High Time Chicken Nugget

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Food & Beverage

Boston’s High Time Foods: Creating “Cuisine Agnostic” Minced Plant-Based Chicken

As the vast majority of plant-based meats are sold as refrigerated or frozen products, shelf-stable alternative proteins represent a much smaller, yet potentially very lucrative, market segment. Now, High Time Foods is seizing the opportunity by bringing dried plant-based chicken mince to chefs and restaurants across Boston, reports BizJournals.  Created to offer a convenient food service solution, High Times’ chicken comes as a dry mix that combines with water and …

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Charity & Campaigns

How the Vegans of LA Food Bank is Using the Power of Plants to Fight the City’s Hunger and Food Waste

As rising inflation continues to push the cost of food, especially meat, to record highs, at least one Los Angeles organization is taking action to make fresh, healthy plant-based food accessible to those in need.   Launched in May 2022, the Vegans of LA Food Bank is the city’s first all-vegan food bank and provides fresh fruits, vegetables, grains and more to individuals and families experiencing food insecurity. Created in partnership …

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Fairs & Events

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Discover the Next Generation of Plant-Based Food

Is your organization keeping up with consumer demand for plant-based? Are you looking for the latest products before they hit menus and shelves? Plant Based World Expo North America is the only professional 100% plant-based focused event for foodservice and retail professionals, distributors, investors, and manufacturers.  The demand for plant-based foods has never been stronger, and shows no sign of slowing down. In fact, the total plant-based market value in …

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Plant Provisions Deli Sandwich

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Food & Beverage

Plant Provisions: Plant-Based Deli Meats Crafted with Real Vegetables First

While quality meatless burgers, sausages and meatballs are now easy to find at most US supermarkets, sliced cold cut and deli meat alternatives remain a largely underserved category. Plant Provisions, a plant-based meat company founded by the son of a Boar’s Head distributor, is helping to change that with innovative, healthy slices that aim to elevate sandwiches everywhere. Made with real vegetables, Planted Provision’s products use whole food ingredients such …

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Food & Beverage

Merit Functional Foods Develops Methylcellulose-Free Ingredient Solution

Burcon NutraScience Corporation announces that its joint venture company, Merit Functional Foods Corporation, has developed an innovation utilizing its non-GMO Peazazz® pea protein as part of a 100% protein-based clean label solution to replace methylcellulose, a synthetic ingredient widely used in food and meat alternative applications. With consumers looking for advanced plant-based products that provide meat-like texture and cooking qualities, while not being highly processed, many food manufacturers in the …

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Misteak plantbased ribeye steak

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Meat- and Fish Alternatives

Noble Jerky Producer to Launch Hyper-Realistic ‘Misteak’ Vegan Ribeye Steak this Fall

Canada’s Urbanibrands, the team that developed the popular Noble Jerky, has leaked a brief statement revealing that it will launch a line of “hyper-realistic vegan ribeye steaks under the brand Misteak®” following two years of intensive R&D. Desribed as a whole muscle product that mimics the marbling and texture of a premium butcher shop style steak, the first product in the launch is said to be a “juicy and tender …

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Vistro Burger Franchise

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Gastronomy & Food Service

Meet Vistro Burger: A Fast-Growing NYC Franchise Powered by The Vegan Warrior Project

While plant-based burger concepts continue to flourish coast-to-coast, there is a growing niche for brands that forgo the usual Impossible or Beyond patties in favor of custom, chef-crafted burgers. Vistro Burger, an innovative concept in NYC, is helping to lead this bold new trend.  Founded by entrepreneur Ross Glick, Vistro Burger offers a familiar selection of hearty burgers, fries and milkshakes in a colorful fast-casual setting. But its patties – …

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Company News

Boston’s Motif FoodWorks Appoints Michael Leonard as New CEO

Food technology company Motif FoodWorks announces that Michael Leonard has been appointed Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Leonard will replace previous CEO Jonathan McIntyre, who is transitioning to an advisory role.  Leonard has served as CTO of Motif since 2019, and brings extensive experience in commercialization, R&D and innovation. As new CEO, he will lead the company as it accelerates go-to-market initiatives, including its newly launched meat alternative finished formats, …

