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Thursday 17 June 2021

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Meatless Farm launches crowdfunding campaign 17th June 2021

Meatless Farm launches crowdfunding campaign

UK plant-based meat maker Meatless Farm has launched a £5m ($9.9m) crowdfunding campaign with retail investors able to buy in for just £10.


UK’s Meatless Farm marches on NZ market 11th June 2021 /

UK’s Meatless Farm marches on NZ market

The plant-based brand has snapped up shelf space and is preparing to expand further with new products and partnerships.


Pandemic drives plant-based food demand – report 31st May 2021

Pandemic drives plant-based food demand – report

After a spike in demand during lockdown, the trend to add plant-based product to shopping carts is continuing into 2021.


NZ hemp meat trailblazer targets $20m export-led expansion 27th May 2021 /

NZ hemp meat trailblazer targets $20m export-led expansion

Sustainable Foods is planning to have Plan*t products in Australia and Asia by the end of the year.


Achtung! Fully plant-based Burger King to open 26th May 2021

Achtung! Fully plant-based Burger King to open

After dipping its toe into the meatless market, Burger King is going full veg with the opening – albeit temporarily – of an all-plant-based restaurant in Germany.


E Tipu 2021: “We don’t need to all turn vegan to make a difference” – Miranda Burdon 13th May 2021 /

E Tipu 2021: “We don’t need to all turn vegan to make a difference” – Miranda Burdon

But we do need to think about food quite differently, says Food Nation’s co-founder.


Food innovation funding ready to roll – MPI 11th May 2021 /

Food innovation funding ready to roll – MPI

MPI is seeking more applicants from the food sector for SFF Futures funding.


Better late than never – Nestlé joins US$17bn plant-based dairy party 10th May 2021

Better late than never – Nestlé joins US$17bn plant-based dairy party

Nestlé’s Launch of Wunda pea milk in Europe follows Coca-Cola expanding into oat milk in the US.


$147k investment drives Food Nation innovation 10th May 2021

$147k investment drives Food Nation innovation

A diverse range of new processed vegetable products are now available to Kiwi consumers thanks to a $147,000 investment from the Ministry for Primary Industries.


Ex-Barkers boss to lead $50m Southland oat milk venture 7th May 2021

Ex-Barkers boss to lead $50m Southland oat milk venture

Southlander Justin Riley returns home to bring forward Great South’s oat initiative.


AgriFood Week: Plant milk and the law of unintended consequences 4th May 2021 /

AgriFood Week: Plant milk and the law of unintended consequences

Transformational changes to the global food system often come with strings attached, according to Riddet Institute researchers.


Investors line up for NZ’s first carbon-neutral oat milk factory 30th April 2021 /

Investors line up for NZ’s first carbon-neutral oat milk factory

An investment bank has been appointed to marshal growing investor interest in the $50m Southland venture.


Perspectives: Unapologetically processed 27th April 2021

Perspectives: Unapologetically processed

Impossible Foods’ vice president of nutrition and health, Dr Sue Klapholz, argues that in terms of nutrition, the Impossible Burger compares very favourably to beef from a cow. And when it comes to the health and sustainability of our planet and public health “there’s no contest”.


Plant-based ice cream start-up makes accelerator finals 13th April 2021 /

Plant-based ice cream start-up makes accelerator finals

A new plant-based ice cream is one of five business start-ups moving through to the final stage of Venture Taranaki’s business accelerator, the PowerUp Ideas Competition.


US a hot-house for plant-based food growth 9th April 2021 / /

US a hot-house for plant-based food growth

For the third consecutive year, the growth in sales of plant-based meat, dairy and eggs in the US outpaced conventional animal product sales.


Alternative proteins: Niche product to mainstream phenomenon 6th April 2021 /

Alternative proteins: Niche product to mainstream phenomenon

The fast-growing alternative protein market is on track to account for 11% of the global protein market by 2035.


Nestlé debuts plant-based products in China 11th December 2020 /

Nestlé debuts plant-based products in China

The move into Asia builds on market presence in Australia, Europe and the US.


Plant-based protein opportunities for NZ – report 11th November 2020

Plant-based protein opportunities for NZ – report

Increased popularity in plant-based meat substitutes could create opportunities for producers in NZ.


Petition urges support for plant-based agri 10th November 2020

Petition urges support for plant-based agri

With the likes of Sir David Attenborough advocating for it, plant-based eating is becoming less of a trend, and more of a to-do.


‘Realistic’ meat-free bacon launched in NZ 28th October 2020

‘Realistic’ meat-free bacon launched in NZ

Plant-based food producer, NEXT! Is behind the release of the bacon-like product.


Life Health Foods collabs with celeb restaurateur 16th October 2020

Life Health Foods collabs with celeb restaurateur

The plant-based brand collective is collaborating with restaurateur Ganesh Raj.