Unreal Deli Launches Full Line of Plant-Based Deli Meats into US Sprouts Markets
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by Janay Laing
9h ago
Mrs. Goldfarb’s Unreal Deli announces its premium plant-based deli meats are now sold at Sprouts Farmers Markets across the US. The Mark Cuban-backed company also reveals it plans to launch into thousands of more retail locations this year, and ranked as one of the fastest-growing brands on Instacart in 2022.  “Unreal Deli is demonstrating revolutionary new ways of thinking about the foods that we all love” Founded by Jenny Goldfarb, Unreal produces a line of Corn’d Beef, Roasted Turk’y and Steak lunch ‘meats’ meant to recreate the experience of enjoying a traditional New York-style d ..read more
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Coop Switzerland Reports +252% Growth of Vegan Burgers and +350% Growth of Alt Meat
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by Emma Clarkson
9h ago
A recent study by Coop regarding plant-based nutrition in Switzerland finds that 63% of the Swiss population is actively reducing their meat consumption, that vegan burgers have seen strong growth of 252% and that sales of vegan meat alternatives increased by more than 350% over the past three years. The third ‘Plant Based Food Report’ in Switzerland, compiled by Coop together with LINK, provides comprehensive facts and figures on vegan nutrition, shows trends over the last few years and takes a look into the future. Key points from the study are as follows. Demand for plant-based in Switzerla ..read more
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CellX & Tofflon to Build “China’s First” Pilot Facility for Cultivated Meat Production
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by Carlota Ellenberg
13h ago
Chinese biotechnology company CellX and Tofflon, a provider of process support, core equipment, consumables, and system engineering solutions for global drug and food manufacturing, have announced a strategic agreement partnership to build China’s first pilot facility for cultivated meat production.  “… a pilot facility is the cornerstone of CellX’s journey to scale up cultivated meat”   Additionally, the companies announced plans to develop innovative equipment and to build other global facilities for the commercial production of cultivated meat products.  © CellX ..read more
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Lidl Announces New Strategy, Expanding Plant-Based and Reducing Animal Products
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by Emma Clarkson
16h ago
The German discount supermarket chain Lidl has revealed plans to pursue a more sustainable business strategy to 2025, with a focus on reducing the number of animal-based products in its offering and increasing its range of vegetable proteins. At Green Week, Germany’s largest agricultural trade show, Christof Graf, chief buyer for the 100-billion-turnover retail giant, told the trade magazine Lebensmittelzeitung that he wants to replace more animal proteins with plant-based ones. There is no alternative According to Graf, there is “no alternative” to this step; that as a human species, we must ..read more
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Rebellyous Foods Raises $9.5M for Plant-Based Chicken’s “Next-Gen Meat Machine”
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by Carlota Ellenberg
16h ago
Rebellyous Foods, the Seattle startup working to make plant-based chicken affordable, has announced a $9.5 million equity round to build its novel production technology. Founded in late 2017 by former aerospace engineer Christie Lagally, Rebellyous focuses on making plant-based meat better, faster, and cheaper through tech-backed solutions. “Next-gen meat machine” “During a tough economic slump, we are thrilled by this testament to investors’ belief in Rebellyous and price parity as a solution to sustained growth of plant-based meat in the marketplace,” said Lagally, who is also the compa ..read more
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Gordon Ramsay Opens Washington Restaurant With Extensive Meatless Menu
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by Bethany Chester
23h ago
Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay has opened a new location of his Hell’s Kitchen chain in Washington, D.C. The first to be located outside a hotel or casino, the restaurant is also distinctive in other ways — it is the only one to have a dedicated vegetarian and vegan menu. In fact, 60% of the menu is said to be meat-free, featuring dishes such as tofu scallops, beet wellington, vegan butternut-squash risotto, and quinoa salad. The huge 14,800-square-foot location is reported to already be fully booked for the next month. “I can finally admit that I actually love vegan food” Some may find the ..read more
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The Little Vegan Butcher Joins Growing Number of Plant-Based Butcher Shops Worldwide
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by Bethany Chester
23h ago
As The Little Vegan Butcher opens its doors in Norwich, UK, we take a look at plant-based butcher shops on both sides of the Atlantic. The Little Vegan Butcher The Little Vegan Butcher opened its doors in January, offering meat alternatives handmade by the store’s owners. These include plant-based ribs and bacon, soy burgers containing Applewood smoky vegan cheese, and “vishcakes” made with white beans. A lunch counter will soon open in-store, serving options such as wraps, salads, and sandwiches. There is also a deli counter and a coffee machine. Maciel’s Plant-Based Butcher & Deli Los An ..read more
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US Judicial Panel Consolidates Five Beyond Meat Lawsuits Centred on False Advertising
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by Bethany Chester
23h ago
The US Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation has agreed to consolidate five false advertising lawsuits brought against Beyond Meat, at the request of the company. Plaintiffs include Don Lee Farms, a manufacturer of both plant-based and conventional meat that was formerly the exclusive supplier of Beyond Meat products. Three Beyond customers have also brought a civil class-action lawsuit against the company. The complaints all centre on the alleged misrepresentation of the amount of protein found in Beyond products. Don Lee Farms claims to have had the meat alternatives tested by an indepe ..read more
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Sales of Plant-Based Wings Grow as Americans Expected to Consume 160M Vegan Wings for Super Bowl
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by Janay Laing
3d ago
A new report by Compassion in World Farming (CIWF) shows that an estimated ten million Americans will consume about 160 million plant-based wings during this year’s Super Bowl. In addition, brands like Blackbird Foods report soaring demand for new vegan wing products as the segment continues to undergo expansion and innovation. “We barely had to promote the wings before people began flooding us with orders and excited DMs” Every year, Americans consume an enormous amount fo party foods, including pizza, nachos and dips, while enjoying the Super Bowl. Perhaps the most popular choice of all ..read more
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The 9 Most Incredible Brands Disrupting Steak with Plants (North America)
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by Janay Laing
3d ago
While plant-based burgers, sausages and meatballs have long dominated the alt-meat landscape, creating realistic steak from plants has always represented the highest, if seemingly unattainable goal, for many brands. But thanks to fearless and relentless innovation, a host of shockingly meaty and juicy plant-based steaks have arrived on the US and Canadian market, and are rapidly coming to the fore. Here, vegconomist takes a look at the most noteworthy names bringing animal-free steak to mainstream consumers.  Beyond Meat  While not a fully structured filet, Beyond’s “revolutionary” p ..read more
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