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SOMOS Launches in Target Nationwide with Two Exclusive Burrito Bowl Kits

SOMOS, the Mexican food brand that brings vibrant heritage and real Mexican flavors to ready-to-eat foods, will roll out in all 1,800+ Target locations nationwide beginning this month. SOMOS launches in Target with two Target-exclusive Burrito Bowl Kits, designed to deliver two servings of protein-packed, plant-based Mexican meals in under five minutes. SOMOS will also bring several products within their existing portfolio to Target shelves including rices, beans, veggie sides, and their newest product, Salsa Macha, the "Mexican chili crisp" condiment...

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Sep 12 10:04 AM, Urner Barry

Veggie Grill Expands Successful Beyond Meat Partnership With Additional Plant-Based Steak Offerings

Veggie Grill, the beloved plant-based restaurant pioneer and acclaimed segment leader best known for serving feel-good food for all since 2006, is deepening its longtime partnership with Beyond Meat with expanded Beyond Steak menu offerings. Committed to sourcing the best-tasting and highest-quality plant-based products possible, Veggie Grill will feature the award-winning Beyond Steak on three existing fan-favorite menu items. The 100% plant-powered restaurant brand debuted the better-for-you steak in April. The overwhelmingly positive response to Beyond Steak...

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Sep 6 10:40 AM, Urner Barry

UNLIMEAT Unveils New Products, Collaboration with JUST Egg

Zikooin Company (UNLIMEAT), a leader in the alternative meat market in Korea, is introducing plant-based egg products in partnership with JUST Egg, the U.S.-based market leader in the plant-based egg category. The two companies recently announced that they have signed a brand license agreement and will unveil new products using JUST Egg's beloved folded format.

JUST Egg is a division of Eat Just Inc., a food technology company with a mission to build a healthier, safer and more sustainable food system in our lifetimes. The firm's world-class team...

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Aug 16 8:45 AM, Urner Barry

Beyond Steak, the #1 New Plant-Based Meat Item in Retail, is Now Available at Nearly 14,000 Stores 

Beyond Meat, Inc., a leader in plant-based meat, today announced that following a successful initial rollout, Beyond Steak®, the #1 selling new plant-based meat item in retail1, is expanding distribution to include Whole Foods Market, Publix, Wegmans, Meijer and Stater Bros. Markets. This new distribution joins existing availability of Beyond Steak at Kroger, Walmart, Albertsons, Ahold, Target and Sprouts Farmers Market, and supports Beyond Meat’s mission of making delicious, nutritious and sustainable plant-based meat products...

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Jul 12 8:36 AM, Urner Barry

Impossible Foods Launches The Indulgent Burger: Premium Patties With Gourmet Flavor

Today, California-based Impossible Foods doubled-down on its industry-leading plant-based beef portfolio with its boldest burger yet: Introducing the Impossible™ Indulgent Burger — a new, more premium version of the original Impossible™ Burger patty with a recipe that’s juicier, meatier and all-around more indulgent.

The Impossible Indulgent Burger is a thick, flavor-forward burger for discerning burger-lovers – in fact, 82% of consumers say it tastes as good as or better than ground beef from cows. Each third-pound, restaurant-style patty packs maximum...  

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Jun 21 8:37 AM, Urner Barry

Impossible Foods Expands with New Chief Science Officer and Chief Supply Chain Officer 

Impossible Foods announced today the addition of two seasoned executives to its leadership team to oversee several critical business functions.

Veteran industrial biotechnology leader Sunil Chandran is joining Impossible Foods as its Chief Science Officer to oversee the company’s R&D and innovation departments, with a focus on improving Impossible’s existing products and introducing new innovations to its product portfolio. Chandran joins Impossible from Amyris Inc., where he spent more than 17 years bringing new fermentation-derived ingredients to market, most recently as its Chief Science Officer...

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Jun 16 12:01 PM, Urner Barry

Beyond Meat Debuts the Newest Iteration of Beyond Sausage, the #1 Selling Plant-Based Sausage

Beyond Meat, Inc, a leader in plant-based meat, today announced the next step forward in providing consumers with delicious plant-based meats that are indistinguishable from their animal protein counterparts while being better for people and the planet with the launch of the newest iteration of Beyond Sausage®. With an even juicier, meatier taste and texture, the latest version of the top-selling plant-based dinner sausage in retail1 comes just in time for the 68% of Americans hosting a Fourth of July...

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Jun 14 8:22 AM, Urner Barry

Impossible Foods Kicks Off Major Summer Marketing Effort 

Impossible Foods is gearing up for summer with the launch of two new national advertising campaigns designed to introduce consumers across the country to the plant-based meat category as well as Impossible’s brand and products.

Premiering this Sunday, June 11 during the 76th Annual Tony Awards® broadcast, Impossible’s “Making Meat History” campaign is a rollicking 90-second musical advertisement. It explores the history of meat through the ages and up to the present day, when the musical’s “historian” narrator introduces meat from a new animal called “the plant.” Impossible created...

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Jun 12 9:05 AM, Urner Barry

MLB Hall of Famer Derek Jeter Invests in Meati Foods

Meati Foods™, the producer of delicious, animal-free meat made from mushroom root, today announced that MLB Hall of Fame member, investor and entrepreneur Derek Jeter has joined the company as an investor and advisor.

“When it came to considering an investment in this industry, I had three main priorities in evaluating the food: nutrition, sustainability and taste,” said Jeter. “Meati certainly delivers, with great quality steaks and cutlets and an institutional emphasis on high nutritional value and sustainable practices...

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Jun 8 9:26 AM, General News

MyForest Foods Announces $15 Million Series A-2 Funding, Appoints Food Industry Expert as New CEO

MyForest Foods Co. today announced it has raised $15 million in Series A-2 funding to support its next chapter of growth and further bring its hero product, MyBacon, to more consumers across the East Coast. The round was led by MyForest Foods’ parent company, Ecovative Design.

