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…

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…