Plant-Based Bahn Mi Salad

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Tourism & Travel

Alaska Airlines Expands Vegan Meal Options with JUST Egg Frittata, Chili and More

Alaska Airlines, America’s fifth-largest air carrier, announces it is adding a larger variety of plant-based meal options to its First Class menus, including a JUST Egg Frittata, Tofu Wrap, and White Bean Chili, along with a new salad.  Available through pre-order, the new menu selections are available on all First Class meal service flights and include:  A Harissa and Chorizo Frittata made with JUST Egg Spicy Tofu Wrap White Bean Chili with Grilled Polenta Stand Bahn Mi Salad w/ Tofu In addition to the latest offerings, Alaska also introduced several other fully plant-based options last year: The “Soy Meets World” Salad and Healthy Resolutions Vegan Salad, both developed in partnership with Evergreen.  Beyond salad Across the world, more airlines are increasingly expanding vegan meal options …


Japan Airlines Vegan Tuna


Tourism & Travel

Japan Airlines Now Offering BettaF!sh Plant-Based Tuna on Select Flights

German alt-seafood brand BettaF!sh announces its plant-based tuna will now be served aboard Japan’s second-largest airline company, Japan Airlines. Available for business and first class passengers, the TU-NAH Sandwich Wrap will be offered on flights from Tokyo to London.  Featuring BettaF!sh’s TU-NAH Creamy, the new sandwich wrap offers passengers a sustainable alternative to nostalgic tuna mayo. Japan Airlines will initially serve the snack on JL 42 and JL44 flights between London Heathrow and Tokyo Haneda, with plans to increase those routes’ frequency over the coming months.  “What delighted us most about working with Japan Airlines was the overwhelmingly positive feedback we received from day one,” said Jacob von Manteuffel, co-founder of BettaF!sh. “It was a huge honor to have the authenticity and deliciousness of TU-NAH …


Founders Jordy and Julia Kay. © Great Wrap

Sustainability / Environment

Great Wrap Develops Compostable Cling Wrap Made From Potato Waste

Australian materials science company Great Wrap has used potato waste to develop home compostable cling wrap. The company was founded by husband and wife team Jordy and Julia Kay, who set out to disrupt reliance on petroleum-based plastics. They found a way to divert potato waste from landfill and create a wrap that breaks down into carbon and water in under 180 days. Last month, Great Wrap raised $24 million in its Series A funding round, with investors including Groundswell Ventures, Springbank Collective, and Trail Mix Ventures. This will allow the company to set up a biorefinery with the capacity to manufacture 30,000 tons of wrap by the end of next year. If this target is achieved, Great Wrap will be Australia’s largest cling wrap …


Laforce Baker, founder of Moon Meals

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Moon Meals: “We are Open to Investors”

Moon Meals are a producer of plant-based meals using their proprietary vegan meats, cheeses and sauces for major retailers and food service operators. Their flagship product is a grab & go healthy burrito called the Fiesta Wrap, which has a meaty, cheesy and mildy spicy flavor, and can be enjoyed hot or cold. We spoke with Moon Meals about their inspirational story and plans for the future.


Quorn Foods Logo

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Products & Launches

Quorn Eliminates Non-Recyclable Packaging Material

Quorn Foods, the leading meat substitute brand in the UK, will phase out 297 tonnes of non-recyclable packaging by the end of July. By 2025, the company plans to use 100% recyclable, reusable and sustainable materials, replacing black plastic containers with opaque white recyclable plastics. The company sells meatless nuggets, sausages, burgers and more worldwide. The black plastics were previously used for products such as “Quorn Mince” and “Pieces”.


Die Gründer marc Schlegel und Matthias von Lizza

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Lizza: “A Steep Learning Curve is Imminent…”

Pizza and pasta have long been regarded as real calorie and carbohydrate bombs. Now, two young founders have tackled this topic, breathing new “low-carb life” into the two universally popular classics. Their combination of flax and chia seeds has resulted in revolutionary products which delighted the investors Frank Thelen and Carsten Maschmeyer in “Die Höhle der Löwen” the equivalent to The Shark Tank. That’s how “Lizza” was born. We interviewed founder Marc Schlegel about the current state of affairs and the future of low-carb pizza.