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Webinar: Plant-Based Trends from 2022 and Predictions for 2023

This webinar, hosted by ProVeg International in partnership with Innova Market Insights, will delve into what developments we can expect in the plant-based sector in 2023 and how businesses can capitalise on them. 2022 has seen the plant-based sector continue to innovate and expand into various categories. January saw over 600,000 people sign up for Veganuary, Burger King opened two plant-based popups in the UK, and this is the first year that issues around our current food system have been discussed at the UN’s annual climate-change conference, COP27.  The webinar takes place 29th November, 11:00 am – 11:45 am CET. It will cover: A retrospective look at plant-based trends in 2022 What’s driving consumers’ plant-based purchasing decisions Innova’s predictions for the plant-based sector in 2023 …

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International V-Label Awards 2022 Winners Revealed

World-leading vegan & vegetarian trademark V-Label revealed the winners of this year’s International V-Label Awards at the Virtual Awards Ceremony held on November 3rd, coinciding with World Vegan Month. All entries were carefully reviewed by a jury panel consisting of media and industry experts and NGOs. The International V-Label Awards also include a public voting round to determine the Special Consumer’s Award and a Special Influencer’s Award, voted by 15 international vegan content creators.  Meet the winners of the International V-Label Awards 2022: Best Dairy Alternative: bettermoo(d)’s camembert and cream cheese range, Austria bettermoo(d) is a plant-based dairy brand that claims to have a matching taste profile with the best-tasting dairy in the world. To emulate the milk taste from the Alpine regions, the company has created a plant-based dairy-alternative …

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DSM to Showcase Innovations That “Make Raw Materials Work Harder” at Fi Europe

DSM, a leader in health and nutrition solutions, will introduce its latest consumer-inspired F&B innovations at this year’s Food ingredients Europe 2022 (FiE). At the event, DSM will showcase its next-generation sustainable innovations for meat and fish alternatives and plant-based dairy, among other categories. DSM has identified various plant-based consumer trends and offers ingredient solutions for manufacturers competing in the F&B market.  Alternatives should taste like real meat According to DSM, the plant-based challenge is mimicking animal products’ taste. Most consumers (82%) expect analogs to taste like real meat or dairy. AT FiE, DSM will showcase innovations that help manufacturers bridge the taste, nutritional, texture, and appearance gap with animal products.  Among the solutions, DSM will present products designed explicitly for plant-based cheese, vegan flavors …

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Eat Just to Unveil New Iteration of GOOD Meat Cultivated Chicken at COP27

GOOD Meat, the cultivated meat division of Eat Just Inc, most famous for its pioneering egg product JUST Egg, announces it will launch a new version of its cultivated chicken at COP27. New to the conference this year are three dedicated spaces for food system dialogue: the Food and Agriculture Pavilion, the Food4Climate Pavilion and the Food Systems Pavilion. GOOD Meat will showcase a new version of its chicken produced from cells for the first time outside of Singapore, where it debuted nearly two years ago, at a series of events for media, ministerial guests and civil society representatives from Saturday 12 November to Monday 14 November. “We hope that our guests at COP27 will find their cultured chicken dishes both delicious and thought-provoking, and …

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Madrid to Host First B2B Vegan Cheese Event

On November 8th, Madrid will host Spain’s first B2B vegan cheese event, where vegan cheese companies will introduce their products to F&B businesses interested in sustainable food solutions.   The 1st Petit Salón del Queso Vegano (1st Vegan Cheese Petit Salon) has been organized by Singular Foods, a food design and innovation consultancy, in collaboration with Food Storming, the Design Institute of Spain, Alimentaria Magazine, and Madrid Alimenta. A paradigm shift According to Singular Foods, the plant-based market is not just another trend but a paradigm shift. Various studies reveal the market’s steadfast growth; for example, Grand View Research reported that the global vegan cheese industry was valued at 2.43 million dollars in 2021, with a CAGR of 12.6% from 2022 to 2030. The 1st Petit …

