FOODABLE: Plant-Based is a Cultural Shift

This video from Foodable TV highlights the increasing plant-based shift in both the retail and food service space.  Nearly 50% of food influencers are actively seeking more plant-based options. Major retailers are asking their suppliers for more plant-based products for their shelves and restaurants that have added vegan options to menus have seen an increase…

ONE GREEN PLANET: Plant-Based Product Claims Jump 62% over 4 years!

One Green Planet shares new market research demonstrating enormous growth of plant-based claims on packaged goods.  According to a report by Innova Market Insights, plant-based products and ingredients are becoming more and more popular. This is more than likely due to the fact that consumers are growing increasingly more interested in sustainability, their overall health, and…

FOOD NAVIGATOR: 39% of Americans Actively Trying to Eat More Plant-Based Foods

Innovative plant-based food options outperform traditional staples, Nielsen finds 20-Jun-2018 By Mary Ellen Shoup Plant-based food options continue to win over Americans’ share of stomach and wallets accounting for nearly 20% of food and beverage dollars spent last year, according to a new report by Nielsen.

THE GUARDIAN: New Study Reveals Massive Impact of Animal Agriculture

Check out this article posted by The Guardian, diving in to new research demonstrating the effect of animal agriculture on our environment and resources. Avoiding meat and dairy products is the single biggest way to reduce your environmental impact on the planet, according to the scientists behind the most comprehensive analysis to date of the…

PLANT BASED NEWS: Documentary “Eating You Alive” Hits Theaters April 6

Plant Based News reports that the largest theatrical release of a plant-based film will take place across the United States on April 6. Highly anticipated plant-based documentary Eating You Alive will play on more than 560 screens across the United States next month. This feature-length documentary looks at why so many Americans are in ill-health – and…

PHYS: New Study Touts Plant Protein as Solution to Climate, Hunger

A new study out of Europe digs into the ways that a shift to plant-based protein can sustain the planet and feed the world: Agriculture is often thought of as being at the mercy of climate change, with increasing droughts and flooding resulting in lower yields, especially across the developing world. Yet the agricultural sector also…

NUTRIENTS: Plant-Based Diet Reduces Risk of Diabetes

A plant-based diet can be used to greatly reduce the risk of diabetes according to a new study published by Nutrients. Physicians Committee researchers posit that because the intervention group experienced weight loss, including loss of body fat, their fasting insulin resistance decreased (i.e. improved), and their beta-cell function improved as a result. “If nothing changes,…

BBC NEWS: The Future of Plastic Could Be Plant-Based

BBC News discusses the research and development of plant-based plastic materials: We know that plastic waste is a big problem for the planet – our oceans are becoming clogged with the stuff and we’re rapidly running out of landfill sites. Only 9% is recycled. Burning it contributes to greenhouse gas emissions and global warming. So…