A conversation with

Didier Toubia, founder and CEO of Aleph Farms

In a fractious time in society, Didier Toubia preaches a message of unity and teamwork across industry lines and points of view. That is, he has no interest in painting cultivated meat — his company's raison d'etre more...

The right tools make all the difference: A conversation with Christie Lagally, Rebellyous Foods

You can make good plant-based chicken nuggets on meat processing equipment — but not with the same economies of scale that allow major poultry processors to make the nuggets at a price attractive to foodservice customers more...

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By the numbers (infographic)

The headlines have an effect

One thing the spread of COVID-19 has done is teach the average American consumer about how meat products are made: The virus spreads with mean efficiency in the cold, close quarters of a meat processing plant. This awareness more...

This is a veggie-forward diet?

The mantra of a veggie-forward diet has become particularly attractive with the spread of COVID-19. According to research by the International Food Information Council, when looking at specific foods, consumption of more...

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Legislation

Stretched thin

It’s a Rorschach test, of sorts, whether the supply continuity woes that have plagued Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods are an indication of the huge market hungry for their products, or a sign that these start-ups more...

Aisle be seeing you: Why retail placement is so important to plant-based substitutes

Beyond Meat and other plant-based substitutes have made placement in or near the fresh meat case a major part of their marketing message, so much so that Beyond Meat’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission more...

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Behind the news

Very Good Food has 4x revenue in Q2, signs lease for production facility

The Vancouver, British Columbia-based Very Good Food Company Inc. announced a 395% year-over-year revenue gain for alt-protein sales in the second quarter. The company also has signed a 5½-year lease for 25,000-square-feet more...

Beyond Meat to launch manufacturing facility in China

Beyond Meat soon will become the first multinational, plant-based meat specialty company to break ground on a major production facility in China.Wholly owned subsidiary Beyond Meat Food Co., Ltd., has signed an agreement more...

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Editor’s Choice

The four P's: Price, price, price and price

Particularly as the global economy struggles through a recession, the fact that plant-based meat substitutes are priced at a premium to conventional meat does not do the sector any favors.  This article from Vox.com's more...

Southern exposure

Plant-based substitutes tend to be thought of as a hot topic first in North America and northern Europe, with Asia close behind. Latin America in general has not been part of the headlines — so far. But as this article more...

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