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Everything Legendary Plant-Based Cheeseburger

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Studies & Numbers

“Power of Plant-Based” Report Shows US Consumers Want Tastier, Healthier Alternative Proteins

The Food Industry Association has released its inaugural “Power of Plant-Based” report, which covers alternative meat and dairy as well as naturally derived plant foods like fruits and vegetables. Among the survey’s insights, it finds taste and healthiness remain key drivers for plant-based purchasing decisions.  Buying habits According to FMI, almost half of all shoppers are making some effort to buy plant-based food and beverages, and many expect to strongly …

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Vegan Marketing Success Stories

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Marketing & Media

New Book ‘Vegan Marketing Success Stories’ Explores Marketing Tactics for Vegan Businesses

Author Sandra Nomoto has written a book titled Vegan Marketing Success Stories, aimed at highlighting the marketing strategies of vegan businesses. The book discusses how to form a cohesive strategy with a combination of online and offline tactics. It also examines how vegan businesses weathered the pandemic, the importance of diversity and inclusion, and how some businesses have transitioned to become vegan. Nomoto interviewed 47 contributors for the book, including …

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PawCo Plant-Based Dog Food

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Pet Food

Former Impossible Foods Employee Launches “World’s First” Pet Food Made from Plant-Based Meat

Pet food startup PawCo announces the launch of its proprietary dog food made from plant-based meat. Founded by Dr. Mahsa Vazin, a former Impossible Foods employee, PawCo also reveals it raised a seed round earlier this year for an undisclosed amount.  According to the brand, it has invented the world’s first fully plant-based meat designed specifically for pet food. Made to be as tasty as traditional meat, PawCo says its …

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Company News

MeaTech 3D Changes Name to Steakholder Foods to “Cultivate New Community of Meat Lovers”

MeaTech 3D Ltd., the first world’s first publicly listed cultivated meat company, announces it is changing its name to Steakholder Foods Ltd. (Nasdaq: STKH.) The new name is intended to reflect the company’s commitment to building a strong community of meat lovers who support changing the world through cultured meat production.  Founded in Israel, Steakholder is a leading innovator in the cultivated meat industry, having developed cutting-edge technology and processes …

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Nomoo Cheeseburger and Fries

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Gastronomy & Food Service

Nomoo Partners with Nestle Professional to Develop Proprietary Plant-Based Burger, Chicken and Cheese

LA burger concept nomoo is partnering with Nestle Professional, the world’s largest global foodservice manufacturer, to develop a proprietary line of plant-based products. The companies’ first offering, a gluten-free, non-GMO pea protein burger, will launch in October 2022, with a plant-based chicken burger and cheese currently in the works.  Created to help streamline nomoo’s operations, the new line will provide key advantages for the vegan fast food brand as it …

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Nafsika's Garden Greek Meatballs

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Products & Launches

Dairy-Free Cheese Brand Nafsika’s Garden Launches Greek-Inspired Plant-Based Meats

Canada-based Nafsika’s Garden announces the launch of its first plant-based meat line, which features Greek-inspired burgers, souvlaki, gyros, meatballs and crispy chicken nuggets.  Mediterranean flavors Made with legumes, fresh Greek herbs and spices, the products are currently available for both retail and food service. According to the brand, its gyro meat is the first soy-free vegan gyro on the market, while the Greek meatballs aim to redefine traditional Mediterranean cuisine. The …

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Lypid Vegan Fats & Louisa Coffee Plant-Based Meats

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Food Service

Lypid Partners with Taiwan’s Louisa Coffee For New ‘Juicy’ Plant-Based Meat Lineup

Lypid, a startup specializing in plant-based fats, announces a partnership with Louisa Coffee, Taiwan’s largest coffee chain, to serve new plant-based burgers made with Lypid’s animal-like vegan fat, PhytoFat.  Available at 500 locations across Taiwan, the collaboration will feature six sandwiches, rice burgers, muffins, and bagels made with the special burger patties. According to Chris Huang, Founder and Chairman of Louisa Coffee, the “juicy” new burgers are intended to make …

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