Game Changers for Public Awareness

FROM THE DESK OF BEN DAVIS CONTENT & COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR PLANT BASED WORLD CONFERENCE & EXPO The term “plant-based” has hit its stride in mainstream culture this past year, but the movement still has a ways to go. As the lungs of our planet in South America conspicuously send massive plumes of smoke into the…

Cell Based Tech and the Rapidly Growing Plant Based Food Industry

Although tried and true vegan staples like tofu stir fry, lentils and falafel have served plant based eaters well over the years, the options and palates for new age plant based eaters are transforming. The concept of plant based foods with animal based textures and flavors is becoming a phenomenon. It turns out, consumers desire…

NPR: Make Meat Eaters’ Mouths Water with Plants

We all know that there are people out there who simply won’t eat something because it’s labeled as “vegan” or “vegetarian”. So how then do we get people averse to these labels to try new foods that just happen to be plant-based. The answer is simple, just make the foods delicious without advertising the fact…

CNN: Go Plant-Based to Save the Planet!

Changing our way of eating is the best opportunity we have to save this beautiful home of ours, and finally the mainstream media is catching on. This article from CNN sites the science behind why animal product consumtion is so harmful to the environment and even offers a 3-day “Flexitarian Jumpstart” for anyone looking to…

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…

VEGNEWS: Meat and Dairy are “High Risk” Investments

VegNews reports that Farm Animal Investment Risk and Return (FAIRR) investor network has classified meat and dairy companies as “high risk” investments.  A new food index launched last week by investor network Farm Animal Investment Risk & Return (FAIRR)—which manages $5.9 trillion in assets, collectively—estimates the majority of meat, fish, and dairy corporations are impeding…

CNBC: Unilever Launches Biodegradable, Plant-Based Tea Bags

The trend to switch to sustainable, plant-based materials continues, this time courtesy of Unilever’s PG Tips tea brand. CNBC Reports: PG tips, one of the U.K.’s most iconic tea brands, is switching to 100 percent biodegradable tea bags. The first batch of the new bags, made from a material that is both 100 percent plant-based…

CNBC: Lego Plant-Based! Classic Toy Announces Sustainable Plastic Pieces

Lego is leading the way in zero waste and sustainability. CNBC reports: Toy manufacturer Lego has announced it is to make some of its pieces, including leaves, bushes and trees, from sustainable, plant-based plastic. The material will be sourced from sugarcane and production of the pieces, or “elements,” has already started. They will be launched…

BBC NEWS: The Future of Plastic Could Be Plant-Based

BBC News discusses the research and development of plant-based plastic materials: We know that plastic waste is a big problem for the planet – our oceans are becoming clogged with the stuff and we’re rapidly running out of landfill sites. Only 9% is recycled. Burning it contributes to greenhouse gas emissions and global warming. So…