Vion Food Group to transform beef facility into plant-based site

NETHERLANDS – Vion Food Group has unveiled plans of investing in its beef processing site in Leeuwarden, Netherlands to transform the plant into a dedicated plant-based facility. The investment is in line with the company’s […]

Beyond Meat taps Coca-Cola veteran as its chief marketing officer

USA – California-based company, Beyond Meat Inc has appointed The Coca-Cola Company veteran, Stuart Kronauge as its chief marketing officer, as it looks to boost its presence in retail and restaurants. Kronauge has been working […]

Thai Union Group invests in alternative protein startup Flying Spark

ISRAEL – Thai Union Group PCL, one of the world’s largest seafood producers headquartered in Thailand has agreed to invest in Israeli FoodTech start-up company Flying Spark to expand the firms’ alternative meat processing capabilities. […]

Maple Leaf doubles distribution of meat alternatives products in the US

USA – Greenleaf Foods SPC, a subsidiary of Maple Leaf Foods has announced a retail  expansion of its plant-based meat alternatives line into more than 12,000 retail locations nationwide. Greenleaf Foods, which is also the […]

ICL plans US$20m investment to expand its presence in alternative meat market

ISRAEL – Israel Chemicals Ltd (ICL) a leading global specialty minerals and specialty chemicals company announced that it is planning to invest about US$20 million to expand its capabilities in the fast growing meat substitutes […]

Aleph Farms succesfully produces cell-grown meat in space

ISRAEL – Aleph Farms, an Israeli food technology start-up company, has successfully carried out a trial on cell-grown meat in the space as part of its mission to provide sustainable food security on the planet. […]

Beyond Meat names former Amzon executive as chief operating officer

USA – Los Angeles-based meat-alternative producer, Beyond Meat has appointed Sanjay Shah as the company’s new chief operating officer, effective September 18, 2019. Shah, who had earlier on served as an executive in Amazon and […]

Kroger partners with PBFA in piloting plant-based meat retail concept

USA – The American retailing company, Kroger has teamed up with Plant Based Foods Association (PBFA) to test a plant-based meat concept within its conventional meat department in 60 stores. The retail concept will run […]

Plant-based foods associated with a lower risk of heart diseases, study shows

USA – Diets higher in plant foods and lower in animal foods are associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease and mortality in a general population, according to new study by Journal of the […]

First US plant-based education centre opens amid growing demand for meat-free diets

USA – The first fully plant-based US nutrition and culinary education centre, the Centre for Plant-Based Living (CPBL) is opening in St. Louis, Missouri. The centre, which comes at a time when demand for information […]