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Ashton Kutcher Invests in MeaTech to Help Push Israeli Cultivated Meat to Market

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In today's most unlikely news, a collective called Sound Ventures led by actor Ashton Kutcher and Guy Oseary, the Israeli-American businessman and investor known for Maverick Records and his work with Madonna and U2, has announced a partnership with Israel's cultivated meat leader MeaTech, the world's first publicly traded cultivated meat producer. Sound Ventures describes itself as "an investment vehicle …

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BVeg Foods: "One Stop Shop Solution for Plant Based Meats"

BVeg Foods: "One Stop Shop Solution for Plant Based Meats"
India is well-known for having a large vegetarian population, and many Indians have been turning to veganism recently. In addition, India offers a wide variety of agricultural products. Two facts that the Indian company BVeg Foods wants to take advantage of by having build the first dedicated plant-based meat facility. We talked to BVeg Foods Co-Founder Akanksha Ghai about the …

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Vegconomist Celebrates World Egg Day with These Newly Hatching Vegan Egg Brands

Eat Just Egg
Happy World Egg Day! Though perhaps it is not such a happy day for the approximately 9 billion chickens killed in the US every year. There are, however, signs of change with recent surveys revealing up to 30% of consumers are likely to buy plant-based eggs instead of conventional poultry eggs. The global egg substitutes market is expected to grow …

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Russian Consumers Included 3X More Plant-Based Foods Into Their Diets During Pandemic

WellDone Russia
Last year we wrote that around 10% of Russians were already eating plant-based alternatives and 54% were willing to include them in their diet. A new study made by Eating Better shows new encouraging results. According to the study, for a year and a half, residents of Russian cities began to consume meat and milk alternatives three times more often …

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New Brand 'Monkeys By The Sea' Secures Six Figure Investment to Disrupt Global Seafood Industry

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Netherlands based startup Monkeys by the Sea has raised its first $500,000 to create a new global plant-based seafood brand, stating: "We believe the world is ready for tasty alternatives to seafood. We love our oceans and we believe we can turn our diets into a force for good to protect Mother Ocean." The round was led by vegan investor …

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Plant-Based Industry to Flourish in Benelux With Support From Veg Capital & Kale United

Brandplant
UK's Veg Capital and Sweden's Kale United, two game-changers in the world of vegan and ethical investment, have invested in Brandplant, a Netherlands distributor of plant-based products, signalling the acceleration of vegan product availability in the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg. The partnership between these three ethically aligned companies with an impressive combined international vegan network has huge potential for the …

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Stella McCartney Debuts Bolt Threads Mushroom Leather Bag at Paris Fashion Week

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UK fashion house Stella McCartney has showcased a handbag made with vegan mushroom leather on the runway at Paris Fashion Week. Made by Bolt Threads, the leather is known as Mylo and is made from mycelium, the roots of mushrooms.

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Big Mountain Foods Launches First-To-Market Fungi Innovation

Big Mountain Foods Launches First-To-Market Fungi Innovation
Partnership with Sprouts Farmers Market Expands Distribution to USA VANCOUVER, British Columbia--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vancouver-based food manufacturer Big Mountain Foods is partnering with Sprouts Farmers Market to be the first to launch a lion’s mane mushroom product line across North America beginning in October 2021. A leader in plant-based food innovation, Big Mountain Foods’ lion’s mane line includes a Mushroom Crumble. “We …

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Blue Horizon Announces the Appointment of Ela Musat as General Counsel

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Blue Horizon, a pure play impact investment firm based in Zurich, has announced the appointment of financial law expert Ela Musat as General Counsel to further expand operations. Blue Horizon has raised over $850million for more than 50 companies in the alt protein field. The appointment of Ms Musat is the latest in several strategic hires by Blue Horizon as …

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VeganBurg Opens 3rd Location in Berkely California With Eyes Set On World Dominance

Veganburg
VeganBurg, which was the world's first plant-based burger joint back in 2010, is celebrating its 11th anniversary by opening its third location in Berkeley, California. The brand, currently located in San Francisco and Singapore, reports that it has plans for international expansion through its franchise scheme. VeganBurg now opens its third location next to Berkeley University, aiming to inspire more …

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Black Female-Owned Slutty Vegan Goes from Strength to Strength with New Location in Duluth, GA

Slutty Vegan
One of the hottest brands in vegan fast food, Slutty Vegan, has announced a new location in Duluth, GA, to be opened in late 2021. The new spot will be the fourth location for the Atlanta-based eatery founded by activist and entrepreneur Pinky Cole. “Our goal is to reinvent vegan food culture” - Pinky Cole Slutty Vegan, the black-owned, female-owned …

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Nestlé Launches Plant-Based Egg and Shrimp

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Nestlé has launched vegan alternatives to egg and shrimp in London. Garden Gourmet vEGGie is made with soy protein and can be scrambled and fried like poultry eggs. Garden Gourmet Vrimp are made with seaweed, peas and konjac root and are said to have the taste and texture of shrimp. This follows the news from July, when Nestlé confirmed it …

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