As Dunkin this week announces over 40 vegan donuts to its Belgian menus, new research from psychologists at the University of Bath reveals an increasing number of people in Belgium are shunning meat in favour of plant-based alternatives. The survey found that the proportion of people who were satisfied with meat alternatives grew significantly from 44% in 2019 to 51% in 2020.
Plenitude is a project launched by a consortium of ten partners spanning biotech, protein expertise, sustainability, and three key players in food – Mosa Meat, Vivera, and ABP. The group has announced the go-ahead for the building of a first-of-its-kind, large-scale mycoprotein facility, following its securing last year of €17m in funding.
Scottish Biotechnology company 3F Bio has announced a large scale mycoprotein project called “Plenitude” along with nine other partners including Mosa Meats and Vivera. The factory is scheduled to open in 2021 in Ghent, Belgium, with a capacity of 16,000 metric tons annually, to feed the growing population.