PROLIFIC LONDON: Unilever Invests in Massive Research Facility

Food giant Unilever is making major plays towards sustainable innovation in the Europe market. This week it announced a £71m investment in the new Netherlands facility where the main focus will be development of plant-based ingredients and meats. Read more about the announcement and find a video here: Areas of research will include: plant-based ingredients…

THRILLIST: Taco Bell’s Oatrageous Taco Hits Finland and Spain

I might be needing to make a trip to Finland for these! Check out Taco Bell’s new plant-based taco made from pulled oats, appropriately named the “Oatrageous Taco”. Thrillist reports: The idea of plant-based “meats” wasn’t born in 2019, but the often shockingly meat-like meat alternatives — from vegetarian sausage on our Pizza Hut pizzas to vegan KFC…

CNET: Nestle Adds Plant-Based Meat to Italian Product Lines

Nestle has announced a plant-based alteration to its classic Stouffer’s lasagna and Digiorno pizza. The new items will use Sweet Earth plant-based meat crumbles, but still contain cheese. It is exciting to see plant-based meat making its way into new product categories. I’ll keep an eye and be sure to snag one for myself when…

CB INSIGHTS: Disrupting the Global Meat Market

CB Insights has released a new report on the impact of meat alternatives on the meat industry. The report is available in a 30+ page downloadable document, but this article serves as a useful summary of its findings: Despite high-profile deals in the sector, the industrial meat industry faces a rising tide of challenges related…

FOX BUSINESS: Pizza Hut Launches Plant-Based Topping and Compostable Box

Pizza Hut has announced a new sustainability initiative that touches upon both its ingredients and packaging. Learn more about the changes coming to the fast food pizza giant here: Pizza Hut is getting in on the plant-based “meat” fad, and putting the pie in a round box that they say is aimed at making the pizza…

THE NEW YORK TIMES: Big Meat and the Plant-Based Market

The New York Times has put out an article recapping the progress of the plant-based market in relation to large scale meat producers. Read the full article here: But with plant-based burgers, sausages and chicken increasingly popular and available in fast-food restaurants and grocery stores across the United States, a new group of companies has…

MSN: Trader Joe’s Launches New Plant-Based “Patty”

If you have spent any time in Trader Joe’s over these past couple years, you’ve probably noticed that they have ventured into the world of plant-based meat alternatives. This new announcement is focused on a new product that will look to compete with the big players in the plant-based burger arena. Read the full article…

SUPERMARKET NEWS: Kroger and PBFA Team Up for Meat Case Trial

Kroger and the Plant Based Foods Association have partnered to test the concept of selling plant-based meat products in the traditional meat case. If this experiment goes well perhaps it will lead to a permanent placement for these products in the country’s largest grocery chain. Read the full article from Supermarket News here: The Kroger…

FORBES: Opening Day for Beyond Meat at KFC is a Huge Success

When you hear the words “fast food” you usually don’t think of hour-long lines stretching around the block… But that is exactly what took place at the debut of Beyond Meat fried chicken at KFC in Atlanda this past week. Read the full article from Forbes here: KFC debuted its plant-based chicken–Beyond Fried Chicken–at a…