The majority of the proceeds will be used to support MyForest Foods’ retail growth and foodservice presence as it expands its footprint across the Eastern Seaboard, including New York City. The company’s popular mycelium-based...

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Jun 7 9:32 AM, General News

Taco Bell's Iconic Crunchwrap Goes Vegan

True Taco Bell fans have long been in the know on the extensive vegan and vegetarian options available through its customizable menu. After years of testing and tasting, the creative chefs behind the Taco Bell Test Kitchen unlocked the perfect recipe for its first fully vegan entree item: the Vegan Crunchwrap.

Just like how its original counterpart disrupted the quick service scene years ago, the Vegan Crunchwrap puts a new twist on what it means to enjoy vegan food. Craveable and convenient, the Vegan Crunchwrap...

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Jun 7 8:50 AM, General News

Planet Based Foods Expands Product Line for Oregon-Based Grocery Chain

Planet Based Foods Global Inc. is excited to announce that the Company will be expanding its product line for the Oregon-based grocery store chain, New Seasons Market ("New Seasons") to include Planet Based Food's Original with Cheese Taquitos and Southwest Style Taquitos across its in-store locations in July 2023.

This announcement is in conjunction with a previous news release (dated August 9, 2022) when the Company announced they would be partnering with New Seasons Market to offer Planet Based Foods...

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May 16 11:57 AM, Urner Barry

Just in Time for Summer, Gardein Serves Up Two Sizzling Veggie Burgers

As grilling season approaches, Gardein®, a brand of Conagra Brands, Inc. (NYSE: CAG), is excited to offer two delicious and unique veggie burger options for those looking to elevate their BBQ game. The new Gardein SUPRÊME™ Black Bean Burger and SUPRÊME™ Falafel Burger elevate the sensory and taste experience of the traditional veggie burger, delivering full flavour and texture you can really sink your teeth into. Both products are part of Gardein’s popular SUPRÊME™ line, offering consumers more variety for summer...


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May 11 2:01 PM, Urner Barry

Beyond Meat Reports First Quarter Results, Smaller Loss

Beyond Meat (NASDAQ: BYND) reported its financial results for its first quarter, showing net revenues were $92.2 million, down 15.7% from the year prior. 

Founded in 2009 and based in El Segundo, California, Beyond Meat is a leading plant-based meat company that offers a variety of items designed to have the same taste and texture as animal-based meat.

Net revenues for U.S. retail and foodservice during the three months that ended April 1, 2023 were down 29.8% from 2022. Net international revenues, however, were up 30%, with a nearly ...

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May 11 7:07 AM, UB Newswires

Urner Barry Releases May Pulse Protein Report

As of May 10, Ethiopia remains in the top spot of the dried pea export value chart, with a 55% increase in value year-over-year (YoY) noted. Cameroon holds the fifth spot, with a 71% decrease in value. Canada is holding the number one spot for dried lentils with a 1% decrease and Mexico holds the number three position with...

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May 10 4:27 PM, Plant Protein

Urban Farmer Appoints Mark Fleming Chief Executive Officer

Urban Farmer, a Paine Schwartz Partners portfolio company and leading manufacturer of better-for-you, plant-based specialty dough products, today announced that Mark Fleming has been appointed Chief Executive Officer, effective May 1, 2023. Mr. Fleming succeeds Steve Jungmann, who is stepping down as Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Jungmann will remain with the company as a strategic advisor to support a seamless transition.

Mr. Fleming brings a 25-year record of driving sales and profitable growth for branded, private label and food service businesses at leading CPG

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May 10 1:38 PM, Urner Barry

Television Personality Rachael Ray Joins Meati Culinary Collective 

Meati Foods™, maker of the animal-free meat made from mushroom root, today announced that it would offer content, recipes and tips from cook, philanthropist and television personality, Rachael Ray. Ray’s legacy for demystifying cooking and delivering simple, flavor-rich, crowd-pleasing dishes, will be evident in the content she will create for Meati, some of which will be unveiled today.

“Rachael Ray is a food industry icon who has proven time and again that one of her super powers is connecting with home cooks looking to create incredible food and...

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May 8 9:35 AM, Urner Barry

PLANT PROTEIN: Get to Know Players in the Plant Protein Market: Next Gen Foods

As part of a monthly series of Urner Barry plant protein reports a company profile will be released to showcase players in the plant protein market. Profiles may represent suppliers, consumer food product brands, or firms involved at other levels of the plant protein supply chain. 

The plant-based world has had its ups and downs, but some companies such as food tech start-up Next Gen Foods appear to be weathering the storm.

Headquartered in Singapore, the company was founded in 2020 by...

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May 3 1:07 PM, Plant Protein

Urner Barry Releases April Soy & Wheat Report

The outlook for 2022/23 U.S. wheat in April is for slightly higher supplies, reduced domestic use, unchanged exports, and increased ending stocks. Supplies are raised by 5 million bushels on higher imports, based on...

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Apr 19 3:10 PM, Plant Protein

Abbot's Butcher Secures National Foodservice Distribution Through New Partnership with Dot Foods

Abbot's Butcher—the makers of clean, nourishing plant-based proteins—has partnered with Dot Foods, North America's largest food industry redistributor. The launch will put Abbot's Butcher premium plant-based meats on the market for over 5,200 customers across all 50 US states. All of Abbot's Butcher bulk SKUs—"Chorizo", Ground "Beef", Chopped Chick'n, and Italian "Sausage" are now available and stocked at Dot.

"We are beyond excited to offer our clean, premium plant-based meats in partnership with Dot Foods. Their supply chain efficiencies allow everyone...

