FOOD INGREDIENTS 1ST: Potato Fiber Offers Plant-Based Meat Potential

As the demand for alternatives to animal products continues to expand, the market is in need for new ingredients and distribution channels to support the innovation. One company out of Austria – AGRANA – has a potential solution in the form of fiber from potatoes. Check out the full article going into detail on the…

DEZEEN: 3D-Printed Plant-Based Steaks Are Here!

Now we may have seen it all! This red, jelly-looking substance is actually a nutritious, plant-based, 3-D printed steak. Check out the full article to learn more about Spanish start up, Novameat. Italian bioengineer Giuseppe Scionti from Spanish startup Novameat has invented the “world’s first” 3D-printed meat-free steak made from vegetable proteins, which mimics the texture of…

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…

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…

LA TIMES: Beyond Meat Expands; Sets Eyes on Plant-Based Bacon and Steak

This article from The Los Angeles Times discusses how continuing investments in Beyond Meat are affecting the expansion of the business, its growing laboratory facilities and vision for the future.  The new Beyond Sausage is just hitting retailers as we speak, and while I have not had the opportunity to taste one yet, these photos…

MEATPOULTRY: Tyson Foods Invests in Cultured Meat Company

Tyson Foods joins Cargill, Bill Gates and Richard Branson by investing in Memphis Meats – a company that grows meat products in a lab from animal cells. While cultured meat is not technically plant-based, it is certainly an interesting space to watch as society continues to shift away from traditional animal agriculture towards more cruelty-free options….