Plant Based World Expo Will Not Be Held in 2020

Dear PBW Community, It is with a heavy heart that the Plant Based World team has decided not to hold the show in October 2020 due to the impact of COVID-19.  We make this decision with the unanimous support of our partners and advisory council, and with the health and safety of the PBW community…

#PlantPositivity with Plant Based World

FROM THE DESK OF BEN DAVIS CONTENT & COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR PLANT BASED WORLD CONFERENCE & EXPO Our world is tangibly shifting by the day. Through all this uncertainty, one thing is for sure – we will only make it through this together. During this time that we are unable to hold our physical trade show as planned in June,…

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…