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Meet Future Wins Plant-Based Start-Up Competition With Fermented Mycoprotein Whole Cuts

Out of the 50+ startups that applied, Meet Future, an Estonian-based food tech that produces whole cut meat and seafood alternatives made from mycoprotein, was announced winner of the Plant-Based Start-Up Competition. Vevolution, a leading vegan marketplace and Plant-Based World Expo Europe, a B2B 100% plant-based food & beverage expo, selected Meet Future for its mycoprotein whole cuts, both of which are considered the second wave of plant-based alternatives. Next-gen whole cuts Triin Remmelgas and Andrean Razumovski founded Meet Future in 2021 to create the next generation of whole cut meat substitutes using fermented mycoprotein and clean-label recipes. Since then, the startup has developed a proprietary mycoprotein texturization technology to replicate animal tissue’s muscle and fibrous structure in its meat and seafood analogs. Meet Future’s first product …

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NGO Vegetarianos Hoy Brings Latin Presence to Animal & Vegan Advocacy International Summit in Washington DC

The Animal & Vegan Advocacy Summit (AVA Summit) began yesterday October 20th in Washington DC and is taking place until Sunday 23rd. Speakers from all over the world are speaking as to their progress, achievements and proposals for work in animal protection and plant-based food, and Vegetarianos Hoy is there representing Latin America. The Animal & Vegan Advocacy Summit or AVA Summit is featuring over 80 speakers, speaking from a climate change, poverty and gender perspective to a live audience of around 1,200 to 1,500 people. On this occasion, the work for animals from Latin America will be represented by the Vegetarianos Hoy Foundation – an NGO that promotes plant-based diets to reduce the suffering of so-called “production” animals – which will be present to …

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PETA UK Vegan Food Awards Winners 2022 Revealed

PETA UK has announced the Vegan Food Awards 2022 winners. Small brands, food tech innovators, big players, and famous restaurant chains are consistently launching new and innovative products to meet the demand for animal-planet-friendly foods and products. Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the PETA UK Vegan Food Awards, the animal rights advocacy group selected the best brands in over 24 categories. The 2022 winners are as follows. BEST VEGAN MILK Co-op’s GRO The Oaty One  The Oaty One is available in selected Co-op and Nisa stores. The brand claims to be cheaper than other leading oat milk. BEST VEGAN MEAT Squeaky Bean, Applewood Smoked Ham Style Slices  Alt meat brand Squeaky Bean recently received the Plant-Based Manufacturing Company of the Year award. The brand offers a 100% plant-based vegan range, including …

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New Food Invest 2022 virtual conference October 27th 2022

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New Food Invest 2022 Takes Place Next Week

A host of game-changing speakers are lined up to present at the New Food Invest 2022 conference, co-hosted by Beyond Animal and ProVeg International, which takes place online on Thursday, 27 October. Focusing on Europe, Africa and the Middle East, the event will bring together a plethora of alt protein and cell-ag companies, startups, investors and VC firms, including the following speakers, who will address corporate investment in alt proteins, and whether the public is ready for cultivated meat, amongst other topics. Dwayne Holmes, Director, Responsible Research & Innovation, New Harvest Ludovic Reysset, Head of Plant-Based Platform, Sonae Claire Smith, Founder, Beyond Animal, Beyond Investing Professor Nick Lin-Hi, University of Vechta Antii Savilaasko, Partner and Head of Research, Impact Cubed Malte Clausen, Partner and Associate …

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ProVeg Webinar: The Power of Plant-Based Menus

ProVeg International recently hosted a webinar with a panel of industry experts discussing the best ways to integrate plant-based menu options into your food service business. The panel consisted of Lauren Spokes, Head of Sales UK Foodservice at Heura Foods; Claire Roper, Marketing & Innovation Consultant for Foodservice; and Dean Wilson Hartles, Director of Food & Drinks Development at The Restaurant Group. Click here to access the full recording of the webinar, or to read the summary. Some of the key topics discussed in this webinar include: The benefits and challenges of adding more plant-based options to your menu.  Current industry trends. How to utilise choice architecture, including menu integration, descriptors, and icons to increase sales. The importance of upskilling serving staff and chefs. How …

