Lavva – best-known for its pili nut and plaintain-fueled plant-based yogurts – has moved into the plant-based milk category with a higher-fat product made with three ingredients: organic coconut water, filtered water, and pili nuts; with no added sugar, sweeteners, gums, stabilizers or emulsifiers.
Until late last year, very few had heard of Israel-based 3D-printed cultured meat company Meat-Tech 3D. The publicly traded company has its eyes on bringing technology to make 3D-printed cell-based meat available to the world as quickly as possible. As the only cultured meat company that is publicly traded on any exchange right now, Meat-Tech is starting to make waves.
The oat drink business has publicly defended its decision to receive investment from Blackstone, after Oatly fans and activists pledged to boycott the brand. “We could have chosen any private equity. Why Blackstone?” writes Oatly of the controversial investment. According to the dairy alternative business, the answer lies in ‘creating the most change possible’.
French President Emmanuel Macron has been hammering the idea of developing the country’s plant protein production for a long time. He did so at the G7 in Biarritz in August 2019, at the International Agricultural Show in Paris in January 2020 and during his televised speech on 12 March this year. A strategy to reduce French imports of vegetable proteins is finally on the table with €100 million of the country’s recovery plan being allocated to the production of plant-based proteins.
In this preliminary report, researchers from Singapore and Ireland said laboratory work has shown that the SARS-CoV-2 can survive the time and temperatures associated with transportation and storage conditions in the international food trade. Chicken, pork and salmon samples contaminated with COVID-19 showed no decline in the virus level after 21 days in both refrigerated and frozen storage conditions.
The University of Adelaide’s internationally recognized food scientist, Professor Martin Cole, has joined Australian plant-based meat startup v2food as its new Chief Scientific Advisor. Professor Cole has over 20 years’ experience leading research in food and agriculture, spanning the private sector, government and academia. Before joining the University of Adelaide in early 2020, he served as Deputy Director of CSIRO Agriculture & Food and spent over 10 years leading projects in various areas including food safety, novel processing and nutritional food security.
Even as thousands of their employees fell ill with COVID-19, meatpacking executives pressured federal regulators to help keep their plants open, according to a trove of emails obtained by USA TODAY. The emails show how a major meatpacking trade group, the North American Meat Institute, provided the U.S. Department of Agriculture with a draft version of an executive order that would allow plants to remain open. A week later, President Donald Trump signed an order with similar language, which caused confusion over whether local health authorities could close plants due to COVID-19 outbreaks.
Beyond Meat is bringing its meatless meatballs to grocery stores nationwide. The company first made meatballs through a partnership with Subway last year, but grocery stores have also been asking for the item, according to a company spokesperson. Starting this week, consumers will be able to buy Beyond Meatballs made with pea protein, brown rice and Italian seasoning. The suggested retail price is $6.99 for a 12 pack. This marks Beyond’s third new grocery product in the U.S. this year.
An outbreak of African Swine Fever threatens to keep German pork locked in the European Union with China, South Korea and Japan all banning shipments, a major setback in an already challenging year for meat producers following COVID-19 outbreaks at plants.
About seven months after COVID-19 cases started to spread in this JBS facility, the world's largest meat producer is receiving a $15,615 fine from OSHA. While JBS is saying the citation is without merit, critics are calling it too small and offensive to the workers who died as a result of the outbreaks.
Along with the recent bridge funding, Bond Pet Foods is claiming to have created the world’s first animal-free, cultured chicken meat protein for pet food applications. Using what it says is proprietary technology, the startup takes a harmless, one-time blood sample — in this case, from a heritage hen named Inga who is alive and well at a farm in Lindsborg, Kansas — to determine the genetic code for the best types of chicken proteins to nourish dogs and cats.
If the world is to meet its target of limiting global warming to “well below” 2C, some degree of diet shift will be necessary, scientists say. If it is to strive for the most optimistic target of keeping warming to 1.5C, changes to diet may be even more crucial. In this interactive Q&A, Carbon Brief explores how greenhouse gas emissions from meat, dairy and other diets compare, as well as whether changes to the production and transportation of meat could help to stem its climate impact.
Colorado's number one sports team and rising innovative local start-up, Planterra Foods, announced today a three-year partnership with OZO™, the Plant-Based Food Choice of the Denver Broncos. News of the two distinguished Colorado entities joining forces comes just in time for the Broncos' season opener against the Tennessee Titans.
Startups Biomilq and TurtleTree Labs, founded in 2019 and based in the US (North Carolina) and Singapore respectively, believe they can provide a more nutritious alternative to infant formula by inducing human mammary cells in a bioreactor to lactate, then harvesting the product. “The end goal is a product that is as close to breast milk as we can produce,” says Michelle Egger, Biomilq’s co-founder and CEO.
Thai plant-based meat firm Let’s Plant Meat jumped from conceptualisation to commercialisation in just 12 months for its plant-based burger patty – and is now determined to make the product 'affordable for the masses' in Asia.