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Lovingly Made Ingredients’ new 30,000-square-foot facility opened in Calgary in March and plans to source yellow pea protein for its novel ingredients for plant-based foods.

‘Go west’ is paying off for British maker of plant-based ingredients

Its Calgary division plans to source — and eventually process — its yellow peas locally

Reading Time: 4 minutes Plant-protein processing is slowly but surely making its way to Alberta with the recent launch of Lovingly Made Ingredients in Calgary. The ingredient manufacturing arm of the British company Meatless Farm began production in its 33,000-square-foot facility in March. And so far, Alberta is proving to be the right location for the rapidly growing startup. […] Read more

There is no denying that the world remains hungry for protein, and in particular meat.

Schoepp: Who will win the battle for the plates of consumers?

The rise of meat created from plants or in a lab is a fascinating, and multi-faceted, affair

Reading Time: 3 minutes Who will win the plate on the battlefield of food animal versus plant- or cell-based meats? I have often wondered about the outcome of this raging war for the shelf, especially after I first noticed food animal companies investing in plant-based technologies. There is mounting evidence for the use of food animal over alternate meats […] Read more


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Singapore approves sale of lab-grown meat in world first

U.S. maker says cultured meat's clearance may set template for future approvals

Singapore | Reuters — Singapore has given U.S. start-up Eat Just the greenlight to sell its lab-grown chicken meat, in what the firm says is the world’s first regulatory approval for so-called clean meat that does not come from slaughtered animals. The meat, to be sold as nuggets, will be priced at premium chicken prices […] Read more

In Europe, major food companies are putting a Nutri-Score on the front of labels. Nestlé, the world’s largest food company, is adopting the system even for products, like KitKat, that get the lowest rating. Food expert David Hughes predicts foods will soon have an environmental rating, too.

From faux meat to fake milk, the plant-based trend still going strong

It’s not making news during the pandemic, but consumer interest in meat and dairy alternatives hasn’t waned

Reading Time: 3 minutes It’s not making news during the pandemic, but the popularity of plant-based foods is still growing, says an expert on global food trends. “Because of COVID-19, it looks like plant-based food has gone off the boil because you just hear less about plant-based food,” David Hughes said during a webinar hosted by the Plant Protein […] Read more



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The fake meat trend is just getting started, food exec says

Half of all meat eaters say they want to cut back and eat more plant-based foods

Reading Time: 3 minutes It’s not going to stop with the Beyond Meat burger. Expect to see more plant-based foods in your grocery store as more and more consumers reduce their consumption of meat, says the CEO of a leading organic and natural food company. “You can see tremendous acceleration in the refrigerated meat alternatives in Canada,” Beena Goldenberg […] Read more