Funding the Future of Food with Chris Kerr

TPBW brings you a conversation with Chris Kerr who serves as the Chief Investment Officer of New Crop Capital and is also one of the co-founders of up-and-coming plant-based seafood company Good Catch Foods. Chris shares his insights on the evolution of the food industry and how to get people to try new things simply by…

FOOD INGREDIENTS 1ST: Potato Fiber Offers Plant-Based Meat Potential

As the demand for alternatives to animal products continues to expand, the market is in need for new ingredients and distribution channels to support the innovation. One company out of Austria – AGRANA – has a potential solution in the form of fiber from potatoes. Check out the full article going into detail on the…

Plant Based World Passes Are On Sale! Browse and Register Today

Plant Based World Conference & Expo has opened up Early Bird registration. Business Professionals, Health Professionals and the General Public can all sign up today by clicking here! If you have questions about registration, reach out to Ben Davis at ben@theplantbasedworld.com. See you in June in NYC!

FOOD NAVIGATOR: Plant Based Chicken Nuggets Concept Raises $1 Million

Chicken nuggets are among the most accessible food out there. Imagine the impact on human health, sustainability and animal welfare if even a small percentage of chicken nugget consumption was shifted to plant-based nuggets. Startup Seattle Food Tech is thinking about just that: Seattle Food Tech raises $1m, starts delivering plant-based chicken nuggets to schools,…

FORBES: PepsiCo Joins the Oat Milk Fray

As plant-based milks continue to gain market share, one category in particular is seeing increasingly rapid growth. Oat Milk is here to stay, and PepsiCo has taken notice: PepsiCo’s 140-year-old oatmeal brand is branching out into beverages. Quaker will take advantage of the fast-growing popularity of oat milk to launch a line of oat-based beverages early next year,…

DEZEEN: 3D-Printed Plant-Based Steaks Are Here!

Now we may have seen it all! This red, jelly-looking substance is actually a nutritious, plant-based, 3-D printed steak. Check out the full article to learn more about Spanish start up, Novameat. Italian bioengineer Giuseppe Scionti from Spanish startup Novameat has invented the “world’s first” 3D-printed meat-free steak made from vegetable proteins, which mimics the texture of…

SEEKING ALPHA: Beyond Meat IPO and the Plant-Based Revolution

This article posted on Seeking Alpha discusses Beyond Meat going public and the contributing factors towards our changing food system. Summary The coming IPO of Beyond Meat is a signal of the plant-based food revolution and a large-scale disruption of the food industry. The US is late as the vegan movement is racing ahead in…

Dawn of a New Day for Animal Agriculture with Josh Balk

TPBW recently had the opportunity to speak with Josh Balk, who is the VP of Farm Animal Protection for the Humane Society of the United States and also serves on the Plant Based World Advisory Council. Josh and his team at HSUS saw their hard work pay off as Proposition 12 passed in California with…

THE ECONOMIST: Plant-Based Protein and America’s Food Supply

The Economist reports on the impact that shifting to plant-based protein could have on the American food supply. The full story also includes a graphic showing the opportunity costs of animal versus plant protein sources. Alon Shepon of the Weizmann Institute and colleagues have looked at this in terms of opportunity costs. Choosing to make…

SUPERMARKET NEWS: Plant-Based Milks Lead the Way in Retail

Supermarket News reports on the continued growth of the plant-based milk sector. Check out the full article for insight on some of today’s leading brands! Alternatives to traditional cow’s milk have been around for a while, often purchased by those who couldn’t tolerate dairy. But over the last decade, customers began choosing non-dairy milks like…