Meat / Protein

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    How fava beans could become the next big thing in plant protein

    The pulses are making high-profile appearances in products such as Beyond Chicken, and new research and facilities could elevate the ingredient's quality and reach.

    By Jan. 13, 2022
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    Plantish plans to launch whole-cut plant-based salmon in 2024

    The Israel-based company uses 3D printing to make a product that looks nearly identical to a fish fillet from legume and algae ingredients.

    By Jan. 13, 2022
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    The growth of plant-based foods

    Plant-based is the hottest trend in food today, and many companies are getting into the space as consumers become more interested in the health halo the products provide.

    By Food Dive staff
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    Smithfield Foods commits to halving food waste by 2030

    The pork producer said it plans to achieve the goal through loss prevention, donating wasted food and repurposing waste into animal feed.

    By Jan. 7, 2022
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    Chipotle, KFC and Donatos ring in 2022 with plant-based launches

    Two out of the three products are limited-time offerings, but come as the plant-based meat market is expected to grow more than 20% per year through 2028. 

    By Alicia Kelso • Jan. 7, 2022
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    Remilk raises $120M for animal-free dairy

    The Israel-based company, which already has facilities in the U.S. and Europe, plans to use the funds to scale its proteins for use as ingredients.

    By Jan. 6, 2022
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    Biden gives small meat processors $1B to support competition

    The administration aims to help independent players in a market dominated by large processors and make products more affordable to consumers.

    By Jan. 4, 2022
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    6 trends shaping food and beverage growth in 2022

    The lingering effects of the pandemic will continue to influence everything from consumers' meal choices to the ability of manufacturers to meet demand.

    By , , Jan. 4, 2022
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    Top 10 food funding rounds of 2021

    The year has had 13 unique investment periods where companies received more than $100 million — a trend that is not likely to end soon, experts say.

    By Dec. 23, 2021
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    Follow the technology: Why innovation is key to more sustainable food choices

    Industry and government leaders should consider all routes to developing new protein sources to help feed a hungry world and cut emissions, writes former USDA Secretary Dan Glickman.

    By Dan Glickman • Dec. 21, 2021
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    Future Meat Technologies raises $347M and makes a $1.70 cell-based chicken breast

    The Israeli cultivated meat company also has plans to break ground on a U.S. facility in 2022, with operations beginning in 2024.

    By Dec. 20, 2021
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    José Andrés joins board for Eat Just's cell-based meat

    The celebrity chef pledged to serve cultured Good Meat chicken at one of his restaurants once the U.S. grants regulatory approval. He also will be a culinary advisor to the company.

    By Dec. 15, 2021
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    Wildtype agreement will bring cell-based sushi to grocery stores and restaurants

    The partnership with Snowfox and Pokéworks could eventually bring cultivated salmon to more than 1,300 accessible locations.

    By Dec. 13, 2021
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    Motif FoodWorks launches heme ingredient and announces new production facility

    Hemami, made through precision fermentation, can give plant-based meat a more authentic taste, the company said. It will be one of the components made in the planned 65,000-square-foot center set to open in 2022.

    By Dec. 9, 2021
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    Beyond Meat hires Tyson veterans in push to boost production and lower costs

    By placing seasoned executives from the poultry giant in charge of operations and supply chain, the plant-based company looks to overcome issues that have hampered faster expansion.

    By Dec. 9, 2021
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    Upside Foods develops animal-free growth medium for cell-based meat

    Without relying on pricey substances from animals, the California-based cultured meat company says it can create chicken that is at parity with some upscale traditional options.

    By Dec. 9, 2021
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    McCain invests $55M in plant-based frozen brand Strong Roots

    The global potato giant adds the Irish company known for Cauliflower Hash Browns and veggie burgers to its portfolio of partners in the trendy better-for-you space.

    By Dec. 8, 2021
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    Tindle's new take on plant-based chicken gets ready for its US debut

    In just a year and a half, Singapore-based Next Gen Foods has raised $30 million for its clean-label and culinary-friendly poultry analog, and plans for this country to eventually be its largest market.

    By Dec. 8, 2021
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    The Every Company gets $175M investment

    The funds will help the animal-free egg white company continue its expansion and commercialization of its ingredients made by precision fermentation.

    By Dec. 7, 2021
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    Meati hires General Mills exec to smooth its path to market in 2022

    Scott Tassani will bring 30 years' experience to the maker of mycelium-based meat alternatives, which aims to begin direct-to-consumer sales next year.

    By Dec. 1, 2021
  • Weak efforts will slow meat industry's effort to reduce environmental footprint, report says

    Despite making pledges last month at COP26 to cut methane emissions, FAIRR said only 18% of meat and dairy companies actually track the gas.

    By Dec. 1, 2021
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    Thanksgiving dinner costs rise due to inflation and supply chain challenges

    The total expense for the holiday meal will be $53.31 for 10 people, a 14% increase from last year, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation.

    By Nov. 23, 2021
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    New Culture raises $25M to launch animal-free cheese in 2022

    The funding round — which includes venture arms of Kraft Heinz, ADM and Dr. Oetker — will help the company scale and grow as it plans to commercialize its cow-free mozzarella.

    By Nov. 23, 2021
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    Impossible Foods raises $500M, bringing its lifetime funding to more than $2B

    The company, which says it is the fastest growing in plant-based meat, plans to use the money to accelerate its expansion in the U.S. and abroad.

    By Nov. 23, 2021
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    What's behind the slowdown in plant-based meat sales?

    With major companies posting lower-than-expected revenues, the once-hot sector is looking less appealing to investors. Three analysts give their take on what happened and the segment's future.

    By Nov. 22, 2021
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    Kemin breaks ground on clean-label proteins plant

    Less than a year after acquiring Proteus Industries, the company is ramping up production of its ingredients line for meat and poultry applications and has named a leadership team.

    By Nov. 18, 2021