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Plant-Based Food Alliance Launches to Help Make UK a Global Plant-Based Leader

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A new coalition of companies, charities, and civil groups called the Plant-Based Food Alliance, with founding members Alpro, Oatly, ProVeg UK, Upfield, and The Vegan Society, has launched in the UK to provide a voice for the growing plant-based sector. The Alliance says its aim is to "help make the UK a global leader in plant-based food and drink". The …

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Adidas Unveils its First Vegan Football Boot, Co-Created By Stella McCartney and Man United's Paul Pobga

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The first-ever vegan football boot by adidas, the interestingly titled Predator Freak, uses part recycled materials and components which adidas says were "closely analysed to ensure they conform to both vegan and elite performance standards." The boot is gender-neutral and created with the sustainability ethics which Stella McCartney says she holds close throughout her work. Adidas has been addressing sustainability …

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Actors and Activists Including Owen Wilson & Woody Harrelson Invest in California’s Abbot's Butcher

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Orange County premium plant-based meat producer Abbot's Butcher has announced the closing of a successful Series A funding round. Joining the round were Hollywood actors Owen Wilson and Woody Harrelson, along with his entrepreneur wife Laura Harrelson. "We are reframing the conversation around plant-based protein" The capital raise will be used to fuel foodservice growth, expand retail distribution and support …

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Pourable JUST Egg Rolls Out Across Canada Where 55% of Consumers Now Identify as Flexitarian

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Following this week's European regulatory approval of mung bean as a novel protein, enabling the launch of JUST Egg in Europe in mid-2022, Eat Just today announces that its popular liquid egg is launching across Canada, where according to Mintel, 55% of consumers identify as flexitarians and 62% of those plan on eating more plant-based products in the future. Interest …

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$4M Invested in California Cultured's Cell-Cultured Chocolate to Solve Deforestation and Child Labor in Cocoa

$4M Invested in California Cultured's Cell-Cultured Chocolate to Solve Deforestation and Child Labor in Cocoa
Agronomics has led a Seed Funding Round for California Cultured, a food-tech company based in Davis, California, which utilises cell culture technology to produce cocoa products like cocoa powder, chocolate, cocoa butter and flavanols in order to circumvent the serious issues arising from cocoa production such as deforestation and child slave labor. California Cultured was founded by cell-culture technology veterans …

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V-Label Reveals the Finalists Of the International V-Label Awards 2021

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The international jury panel consisting of 15 senior leaders from the industry, media and NGOs carefully evaluated all the entries. The International V-Label Awards also included a round of public voting - which had a massive response with 42,856 cast votes - and a special award voted by a panel of 11 trending influencers that have a combined audience of …

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Spain: Burger King Opens 100% Plant-Based Restaurant in Collaboration With The Vegetarian Butcher

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For one month, Burger King Spain will have its first restaurant where all products will be of vegetable origin, thanks to The Vegetarian Butcher, the plant-based meat company owned by Unilever. The restaurant is located at 26 Paseo del Prado in Madrid. In addition, Burger King Spain is to introduce a new "Long Vegetal", a veggie version of its iconic …

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€2M EU Grant Brings Nutreco & Mosa Meat Closer to Launching Cultivated Beef in Europe

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Nutreco and Mosa Meat have received a €2 million grant to advance cellular agriculture and bring cultivated beef to the EU market, from the European REACT-EU recovery assistance programme. The joint 'Feed for Meat' project ranked first place in the scheme which received over 60 funding applications. Headquartered in Maastricht, The Netherlands, Mosa Meat is a privately held company backed …

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Mission Barns to Release Hybrid Chorizo Sausages With Cultivated Fat

Mission Barns to Release Hybrid Chorizo Sausages With Cultivated Fat
Following its recent partnership with Chinese plant-based producer HEROTEIN, cell cultivated fat producer Mission Barns has announced a similar partnership in the US. Berkeley-based Mission Barns will team up with fellow Californian brand Silva Sausage to create a plant protein sausage using cultivated fat. "This ground-breaking partnership and production run is an important milestone toward cultivated meat technology becoming a …

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The Protein Brewery Announces Massive Upscaling For its Uber Sustainable Fermented Fungi Protein

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The Protein Brewery, a Dutch producer of sustainable, fermented protein, is to move into its new headquarters early next year and, concurrently, is to begin construction of an innovative facility of 1,500 m2 with a production capacity of thousands of tons per year for its Fermotein® fungi product. We need a paradigm shift The team of scientists focus on integrating …

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Worldwide Dairy Alternatives Industry to 2026 - Rising Demand for Organic Food & Beverages Presents Opportunities - ResearchAndMarkets.com

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DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "Dairy Alternatives Market Research Report by Type, Distribution, Application, and Region - Global Forecast to 2026 - Cumulative Impact of COVID-19" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. The Global Dairy Alternatives Market size was estimated at USD 23.16 billion in 2020, is expected to reach USD 25.74 billion in 2021, and projected to grow at a CAGR …

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Quorn Introduces Meatless ChiQin Wings and ChiQin Cutlets in USA as Vegan Chicken Boom Continues

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Following the recent appointment of actress Drew Barrymore as CMO (Chief Mom Officer), Quorn USA is adding new Meatless ChiQin Wings and ChiQin Cutlets to its existing portfolio as it continues to expand its presence in North America. Launching in grocery retailers nationwide next month, Quorn's new ChiQin innovations come at a time when US consumers are becoming increasingly interested …

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Josh Tetrick States European Approval of JUST Egg is "One of the Most Important Milestones" in Eat Just's History

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Eat Just, Inc., announced yesterday that the approval of the mung bean protein as a novel ingredient by the European Food Safety Authority's (EFSA) panel has paved the way for JUST Egg to launch in Europe, with CEO and founder Josh Tetrick stating that this "will be one of the most important milestones for our company". The regulatory approval of …

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World Leading Leather Tannery's Partnership With Bolt Threads Marks Its First Foray Into Alt Leather in 100 Years

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Bolt Threads, which produces the famous Mylo mushroom leather, is set to upscale with the help of conventional tannery Heller-Leder, an industry leader that works with notable companies such as Porsche and furniture company Rolf Bennz. The collaboration with Bolt Threads marks the first time the tannery has worked with a material other than conventional leather. According to Bolt Threads, …

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Vegan Prince Khaled and Chef Matthew Kenney Launch Folia Plant-Based Menus Across Saudi Arabia

Vegan Prince Khaled and Chef Matthew Kenney Launch Folia Plant-Based Menus Across Saudi Arabia
Two leading lights in the global vegan scene, Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed and Matthew Kenney, have teamed up to launch "Folia" multi-course plant-based menus in Saudi Arabia. Folia is a collaborative menu between Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed’s KBW Ventures and Matthew Kenney Cuisine, and will be launched for Riyadh Season - the two-month-long city-wide celebrations of the Saudi Arabian capital. …

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