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…

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,…

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…

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…