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Egg Bites Emerging as Retail Food Trend

Starbucks cafes have been selling eggs bites since early 2017. These fully cooked portable breakfast items warmed by the barista quickly became a hit because of their protein...  more »

Prepare For The Split In Plant-Based Demand

We see the plant-based arena going in two directions, said Amirah Ashouri, a director at Cubo Innovation, which specializes in advising food and beverage companies about innovation...  more »

Accelerated Pace of Innovation a 'Strain' for Plant-based Sector

Consumer demand for plant-based products is propelling the category. In the UK, for instance, Mintel reveals 50% of consumers are cutting their meat intake. George Perujo, ADMs...  more »

Plant-Based Diets and Regenerative Ag Have Sparked a Pea and Lentil Renaissance

Three decades ago, when David Oien and three other organic farmers from central Montana began planting lentils, it was a rebellious act. Oien’s farm was surrounded by thousands of...  more »

Experts Predict *Everyone* Will Be Eating Crickets By 2025

Um, could cricket burgers be the next Impossible Burger? [more...]RELATED: Top 20 Flavor Trends of the Past DecadeOver the past decade, consumers developed generational preferences...  more »

Plant Protein A Buzz at National Restaurant Association Show

Until recently, plant-based dishes in restaurants were uninspired and unsatisfying, said Jason Knapp, manager of culinary development at Sysco Corp. Gone are the days of a...  more »

We're Calling It: 2019 Will Be The Year of Even More "Alt-Meats"

Fortunately for vegans and vegetarians, the many alternative meat products now available no longer taste like cardboardand the ingredients list doesnt take up the whole back of the...  more »

"No Compromises On Taste": Symrise Adopts A New Approach For Alternative Protein Sources

Symrise is seeking to address the global trend towards meat-free alternatives, offering taste profiles while keeping the indulgence factor. The company is adopting a new approach...  more »

Eggs - A Comeback Story

On restaurant menus and in packaged foods, eggs are on a roll. Among items slated to debut in 2019 are bars, chips and snack packs highlighting the egg as the hero ingredient....  more »

US Meat Snacks Category Deep-Dive, Part Two: A Healthy Outlook

The well-established US jerky supplier Jack Link's has an innovation centre at its Minneapolis offices. The 12,000 sq ft test kitchen and USDA-approved production facility allows...  more »

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