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Meatless Farm Launches Frozen Range, Including New Vegan Meatballs

Meatless Farm launches frozen range of alt-meat products at Morrisons in time for Veganuary. Meatless Farm, one of the UK’s most popular alt-meat brands, has moved into the frozen category with the launch of five new products. The range features frozen versions of the company’s plant-based chicken burgers, beef burgers, sausages, and mince, as well as a brand new product — vegan meatballs. The frozen products allow for larger pack …

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AuraPea Raises $1.5M For Chickpea-Based Meat, Plans Expansion Into Europe & Asia

AuraPea is a new Richmond, VA  company pioneering clean-ingredient alternative meats using the brand’s novel chickpea base, known as Auratein.  Founded by Ben Pasternak in early 2021, AuraPea succeeded in raising $1.5 million from investors to lead a “new frontier” of food innovation in Richmond and the Mid-Atlantic region, according to the Washington Business Journal.  Free of common fillers  Unlike most plant-based meats on the market, AuraPea completely excludes the …

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No Evil Foods

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No Evil Foods Plant-Based Meats Named a Real Leaders Top 200 Impact Company

No Evil Foods has been selected as a Top 200 Impact Company by Real Leaders, a global media platform dedicated to positive change. The plant-based meat brand was recognized for demonstrating industry leadership and driving positive social and environmental innovations.  Based in North Carolina, No Evil Foods was founded in 2014 by Sadrah Schadel & Mike Woliansky to create minimally processed and nutrient-dense plant-based meats. The couple initially sold their …

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Rachel Konrad: “The Plant-Based Meat Market Will Quickly Morph Into the Entirety of the Meat Market”

As one of Asia’s leading food-tech startups, NextGen Foods has been in the vegan news frequently following its $20 million fundraise as well as the US launch of its flagship TiNDLE plant-based chicken. The Singapore based brand also named former Tesla and Impossible Foods executive Rachel Konrad as its first independent board member. vegconomist took the opportunity to speak with Konrad a few months into her new role and to …

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Starfield Closes US$100M in Series B, Announces First Self-Built Factory in Xiaogan, Hubei

Chinese plant-based protein food technology company Starfield this Tuesday announced the completion of a US$100 million Series B financing round. The company also announced that its first production base and self-built factory will be located in Xiaogan, Hubei. This round is the fifth round of funding for Starfield since its foundation in 2019, reflecting the rapid development of the plant-based protein food technology sector in China. In 2020, Starfield completed …

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German Vegan Tuna Launches from Unfished and BettaF!sh

Two plant-based seafood specialists in Germany have announced vegan tuna launches for Veganuary 2022. PlanTuna from Unfished and the vegan TU-NAH Pizza from BettaF!sh are hitting shelves across the country.   New brand Unfished brings its sustainable plant-based PlanTuna to the table, rich in nutrients comparable to its animal counterpart. The tuna comes in five varieties and will appeal to the growing number of consumers concerned with overfishing and ocean pollution. …

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Plantish Unveils Whole Cut Plant-Based Salmon Nutritionally Equivalent to Fish

Most of the plant-based seafood products currently on the market are alternatives to more processed options such as fish fingers and fishcakes. But Israeli startup Plantish has set out to change that with what it claims is the world’s first whole cut plant-based salmon. Following a $2 million funding round last year, Plantish has completed the development of a prototype. The boneless fillet has equivalent levels of protein, B vitamins, …

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Beyond Breakfast sausage

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Insights on the Plant-Based Meat Global Market to 2026

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “Plant-Based Meat Market – Global Industry Analysis (2018 – 2020) – Growth Trends and Market Forecast (2021 – 2026)” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. The global plant-based meat market is expected to be worth US$13,035.6 Mn by 2026, registering a whopping CAGR of 18.9% between the forecast years of 2021 and 2026. The global plant-based meat market is a relatively new market but has an incredible …

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Satvinder Bains, Home Chef and Founder of Plant Alternative

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Plant Alternative Launches [SHICKEN] Indian Kebabs into Costco UK

Plant Alternative, a London-based producer of 100% plant-based, restaurant quality Indian dishes called [SHICKEN], containing a realistic chick*n meat created from textured soya fibre, announces a retail agreement with Costco across the UK. Plant Alternative’s range of authentic Asian dishes caught the attention of Vegan investor Matthew Glover last year, who was “blown away” by their quality, resulting in an investment from his VC firm Veg Capital which helped propel …

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Barvecue Announces New Retail Partnerships and Giveaways for Veganuary

North Carolina’s Barvecue, producer of plant-based BBQ pulled “pork”, announces three retail launches as well as promotions with Lowes Foods and Central Market and an Instagram giveaway to mark Veganuary. Building on the remarkable momentum achieved in 2021, Barvecue is now partnering with New Seasons Market in January followed by Harmons Grocery and The Fresh Market in early February, bringing its retail footprint to 950+ stores across the US. Continued trajectory …

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Wienerschnitzel Launches Field Roast Vegan Hot Dogs Across All Locations Following Successful Trial

American hot dog chain Wienerschnitzel announces the company is bringing Field Roast’s plant-based hot dogs to all 327 locations for a limited time.  The dogs can be made vegan by ordering without dairy-based cheese. Billed as “The World’s Largest Hot Dog Chain”, Wienerschnitzel says the national expansion follows a successful market trial at 30 regional units. The brand’s new Veggie Dogs feature a Field Roast Signature Stadium Dog served in …

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Korea’s Unlimeat Announces US Launch of Plant-Based Beef and BBQ Pork In Times Square Ad

Unlimeat, one of Asia’s leading meat alternative brands, is celebrating the launch of US sales with a new billboard in New York’s Times Square. Unlimeat’s popular products will now be available through Wooltari Mall USA, a top e-commerce platform for Korean goods. A different kind of beef Owned by the Zikooin Company, Unlimeat specializes in thinly sliced plant-based beef and roasted pork made with proprietary extrusion technology. To recreate the …

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Good Catch Launches First-to-Market Plant-Based Salmon Burgers

Good Catch, which is owned by Gathered Foods, is releasing plant-based salmon burgers through a new partnership with UNFI, one of North America’s largest distributors. According to Good Catch, 30% of American seafood consumers purchase salmon each month, and it currently ranks as the most widely eaten fish in the US.  Good Catch says the new salmon burgers are the first such item produced entirely within the US. The product …

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Vegan Japanese-Inspired Fish and Chips

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Wagamama Launches Vegan Japanese-Inspired Fish and Chips for Veganuary

UK-based Asian fusion chain Wagamama has launched a new dish — plant-based Japanese-inspired fish and chips. The “fish” is made from battered soy, pea, and rice protein, in the style of the Japanese dish tempura. Accompanying the fish is roasted sweet potato and red onion, along with Japanese style mushy peas made with edamame beans and katsu curry sauce. Other garnishes include chilli, a lemon wedge, waga tartare with Japanese …

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Handy Seafood, Oldest Seafood Processor in USA, Debuts Plant-Based Crab Cakes

Handy Seafood, a 125-year-old seafood processor, is releasing the company’s first vegan entree.   The Plant-Based Crabless Cake is made from a proprietary blend of pea and wheat protein, and intended to recreate the texture of traditional crab cakes. Featuring a Maryland-style flavor combined with sweet peppers and onions, Handy states the entree-sized Crabless Cakes are made from responsibly sourced vegan ingredients and contain 10 grams of protein per serving.  Based …

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