Excitement and Responsibility of Progress

FROM THE DESK OF BEN DAVIS CONTENT & COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR PLANT BASED WORLD CONFERENCE & EXPO What a crazy month September has been! It all started at the Good Food Conference in San Fransisco, to Natural Products Expo in Baltimore, to the Plant Based Nutrition Healthcare Conference in Oakland and now I’m headed back east…

Food Science for a Healthier World with Julie Emsing Mann

This month’s feature is a discussion with Julie Emsing Mann, Global Plant Protein Program Manager for Ingredion. Julie is an all-star within the plant-based food movement, combining her passion for a healthier world with a valuable skill-set in food science. She participated in multiple panels as part of the business forum at Plant Based World…

WALL STREET JOURNAL: McDonald’s to Test Beyond Burger in Canada

This news was a matter or when, not if, as finally McDonald’s has announced their venture into the plant-based burger market. If the test follows the behavior of their competitors and ultimately expands to all McDonald’s locations, plant-based burgers will have conquered the fast food market. Could we perhaps be looking forward to an Impossible…

USA TODAY: Impossible Burger Set for Retail Launch

We’ve been waiting a while for this announcement! Impossible Burger is coming to grocery stores. Check out the details of the announcement here via USA Today: The plant-based meat patty, already on the menu at White Castle, Burger King, Red Robin and The Cheesecake Factory, is making its grocery store debut Friday at California-based Gelson’s Markets. Silicon Valley-based Impossible Foods, founded…

MSN: Trader Joe’s Launches New Plant-Based “Patty”

If you have spent any time in Trader Joe’s over these past couple years, you’ve probably noticed that they have ventured into the world of plant-based meat alternatives. This new announcement is focused on a new product that will look to compete with the big players in the plant-based burger arena. Read the full article…

HEALTH: A Nutritionist Review of the Game Changers Documentary

While I was fortunate enough to have seen The Game Changers screened prior to its release, last night’s premier did not disappoint. The powerhouse team behind the James Cameron production had kept the world on the edge of its seat for the past couple years – but the time has finally come! This film targets…

SUPERMARKET NEWS: Kroger and PBFA Team Up for Meat Case Trial

Kroger and the Plant Based Foods Association have partnered to test the concept of selling plant-based meat products in the traditional meat case. If this experiment goes well perhaps it will lead to a permanent placement for these products in the country’s largest grocery chain. Read the full article from Supermarket News here: The Kroger…

CBS NEWS: Food Industry Giants Add Weight to the Plant-Based Market

Walking out of the Good Food Conference this past week in San Francisco left a feeling of excitement and optimist about the direction of the plant-based foods market. The topic of large meat-producing companies entering the fray was omnipresent, as even JBS, Perdue and Tyson were represented on the speaker roster. This article from CBS News…

FORBES: Opening Day for Beyond Meat at KFC is a Huge Success

When you hear the words “fast food” you usually don’t think of hour-long lines stretching around the block… But that is exactly what took place at the debut of Beyond Meat fried chicken at KFC in Atlanda this past week. Read the full article from Forbes here: KFC debuted its plant-based chicken–Beyond Fried Chicken–at a…

Game Changers for Public Awareness

FROM THE DESK OF BEN DAVIS CONTENT & COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR PLANT BASED WORLD CONFERENCE & EXPO The term “plant-based” has hit its stride in mainstream culture this past year, but the movement still has a ways to go. As the lungs of our planet in South America conspicuously send massive plumes of smoke into the…