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Apr 19 10:57 AM, General News

TiNDLE, Plant-Based Chicken from Next Gen Foods, Accelerates Grocery Debut in UK

Next Gen Foods – the company behind TiNDLE and Mwah! – today announces TiNDLE's accelerated rollout into new retailers, Morrisons and Mighty Plants, after a successful test of its brand-new grocery products this past winter in the UK and launch with Germany's largest supermarket group. This marks a response to rising consumer demand for plant-based chicken in the UK market, supported by a study commissioned by TiNDLE and conducted by Censuswide that a resounding 68% of people in the UK believe plant-based meals will become more...

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Apr 19 10:36 AM, General News

Karakuri and Quorn Partner to Deliver Meat-Free Products for QSR Diners

Karakuri, the company revolutionising quick service (QSR) and fast casual restaurants with intelligent robotic kitchen automation, today announced a partnership with Quorn, one of the biggest meat-free brands in the world. Through this partnership, Karakuri and Quorn will work together to ensure Karakuri's automated kitchen solutions are optimised to produce perfectly fried, high-quality vegetarian and vegan protein alternatives from Quorn, in every QSR and Fast Casual Kitchen.

Restaurants are increasingly embracing intelligent kitchen automation to help them maximise kitchen efficiencies and lower operational costs...

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Apr 17 9:45 AM, General News

Urner Barry Releases April Pulse Protein Report

As of April 12, Ethiopia remains in the top spot of the dried pea export value chart, with a 37% decrease in value year-over-year (YoY) noted. Cameroon holds the fifth spot, with a 79% decrease in value. Canada is holding the number one spot for...

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Apr 12 4:10 PM, Plant Protein

Upcycled Food Association Members Big Mountain Foods and Crush Dynamics Partner 

Big Mountain Foods to Launch its Lion's Mane Mushroom Burger over 350 Sprouts Farmers locations after proven success as one of the top plant-based performers at Sprouts for the Lions Mane Mushroom Crumble.

Crush Dynamics Inc. and Big Mountain Foods, two Canadian companies with a shared passion for innovation and sustainability, are excited to announce a significant innovation in plant-based foods. Working together, Big Mountain has been able to dramatically enhance flavor and nutrition in their new Lion's Mane Mushroom Burger with the incorporation of Crush Dynamics upcycled...

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Apr 11 3:26 PM, Urner Barry

Aqua Cultured Foods’ Hooks $5.5m to Fast-Track Plant-Based Seafood from Biomass Fermentation

Food-tech startup Aqua Cultured Foods’ plant-based, whole-muscle seafood made through biomass fermentation will launch in select restaurants this summer thanks in part to an infusion of $5.5 million in seed funding led by Stray Dog Capital announced this morning.

The funds give Aqua a competitive edge in the race to bring to market protein alternatives that more closely mimic their animal counterparts at a price-point people can afford by helping the company build out its pilot facility, scale up...

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Apr 10 8:55 AM, General News

Planet Based Foods Enters European Markets with UK Subsidiary

Planet Based Foods Global Inc. (CSE: PBF) (OTCQB: PBFFF) (FRA: AZ0) ("PBFG," "Planet Based Foods" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that the Company has formed a UK subsidiary under the name PBF Europe LTD. for the purpose of entry into European markets. Planet Based Foods Global Inc., the parent company of Planet Based Foods, will continue its operations in the United States as it establishes itself in new international territories.

"This is a groundbreaking announcement for Planet Based Foods, and should come as no surprise for those that have...

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Apr 5 9:28 AM, General News

Under the Radar Protein News of the Week

Food delivery app Grubhub teamed up with Transact Campus, a firm focused on creating solutions for food payments on college campuses, to provide students with a way to order from on- and off-campus restaurants via Grubhub's restaurant network using their campus card.

The partnership will allow students to find more restaurant options on and off campus through the Transact Mobile Ordering app. The partnership should provide students with easier access to local restaurants around campus during the busy school year.

"This integration is a major win for everyone involved and...

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Mar 31 11:03 AM, SeafoodNews

PLANT PROTEIN: Get to Know Players in the Plant Protein Market: Alpha Foods

Founded in 2015, Glendale, California-based Alpha Foods produces plant-based versions of familiar favorites they believe even opposites can agree on. Protein-packed, 100% plant-based, and non-GMO Project Verified, Alpha's convenient comfort food delivers a tasty meatless meal for breakfast, lunch, or dinner and everything in between.

In a statement, co-Founder and CEO Cole Orobetz said: “ Alpha is on a journey to make plant-based eating accessible to and easy for all, from flexitarians like myself, to vegans and everyone else in...

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Mar 30 7:49 AM, Plant Protein

Planet Based Foods Now Found in Popular Southern California Grocery Chain

Planet Based Foods Global Inc. (CSE: PBF) (OTCQB: PBFFF) (FRA: AZ0) ("PBFG," "Planet Based Foods" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that the Company's products will now be available for purchase at Ralph's stores throughout Southern California.

"We're proud of our team and what has been accomplished thus far for this collaboration to come to fruition," Planet Based Foods CEO and Co-Founder Braelyn David said. "With a wide range of high-quality products, we're confident that shoppers will be able to find something to suit their tastes...

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Mar 28 10:23 AM, General News

UNLIMEAT Food Truck Started a Delicious Journey in LA

Korean-inspired plant-based brand UNLIMEAT announces the launch of its LA Food Truck Tour.

The food truck offers a set of delightful vegan fusion menu items including Bulgogi Taco made with their signature plant-based Korean BBQ, pulled pork sliders marinated with a sweet and savory sauce, and fried mandu dumplings with crunchy chili crisp oil and soy sauce. The menu items are all based on popular Mexican dishes, and UNLIMEAT has added Asian touches to make them even more delectable...

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Mar 24 10:50 AM, General News

PLANT PROTEIN: Emerging Plant Protein of the Month: Potato Protein

Potatoes are considered the third most important food crop in the world for human consumption, trailing only rice and wheat. More than a billion people consume potatoes worldwide. Its origins apparently date back some 8,000 years ago when it was domesticated in the South American Andes. This vegetable was eventually brought over to Europe by the mid-1500s. In 2020, total global potato consumption reached...

