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Industry Leaders to Gather at IPBFWG Event to Discuss the Role of Plant-Based Foods in a Sustainable Food System

The International Plant Based Foods Working Group (IPBFWG) announces its upcoming event, “The Role of Plant Foods in Transitioning to a Sustainable Food System,” set to take place on the 13th of October, 2023, in Brussels, Belgium. IPBFWG, a coalition of international plant-based trade associations representing Europe, the UK, Canada, the USA, China, India, and Mexico, promotes a healthier, more sustainable, and more compassionate food system. The event aims to bring together key stakeholders, experts, policymakers, and organizations to support and expand the plant-based food industry to maximize production and promote the transformation of the animal-centered global food system.  The program includes the IPBFWG Industry Forum, where industry leaders will discuss important topics such as market growth, consumer education, and the influence of multinational corporations on the sector. The goal is …


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Market & Trends

FMCG Gurus on Plant-Based Industry: Insights, Challenges, and How to Overcome Them

Many global consumers are actively attempting to adopt dietary habits that avoid or moderate their consumption of animal produce. During today’s post-pandemic world, a large proportion of consumers highly prioritize the value of their health by recognizing that a proactive, prevention-over-cure approach to their health is important. As a result, consumers have become more attentive in looking for ways to improve their diets and lifestyles so that they remain fit, healthy, and active to facilitate their long-term health. The growth of the plant-based market In previous years, plant-based products were deemed a niche and consumed solely by those who followed a strict diet plan. However, the last couple of years has seen the plant-based market move beyond this, with many consuming meat or dairy alternatives …


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Market & Trends

Plant-Based. The Death Knells of an Industry, or the Calm After the Storm?

Today in the UK, the unfortunate news regarding Meatless Farm’s mass redundancies arrived, as sadly predicted over the past week. And right on cue, conventional media was ready and waiting with sharpened knives, eager to apply the now tried and tested narrative that this signifies the demise of an industry: “It comes amid a wider slowdown in the market for vegan food,” slates the anti-vegan Telegraph. Earlier this month, UK manufacturer Plant & Bean also called in administrators who stated that “businesses across the food and drink sector, and especially those in highly competitive sub-sectors such as alternative protein, are facing immense pressures at the moment, with rising costs impacting profitability,” mirroring Meatless Farm’s founder Morten Toft-Bech, who lamented that “operationally Meatless Farm is doing …