chicken bouillon Lallemand

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Revolutionizing Plant-Based Eating: A New Sensory Experience with Savor-Lyfe® CI

In recent years, a growing awareness of sustainability concerns, food security issues, and the environmental and public health consequences associated with industrial animal agriculture has prompted a shift towards plant-based diets. While the demand for plant-based products has surged, there remains a challenge to develop alternatives that not only cater to niche markets but also resonate with mainstream consumers. Flexitarian consumers, consciously reducing their meat intake for health, environmental, and animal welfare reasons, are driving significant expansion within the plant-based food market. According to Mintel’s 2024 Global Food & Drink Trends, consumers are no longer willing to compromise taste and cost for sustainability credentials. As the cost of living rises, companies are faced with the challenge of delivering on all fronts – taste, cost, and …


Rawesome Canadian Lawsuit


Politics & Law

Canada’s Rawesome Vegan Cheese Wins Legal Right to Label Dairy-Free Products “Cheese”

Canadian vegan cheese producer Rawesome has won a four-year-long court battle against the City of Montreal over its right to the use the word “cheese” on its product labels, reports CTV News. On Monday, Superior Court Justice Gregory Moore overturned a prior court ruling that found Rawesome guilty of violating federal food regulations and had required the business to pay up to $2,000 in fines.  According Rawsome’s lawyers, the case could be a legal turning point for Canada, and they are currently seeking a broader constitutional argument that exempts vegan cheese producers from some federal food and drug regulations.  Legal battle The legal case began in 2018 when the City of Montreal sued Rawesome, which sells a line of cashew-based cream cheeses, for allegedly violating an …


Ginger Sesame and Greek Gyro by VG Gourmet

Ginger Sesame and Greek Gyro (© VG Gourmet)

Startups, Accelerators & Incubators

Canada: Kosher Vegan Burger Company Secures $100K from Canadian Government

VG Gourmet, a kosher Montreal based company launched in 2015, is now able to expand due to an injection of finance from the Canadian federal government. Canada is rated by Google trends as the 5th to the top of the worlds’ most vegan-friendly countries according to Plant-Based News, and is also a major player in the global explosion of plant-based foods.