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Mar 22 4:18 PM, Plant Protein

Urner Barry Releases March Emerging Plant Protein Report

The outlook for 2022/23 U.S. rice for March is for unchanged supplies and domestic use, lower exports, and higher ending stocks. The all rice season-average farm price is unchanged at $19.40 per cwt with both the long and...

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Mar 22 4:11 PM, Plant Protein

Sales of Plant-Based Meat Alternatives Increasingly Fizzling Out at Retail

The retail craze for plant-based meat alternatives appears to be behind us.

Data from COMTELL along with Information Resources, Inc. (IRI), which together with The NPD Group (NPD) have formed Circana, demonstrates a consistent decline in retail sales volume of plant-based alternatives within the latest two years and counting.

Through the information from IRI, COMTELL now features a vastly larger database of retail items and related statistics on its overhauled retail dashboard

In the latest week, sales of meat alternatives ranked tenth...


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Mar 21 7:55 AM, UB Newswires

Urner Barry's Market Briefing Highlights Latest Action Across Protein Markets

Urner Barry is the leading provider of protein market news and information in the food industry. Through daily canvasses of the trade and an unrivaled historical database, our analysts are uniquely positioned to report on the underlying conditions and significant disruptors to the market. In this Market Briefing, Urner Barry reporters outline the latest action in the commodity protein markets, highlighting seasonal factors, disruptors, and current supply and demand fundamentals.

Click HERE to view the latest report. 

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Mar 17 7:56 AM, Urner Barry

Urner Barry Releases March Soy & Wheat Report

The 2022/23 U.S. wheat supply and demand outlook unchanged from February. The projected season-average farm price remains at $9.00 per bushel. The January 2023 farm price reported in the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) Agricultural Prices publication was $8.82 per bushel, down from $8.98 in...

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Mar 15 4:31 PM, Plant Protein

Meatless Kingdom wins Asia-Pacific Scale It Up! Innovation Challenge

Start-up company Meatless Kingdom has been chosen as the winner of Asia-Pacific Scale It Up! Innovation Challenge, an innovation challenge with the goal of helping plant-based protein start-ups in Asia accelerate bringing their products to market. The challenge included 30 companies, competing in a six-month long contest, of which Meatless Kingdom emerged as the winner.

To truly become a solution for the growing population and complement conventional proteins, meat and seafood alternatives need to be viable options that are able to meet consumer demand...

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Mar 15 11:18 AM, General News

Impossible Foods Launches Its Leanest, Most Protein-Packed Beef From Plants Yet

Today, California-based Impossible Foods expanded its industry-leading plant-based meat portfolio with a leaner version of its flagship Impossible™ Beef product: Impossible™ Beef Lite.

Impossible Beef Lite is designed to be better than lean ground animal beef, featuring 21 grams of protein, no trans fat or cholesterol, and 75% less saturated fat as well as 45% less total fat than 90/10 lean beef from cows.1 The nutrient-packed product is also a good source of fiber, iron, B vitamins, zinc, and potassium...

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Mar 9 7:57 AM, General News

Urner Barry Releases March Pulse Protein Report

As of March 8, Ethiopia remains in the top spot of the dried pea export value chart, with a 47% decrease in value year-over-year (YoY) noted. Cameroon holds the fifth spot, with a 31% increase in value. Canada is holding the number one spot for dried lentils with a 6% decrease and...

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Mar 8 4:11 PM, Plant Protein

Eat Meati Begins Major Year of Expansion with Sprouts Farmers Market

Meati Foods™, the producer of delicious, animal-free, whole-food protein made from mushroom root, today announced the expansion of its retail partnership with Sprouts Farmers Market (NASDAQ: SFM), the first major step in a significant year of expansion that will make Meati nationally available. Eat Meati cutlets and steaks have begun their rollout to approximately 380 Sprouts stores across 23 states after exceptional reception during a mid-summer 2022 pilot in Colorado locations, as well as a national direct-to-doorstep events that consistently sold out...

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Mar 7 7:15 AM, General News

Sensible Hot Dogs Appoints New CFO

Sensible Hot Dogs (the "Company" or "Sensible") (NEO: HOTD) (FSE: OX4), an innovative plant-based hot dog company focused on changing the playing field around America's street food, is pleased to announce the appointment of Pratik (Tiki) Patel as Chief Financial Officer of the Company.

Mr. Patel replaces Peter Geh as CFO. The Company wishes to thank Mr. Geh for his service and contributions and wishes him well in his future endeavours.

Mr. Patel is a Chartered Professional Accountant who brings over fifteen years of experience in senior accounting and finance roles...

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Mar 6 9:41 AM, General News

Renegade Foods Launches Industry First Shelf-Stable Vegan Deli Meat

Bay Area-based Renegade Foods, announced the launch of their shelf-stable vegan salamis that can now be stored, shipped, and merchandised without refrigeration. This marks a first of its kind in the vegan culinary world as currently only animal-meat salami can be stored on the shelf. Honoring the centuries-old traditions from Europe, the company utilizes wholesome organic ingredients and traditional meat preservation techniques ensuring the flavors and textures are created naturally and with minimal processing...

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Mar 3 8:30 AM, General News

Cargill, CUBIQ FOODS Collaborate on Novel Fat Tech to Accelerate Innovation of Plant-Based Foods

Answering the call for healthier, more sustainable and better-tasting solutions, Cargill and the young food-tech company CUBIQ FOODS have signed product co-development and commercial go-to-market agreements aimed at developing and accelerating wide-scale commercialization of CUBIQ FOODS’ innovative fat technologies.

With this strategic partnership, Cargill will now have access to CUBIQ’s innovative technologies to help customers develop plant-based alternative foods with benefits that surpass typical products made with animal fats or tropical oils, such as...

