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Study: Vegan Burgers Better for Heart Health Than Red Meat

Study: Vegan Burgers Better for Heart Health Than Red Meat

A new study finds vegan burgers are better for your heart health than red meat. Researchers at Stanford Medicine have found that a diet that includes approximately two servings of plant-based meat "lowers some cardiovascular...
Impossible Foods Raises $1.5B to Make Vegan Meat

Impossible Foods Raises $1.5B to Make Vegan Meat

Impossible Foods has secured an additional $200 million in funding. To date, the plant-based meat company has raised nearly $1.5 billion. The new funding follows the $500 million the food-tech startup landed earlier this year. The...
50% of Chicken Eaters Want More Vegan Options at Every Meal

50% of Chicken Eaters Want More Vegan Options at Every Meal

A study reveals more than 50 percent of chicken eaters want more vegan options at every meal. The US National Chicken Council, a trade association that represents the chicken industry, commissioned the study in July...
How One Plant-Based Meat Brand Set Out to Transform the Future of Food

How One Plant-Based Meat Brand Set Out to Transform the Future of Food

Led by food industry veterans, the LIVEKINDLY co. collective of heritage and startup brands is on a mission to become one of the biggest plant-based food companies in the world and make plant-based eating...
Supermarkets Sell 23% More Vegan Protein In the Meat Aisles

Supermarkets Sell 23% More Vegan Protein In the Meat Aisles

A study on plant-based foods sheds new light on the importance of product placement. The sale of vegan meat increased by 23 percent in the US when sold in the meat department. The Plant Based...
Starbucks Launches Rendang Pie With Vegan Impossible Meat

Starbucks Launches Rendang Pie With Vegan Impossible Meat

Starbucks Singapore just launched the Impossible Rendang Pie, made with Impossible Foods' vegan meat. According to Starbucks, the new pie is suitable for vegetarians who consume both eggs and dairy. Starbucks Impossible Rendang Pie is part...
The University of Helsinki Invests €2 Million Into Developing Healthy Vegan Meat

University of Helsinki Joins €2 Million Project to Develop Healthy Vegan Meat

Soy and wheat protein, the ingredients behind tofu and seitan, have dominated the vegan meat market for years. With the emergence of brands such as California-based Beyond Meat and Germany's LikeMeat, pea protein has...
The LIVEKINDLY co. Acquires Swedish Plant-Based Meat Brand, Oumph!

The LIVEKINDLY co. Acquires Swedish Plant-Based Meat Brand, Oumph!

The LIVEKINDLY co. announced today the acquisition of Swedish plant-based meat company Oumph!. The award-winning brand produces a wide range of products, including soy-based burgers, strips, fillets, and pulled meat. Oumph! joins the LIVEKINDLY co.’s...
India Set to Be Epicenter for Vegan Meat and Dairy Development

India Set to Be Epicenter for Vegan Meat and Dairy Development

India is well known for its vegetarian and flexitarian attitude towards diet. Could there be significant potential for vegan meat and dairy development in the country? The Good Food Institute (GFI), a nonprofit which...
Green Party Urges Switzerland to Subsidize Vegetables

Green Party Urges Switzerland to Subsidize Vegetables

Switzerland's Green Liberal Party is urging the country to subsidize vegetables instead of meat. Plant-based diets are steadily growing in popularity in Switzerland, according to research conducted by Swissveg, a resource for vegans and vegetarians....
EU Pledges €10 Billion for Plant-Based and Alternative Proteins

EU Pledges €10 Billion for Plant-Based and Alternative Proteins

The European Commission presented its plans to help the European Union become carbon neutral by 2050 on Wednesday. As part of the European Green Deal, the Commission, the executive branch of the EU, has...
Nearly $1 Billion Invested In Meat Alternatives This Year, Surpassing All of 2019

Nearly $1 Billion Invested In Alternative Proteins This Year, Surpassing All of 2019

The alternative protein space attracted $930 million in investments in Q1 2020, surpassing all of 2019's $824 million in funding. According to new reports from The Good Food Institute (GFI), 2019 and Q1 2020 have...
CNBC’s Jim Cramer Urges People to Invest in Vegan Meat

CNBC’s Jim Cramer Urges People to Invest in Vegan Meat

(Updated May 13, 2020) Jim Cramer, host of CNBC's "Mad Money" and a former hedge fund manager, says that investors should not ignore the rising popularity of plant-based meat. In two recent episodes of CNBC's...
Lidl Switzerland Now Has a Dedicated Meat-Free Section

Lidl Switzerland Now Has a Dedicated Meat-Free Section

Lidl Switzerland is launching a dedicated vegan and vegetarian section across all of its stores. The budget-friendly supermarket has more than 140 locations nationwide. Lidl initially trialed the "veggie block" concept at 53 stores. Along...
Vegan Food to Grow to $300 Billion By 2025, Says New Report

Vegan Food Sales to Grow to $300 Billion By 2025, Says Bank of America...

BofA Securities, the multinational investment division of Bank of America, released a report highlighting the necessity for innovation in food production—including plant-based and vegan alternatives—to improve personal and planetary health and help fight climate...
How Meat Will Actually Help Avoid Future Pandemics

How Meat Will Actually Help Avoid Future Pandemics

(Updated April 20, 2020) | The COVID-19 coronavirus crisis has exposed the dangerous link between infectious organisms and industrial animal agriculture. More importantly, it has revealed the need to move away from animal meat...
Vegan Sausages Are Launching In Thousands of Brazilian Supermarkets

Vegan Sausages Are Launching In Thousands of Brazilian Supermarkets

Food tech startup Fazenda Futuro is launching its new vegan pork sausages in thousands of supermarkets in Brazil.  The new plant-based sausages—which will hit store shelves next week—feature a blend of soy, pea, and chickpea...
New Report Exposes How Unsustainable The Meat Industry Really Is

New Report Exposes How Unsustainable the Meat Industry Really Is

A new report says the meat industry is unsustainable. It proposes a large-scale shift to plant-based and cultured meat instead. The global meat industry is currently worth more than $2 trillion. The production of meat...
Singapore’s Government Just Invested in Its First Vegan Protein Factory

Singapore’s Government Just Invested in Its First Vegan Protein Factory

Singaporean food tech startup Life3 Biotech is launching the country’s first vegan protein production facility. The 50,000-square-foot facility will produce Singapore's first plant-based alternative protein source: Veego. Veego is a plant-based ingredient made from grains,...
Coronavirus Sparks 280% Surge in Vegan Meat Sales

Coronavirus Sparks 280% Surge in Vegan Meat Sales

Oat milk is in high demand, according to Nielsen data. Oat milk experienced a dramatic 476.7 percent increase in sales in the week ending on March 14. By comparison, hand sanitizer saw an increase...
Impossible Foods Raised $1.3 Billion to Make Vegan Meat

Impossible Foods Raised $1.3 Billion to Make Vegan Meat

Vegan meat brand Impossible Foods closed a $500 million funding round. Since its founding in 2011, the Oakland, California-based brand has raised $1.3 billion. The additional funding will be used to scale up and...