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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 …


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Fast Food

Lion’s Choice Launches Meat-Free Sub in Collaboration With Hungry Planet

St. Louis-based fast-food chain Lion’s Choice has joined forces with local alt-meat startup Hungry Planet to offer a meat-free sub. Best known for its roast beef sandwiches, this is the first time Lion’s Choice has offered plant-based meat in its 55-year history. The sub features Hungry Planet’s soy-based meatballs on a toasted bun with marinara sauce. By default, the sandwich also contains Provel cheese, but vegans can request it without. “There’s a growing portion of the population who are looking for meatless options – whether they be vegetarian or flexitarian,” said Lion’s Choice CEO Michael Kupstas. “The common factor, however, is that these customers still want the same ridiculously good food and flavor that they have come to expect, something that we’ve delivered on for …


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Hungry Planet: “Our Mission is to Bend the Curve on Personal and Planetary Health… We Are Just Getting Started”

Creating plant-based meats that are crafted by a team of world-renowned chefs with a focus on health, Hungry Planet has been riding the alt protein wave of late and has enjoyed rapid growth. The St. Louis-based startup recently closed an oversubscribed $25 million Series A funding round and is currently expanding production and accelerating growth across multiple channels, both domestically and internationally. Vegconomist had the opportunity to speak with Jody Boyman, Co-Founder and Chief Purpose Officer at Hungry Planet, to find out more about one of the most exciting startups in alt meat. How was Hungry Planet born and why did you pick this brand name? Hungry Planet began as a passion project. We wanted to do something meaningful to solve two of the world’s …


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Investments & Finance

Hungry Planet Raises $25M in Series A to Build Capacity for “Breakthrough” Vegan Meat Products

Hungry Planet, a St. Louis-based plant-based meat startup, has closed an oversubscribed $25 million Series A funding round led by Post Holdings Inc. The fresh capital will be used to expand production capacity for its plant-based meat products and accelerate growth in retail, foodservice and e-commerce, both domestically and internationally. Other investments from Post Holdings in the plant-based space include healthy snack brand Peatos. Michael Foods, a subsidiary of Post Holdings and the biggest supplier of poultry eggs to restaurants in the USA, last May partnered with Eat Just to distribute JUST Egg. During its pilot phase, Hungry Planet says it experienced overwhelming demand for its plant-based meat alternatives, which include plant-based chicken, pork, beef, lamb and turkey, as well as crab, chorizo, breakfast sausage …


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Company News

Hungry Planet Partners With Post Holdings as Plant-Based Demand Skyrockets

Plant meat producer Hungry Planet announces a partnership with CPG holding company Post Holdings, Inc., to expand the distribution of Hungry Planet’s portfolio in response to growing demand for alternative proteins. Based in St. Louis, Hungry Planet meats are distributed throughout the United States via foodservice, restaurants, grocery stores and e-commerce.


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Market & Trends

Market Report: Market for Textured Vegetable Protein on Growth Course

The new market report “Texturized Vegetable Protein Market: Demand for Pea to Surge Exponentially During the Forecast Period: Global Industry Analysis 2013-2017 and Opportunity Assessment 2018-2028” by Future Market Insights provides new forecasts and insights into the global market for texturized vegetable protein up to 2028.