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Mar 2 8:47 AM, General News

PLANT PROTEIN: Get to Know Players in the Plant Protein Market: Hooray Foods

One tasty food item that can be enjoyed during breakfast, lunch or dinner is bacon. You can have it accompanying your eggs, have it diced on your salad at midday, or perhaps have it on a burger in the evening. In 2020, it was reported that more than 80% of the U.S. population dined on bacon. San Francisco-based startup Hooray Foods, which came to be in late 2020, is very much aware of the strong interest in this delectable food and have put their own...

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Mar 1 9:32 AM, Plant Protein

Meati Foods Announces Inaugural “Meati Culinary Collective” Led by World-Renowned Celebrity Chefs

Meati Foods, the producer of delicious animal-free, whole-food protein, this week debuted an evolving chef partnership series coined the “Meati Culinary Collective,” featuring Meati’s mushroom root-based creations as prepared by a diverse roster of celebrated chefs. This spring, Meati is collaborating with Chef David Chang of the globally-recognized Momofuku and Majordomo Media, and two-time World BBQ Champion Charlie McKenna, chef and owner of Lillie’s Q in Chicago, along with chefs Tom Colicchio and Evan Funke...

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Feb 23 7:42 AM, General News

PLANT PROTEIN: Emerging Plant Protein of the Month: Navy Beans

The Navy bean, an oval, slightly flattened white bean first domesticated in the Americas, goes by other names such as haricot, Boston bean, Yankee bean and others. Its name is an American term coined by the U.S. Navy that has been serving these beans as a staple since the middle of the 19th century.

Navy beans are high in nutrients such as sodium, magnesium, zinc, copper. They are also a rich source of folate, magnesium, potassium and...

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Feb 22 3:55 PM, Plant Protein

Urner Barry Releases February Emerging Plant Protein Report

According to the latest USDA WASDE report, the outlook for 2022/23 U.S. rice in February is for lower supplies, unchanged domestic use, smaller exports, and slightly larger ending stocks. Total imports are lowered 3.0 million cwt to...

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Feb 22 3:40 PM, Plant Protein

Vgarden Joins with Tiv Taam to Advance Its Vegan Deli Meats

Leading foodTech developer of plant-based alternatives Vgarden, Ltd. announces the global launch of its vegan line of deli meats to be jointly manufactured with the major Israel-based supermarket chain and meat delicatessen producer, Tiv Taam (TASE: TTAM). This collaboration will be instrumental in boosting Vgarden's production capacity to accommodate its global commercialization activities as it sets its eye on the US market.

In a strategic move to expand into the global vegan market, Tiv Taam signed an exclusive production agreement with Vgarden to produce a series of...

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Feb 22 10:25 AM, General News

Impossible Foods Launches Three New Chicken Products

California-based Impossible Foods today announced the expansion of its crispy, juicy chicken line with three new products: Impossible™ Spicy Chicken Nuggets, Impossible™ Spicy Chicken Patties, and Impossible™ Chicken Tenders — all made from plants.

The new Impossible Spicy Chicken Nuggets and Patties are designed to indulge heat-seeking palates with a blend of custom spices that add kick to the crispy, juicy, tender bite of the brand’s original plant-based chicken recipe. The all-new Impossible Chicken Tenders feature a deliciously savory blend of spices in a larger, elongated shape...

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Feb 22 9:17 AM, General News

Mush Foods' Mycelium Brings Umami-Flavored Protein to Hybrid Meat

FoodTech start-up Mush Foods, Ltd. is propelling the "meat-plus" movement to the mainstream of foodservice and food retail. A portfolio company of the Strauss Group Kitchen FoodTech Hub, Mush Foods developed its 50CUT mycelium protein ingredient solution to slash the animal protein content in meat products by 50%. Mushroom-derived 50CUT delivers a beefy bite of nutrient-dense protein to meat hybrid formulations that appeal to even the most devoted meat lovers.

"Our mushroom-derived products address the reality that there is a...

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Feb 21 10:15 AM, General News

McDonald's, Beyond Meat are Fulfilling a Long-Awaited Guest Wish with McPlant Nuggets in Germany

The proportion of flexitarians, i.e. people who would like to temporarily do without meat, is growing steadily in the population. With the introduction of the McPlant product platform, McDonald's Germany wants to take this development into account and is adding new plant-based alternatives to its range of products. Another plus: With the McPlant Nuggets, the company can now also offer a plant-based alternative in the Happy Meal.

The two products, McPlant Nuggets and McPlant Burger, offer flexitarian people new choices with their typical...

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Feb 16 9:20 AM, General News

Morningstar Farms, Pringles Combine Iconic Flavors in First-of-its-Kind Plant-Based Chik'n Fries

The plant-based pioneers at MorningStar Farms® and the ingenious flavor masters at Pringles® are teaming up to debut all-new MorningStar Farms® Chik'n Fries in two delicious Pringles® flavors: Original and Scorchin' Cheddar Cheeze.

A testament to the brand's continued plant-based innovation, the MorningStar Farms Chik'n Fries are the first of their kind in the U.S. plant-based market. Crispy and golden on the outside, juicy chik'n on the inside, they are made...

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Feb 16 7:09 AM, General News

Urner Barry Releases February Soy & Wheat Report

The potential for a smaller than anticipated Argentine soybean crop supports the U.S. soybean meal export program during the second part of the marketing year (MY), June 1-May 31. In the U.S., average soybean meal prices in Decatur, IL have risen by over $45.00 per ton in the past few months. As a result, the 2022/23 U.S. soybean meal price forecast is lifted to $450.00 per ton.

