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Plant Based World Expo: "Our Trade Event is a Haven For Anybody Sourcing Plant-Based Products"

Plant Based World Expo: "Our Trade Event is a Haven For Anybody Sourcing Plant-Based Products"
The Plant Based World Expo will take place at London’s Business Design Centre on 15-16 October 2021. It is the only trade event in Europe dedicated to plant-based food. It is still possible to register for free to attend the trade event. We talked to Benjamin Davis, VP of Content. What was the inspiration behind launching Plant Based World Expo? …

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Bluu Biosciences: "Cultured Fish is the Alternative to Overfishing Our Oceans"

Bluu Biosciences: “Cultured Fish is the Alternative to Overfishing Our Oceans”
According to the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization, 90% of the global fish population is fully fished, overfished, or in crisis. Yet, fish is an important staple in the world’s food supply. At the New Food Conference, which takes place on 10-11 October in Cologne, Dr Sebastian Rakers, CEO and Co-founder of Bluu Biosciences, will talk about how cultured seafood …

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Quorn Foods USA: "Paving the Way For New Exciting Alternative Chicken Innovations"

Quorn Foods USA: "Paving the Way For New Exciting Alternative Chicken Innovations"
Last month, Quorn Foods announced the opening of a state-of-the-art Culinary Development Center in Dallas, TX, following the appointment of new leadership team in the US, with Judd Zusel as President and Stephen A. Kalil as Executive Chef. We were pleased to speak with Judd and Stephen about the future of Quorn in the USA as the British brand continues …

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Impossible Foods Expands to the Middle East with Launch at Dubai World Expo and Restaurants in the United Arab Emirates

Impossible Foods Expands to the Middle East with Launch at Dubai World Expo and Restaurants in the United Arab Emirates
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates--(BUSINESS WIRE)--California-based Impossible Foods has arrived in the United Arab Emirates, the company’s first market in the Middle East. Its flagship product, Impossible™ Burger, is kosher, halal and gluten-free certified, and now exclusively available on the menus of select restaurants across Dubai, United Arab Emirates, including Pickl, Sticky Rice, Akira Back and The MAINE Oyster Bar & …

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One Planet Pizza Collaborates With THIS to Launch the First Vegan Hawaiian Pizza in UK Retail

OPP Hawaiian
One Planet Pizza announces the launch of a new range of Thin and Crispy pizzas, featuring the UK's first vegan Hawaiian pizza for retail. The pizza has been created in collaboration with fast-growing alt meat brand THIS, coming topped with THIS™ Bacon Lardons as well as pineapple and Cheezly cheese. According to OPP, the Thin and Crispy pizzas are topped …

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Beyond Meat Rolls Out Chicken Tenders into US Retail

Beyond Chicken
Following the launch of Beyond Chicken Tenders into foodservice this year, Beyond Meat is now rolling out the alt chicken product into retail. In response to consumer demand, the Beyond Chicken Tenders will be available in select retail markets across the US. Starting from October, consumers will be able to find Beyond Chicken Tenders in the frozen food aisle in …

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Kering Ends Use of Fur at All Its Fashion Houses, Including Balenciaga & Bottega Veneta

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Luxury fashion group Kering has announced that from next year, none of its fashion houses will use real animal fur. This includes Balenciaga, Bottega Veneta, Alexander McQueen, Brioni, and Saint Laurent.

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Wicked Kitchen Launches First-to-Market Vegan Lamb

Wicked Kitchen Launches First-to-Market Vegan Lamb
UK's Wicked Kitchen, created by Chef Derek Sarno, has launched a No-Lamb Roast with Pomegranate Glaze, which is now available in Tesco stores across the UK. Sarno confirms this is the first-to-market plant-based roast lamb product; whilst there do exist some gyro style strips made by various producers, this does appear to be the very first whole cut lamb roast made from plants.

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Berkeley's New Age Meats Raises $25M for Hybrid Pork Sausage Production

New Age Meats Sausages
Cell-cultured meat company New Age Meats has announced a $25 million Series A funding raise. The funding will allow the Berkeley-based company to begin production of its first cell-cultured and plant-based hybrid pork products by 2022. New Age Meats, which was founded in 2018, will also use the Series A funding to double its workforce, and in a crucial milestone …

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Chicago's Aqua Cultured Foods Develops Fungi-Based Shrimp, Sushi Filet & Calamari

Aqua Cultured Foods
Female-led food tech startup Aqua Cultured Foods has now officially launched as it develops the “world's first” whole-muscle cut alt seafood on the market. Using its novel fermentation technology, the Chicago company is set to launch alt shrimp and calamari, as well as sushi-quality filet. Having filed three patents, Aqua Cultured Foods is utilizing biomass fermentation and a proprietary strain …

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