Everything Legendary Plant-Based Cheeseburger

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“Power of Plant-Based” Report Shows US Consumers Want Tastier, Healthier Alternative Proteins

The Food Industry Association has released its inaugural “Power of Plant-Based” report, which covers alternative meat and dairy as well as naturally derived plant foods like fruits and vegetables. Among the survey’s insights, it finds taste and healthiness remain key drivers for plant-based purchasing decisions.  Buying habits According to FMI, almost half of all shoppers are making some effort to buy plant-based food and beverages, and many expect to strongly …

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Shanghai Startup 70/30 Food Tech Launches Ready Meals With Mycelium-Based Chicken

Chinese startup 70/30 Foodtech announces it is to debut ready meal products containing alt meat that “mimics the texture and nutrition profile of shredded chicken” and claims that with these products it becomes the first producer to launch mycelium protein products onto the Chinese market. Already belonging to the Dao Foods investment portfolio, 70/30 says that a Series A round is planned for the near future, and reveals that it …

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Mr. Veggy Sausages in Brazil

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Grano Foods Acquires Mr. Veggy to Popularize Plant-Based Meat in Brazil

Frozen vegetable company Grano has acquired Mr. Veggy, a leading provider of plant-based meats in Brazil, for an undisclosed amount, reports Estadao. Grano says it aims to popularize alt-proteins in the region by making them more affordable and easier to consume outside the home.  Founded in 2004, Mr. Veggy produces a frozen line of flavored burgers, sausages, kibbeh and more. Through the acquisition, Grano expects to more than double its …

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Mimic Seafood to Rapidly Expand Tomato-Based Tuna Alternative Across Europe

Spanish alt-seafood brand Mimic Seafood achieved several milestones last year, including raising an undisclosed sum in its pre-seed funding round. Following the round, the Madrid-based company began to receive orders from B2B customers across Europe, before announcing a collaboration with agricultural co-op La Palma. The partnership will allow Mimic to use locally-produced crops in its plant-based seafood alternatives. In the wake of this success, Mimic announced its intention to expand …

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Nomoo Cheeseburger and Fries

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Nomoo Partners with Nestle Professional to Develop Proprietary Plant-Based Burger, Chicken and Cheese

LA burger concept nomoo is partnering with Nestle Professional, the world’s largest global foodservice manufacturer, to develop a proprietary line of plant-based products. The companies’ first offering, a gluten-free, non-GMO pea protein burger, will launch in October 2022, with a plant-based chicken burger and cheese currently in the works.  Created to help streamline nomoo’s operations, the new line will provide key advantages for the vegan fast food brand as it …

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Nafsika's Garden Greek Meatballs

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Dairy-Free Cheese Brand Nafsika’s Garden Launches Greek-Inspired Plant-Based Meats

Canada-based Nafsika’s Garden announces the launch of its first plant-based meat line, which features Greek-inspired burgers, souvlaki, gyros, meatballs and crispy chicken nuggets.  Mediterranean flavors Made with legumes, fresh Greek herbs and spices, the products are currently available for both retail and food service. According to the brand, its gyro meat is the first soy-free vegan gyro on the market, while the Greek meatballs aim to redefine traditional Mediterranean cuisine. The …

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Lypid Vegan Fats & Louisa Coffee Plant-Based Meats

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Lypid Partners with Taiwan’s Louisa Coffee For New ‘Juicy’ Plant-Based Meat Lineup

Lypid, a startup specializing in plant-based fats, announces a partnership with Louisa Coffee, Taiwan’s largest coffee chain, to serve new plant-based burgers made with Lypid’s animal-like vegan fat, PhytoFat.  Available at 500 locations across Taiwan, the collaboration will feature six sandwiches, rice burgers, muffins, and bagels made with the special burger patties. According to Chris Huang, Founder and Chairman of Louisa Coffee, the “juicy” new burgers are intended to make …

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ProVeg: There’s No Stopping the Rise of Plant-Based Meat

