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…

FOX NEWS: One Third of Americans Identify as Flexitarians

This new study demonstrates the continuing trend towards more plant-based consumption throughout the United States. Fox News reports: The study, conducted by OnePoll in conjunction with So Delicious Dairy Free, examined the eating habits of 2,000 Americans, and found that nearly three in five (59 percent) eat plant-based meals at least once a day. The research, launched ahead of World…

DELI MARKET NEWS: Maple Leaf Foods Launches Plant-Based Subsidiary

Major food producer Maple Lead foods has launched its own plant-based subsidiary which will go by the name of Greenleaf Foods. The new company will consolidate the brands Litelife and Field Roast under one name. Greenleaf will be headquartered in Chicago, IL, and led by industry veteran Dan Curtin. “We have established leading brands that…

MARKET WATCH: Sodexo Rolls Out Plant-Based Menus Across the Nation

Food service giant Sodexo has announced its launch of 200 new plant-based recipes to be implemented in dining halls across the United States. Check out the full article reported by Market Watch: GAITHERSBURG, Md., Oct. 3, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — According to a Nielsen global survey, 39% of American consumers are working to incorporate more plant-based foods…

FOOD NAVIGATOR: Good Food Conference Dives Into the Science of Meat Alternatives

Last week in Berkeley, CA, The Good Food Institute hosted the first ever Good Food Conference. The event featured two full days of education and panels on topics related to meat alternatives from plant-based to clean meat. Check out the full article courtesy of Food Navigator, below. GOOD FOOD CONFERENCE: ‘Biochemistry is really transforming the…

BLOOMBERG: Perdue Looks to Join the Plant-Based Bandwagon

On the heals of major food companies like Tyson, Kraft Heinz, Kellogg’s and General Mills, Perdue has announced its plans to begin investing in the plant-based meat space. Check out this article from Bloomberg: “Our vision is to be the most trusted name in premium protein,” Chairman Jim Perdue said. “It doesn’t say premium meat…