Plant Pub burger

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PlantPub and Matthew Kenney to Open World’s Largest Vegan Sports Bar in Boston

PlantPub, a 100% plant-based sports bar, is to open a new 8,000 sq. ft. location in Boston, MA this spring, as a collaboration between celebrity chef Matthew Kenney and PlantPub’s co-owners, including prolific vegan investor Sebastiano Cossia Castiglioni. Speaking to vegconomist today, Cossia Castiglioni commented: “We created PlantPub with Pat McAuley back in 2019. Based on a pop-up concept he had tested, we agreed that serving excellent vegan pub food …

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Oxfordshire to host vegan council meetings

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Oxfordshire to Host All-Vegan Council Meetings Despite Jeremy Clarkson Protest

Oxfordshire is to become the first county in the UK to host entirely vegan council meetings and events. The county council voted in favour of the measure, which was proposed for sustainability reasons. Plant-based options will also be added to the menu at 14% of schools in the county on some days of the week, though conventional meals will remain available. The initiative is timely — a recent study found …

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Natalie Portman Joins Tender Food’s $12M Seed Round for Plant-Based Meats “Indistinguishable” From Real Thing

Tender Food, a food tech startup based in Boston, has raised $12 million in a seed round featuring actress and animal rights activist Natalie Portman amongst other VC’s, for uniquely textured plant meats. Founded by Harvard engineers, Tender Food uses novel tech to spin plant-based fibers into alt meat, creating whole muscle cut products like chicken breasts, pulled pork, and steaks, and plans to launch its first products later this …

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Pop Star Star Sia Partners with Bond Pet Foods As New Investor and Advisor

Bond Pet Foods, a biotech startup aiming to remove animals from the pet food industry, announces global music star Sia Furler is joining the company as an investor and advisor. In the new role, Furler will collaborate with the company on creative digital and marketing efforts to educate consumers about more humane and sustainable pet food production. Furler is a long-time animal advocate who has previously worked with notable non-profits …

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Wicked Kitchen Joins Plant-Based PLEDGE Initiative with Maggie Baird and Billie Eilish

Wicked Kitchen and Support + Feed are joining the Billie Eilish 2022 world tour to promote THE PLEDGE; a 30-day commitment to eating more plant-based meals. Founded by actress and activist Maggie Baird, Support + Feed was first created to help vegan restaurants struggling during the 2020 pandemic. Operating in Los Angeles, New York City and Philadelphia, the organization purchases food from affected restaurants to distribute to the homeless and …

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Zrou China

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Zrou Launches Seven New Products Created by Chinese Celebrity Chefs

Zrou, YouKuai Group’s plant-based protein brand, has launched a series of seven reheatable products created by five Chinese celebrity chefs; Jereme Leung, Dong Li, Chunfeng Lu, Hu Zhang and Anthony Zhao. Shanghai based Zrou says it is the the leading plant-based meat brand in China. The company raised $7.3 million in Series A last May when founder Franklin Yao compared his company to Tesla: “When Tesla first started 10 years ago, it …

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Patrik Baboumian eating GREENFORCE

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Vegan Strongman Patrik Baboumian Brings “Game-Changing” GREENFORCE to UK

German food tech start-up, GREENFORCE, has today launched officially in the UK, with the move being endorsed by world record-breaking vegan strongman Patrik Baboumian.  After success across Northern Europe, plant-based meat brand GREENFORCE will bring its powdered vegan burgers, meatballs, sausages, and mince to the rapidly-expanding UK plant-based market. The ‘powder-to-meat’ concept enables a longer shelf-life and greater sustainability while avoiding an energy-intensive supply chain.  Game Changer Patrik Baboumian Vegan …

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Meet Orro: Vegan Meal Replacement Brand by TikTok Star Tabitha Brown

There are countless protein shakes available on the market, but orro, a fully vegan and clean-label meal replacement beverage, was created to offer something different. Launched in early 2021, orro sells plant-based “Mini-Meal” solutions – nutritionally complete beverages designed to provide ample energy and fullness in a healthy, pre-portioned package. According to the company, what sets orro apart from most meal replacement drinks is the brand’s total commitment to clean …

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Host of Celebrity Investors See Future in Kelp as New York’s AKUA Secures $3.2M

After launching what it claims to be the first-ever burger made from kelp, New York-based alt-meat brand AKUA has now announced an impressive $3.2 million seed round. The kelp specialist looks set to find a prominent niche in the alt meat landscape as it promotes regenerative ocean farming.  “The first wave of plant-based eating was the Boca Burger, beans and tofu. The second wave is Impossible and Beyond, and the …

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