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Food & Beverage

The 8 Most Exciting Brands Saving Food Waste by Upcycling Ingredients

Here at vegconomist we applaud and support innovation in plant-based but especially those who are working on upcycling ingredients and helping to solve the horrific global issue of food waste whereby around a third of the food produced around the world is discarded. The issue is beyond imperative but it is not beyond solution, so we here celebrate some of the brands innovating for our planet, upcycling ingredients from spent grain, to cashew fruit, to cauliflower and carrots. Spent barley from the beer industry – Take Two Portland-based Take Two transforms barley grains leftover from beer brewing into nutritious, fiber-rich barley milk. A subsidiary of EverGrain, owned by beer giant Anheuser-Busch InBev, Take Two reuses over 500,000 pounds of discarded grain each year. Co-Founder & …


NOKO founder with products

NOKO founder with products, image courtesy ProVeg

Startups, Accelerators & Incubators

The Innovative Startups Joining the 6th ProVeg Accelerator Are Revealed – From Mushroom Meat to Upcycled Fruit Pits

Nine pioneering companies from across Europe, Mexico, Chile, and India, comprise the sixth cohort of the ProVeg Incubator Programme – the world’s leading incubator of plant-based and cultured food startups, with the latest accelerator programme kicking off yesterday 7th April. This fresh round of innovators looking to make a difference in the future of food ranges from plant-based eggs, chicken, and pet food to mushroom-based meat and dairy made from discarded fruit pits.