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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

FORBES: Umami Burger Announces Impossible Burger on All Menus

The popularity of the Impossible Burger continues to grow as gourmet burger chain Umami Burger announces that the plant-based patty will be served at all it’s locations. In another recent win for plant-based eaters, gourmet burger chain Umami Burgerhas announced that the internet famous “bleeding” Impossible Burger will now be the exclusive plant-based burger served at all of its 22…

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…

FORBES: KFC Announces Plans for Plant-Based Chicken

Believe it or not, Kentucky Fried Chicken is debuting its first batch of chicken-free chicken in the UK! Be it health, diet, environmental or ethical concerns, consumers’ appetite for plant-based meat is getting bigger than ever. In yet another telling sign that it’s catching on in the mass market, fast-food giant KFC is working on a faux-chicken…