Posts tagged "plant-based"

Eat plants to help the climate, IPCC report suggests

[09 August/Stuff NZ] A new report into climate change by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), gives a detailed look into the impact climate change will have in the future and pushes for citizens to think about their actions. The report, which was released on Thursday, covers an extensive range of topics and looks...

EU advised against meat phrase ban

[26 July/Food Navigator] A House of Lords EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee in the UK has advised that proposed regulations to ban the use of words such as ‘sausage’ and ‘burger’ for non-meat products would have an adverse effect on the food industry. Reasons behind their view are that it would decrease consumer clarity, be...

Plant-based food market value hits $4.5B, with sales growing 11% in the past year

(16 June/Food Dive) Plant-based food sales have increased 11% in the past year reaching $4.5 billion market value according to The Good Food Institute and the Plant Based Foods Association (PBFA). PBFA’s senior director Julie Emmett says that retailers have described plant-based foods as a growth engine. The growth she says has meant that many...

Hell Pizza at legal risk over covertly dishing up Beyond Meat burger patties – lawyer

[June 28/Stuff] Hell Pizza denies misleading customers by covertly serving fake meat, despite a lawyer’s warning the company may have breached the Fair Trading Act. The New Zealand-owned chain launched its burger pizza last Friday, with ingredients including “medium-rare burger patty”. After selling thousands of the pizzas to customers around the country, Hell revealed on...

Most ‘meat’ in 2040 will not come from dead animals, says report

[12 June/The Guardian] Most of the meat people eat in 2040 will not come from slaughtered animals, according to a report from global consultancy AT Kearney. The report predicts 60% will be either grown in vats or replaced by plant-based products that look and taste like meat. The report also highlights the heavy environmental impacts...

Beyond the burger: A look at the building blocks used to make better plant-based meat

[10 June/Food Dive] With consumer demand rising, scientists are deepening their understanding of how to make plant based meat products even more like animal-based alternatives. The topic of plant-based foods was one of the most widely discussed by companies at this year’s Institute of Food Technologists conference.  At the conference, there were nine breakout sessions...

Consumers are confused about the definition of plant-based, survey finds

[23 May/Food Dive] The International Food Information Council’s annual Food and Health Survey has revealed that not everyone is sure what plant-based means. 1012 participants, all Americans aged from 18 to 80 were surveyed. About 32% of those surveyed described a plant-based diet as vegan, while almost the same number described it as a diet...

Ikea is working on a new meatless meatball

[02 May/CNN Business] Ikea is developing a plant-based meatball to sell throughout its restaurants worldwide as demand for plant-based alternatives increases. Ikea reports that it is running tests and creating prototypes with different partners and has not yet decided which one to work with. The retailer plans to start testing its product in select markets...

Innovation and geographical expansion to boost Danone’s plant-based businesses

[18 April/Food Navigator] French dairy giant, Danone’s plan- based business, expects to accelerate growth trends. The company’s first-quarter results were released reporting that its plant-based business delivered high single digit growth. The company plans to accelerate growth through expanding into new geographies, particularly in Latin America and Europe through innovation of new products, such as...

Redefine Meat Serves 3D Printed “Beef” made of Plants to Unknowing Diners

[11 April/The Spoon] Diners at a restaurant in Israel were unknowingly served a kebab made not from meat but was a 3D-printed plant-based creation from food technology company Redefine Meat. 85 percent of the diners reported the meat being ‘’meat-like’’. Redefine Meat’s “meat” is made with relatively simple ingredients: three plant protein sources, fat, and...

New plant-based beverage targets older consumers

[04 April/FoodDive] Perennial, a California-based startup, debuted its inaugural product; a plant-based, non-dairy beverage for consumers 50 years and older. The product is intended to help healthy aging by containing a combination of fibre, vitamins and plant protein which emphasizing gut, bone and brain health. The product has no lactose or cholesterol, the company stated,...

Fonterra takes stake in alternative protein start-up

[27 February/Rural News Group] Fonterra Co-operative Group has invested in a minority stake in Motif Ingredients, a US-based food ingredients company developing plant-based or cell-grown animal products including milk. Motif has been established by Ginkgo Bioworks, one of the world’s leading organism companies. Motif will use biotech experts to combine genetic science and fermentation technology...

New report recommends reduced dairy intake

[17 January/Dairy Reporter] The EAT-Lancet Commission on Food, Planet, and Health has published a report, Food in the Anthropocene: the EAT–Lancet Commission on healthy diets from sustainable food systems. The report delivers the first full scientific review of what constitutes a healthy diet from a sustainable food system, and which actions can support and speed...

Plant-based meat alternatives could save lives

[7 January/FoodDive] The World Economic Forum has released a report detailing the need to integrate more plant-based protein alternatives into the world’s diet. This is reported to significantly improve human health and environmental sustainability. The report notes meat consumption growth is steady, especially in developing countries. If the trend continues to 2050, when the world...

Veganuary sees record numbers of people sign up to leave animal products off their plate for a whole month

[5 January/ABC] Plant-based meats and cheeses are now a staple in most supermarkets, as vegan diets become increasingly mainstream. More than 190,000 people around the world have registered to take part in Veganuary, a movement started by a UK non-profit organisation that encourages people to ditch animal products from their plates for the 31 days...

Can plant-based and lab-grown meat change the world?

[10 September/Food Dive] Impossible Foods CEO, Pat Brown, described to the Good Food Institute Conference how his company planned to save the world. He noted the reason he founded the company was to save the world from the biggest environmental catastrophe facing the planet, the destructive use of animals in food production. Scientists said if...