THE SPOON: Light Life Launches into the Plant-Based Burger Arena

Do these burgers look familiar? Light Life – a Greenleaf Foods brand under the Maple Leaf umbrella – has just launched what appears to be it’s version of the Beyond Burger. Similar to their competitor, the patties are made of pea protein and are GMO, soy and gluten-free. We will have to see if they…

FOODBEV MEDIA: Nestlé Throws its Hat into the Plant-Based Burger Arena

Nestle is certainly paying attention to the plant-based protein space. The food giant starts the new year with announcement that it will be launching its own meat-like, plant-based burger patty. This will be an interesting market to keep an eye on as more players join the fray. Read the full article on FoodBevMedia.com: Set to…

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…

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…

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…

INDEPENDENT: Beyond Meat Expands to the UK

As a part of its massive worldwide expansion, Beyond Meat’s Beyond Burger will be available in Tesco stores across the UK this summer. The partnership with Tesco is the result of two years of negotiations that began when Beyond Meat launched the burger in May 2016. Derek Sarno, director of plant-based innovation at Tesco, says…

NATION’S RESTAURANT NEWS: Plant-Based Protein Trends Update

Check out this article for a full update on the adoption of plant-based protein from the Impossible Burger and Beyond Sausage to more traditional veggie dishes like falafel.  Nearly 40 percent of Americans are “actively trying to incorporate more plant-based foods into their diets,” according to a report by consumer and market research firm Nielsen, and…

VEGNEWS: Tyson Set to Launch Plant-Based Brand “Green Street”

Meat giant Tyson has certainly noticed the consumer shift towards plant-based foods. First becoming a major stakeholder in Beyond Meat and now launching their own brand of plant-based foods, including this plant protein bowl. It will be interesting to see how other major players in the food industry follow suit as these trends continue. VegNews reports:…