Plant-based vs organic

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Food & Beverage

Plant-Based vs Organic: What Matters to Consumers?

According to data by The NPD Group, flexitarians account for up to 90% of sales of plant-based alternatives. For brands and retailers seeking mainstream success for their plant-based products, this is the demographic to target. But when it comes to using organic ingredients, the question is: do flexitarians care? ProVeg International have recently published an article exploring this very question, outlining the pros and cons of organic certification for plant-based products and highlighting examples of different brands’ approaches. Let’s take a quick look at some of the top reasons why your company might want to consider making your plant-based products organic. Reasons to make your plant-based product organic 1. Health benefits Organic connoisseurs aren’t the only health-seekers on the food scene. Health is a top …


Amys Vegan Thai Red Curry

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Top Stories

Amy’s Kitchen Opens 389,000 Square Foot Facility, Creates 680 New York Jobs

The organic food company, Amy’s Kitchen, recently broke ground on the construction of its first food production facility in the Hudson Valley, Upstate New York. This $95 million facility will create 680 jobs in the town of Goshen, located in Orange County. The plant is expected to begin operations in 2021.


Free From Functional Food (Ingredients) Messe event

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Fairs & Events

The Free From Functional Food (Ingredients) Trade Fair 2019 in Barcelona

Free From Functional Food (Ingredients) 2019, Europe’s leading trade fair for gluten-free, lactose-free, vegan, organic/natural, sugar-free, or wheat-free FFF (Free From Functional) ingredient solutions and much more, will take place from May 28th to 29th at the Gran Vía, Fira Barcelona Exhibition Centre, Spain. The two-day exhibition and conference programmes on the theme of “The Free From Functional Food Industry/Ingredients” are expected to attract a number of European market leaders. The exhibition includes more than 300 companies from 34 countries, including well-known market leaders such as Santiveri, Granarolo, Rosies, Pedon, Probios, Schnitzer and many others. “In 7 years, we have developed an entire event exclusively for the Free From Functional Food/Ingredients sector,” says Ronald Holman, Event Director. “By concentrating exclusively on functional foods and solutions …


LIfe Bistrot Restaurant

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Gastronomy & Food Service

LIFE Bistrot Restaurant – Vegan Specialities with Historical Flair

Usually we don’t report on individual restaurants, but we are really enthusiastic about this concept! In Volterra, Italy, the vegan LIFE Bistrot Restaurant opened in April this year, offering a wide range of vegan food and drinks. The unique thing about it is that it is situated in an archaeological area with many Etruscan ruins, which gives it a unique historical flair.