Editor’s Choice

August 2020

Ingredients for success

A company that processes soybeans is over the moon about the increased interest in plant-based meat substitutes, most of which are soy-based — right? more...

July 2020

It's all technique

The excitement over the newest wave of plant-based meat substitutes is that unlike earlier generations in the category, these products are meant to look more...

eHarmony meets alt-meat

Kitchn is a website for home cooks "who like to get their hands dirty while they cook." In a couple of short articles every day, the site covers recipes more...

June 2020

Discover the middle path

In the end, a little bit of this from Column A, mixed with a little bit of that from Column B, is most likely the winning recipe in the battle between more...

Dr. Valeti's star turn: 'Meat the Future' streaming online now

Dr. Uma Valeti, founder and CEO of California-based Memphis Meats, makes a charming interview. (Here at Meatingplace, we know this for a fact; we've tapped more...

May 2020

China's past as meat analogues' prologue

U.S. business people. and policymakers are watching China, South Korea and other economies as an indicator of what to expect as the most intense threat more...

¡Happy Cinco de Mayo de la Planta!

It's Cinco de Mayo and if your local supermarket is shy of your favorite animal proteins for grilling, this post on LATaco.com is running to your rescue more...

April 2020

TikTok! TikTok! This faux bacon tutorial has captured the short attention span

What?!? You don't have the TikTok app yet? Now, and for at least a few weeks yet, is the perfect time to download the app for this short-video platform more...

COVID-19 comes with its own conspiracy theories

The spread of COVID-19 prompted plant-based meat substitutes' biggest proponents to quickly draw a line between animal ag, eating meat and the pandemic more...

March 2020

To curry favor

India is the world's largest producer of pulses, and its largest consumer market, as well. And with a majority-vegetarian population, it would seem to more...

Motley Fool asks: 'Can Beyond Meat become the Tesla of meat-substitute makers?'

In the spirit of food-manufacturing-is-really-food-tech, investment news website The Motley Fool addresses Beyond Meat's recent disappointing (to the more...

February 2020

Before Beyond, Impossible and the Good Food Institute, there was Frances Moore Lappé

Beyond Meat founder Ethan Brown wasn't even born yet when Frances Moore Lappé's book, "Diet for a Small Planet," was published. The book made a more...

No meat with that Nae Nae: Hip hop embraces vegan culture

What do RZA, Ghostface Killah, Snoop Dogg, Jay-Z and GZA of Wu-Tang Clan have in common? Besides being the kings of hip hop, they are among plant-based more...

January 2020

How one writer 'learned to embrace" the meatless meat resolution

To moviegoers of a certain generation, saying that you "learned to embrace" an idea or concept conveys the sense of having overcome an aversion to it more...

Endangered species for dinner?

In the 1990 movie, "The Freshman," the Fabulous Gourmet Club is an exclusive and secret gathering of wealthy black-market foodies who convene regularly more...

December 2019

What if ... ?

When Washington Post columnist Gene Weingarten and the Good Food Institute's Bruce Friedrich get to talking meat substitutes and cultivated proteins over more...

November 2019

From CNN: China perfected fake meat centuries ago

So American alt-meat manufacturers want to take their products to China? As with many foodstuffs, the Chinese were there centuries ago, with an extensive more...

October 2019

You know you've made your mark on pop culture when ...

... the not-for-kids Halloween costume folks come up with a "sexy" version of whatever you are. This year's rookie entry is a "sexy" "Beyond Burger" costume more...

September 2019

What over-population problem?

"We’ve worried about overpopulation for centuries. And we’ve always been wrong." So says the headline on this Vox.com article that does a more...

August 2019

From Eater: Is the world ready for this gelly?

The bowls of neon wiggles you loved as a kid, and perhaps mixed with vodka in college, are increasingly drawing scrutiny from diners now super-aware of more...

Quote unquote

"We are not creating synthetic flavors or molecules that, when you taste them, make you think of meat. We actually are understanding how flavor is created more...

July 2019

Before Beyond there was Boca

Consumer products market watchers with particularly long memories may remember another plant-based burger that separated itself from the pack with the more...

June 2019

MarketWatch: A plant or meat, fast food cheat sheet

For the most part, the makers of the plant-based meat substitutes have avoided overtly marketing any sort of nutrition or health claims on their products more...

May 2019

Everything old is new again

Foodies and food executives alike are agog over the growth of the meat analogue industry and the promise of lab-manufactured meat -- but leave it to the more...

March 2019

From OZY: 'Meat' made from electricity and air?

Link for headline: https://www.ozy.com/good-sht/could-this-food-made-from-electricity-and-air-replace-cows/87291 OZY, a news website that bills itself more...

Quote unquote

for the pullout quote at the bottom of the newsletter:   “I’m just going to tell you, I don’t look at this as voodoo science, because more...

February 2019

From The Paris Review: 'Fake meat' as an 'Object of Despair'

Inspired by Roland Barthes, The Paris Review's monthly column, Objects of Despair, examines contemporary artifacts and the mythologies we have built more...

January 2019

Fast Company: 2019 will be the year alt-meat goes mainstream

You can count on Fast Company to push the envelope when it writes about trends. Glitzy prognosticators like Richard Branson predict that in more...