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Egg Alternatives

Japan’s Umami United Develops Plant-Based Egg Made With Konjac

Japanese foodtech company Umami United has revealed that it has developed plant-based eggs. The egg alternatives are made by combining Japanese ingredients such as konjac with a unique enzyme technology that enhances their flavour. Umami says it is already “gaining good traction from the domestic Japanese market”, emphasising that consumer needs are becoming more diverse due to concerns about sustainability, health, allergies, and other factors. The company aims to “unite …

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Fast Food

Byron Burger to Offer Vegan Version of All Dishes, Doubling Menu Size

UK casual dining chain Byron Burger is to begin offering plant-based versions of all its beef and chicken burgers. Beef burgers, such as the B-Rex and Smokey, can now be ordered with a Beyond Meat patty, while chicken burgers like the Clucky can be made with Meatless Farm’s plant-based chicken. Aside from the burgers, the chain has developed a plant-based version of its Byron Sauce, as well as dairy-free alternatives …

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Pet Food

Wild Earth to Debut New Look and Pet Food Collection at SuperZoo 2022

Pet food company Wild Earth announces it is returning to SuperZoo 2022 to showcase its premium line of nutritionally complete, sustainable dog food and treats. The brand will also debut a new product design and preview its upcoming Core Collection, to be released in 2023.  New flavors At SuperZoo, North America’s largest pet retail show, Wild Earth co-founder and CEO Ryan Bethencourt will be on hand to unveil the brand’s …

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Retail & E-Commerce

Barvecue Expands Wood-Smoked Plant-Based Meats into 190+ Harris Teeter Stores

Plant-based barbecue brand Barvecue announces a major retail expansion into Harris Teeter supermarkets. The brand’s Pulled BVQ and Carnitas are now available in the frozen aisle of 191 Harris Teeter stores throughout the Carolinas, Virginia, Georgia, Maryland, Delaware, Florida, and the District of Columbia. According to Barvecue, its wood-smoked plant-based meats offer great taste and texture while being gluten-free and non-GMO. The Pulled BVQ features traditional BBQ seasoning, while the …

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Beverages

abillion Announces World’s Ten Best Vegan Milks 2022

abillion recently released the results its awards for the World’s Ten Best Vegan Milks for 2022, based on over 2 million consumer reviews of vegan products on the abillion app. The ten winning vegan milk products were determined by evaluating over 26,000 reviews of 3,500 plant-based milk products from abillion members in 86 countries, posted from July 2021 to June 2022. Amongst the 86 countries, abillion found that consumption of …

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Food & Beverage

New York’s Plantega Partners with Plantcraft for Exclusive Plant-Based Bologna Sandwich

NYC’s Plantega, a deli-in-store concept found throughout the city’s bodegas, is partnering with deli meat startup Plantcraft to debut the latter’s new plant-based bologna. For a limited time, the new Bologna Sandwich will be available exclusively at four Plantega locations in Brooklyn and Manhattan.  Featuring Plantcraft Bologna, mustard, vegan mayo, vegan cheese, lettuce and tomato on sliced bread, the sandwich will be on the menu Aug. 26 – Sept. 26 …

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Fairs & Events

PB World Expo London to Stage Plant-Based Taste Awards & Plant-Based Startup Competition

This year’s Plant Based World Expo Europe which returns to London Olympia on 30th November-1st December, is to host two exciting award ceremonies: The Plant-Based Taste Awards, created by FoodBev Media, and the Plant-Based Start-Up Competition, in collaboration with Vevolution. The Plant-Based Taste Awards The Plant-Based Taste Awards is the only plant-based award ceremony in the world to focus solely on the taste of a product, and is set to …

