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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

When it comes to burger ads, it’s pretty tough to tell McDonald’s Quarter Pounder (top left) from the company’s new McPlant burger (top right). But is it confusing in the grocery store? While Impossible Foods calls its ground beef substitute “burger made from plants,” (bottom right) Beyond Meat uses beef and ‘plant based’ but also a steer logo (bottom left).

Some cattle producers have a beef with fake-meat labelling

Is it misleading to use words like burger and meat for veggie substitutes?

Reading Time: 6 minutes Plant-based protein. Simulated meat. Alternative protein. When it comes to labelling fake meat, what’s in a name? Well, it depends on who you ask. Some say using words like ‘burger’ or ‘sausage’ to describe vegetarian fare is misleading. “To me, it’s obvious we’re producing the best meat product, because everybody else wants to call theirs […] Read more



(Video screengrab from Limagrain.com)

Limagrain to launch plant-based protein food next year

Paris | Reuters — French agricultural co-operative Limagrain on Tuesday said it is launching a new legumes business that aims to deliver plant-based food products from next year, betting on the fast-growing plant protein sector and a trend towards eating less red meat. Many large agricultural companies, including Archer Daniels Midland, Cargill and France’s Roquette […] Read more


The Year That Was: Fake meat takes off

The Year That Was: Fake meat takes off

Many ranchers view faux burgers as a threat, but others argue they’re a sign that opportunities abound

Reading Time: 3 minutes Faux burgers have been around for a while but in 2019, some sort of switch was flipped and all of a sudden everyone was talking about them. The pivotal moment came when the food-service industry decided to embrace Beyond Meat — which more closely mimics the look and texture of actual hamburgers, said Sylvain Charlebois, […] Read more

Alternative meat company Quorn has dozens of products in its faux chicken lineup. The product is made from a ‘mycoprotein,’ which is derived from a soil fungus fermented in vats and is high in protein and fibre.

There’s more vegetarians, but also more meat eaters looking for change

‘Flexitarians’ still want to eat meat but they also want to ‘feel good about eating,’ says marketing expert

Reading Time: 2 minutes The number of vegans and vegetarians is growing, but confirmed meat eaters will remain and possibly look at higher-end cuts of meat, says an international food-marketing expert. But the middle is where it gets interesting — with “flexitarians” looking for good sources of protein and willing to have a mix of plant and animal proteins, […] Read more