Wide Open Agriculture revealed development of its lupin-based protein product is advancing with the CSIRO to produce a food-grade, and commercial quantity of protein isolate for use in a variety of plant-based products.
A new network launching on Monday aims to respond to the "urgent need" for New Zealand to capitalise on opportunities in the emerging protein sector. Emerging Proteins NZ is a free network open to all individuals and businesses involved in the alternative protein sector, from growers and producers to manufacturers, retailers and exporters.
Protein Industries Canada today announced a new project to supply meat and other food processors with plant-based ingredients for the growing flexitarian market. Together, Griffith Foods, Persall Fine Foods, and k2MILLING will focus on researching and developing new plant-based protein ingredients such as flours and texturized protein blends.
One day, we'll tell our grandkids about the Great Burger Wars. Scientists dueling social conservatives, foodies brawling with tech entrepreneurs, vegans sniping at vegans—burgers are a window on the charged politics of climate change. And low-methane cows, Impossible Whoppers, and cellular agriculture have put fast food on the front lines.
The alternative-protein pioneer Beyond Meat reported another blowout quarter, with sales 14.5% higher than analysts expected, yet sales were down by 6.4% in morning trading. The move underscores two points: Wall Street is an expectations game in the short run, and investors have come expect big numbers from the startup.
With the COVID-19 pandemic and associated public health crisis on the verge of its fifth month in the U.S., consumers continue to load their pantries and fridges with items from their grocery stores. And in August, they will be able to purchase those plant-based products at more retailers.
Plant-based cheese company Good Planet has added Bart Adlam as its second CEO. He will work alongside company founder and co-CEO David Israel, according to a press release sent to Food Dive. The new CEO comes with a 30-year career history that includes holding CEO positions at Chef’s Cut Jerky and Siggi’s, as well as experience working at large CPG firms such as Post Cereal.
KFC Canada announced today that Plant-Based KFC sandwiches will be available permanently coast-to-coast beginning August 10. "When we tested Plant-Based KFC by Lightlife late last year, we sold over a month's worth of sandwiches in six hours," said Samantha Redman, Chief Marketing Officer, KFC Canada.
Glebe Farm, the maker of oat drink brand PureOatly, is developing its business-to-business model. Managing director Rebecca Rayner tells FoodNavigator the company expects to see a jump in demand, supported by category growth and Brexit disruption.
When it comes to contentious topics, whether it’s politics, sports, or explaining to a 2-year-old why it may not be a good idea to flush Lego down the toilet, experts primarily recommend a soft approach rather than a hard sell. The same can be said about a vegetarian or meatless diet. Beyond Meat knows this.
Plant-based cheese firm Grounded has revealed hemp as its main secret ingredient in formulating products ahead of an October launch in the United States, as well as plans to establish an independent supply chain in Australia further down the road.