Plant-Based Food Companies Going Beyond Meat

Good News Notes: “In 2009, when Ethan Brown started his vegan meat alternative company, Beyond Meat, he had big dreams for it. It’s unlikely though that he — or anyone else — could predict just how successful it would become. As of 2019, Beyond Meat’s products are sold in Whole Foods and at TGI Fridays restaurants around the…

Dunkin’ Will Offer Over 40 Different Flavors of Vegan Donuts

Good News Notes: “Dunkin’ is proving to be a company that keeps its word after promising last year in May to develop a vegan donut. The doughnut chain plans to roll out an extensive new range showcasing more than 40 vegan donuts at its Belgium branch. The vegan sweets initially launched for online orders only but…

Compostic launches home-compostable plastic products in US

Good News Notes: “New Zealand-based zero-waste packaging manufacturer Compostic has introduced its product line in the US. The company, which manufactures fully home-compostable cling wrap and resealable bags as an alternative to kitchen plastics, will sell its products via its website and Amazon. The vegan-friendly products and packaging can break down in home compost after…

Startup Debuts First-Ever Plant-Based Burger Made From Microalgae

Good News Notes: “A food-tech startup has debuted the first-ever plant-based burger made from microalgae.  Sophie’s Bionutrients says its meat-free patties contain up to two times more protein than beef or most commercially available fish. Each 60g burger contains a staggering 25g of protein, comprising all nine essential amino acids. ‘Meat-like consistency’ The burger took the Singaporean…

Meatless Farm Launches Plant-Based Hot Dog

Good News Notes: “The plant-based  food category is growing at a faster rate as more popular, common consumer brands, like Starbucks explore the territory. Brands like Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods opened the door to Americans by striking deals with mainstream fast-casual restaurants like McDonald’s, KFC, Taco Bell, Burger King and more. Now heading into grilling season and still at home, many families…

Leonardo DiCaprio Urges 37 Million Fans to Replace Meat with Beyond Burgers

Good News Notes: “Today, actor and environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio urged his 19.5 million Twitter and 18 million Facebook followers to reduce their meat consumption to fight the climate crisis. DiCaprio shared an image of a Beyond Burger with a statistic about the positive carbon impact of every American replacing one beef burger with a plant-based…

Plant-Based Burger Chain Set to Launch in Wayzata

Good News Notes: “While the fast-food giants race to add a token plant-based burger to their menus, restaurant entrepreneur Steele Smiley is poised to take the healthy eating movement a step further with an entirely plant-based fast casual burger joint opening next month in Wayzata. Don’t worry, the fries won’t taste healthy, Smiley promises. Stalk & Spade…

Bill Gates Wants Us to Eat 100% Synthetic Beef: What Is It?

Good News Notes: “Bill Gates has a big idea to fight climate change. The Microsoft cofounder and chair of the investment fund Breakthrough Energy Ventures recently suggested that ‘all rich countries should move to 100 [percent] synthetic beef’ in an interview with MIT Technology Review. Why is Gates, a direct and indirect investor in brands like…