Several recent reports have speculated that setbacks in the plant-based sector are a sign that the appetite for plant-based food has reached its peak. ProVeg International has recently published an article which explores the sources of this misleading reporting and looks at whether plant-based meat sales have dropped overall. Market data released by data technology company SPINS towards the end of 2021 suggested the plant-based meat market had fallen by …

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Alt Seafood Investments Hit $178M in the First Six Months of 2022

Alt-seafood investments reached $178 million between January and July of this year, according to Fishfarmingexpert. The figures take into account all investments in plant-based, fermented, and cultivated seafood companies. A huge proportion of the funding raised went to Wildtype, a US-based cultivated salmon producer. The company secured $100 million in February, in the largest ever Series B round for a cultivated seafood startup. Other notable alt-seafood fundraises this year include …

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Brazil’s Naturinni Launches Plant-Based Pork Crackling

Brazilian alt-meat brand Naturinni Produtos Plant-Based has developed a new product — plant-based pork crackling. Made with sesame oil, the crackling is also suitable for those eating ketogenic diets. Naturinni was founded in 2017 by Thiago Zion and Natalia Crespi. The company is best known for its vegan bacon, which is made from hand-smoked starches and has been called the best of its kind on the market. The bacon is …

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Daring & Juice Press Healthy Vegan Chicken Wrap

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Juice Press Partners with Daring for New Plant-Based Chicken Salad Wrap

Juice Press, a juice bar chain with over 80 locations across the US, has partnered with plant chicken brand Daring for its new Plant-Based Chik’n Salad Wrap.  Protein lunch Containing 19 grams of protein, the menu item features Daring chicken, cashew cream and chickpeas served in a whole wheat wrap. Customers can find the wrap at most Juice Press locations in the New York Tri-State area.  2022 continues to be …

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Korea’s Shinsegae Food Launches Vegan SPAM-Style Canned Ham

Shinsegae Food, the food business arm of South Korean retail giant Shinsegae Group, has launched a vegan SPAM-style product under its newly announced Better Food Inc subsidiary. The canned ham is made of soy and vegetable oil and does not contain sodium nitrite, often used to create the pink color of processed meats. Last week, the company announced plans to create Better Foods, Inc., a wholly owned US subsidiary. The …

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Unlimeat jerky

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Korea’s UNLIMEAT Launches Popular Plant-Based Jerky on Amazon

UNLIMEAT, a Korean alternative meat brand, is launching sales for its plant-based jerky on Amazon. The debut comes about a month after the jerky’s highly successful Kickstarter campaign, which hit 1,035% of its original funding goal in a single month. Target goal in 3 hours Made from non-GMO soy protein, wheat and other vegetable ingredients, UNLIMEAT’s jerky is created with proprietary texturing technology and features a meat-like chewy texture. The …

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Peer Reviewed Paper Proves Plant-Based Meat is Healthier and More Sustainable than Animal Products

Following a slew of biased articles in the mainstream press deeming meat alternatives as ultra-processed and unhealthy, a brand new peer-reviewed paper published just yesterday in the Future Foods journal finds that, in fact, plant-based meat is healthier and more sustainable than animal products. Speaking to vegconomist today, the paper’s author, Dr Chris Bryant of the University of Bath, said of the findings: “As well as favourable nutritional profiles, plant-based …

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3D-printed plant-based pork and turkey burgers

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SavorEat Launches 3D-Printed Plant-Based Pork and Turkey Burgers

Israeli foodtech company SavorEat has developed 3D-printed plant-based pork and turkey burgers. The new breakfast patties will join SavorEat’s existing plant-based hamburger patties. Uniquely, SavorEat’s meat alternatives are customisable and created by a “robot chef”, which uses AI and machine learning to produce burgers catered to diners’ preferences. Users can select their cooking preferences and desired protein and fat content using SavorEat’s specially developed web application. Robot chef reduces waste …

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