Green Monday, the social venture based in Hong Kong with the mission to fight climate change, food insecurity and public health, is one of four recipients of the Roddenberry Prize, a $1million prize awarded to four applicants for impact in the areas of women’s rights, girls’ education, food waste; and plant-rich diets.
The vegan, vegetarian and flexitarian population of Canada has been rising rapidly of recent years, and in a recent study conducted by Dalhousie University, over 32% of Canadians are looking to reduce or eliminate meat consumption over the next 6 months. Canadian brand Yves Veggie Cuisine® has been creating delicious foods for more than 20 years and are committed to staying at the forefront of this movement.
Seattle Food Tech (SFT) has announced Kristie Middleton as the company’s new Vice President of Business Development. SFT is a food manufacturing technology and production company implementing unique manufacturing methods with the aim to produce affordable plant-based alternatives to meat at high volumes. Middleton will lead the effort to bring SFT’s plant-based chicken products to the public sector in the United States, such as schools, hospitals, universities, and the military.
Morrison’s supermarket has launched its own-brand vegan ready meal range, featuring a range of dishes and desserts.
Perfect Day Foods has partnered with Archer Daniel Midlands (ADM) on jointly developing and commercializing animal-free dairy proteins. This will allow the company to begin supplying the world’s first animal-free dairy proteins to the food industry in 2019. According to Perfect Day, this will be the first time in world history that dairy proteins are produced at large scale via fermentation instead of using farmed animals.
New Zealand meat alternative company Sunfed Meats have just announced that the completion of a NZ$10 million series A capital round to take their unique plant-based meat global. The investment round was led by Australian Blackbird Ventures with participation from Stephen Tindall’s K1W1, Chris Hadley, and NZVIF.
November 1st is World Vegan Day. What is the vegconomist team actually doing on this memorable day, which will surely get more attention worldwide than ever before? Of course, everyday editorial work continues in Germany and internationally, filtering important news through worldwide news screening as well as viewing press releases and letters. And, of course, the writing of articles as usual.
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