A conversation with

June 2020

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 more...

March 2020

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 more...

November 2019

Henk's Hot List: Other top plant-based protein sources

Protein tech specialist Henk Hoogenkamp expects to see a number of plant- and dairy-based protein sources enjoy greater market growth and application more...

Rice can be nice: A conversation with ... Henk Hoogenkamp

Henk Hoogenkamp has studied alternative proteins for decades, particularly soy proteins traditionally used as extenders in meat products. More recently more...

July 2019

What's the hold up? Kate Krueger of New Harvest explains the sticking point in cell-cultured meat production

In 1931, Winston Churchill published an article in which he predicted that mankind would be eating lab-grown meat within 50 year’s time. With that more...

May 2019

Those are speed bumps on that plant-based superhighway

The analogue autobahn looked like it had no limits, until those racing down its lanes started running into some unmarked speed bumps. There's been no more...

When agencies team up: A conversation with Emily Strunk, senior associate in Mayer Brown's D.C. practice

Months after the Food & Drug Administration and USDA outlined their much-anticipated agreement for how the cell-based meat industry would be more...

April 2019

200 million Americans can't be wrong: Or, the lure of the new

Two-thirds of consumers in the U.S. buy plant-based meat alternatives at the retail store, or are interested in at least trying them. This, according more...

Turning over a new (Green)leaf: A conversation with ... Dan Curtin, president of Maple Leaf Foods' subsidiary, Greenleaf Foods

Canadian meat giant Maple Leaf Foods threw a spotlight on its plant-based analogue efforts last fall when it folded its two analogue brands — LightLife more...

March 2019

... FSIS Administrator Carmen Rottenberg, on next steps in regulating cell-based meat products

Earlier this month, the USDA and the Department of Health and Human Services unveiled the framework for how FSIS and FDA will divvy up the duties of regulating more...

February 2019

It's all about the protein

The NPD Group market research firm released a study earlier this year that said case shipments of plant-based protein from broadline foodservice distributors more...

January 2019

Sharon Palmer, 'The Plant-Powered Dietician'

A vegetarian diet typically is marketed as more healthful, but a survey out of the U.K. late last year called out plant-based meat analogues for being more...