Meat / Protein


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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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    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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    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
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    JBS enters cell-based meat with BioTech Foods acquisition and $100M investment

    The world's largest meat company is the first to make an acquisition in the growing space, and plans to build a production facility in Spain and a cultivated meat R&D center in its home country of Brazil.

    By Nov. 18, 2021
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    Sanderson and Wayne Farms merger 'an opportunity that doesn't come along very often,' CEO says

    Clint Rivers said the new company — which would be the third-largest U.S. poultry processor after the deal closes — will benefit from expansion into new categories and growing demand for chicken.

    By Nov. 17, 2021
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    How Blue Horizon uses food tech investments to further sustainability

    The firm puts funds toward alternative protein companies worldwide, focusing on their potential to improve the environment, human health and animal welfare.

    By Nov. 15, 2021
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    Marfrig, ADM plant-based venture expands with 2 North American acquisitions

    PlantPlus Foods, formed in 2020 to create products for North and South American markets, is buying the maker of Hilary's veggie burgers and private-label manufacturer Sol Cuisine for about $100 million.

    By Nov. 15, 2021
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    JBS USA names new CEO amid executive reshuffling

    Tim Schellpeper will assume the role in January from Andre Noguiera, who has led the beef, pork and poultry producer since 2013.

    By Nov. 12, 2021
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    Tofurky argues Oklahoma plant-based labeling law imposes 'burdensome roadblocks' on the industry

    The case, which seeks to overturn a state requirement, has a new food company leading its charge and a revamped legal strategy.

    By Nov. 11, 2021
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    Beyond Meat shares tumble after company reports lower-than-expected revenues

    Several factors contributed to the plant-based meat leader missing its targets, CEO Ethan Brown said, but he is optimistic about the company's future.

    By Nov. 11, 2021
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    The Every Company's animal-free egg proteins debut in Pressed smoothie

    The limited-time beverage gives the company a chance to show off its ClearEgg protein to consumers concerned with wellness, product taste and mouthfeel.

    By Nov. 9, 2021
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    Maple Leaf plans review of plant-based division after sales declines

    The Canadian meat giant will be looking at why consumers are less interested in purchasing its Lightlife, Field Roast and Chao brands, but did not say if it would consider selling them off.

    By Nov. 5, 2021
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    Tracking the cell-based meat space

    Big Food takes a stake in the space as JBS intends to purchase BioTech Foods and invest $100 million in facilities on both Spain and Brazil.

    By Updated Nov. 19, 2021
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    Upside Foods opens plant capable of making 50K pounds of cultivated meat a year

    The largest facility of its kind in North America, located near San Francisco, brings cell-based meat closer to reality.

    By Nov. 4, 2021
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    Future Farm lands $58M investment round

    The Brazilian company, which brought its plant-based Future Burgers to the U.S. this summer, plans to launch more of its meat analogs here, as well as expand into dairy alternatives.

    By Nov. 4, 2021
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    Applegate debuts hot dog made with beef grown through regenerative farming

    The Hormel subsidiary's The Do Good Dog sources meat raised on verified regenerative grasslands and contains no artificial ingredients or preservatives. 

    By Nov. 3, 2021
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    TurtleTree closes $30M funding round

    After a year of partnerships and opening a new California R&D center, the company using cell-culturing technology to create human and cow milk has money to invest in product development.

    By Nov. 2, 2021
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    Once-hot food and beverage IPOs lose their sizzle as investor enthusiasm fades

    A review of 13 companies that have gone public since July 2020 through traditional IPOs or mergers with SPACs show all but one of the listings are trading below where they first came to market.

    By Nov. 2, 2021
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    Nature's Fynd plans 200K-square-foot manufacturing facility and Chicago retail launch

    The company, which makes food from a fungus discovered in Yellowstone National Park, appears to be gearing up for a big entry into the commercial space.

    By Oct. 29, 2021
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    Daring Foods raises $65M and launches at Walmart

    The plant-based chicken maker has raised more than $120 million over the past year as it prepares for further retail expansion and new products.

    By Oct. 28, 2021
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    Above Food to buy Atlantic Natural Foods for more than $30M

    The vertically integrated Canadian plant-based company's acquisition of the maker of Tuno and Loma Linda can help lead it to new customers, especially in the United States.

    By Oct. 26, 2021
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    Mission Barns partnership produces plant-based sausage with cultivated fat

    To announce the agreement with Silva Sausage, the companies made Mission Chorizo Sausage in a scaled production run. There is no target date for a launch yet.

    By Oct. 21, 2021
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    By the numbers: Plant-based food sales and prices

    The trendy segment is selling fast and growing at a quicker rate than traditional products. Data from SPINS details these increases and shows how close some categories are to reaching price parity.

    By Oct. 19, 2021