CEO of Impossible Foods, Pat Brown, responded to the Associated Press regarding the recent hype and popularity of his product. Speaking in New York last week, Brown insisted that the Impossible Burger is, in fact, meat.
American broadcasters CBS news reported this Tuesday that Missouri is the first US state to bring into effect a new law banning the use of the word “meat” to describe any product not derived from an animal. From immediate effect, food manufacturers will be unable to describe products as meat if “not derived from harvested production livestock or poultry.”
More and more surveys are being published recently which reveal that the term “plant-based” is preferred over “vegan” and “vegetarian” in terms of food labelling, with the v-words increasingly being associated with unappetising connotations or seen as alienating to those who do not adhere strictly to a meat-free diet, or who perceive vegetarian and vegan food to be bland.
A Danish startup has arrived onto the vegan scene with hopes of changing the delivery food game. Simple Feast delivers sustainable food in biodegradable boxes, and just announced the investment of $12 million in a funding round led by Balderton Capital in London, with 14W in New York and existing investors Sweet Capital and ByFounders also participating.
The shoe brand Nemanti produces sustainable vegan luxury shoes in Italy. For the next autumn/winter season, the vegan company has announced a new shoe collection for men and women made using new innovative materials. Nemanti’s fine footwear is designed to appeal to customers who are interested in fashion as well as the environment and ethically responsible products. Naturalness and sustainability are particularly important to the luxury brand, which is why …
The young startup company BlueNalu is active in the clean meat industry and specialises in the synthetic production of seafood. Now the San Diego-based company has raised a total of $4.5 million to realise its plan to conquer the market for cultured fish and seafood products, through innovative research and development.
The shoe manufacturer Reebok has produced sustainable shoes with its “Cotton + Corn” collection. These shoes have been falsely advertised as vegan by a large number of (online) publications. When we spoke with the company, they were kind enough to inform and correct us as soon as possible.
Last month, food startup Terramino Foods announced a $4.25 million investment through True Ventures and Collaborative Fund, in order to develop sustainable protein products using fungi. In particular, Terramino focus on alternatives to seafood, including a plant-based salmon which is now in development.
Last month, vegconomist reported on the #MarkItVegan campaign initiated by UK animal rights organisation Animal Aid, which petitions supermarkets to clearly label their their own-brand vegan products in some way, whether by the use of the words ‘suitable for vegans’, a logo or otherwise. Today Animal Aid announce the good news that Iceland has confirmed it will introduce a clear labelling scheme for their upcoming vegan range, in adherence with the campaign.