PROLIFIC LONDON: Unilever Invests in Massive Research Facility

Food giant Unilever is making major plays towards sustainable innovation in the Europe market. This week it announced a £71m investment in the new Netherlands facility where the main focus will be development of plant-based ingredients and meats. Read more about the announcement and find a video here: Areas of research will include: plant-based ingredients…

THRILLIST: Taco Bell’s Oatrageous Taco Hits Finland and Spain

I might be needing to make a trip to Finland for these! Check out Taco Bell’s new plant-based taco made from pulled oats, appropriately named the “Oatrageous Taco”. Thrillist reports: The idea of plant-based “meats” wasn’t born in 2019, but the often shockingly meat-like meat alternatives — from vegetarian sausage on our Pizza Hut pizzas to vegan KFC…

MINDBODYGREEN: Plant Based Meals in New York Hospitals

One of the most blatant contradictions that becomes apparent as you begin to better understand human health is disconnect between food and our hospital system. How can we possibly be so backwards that we feed someone a cheeseburger the moment they come out of triple bypass surgery? Hats off to New York City for taking…

CNET: Nestle Adds Plant-Based Meat to Italian Product Lines

Nestle has announced a plant-based alteration to its classic Stouffer’s lasagna and Digiorno pizza. The new items will use Sweet Earth plant-based meat crumbles, but still contain cheese. It is exciting to see plant-based meat making its way into new product categories. I’ll keep an eye and be sure to snag one for myself when…

A Better World for All Beings

This month’s special Thanksgiving edition feature is with none other than David Meyer, founder of Adopt-a-pet.com and co-founder of Food System Innovations. David is the embodiment of serving a higher purpose, following his calling to do everything in his power to make the world a better place for animals. David played a crucial behind-the-scenes role…

Flavors To Be Thankful For with Chefs Pete Cervoni and Fran Costigan

What is Thanksgiving without delicious, homemade food that comes from the heart? Two of our Plant Based World ALL-STARS, chefs Pete Cervoni and Fran Costigan, volunteered their Thanksgiving recipe of choice to share with you all this holiday season. Pete Cervoni is the Corporate Chef for Good Catch Foods and has been a vegan chef…

FORBES: Egg Alternatives Enter the Market

We’ve seen the plant-based milks, meats and cheeses… so what is next? It is time for those of us who no longer eat eggs to have a real breakfast option! The egg alternative space is ripe for innovation, led by companies such as Follow Your Heart, JUST and Daiya. Brian Kateman, President of the Reducetarian…

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…