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Fashion, Design & Beauty

New York’s Gomorrah Launches Fully Compostable Menswear Line

Gomorrah, a New York-based menswear brand creating luxury plant-based and compostable clothes, recently announced a 100% compostable menswear line, to help combat the myriad problems caused by fast fashion and the microplastics caused by unsustainable fabrics. Founded in 2020, Gomorrah is a self-funded brand, a member of 1% for the Planet and partner of One Tree Planted, sending a percentage of every unit sold to US reforestation efforts. The brand …

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Charity & Campaigns

Ukraine’s Aquafaba.space Launches Crowdfunding Campaign For Egg White Replacer

Aquafaba.space, a plant-based egg white replacer startup from Ukraine, announces the launch of a crowdfunding campaign on the platform Indiegogo to determine the demand for its product. Aquafaba.space announced the start of its crowdfunding campaign to gauge interest in its product. The campaign has a global reach due to the international interest in the company’s product creation. The company says that Ukrainian animal rights group UAnimals will receive 10% of …

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Milk- and Dairy Alternatives

NotCo Launches ‘NotCreme’ Chickpea-Based Milk Cream During Masterchef Brazil

NotCo officially launched its latest innovation, NotCreme — a plantbased milk cream crafted from chickpeas — on a recent episode of Masterchef Brazil, and has become the official sponsor of the TV show’s ninth series. The prime-time show is being used to showcase and launch new products; NotMilk was launched on the programme a few months back and now the Unicorn startup has brought its newest cream to the Brazilian …

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Fairs & Events

International Legume Society to Host Series of Public Webinars

The International Legume Society has announced a series of public webinars on topics related to legume cultivation and improvement. The webinars will take place on Microsoft Teams on a monthly basis, usually on the first Tuesday of the month. The full list is as follows: Christian Huyghe (INRAE, France) – Perspectives, opportunities, challenges and burning research issues for legume crops in Europe – Sep. 6, 2022, 4 pm CET Petr …

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Products & Launches

Co-op UK Launches Vegan Hazelnut Chocolate Bar With Fairtrade Cocoa

UK supermarket chain Co-op has launched a vegan hazelnut chocolate bar. Called the GRO Gianduja Chocolate Bar, it is made with 100% Fairtrade Peruvian cocoa. Last year, Co-op slashed the price of its GRO range, saying that the price disparity between conventional and plant-based foods was “unfair” and that it shouldn’t cost more to buy vegan food. In line with this, the new chocolate bar costs just £1. “We’re excited …

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Sweets & Snacks

English Cheesecake Company Reformulates Vegan Range in Collaboration With Violife

English Cheesecake Company has updated the formulation of its dairy-free dessert range to include Violife’s vegan cream cheese alternative. The cheesecakes combine a biscuit base with three different flavour combinations — Double Chocolate Cookies & Cream, Vanilla Cheesecake with Lotus Biscoff, and the newly launched Salted Caramel Cheesecake Sundaes. According to English Cheesecake Company, customers have described the desserts as “just as smooth and creamy as a regular cheesecake”, with …

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Products & Launches

Hong Kong’s Vitasoy Launches Dairy-Free Greek Yogurt Range in Australia

Hong Kong-based beverage manufacturer Vitasoy announces it is to bring its new dairy-free Greek yogurt range to Australia, where demand for plant-based alternatives is booming. Founded in 1940, Vitasoy says that it developed the first ready-to-drink soy milk, providing Hong Kong residents with an inexpensive and nutritious substitute for dairy milk during a period of food shortages, hunger, and skyrocketing commodity costs. Vitasoy is most known for its plant milk …

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Fairs & Events

2022 New Food Invest Will Focus on Africa, Middle East, and Europe

Beyond Animal and ProVeg International announce the 2022 New Food Invest online conference, which brings together international plant-based and cultured-food businesses, investors, and venture capitalists to accelerate the growth of these sectors. The world’s first online conference solely dedicated to investments in the developing alternative protein and sustainable food technology sectors, New Food Invest was launched last year and is co-hosted by international non-profit organisation ProVeg and investment platform Beyond …

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