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Feb 15 3:01 PM, Plant Protein

Nepra Foods Announces First Commercial Partnership with National Bakery for Egg Replacement

Nepra Foods Inc. (the “Company” or “Nepra”) (CSE:NPRA) (FSE:2P6) (OTCQB:NPRFF), creator of nutritious plant-based and allergen-free food, announces the first partnership with a national bread company to deliver the first products to contain Nepra’s proprietary allergen-free and vegan egg replacement. This novel product not only removes the last remaining allergen (i.e. eggs) and animal product from the ingredient label, it also represents the first shelf-stable gluten-free bread with an ambient (i.e. non-refrigerated) shelf life of 28 days...

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Feb 13 7:34 AM, General News

Urner Barry Releases February Pulse Protein Report

As of February 8, Ethiopia remains in the top spot of the dried pea export value chart, with a 94% increase in value year-over-year (YoY) noted. China still holds the fourth spot, with a 11% drop in value YoY. Canada is holding the number one spot for dried lentils with a 3% decrease and Sudan now holds the number two position with a sharp rise in value. Canada is holding the top spot for dried chickpea exports, with a 40% increase in value YoY. ...

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Feb 8 4:25 PM, Plant Protein

Cajú Love's Upcycled and Plant-Based Cashew Fruit Meat Hits US Grocery Stores and Restaurants

Cajú Love has announced their launch in retail with their 200g organic cashew fruit meat pack and the foodservice space with their new 800g packs. The company's sustainable, versatile, and quality whole food plant-based meat alternative is now available at BESTIES Vegan Paradise, Los Angeles; Food Fight! Grocery, Portland; Orchard Grocer, New York, and also on Amazon.

"Customers have been very excited to try Cajú Love. We have had several add it to their weekly shopping list!" said Beth Sullivan, owner of Food Fight...

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Feb 7 10:52 AM, General News

Planet Based Foods Partners with Elevated Colorado Restaurant

Planet Based Foods Global Inc. (CSE: PBF) (OTCQB: PBFFF) (FRA: AZ0) ("PBFG", "Planet Based Foods" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that the Company has partnered with Basecamp Durango, a 100% plant-based kitchen, bar and market located 20 minutes north of Durango, Colorado, to feature a variety of Planet Based Foods products including:

- The Green Chili Southwest Burger - Subtly sweet and spicy flavors of our Green Chili Southwest Hemp Burger, crafted with fresh, zesty slices of green chiles and Southwestern-inspired natural seasoning...

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Feb 7 9:45 AM, General News

Nestlé, UMASS Launch Plant-Based Incubator to Accelerate Shift in College and University Menus

Today, Nestlé Professional, Wholesome Crave and The University of Massachusetts Dining Program (UMass Dining) announce the launch of a first-of-its-kind partnership that offers college and university foodservice operators turn-key tips, fully-developed recipes and workshops, and collaboration to help speed the introduction of more sustainable, delicious plant-forward offerings on campus menus. The Purpose-Driven Plant-Based Incubator™ was developed in collaboration with four-time James Beard Award Winner Chef Michel Nischan of...

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Feb 6 9:23 AM, General News

The NPD Group: Plant-based Beverages Food, Becoming Staple in Homes, Becoming Option at Foodservice

The recent buzz about plant-based foods at retail and foodservice has many questioning if interest in plant-based foods is a fad or a long-term trend. Plant-based is a small but expanding category, and as more innovations and products become available and accessible, consumer interest broadens. According to The NPD Group*, about 25 million consumers eat plant-based beverages and foods occasionally or regularly, consuming these foods as part of a meal or as an ingredient...

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Feb 3 9:35 AM, General News

PLANT PROTEIN: Get to Know Players in the Plant Protein Market: Fermented Food Holdings, Inc.

Some companies have been around for quite a while and have established themselves through their product offerings. However, Fermented Food Holdings (FFH) is new to the game, but their founders have made an imprint into the fermented foods category right from the start.

FFH was started in 2021 by Oliver Joost and Marcelo Marim with the idea of investing in brands within a growing category that centered on the consumer insight of using food as medicine (or instead of medicine)...

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Feb 1 11:33 AM, Plant Protein

TiNDLE Debuts Into Retail - Expanding Into New Channels, Including 6,000 Grocery Stores, Meal Kits

Next Gen Foods – the makers of TiNDLE – announce today the official debut of its line of six new retail products, marking the first time that consumers in Germany and the United States can trial the popular plant-based chicken for convenient, at-home cooking. In Germany, the EDEKA Group's EDEKA and Netto stores will be the first to bring TiNDLE to market, launching in over 6,000 locations this week, making it one of the largest retail debuts of a plant-based meat brand. In the US...

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Jan 31 10:29 AM, General News

Planet Based Foods Announces Agreement with Major Southwestern Grocery Retailer

Planet Based Foods Global Inc. (CSE: PBF) (OTCQB: PBFFF) (FRA: AZ0) ("PBFG", "Planet Based Foods" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that the Company has reached an agreement with major southwestern grocery retailer, Fry's Food and Drug (or "Fry's"), to offer Planet Based Foods' nutrient-rich "superfoods" in select stores.

Fry's is a popular grocery retail chain based out of Arizona, and offers a wide array of bakery items, dairy, deli, frozen foods, general grocery, meat, pharmacy, produce, seafood, snacks, and liquor. As of late, Fry's has begun offering more sustainable and health-conscious foods, the timing of which bodes a great opportunity for the Company. In total, there are 123 Fry's locations across the state of Arizona.

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Jan 30 9:27 AM, General News

PLANT PROTEIN: Emerging Plant Protein of the Month: Watermelon Seeds

Who doesn’t love the sweet taste of ripe, red watermelon which comes in more than 1,200 different varieties globally? Who would’ve known that wild watermelon seeds were discovered in Libya and date back more than 5,500 years ago? And who would’ve thought that the dark seeds from this juicy fruit are nutritious and healthy?

So, what are some of the benefits of these seeds? They are low in calories, with a handful of seeds weighing about 4 grams containing only...