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ProVeg Webinar: Cultured Meat Communication 101

Food awareness organisation ProVeg International recently released a report on how the use of images impacts the public perception of cultured meat.  On 13th October, ProVeg will be hosting a webinar discussing the findings of that report, which is based on a survey of 750 people in the UK. The webinar, titled Cultured Meat Communication 101, is aimed at those looking to gain a better understanding of who the early adopters of cultured meat are, along with the key strategies to increase consumer acceptance levels. Joining ProVeg’s Mathilde Alexandre on the panel will be David Kay, Communication Director at Upside Foods and Nick Lin-Hi, Professor of Business and Ethics at the University of Vechta, Germany.  Earlier in the year, Upside Foods achieved Unicorn status after …

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Vegan Business Tribe Live Event Coming to VegfestUK in November

VegfestUK London, the biggest vegan consumer expo in the UK, will host what it claims to be the first vegan business conference featuring only speakers from businesses run and founded by vegans. The conference, sponsored by Vegan Accountants, will be part of the weekend-long event coming to the London Olympia on the 12th and 13th of November. Vegan Business Tribe (VBT) will be organising the vegan business conference under the Vegan Business Tribe Live stage; a programme of live events, panels, workshops, and networking dedicated to vegan businesses. The event welcomes attendees to “come and learn from some of the top vegan business entrepreneurs and founders who will share their expertise to help you grow a successful vegan business.” In 2020, vegan industry experts David …

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Generasi Dairy-Free Festival

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Generasi Dairy-Free Festival Takes Place for the First Time in Jakarta

On September 22-25, Jakarta Vegan Guide hosted a new event, Generasi Dairy-Free Festival, for the first time ever. At the festival, which was claimed to be the first of its kind in Asia, 40 brands exhibited dairy-free and plant-based foods and beverages. These included sweets, desserts, ice creams, and coffee, among others. A variety of talk shows and workshops took place, including a panel discussion called The Rise of Alternative Milk: Is the Demand for Alternative Milk Here to Stay? There was also an Alternative Milk Latte Art Competition, sponsored by plant-based milk brands Oatly, Milk Lab, V-Soy, and Orasi. Plant-based in Indonesia While the Indonesian plant-based market is still in its infancy, things are slowly changing. The country is now home to alt meat …

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Lisbon’s Biggest Vegan Festival ‘Veganário Fest’ Returns This Weekend

Veganario Fest, one of the biggest vegan festivals in Portugal, will take place this weekend of the 1st and 2nd of October at the ISEL camp. The purpose of the festival is to introduce the public to vegan products currently available on the market, including food, hygiene, clothing, footwear and books, among others. In addition, within this event there will also be an information portal with a conference format dealing with issues of ecology and sustainability, health and nutrition, sport, childhood, and animal rights. The festival also includes educational spaces for children, workshops and concerts for different age groups. This event is characterised by the voluntary work of citizens committed to the environment and animals; the exclusive marketing of products and alternatives of plant origin; …

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Revealed: Huge List of Food Innovations to Be Showcased at PBW Expo London

The Plant Based World Expo, Europe’s only 100% plant-based event for professionals, will return to London from 30th November – 1st December. Here we reveal the extensive list of exciting innovations that will be showcased at the Olympia. The event, which will include a variety of up-and-coming businesses and well-known brands, will give retailers, food service providers, distributors, entrepreneurs, and investors the chance to examine and sample the newest goods making their imprint on the plant-based market. Plant-based meat and fish alternatives At the event, a variety of inventive meat and fish substitutes will be on display, appealing to a market of customers eager to reduce their reliance on animal products: No Meat Today will demonstrate its new range of healthy fish alternatives, including calamari …

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