Stella McCartney eclypse sneakers
UK fashion house Stella McCartney has created a new version of its Eclypse sneakers, made entirely with sustainable materials. The shoes' uppers are made from recycled polyester, while the sole features renewable plant-derived materials.

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