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Jan 25 2:58 PM, Plant Protein

Urner Barry Releases January Emerging Plant Protein Report

According to the latest USDA WASDE report, the outlook for 2022/23 U.S. rice in January is for smaller supplies, higher domestic use, decreased exports, and lower ending stocks. Supplies are reduced on lower production as the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) estimated all rice production at 160.4 million cwt, down 3.9 million cwt from the previous...

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Jan 25 2:52 PM, Plant Protein

The Retail Rundown: How Do Plant-Based Meat Sales Fare at Retail?

Plant protein has piqued increased interest among consumers in recent years. Within the plant protein arena, plant-based meat ranks second in terms of sales dollars, behind plant-based milk.

Boosted by growing demand among consumers, whether vegan, vegetarian, or flexitarian, plant-based meat sales climbed to $1.4 billion in 2020, according to the Good Food Institute. That was up 45% from 2019 and a record year of growth.  However, dollar sales of plant-based meat in 2021 were flat with the year prior at $1.4 billion.

Like conventional meat, the plant-based industry has weathered recent years of pandemic-related challenges including supply chain issues and inflation. A deeper dive into Information Resources, Inc. (IRI) data suggests that plant-based sales at retail could continue to stall following its sharp upward trajectory three years prior...

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Jan 25 11:38 AM, UB Newswires

Taco Del Mar Introduces Plant-Based Alternative to Menus for Bold Start to the New Year

A new ingredient is coming to Taco Del Mar menus this year as the Pacific Northwest brand gears up to introduce the all-new Spicy Chorizo Hash to U.S. and Canada locations starting January 24 for a unique, plant-based meat alternative.

Spicy Chorizo Hash is a deliciously seasoned protein option made with plant-based chorizo, diced potatoes, chopped onion and serrano peppers. Crafted with just the right amount of kick, this new menu ingredient fits in perfectly with...

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Jan 24 11:01 AM, General News

Urner Barry Releases January Soy & Wheat Report

In the latest WASDE report, the USDA reported the 2022/23 U.S. wheat outlook in January is for increased supplies, larger domestic use, unchanged exports, and lower ending stocks. Supplies are raised on higher beginning stocks as reported in the National Agriculture Statistics Service (NASS) Grain Stocks report. Feed and residual use is increased 30 million bushels to 80 million bushels based on higher second-quarter implied disappearance based on the Grain Stocks report. The season-average farm price is ...

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Jan 18 4:58 PM, Plant Protein

Planet Based Foods to Expand to Pacific Northwest

Planet Based Foods has signed a pair of agreements with renowned supermarket chains, Quality Food Centers (or "QFC") and Fred Meyer.

Consumers looking for plant-based products from Planet Based Foods can now find them in 56 QFC stores in Washington and Oregon, as well as 86 Fred Meyer stores throughout Washington, Oregon and Idaho.

This partnership comes after Planet Based signed a deal with Kroger to put its products on the shelves. Both QFC and Fred Meyer are two subsidiaries of Kroger since their respective mergers in 1998...

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Jan 17 10:09 AM, SeafoodNews

No Meat Factory Secures $42 Million Series B Funding

No Meat Factory, a leading plant-based alternative protein manufacturer, today announced it has closed a Series B funding round totaling $42 million USD. New investor Tengelmann Growth Partners led the round, with participation from existing investor Emil Capital Partners (ECP) who initially invested during company formation in 2019. With this latest funding round, No Meat Factory plans to expand its production footprint in North America and build out its manufacturing capabilities to service the global market, increasing access to affordable alternative proteins for mainstream consumers...

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Jan 12 1:08 PM, General News

Urner Barry Releases January Pulse Protein Report

As of January 11, Ethiopia remains in the top spot of the dried pea export value chart. China still holds the fourth spot, with a 76% decrease in value year-over-year (YoY) noted. Canada is holding the number one spot for lentils with a 9% increase and Mexico is in the number two position with a 9% rise. Pakistan continues to hold the top spot for dried chickpea exports, with a 77% decline in value YoY.

The 2022/2023 (runs from September 2022–August 2023) dry bean marketing year is underway; with...

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Jan 11 4:39 PM, Plant Protein

Plant-Based Start-up Vgarden Debuts Canned Tuna Alternative

Vgarden, a foodtech developer and manufacturer of plant protein products debuted its canned tuna alternative to kickoff the New Year.

"Tinned tuna has a very distinct flaky, yet moist and chewy texture, with a powerful fresh-from-the sea aroma," explains Ilan Adut, CEO of Vgarden. "Our new tuna-like product is clean-label, scalable, affordable, and sustainable. But for our plant-based creation to serve as a true substitute, even beyond compellingly mimicking all of the sensory qualities, it also has to match tuna as much as possible in nutritional...

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Jan 10 11:01 AM, SeafoodNews

Plant-Based Foie Gras, Caviar, and Shelf Stable Next Meats Product Coming to North American Market

Next Meats Co., Ltd. is a food-tech company based in Tokyo that focuses on delivering the best-tasting plant-based products to ensure a better future for our environment and generations. Our strength comes from our own R&D team, and evolving ideas around developing taste and texture. As of today, we have brought 33 alternative products to market, including the world's first plant-based Yakiniku Short Rib and Skirt Steak.
Our products are made with the highest quality ingredients with no GMO...

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Dec 29 8:37 AM, General News

PLANT PROTEIN: Emerging Plant Protein of the Month: Chia Seeds

Chia seeds are certainly not one of the “new kids on the block” when it comes to emerging plant proteins on the market. There’s evidence the crop was cultivated by the Aztecs many centuries ago and was a staple foodstuff for Mesoamerican cultures, which included Mexico and most countries in Central America. They are the edible seeds of the salvia hispanica, a flowering plant in the mint family which are native to central and southern Mexico, or of the related salvia columbariae of the southwestern U.S. and Mexico.

