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…

LIVEKINDLY: Brand New Vegan Steak Flying Off Shelves in the UK

LiveKindly reports that a new vegan steak has sold 40,000 units in one week. Made from wheat and soy, Vivera’s plant-based steak is made to imitate the look, flavor, and texture of a traditional animal-based steak, right down to a “bloody” pink center created with natural, plant-based coloring. Reviewers from New Foods who tried the new vegan meat…

FOOD&WINE: Plant-Based Meat and Clean Meat

Food & Wine released this “What You Need to Know” piece comparing plant-based meat and clean meat.  The article goes into detail on both disruptions to traditional animal agriculture, and poses clean meat as a potential challenge to the plant-based meat industry when it hits the market in the coming years: However, plant-based meat brands…

ONE GREEN PLANET: Canada is Investing Heavily in Plant-Based Protein

One Green Planet reports a major move in the international plant-based movement. The Canadian government is investing $150 million in the plant-based protein market in an effort to meet rapidly growing demand for meat-protein alternatives. Frank Hart, chair of the Protein Industries Canada group that put together this bid, said the global plant-protein market, estimated…