FORBES: Landec Corp Shifts Attention to Plant-Based with Curation Foods Launch

Landec Corp. has certainly noticed the increased consumer demand for plant-based products, changing it’s food division’s name to Curation Foods to reflect it’s shifting ideology. Read the full article from Forbes here: The change followed Landec’s recent acquisition of Yucatan Foods, in a cash and stock deal valued at about $80 million. Yucatan makes the…

Funding the Future of Food with Chris Kerr

TPBW brings you a conversation with Chris Kerr who serves as the Chief Investment Officer of New Crop Capital and is also one of the co-founders of up-and-coming plant-based seafood company Good Catch Foods. Chris shares his insights on the evolution of the food industry and how to get people to try new things simply by…

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…

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…

BLOOMBERG: Perdue Looks to Join the Plant-Based Bandwagon

On the heals of major food companies like Tyson, Kraft Heinz, Kellogg’s and General Mills, Perdue has announced its plans to begin investing in the plant-based meat space. Check out this article from Bloomberg: “Our vision is to be the most trusted name in premium protein,” Chairman Jim Perdue said. “It doesn’t say premium meat…

Good Catch Hooks $8.7M in Funding for Plant-Based Seafood Development

The unstoppable trend of funds pouring into plant-based innovation continues with Good Catch Foods – a company aiming to save our oceans and make people healthier by creating plant-based alternatives to all our favorite sea foods. The official press release goes into detail on the mission and future of the progressive business: On a mission…

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…