Hungry Planet crab cakes

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Sustainability / Environment

Hungry Planet Among 65 Global Plant-Based Organizations Nominated for Earthshot Prize

Hungry Planet Foods announces that it has officially been nominated for Prince William’s Earthshot Prize, a global initiative that seeks to discover, celebrate, and scale innovative solutions that address the planet’s biggest environmental challenges by 2030.  The company creates plant-based meat alternatives, such as beef, chicken, pork, and crab, using ingredients like textured wheat protein, soy protein, and other plant ingredients. Hungry Planet states that its products are now served at thousands of food service venues across the US, including fine dining, fast casual, universities, and hospitals, along with various retail outlets and online via PlantX. Through its philanthropic arm, the company has also helped provide over 1 million meals to school children K-12. The Earthshot Prize, established in 2020 by Prince William and The …


Prince William's Earthshot Prize

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Sustainability / Environment

Prince William’s Earthshot Prize to Promote Plant-Based Solutions Following GenV Campaign

Following a high-profile campaign by GenV, the Earthshot Prize — the environmental awards launched by Prince William — has pledged to do more to promote plant-based solutions to the climate crisis. The Earthshot Prize aims to spotlight innovative solutions with the potential to repair and regenerate the planet. There are five categories —- Protect and Restore Nature, Clean Our Air, Revive Our Oceans, Build a Waste-Free World, and Fix Our Climate. The winners of each category receive a £1 million prize. GenV has been calling for the Earthshot Prize to introduce a sixth category, Advance a Plant-Based Food System, to recognize organizations working in this area. The campaign has been backed by celebrities such as Sharon Osbourne, Olivia Colman, Emma Thompson, Alicia Silverstone, Mark Rylance, …


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Charity & Campaigns

Celebrities Offer £1M for Prince William to Add Plant-Based Category to Earthshot Prize

A league of high-profile media figures, including three Oscar winners, have written an open letter to Prince William, head of The Royal Foundation‘s Earthshot Prize, which rewards £1 million to five businesses working on environmental projects so that they can continue their endeavors. One prize last year was awarded to NotPla, innovators in algae-based alternatives to plastic. The letter urges the organizers to include a new category that rewards innovations in plant-based food for their role in protecting the planet. Along with the request for the establishment of an “Advance a Plant-Based Food System” category, the £1 million prize for this category has been offered by international NGO Generation Vegan. The open letter begins: Your Royal Highness Prince William, Earthshot Prize Council Member Sir David …