CB INSIGHTS: Disrupting the Global Meat Market

CB Insights has released a new report on the impact of meat alternatives on the meat industry. The report is available in a 30+ page downloadable document, but this article serves as a useful summary of its findings: Despite high-profile deals in the sector, the industrial meat industry faces a rising tide of challenges related…

CNN BUSINESS: Burger King Launches the Rebel Whopper in Europe

Following the success of the Impossible Burger’s U.S. debut this past year, Burger King has announced a plant-based foray into the European market. The fast food giant has elected to go with a plant-based patty made by The Vegetarian Butcher, a brand owned by Unilever. The new menu item will go by the name “Rebel…

LOS ANGELES TIMES: Impossible Pork Enters China Market

Impossible Foods sees plant-based pork as the key to entering the market in China. Impossible Foods Inc. is working to launch plant-based pork as it looks to enter China, the crown jewel of the $2.7-trillion global meat market. “We already have very good prototypes of plant-based pork,” Chief Executive Pat Brown said in a Bloomberg…

Community Fuels Humility

FROM THE DESK OF BEN DAVIS CONTENT & COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR PLANT BASED WORLD CONFERENCE & EXPO In last month’s blog post I felt called to share some thoughts on the feeling of attending events throughout the country where the leaders of the plant-based movement were gathering. I was struck by the palpable energy level and…

Plant Based World Launches in Europe

This month’s feature is a special edition conversation following the announcement of the launch of Plant Based World Conference & Expo EUROPE, taking place in October of 2020. Read the full press release here. Jonathan Morley is the Managing Director of Plant Based World’s expansion to the European market. He brings to this role a career…

NEWSWEEK: Denny’s Teams Up with Beyond Meat for Burger Giveaway

Another legacy U.S. restaurant chain has launched a plant-based burger option. Denny’s is getting creative with the release, offering the burger free of charge on Halloween at locations in L.A. Get the full scoop from Newsweek here: Denny’s Beyond Burger was on October 28, in all Los Angeles locations. The burger features a plant-based patty…

ECOWATCH: New Study Links Dairy Consumption to Prostate Cancer

The body of evidence linking diet to disease continues to grow. This new study focuses specifically on the relationship between dairy consumption and prostate cancer risk. EcoWatch summarizes the results of the study in this article:  In a new study published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, Mayo Clinic researchers found that eating a…

FOX BUSINESS: Pizza Hut Launches Plant-Based Topping and Compostable Box

Pizza Hut has announced a new sustainability initiative that touches upon both its ingredients and packaging. Learn more about the changes coming to the fast food pizza giant here: Pizza Hut is getting in on the plant-based “meat” fad, and putting the pie in a round box that they say is aimed at making the pizza…

Plant Based World Europe Launches in London 2020

Following the huge success of the Plant Based World Conference & Expo in New York, organiser JD Events is delighted to announce the launch of Plant Based World Europe in London in 2020. The UK is Europe’s largest market for plant-based foods, valued at £470m versus $4.5 bn in the US, and is growing at…

THE NEW YORK TIMES: Big Meat and the Plant-Based Market

The New York Times has put out an article recapping the progress of the plant-based market in relation to large scale meat producers. Read the full article here: But with plant-based burgers, sausages and chicken increasingly popular and available in fast-food restaurants and grocery stores across the United States, a new group of companies has…