The Indian government has announced plans to push the processing and export of the jackfruit as a priority, with plans to start the first jackfruit processing plant to begin operations at Mala in Thrissur next month. Jackfruit has been increasing in popularity as a new vegan ingredient, and is often prepared and sold as a “pulled” product with a similar consistency and taste to pulled pork.
Since last year, ProVeg has been running a climate campaign on the occasion of the annual world climate conference. ProVeg aims to raise awareness of the link between diet and climate change. This year, the COP 24 world climate conference will take place in Poland, and ProVeg will be there again. The events are organised in advance with climate experts and politicians. The aim is to demonstrate the effects of …
The US Food and Drug Administration spoke in a conference last week to question whether the “standards of identity” applied to milk in the United States are being enforced correctly, in a bid to protect the dairy milk industry amid the current explosion of vegan milk drinks.
Califia Farms, the well-known Los Angeles based natural beverage company, have announced a new round of funding which they have received to the tune of over $50 million. The plant-based milk market is set to exceed $34 billion by 2024, thanks to the enormous success in the global natural milk producers, and in particular Califia Farms, who have been enjoying exponential growth with their plant milks, creamers, juices and probiotic yogurts.
The Israeli start-up Aleph Farms, developer and producer of “Clean Meat” (laboratory meat), recently called on the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) to support and promote Clean Meat. The company points out the advantages of the product when compared with conventional meat products, especially in the area of food safety.
The EU Commission’s work programme for 2018 involves drawing up a legally binding definition of the terms “vegan” and “vegetarian” and enshrining it in law by 2020. As early as 2008, uniform rules for veggie labelling were set out in cooperation with the European Vegetarian Union (EVU) and ProVeg (formerly VEBU) and laid down in the Food Information Ordinance (LMIV) as a binding future assignment for the Commission.
Worldwide, the consumption of purely plant-based foods is increasing, and with it the competition between various suppliers in the food industry. As a result of this change, there are increasing complaints from the meat industry about misleading product names and distortions by suppliers of animal-free meat products. The fight for meat-free meat has begun.
“To nature and back” – Italian hoteliers in the newly opened vegan hotels “i pini” in Tuscany and “La Vimea” in South Tyrol have risen to this challenge in full. Their motivation is to enable everyone to lead a natural life.
People have often voiced their opposition to animal testing and campaigns have been launched from many angles. Recently, however, the campaign leaders of a global anti-animal testing campaign in the cosmetics industry have taken an important step towards an animal testing ban.
The Plant-Based Foods Association (PBFA) has written a letter to the House and Senate Agriculture Committee advocating changes in agricultural policy to support the plant-based foods market.