These tiny seeds are oval and gray with black and white spots; and they are hygroscopic (absorb moisture), soaking up to 12 times their weight in liquid when soaked...

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Dec 28 6:02 PM, Plant Protein

Urner Barry Releases December Emerging Plant Protein Report

According to the latest USDA WASDE report, the outlook for 2022/23 U.S. rice this December is for unchanged supplies and domestic use, reduced exports, and higher stocks compared to a month ago. The 2022/23 U.S. season-average farm price (SAFP) forecasts for medium- and short-grain and for...

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Dec 28 5:58 PM, Plant Protein

Mellow Mushroom Rolls into 2023 with “Build Your Own Vegan Pizza,” Highlights Plant-Based Menu

With the new year and customers’ renewed focus on health, Mellow Mushroom, the originator of hand-tossed, stone-baked classic Southern pizza, is introducing a “Build Your Own Vegan Pizza” option to the Build Your Own Pizza section of its menu. The launch comes in support of Veganuary, which encourages people to follow a vegan diet for the month of January.

A plant-based diet can improve your health and support environmental sustainability. Mellow Mushroom is supporting nonprofit Veganuary by...

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Dec 27 8:51 AM, General News

UNLIMEAT's Plant-Based Korean BBQ and Pulled Pork Launching at Albertsons Stores in the USA

UNLIMEAT, a leading plant-based meat brand from Korea, is accelerating its entry into the US market, and has announced that they will begin selling in 1,500 Albertsons stores nationwide starting on January 5th. The products to be launched include plant-based Korean BBQ and two flavors of pulled pork, which are the company's most popular products.

UNLIMEAT Korean BBQ is a substitute meat targeting beef brisket. Most plant-based products sold in the United States are beef patties...

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Dec 23 7:35 AM, General News

The Better Meat Co. to Advance Alternative Protein Innovation with Greenleaf Foods, SPC

Technology startup The Better Meat Co., today announced a joint development agreement with Greenleaf Foods, SPC, the owner of leading plant-based protein food brands Lightlife® and Field Roast™. Under the agreement, the two organizations will work together to explore the next generation of alternative protein innovation using The Better Meat Co.’s state-of-the-art Rhiza mycoprotein ingredient.

Produced via fermentation in The Better Meat Co.’s headquarters, Rhiza mycoprotein is a sustainable, whole food ingredient that is naturally...

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Dec 22 7:23 AM, General News

Urner Barry Releases December Soy & Wheat Report

In the latest WASDE report, the USDA stated the wheat outlook for 2022/23 is unchanged from November. There are offsetting changes for exports by-class with Hard Red Spring and White higher and Soft Red Winter lower.

In 2022/23, U.S. farmers are estimated to have produced a total of 1.65 billion bushels of winter, spring, and durum wheat from a harvested area of 35.5 million acres...

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Dec 21 5:11 PM, Plant Protein

Sensible Hot Dogs Announces Listing on NEO Exchange with Ticker 'HOTD'

Sensible Meats Inc., dba Sensible Hot Dogs (the "Company or "Sensible"), an innovative hot dog company focused on changing the playing field around America's street food, is excited to announce that it has received final approval to list its common shares on the NEO Exchange Inc. (the "NEO Exchange") and will commence trading under the symbol "HOTD" as of market open on December 22, 2022.

"Our debut on the NEO Exchange is a significant milestone for our company as we look to leverage...

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Dec 21 11:02 AM, General News

Next Meats, Dr. Foods and ImpacFat Ink MOU to Propel the Development of Environment-Friendly Foods

Next Meats Holdings, Inc. (Next Meats), Dr. Foods, Inc. (Dr. Foods), and ImpacFat Pte. Ltd. (ImpacFat) announced today their collaboration to advance the development of alternative protein products in both Japan and Singapore. The parties inked a memorandum of understanding recently to formalise their collaboration.

The significance of this collaboration lies in the fact that their combined expertise will propel the speedy development of Next Meats' next generation of products such as Next Fish and other new environmentally friendly foods...

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Dec 20 9:51 AM, General News

Urner Barry Releases December Pulse Protein Report

As of December 14, Ethiopia remains in the top spot of the dried pea export value chart. China still holds the fourth spot, with an 81% decrease in value year-over-year (YoY) noted. Spain is holding the third-place spot for lentils with a 13% increase and Peru still holds the fifth position. Pakistan continues to hold the top spot for dried chickpea exports this December, with an 79% decline in value YoY.

U.S. agricultural exports in fiscal year (FY) 2023 are projected at $190.0 billion, down...

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Dec 14 1:18 PM, Plant Protein

Alternative Protein Maker All Y'alls Foods Hits Highest Sales Month of 2022 on Amazon

All Y'alls Foods, a mission-driven plant-based proteins maker of It's Jerky Y'all (3 SKUs: Black Pepper & Sea Salt, Prickly Pear Teriyaki, and Prickly Pear Chipotle) and It's Big Crunchy Bacony Bits Y'all, continues to grow with their most robust month of Amazon sales – exceeding last year's sales by 100%.  

Taking a Piece of the Plant-based Pie

With 62% of U.S. households now choosing plant-based products, All Y'alls Foods are taking their share of the plant-based market – especially on Amazon by doubling...

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Dec 12 9:40 AM, General News

Planet Based Foods Announces Partnership with Oregon-Based Supermarket Chain

Planet Based Foods Global Inc. ("PBFG", "Planet Based Foods" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that popular Oregon-based supermarket chain, Market of Choice, will now feature the Company's products across all 11 in-store locations.

This announcement is expected to commence effective immediately, which is especially timely for the Company as December is typically the busiest month for grocery stores and supermarkets, falling between American Thanksgiving and the holiday season. Currently, The Southwest Burger, a hemp seed, brown rice and pea protein...

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Dec 12 9:24 AM, General News

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