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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 »

Dressings, Sauces and Spreads Embrace Plant-Based Ingredients, Global Flavors

The Chinese New Year calendar designates 2020 to be the Year of the Rat. If sauce, dressing, and spreads makers followed a similar convention, then 2019 would have been designated...  more »

Vegan Claims On The Upswing As Plant-based Innovation Accelerates

While the number of consumers who claim to lead a vegan lifestyle has remained small and steady, the number of food and beverage products making a vegan claim has risen. The...  more »

Is Fungi-based Protein the Future of Fake Meat?

The future of meat substitutes may not involve plants. While food manufacturers race to bring new soy, wheat and pea-based products to market, a handful of start-ups have been hard...  more »

Plant-based Ingredients: When Green = Clean

Plant-based nutrition is a major trend and shows no signs of slowing down. Innova Market Insights identified Plant-Based Revolution as one its Top Ten Trends for 2020 and that...  more »

Mediterranean Diet Tops List of Best Diets for 2020: What to Know About the Plant-Based Way of Eating

The Mediterranean diet -- a diet heavy on vegetables and whole grains and lean on meat -- is once again at the top of an annual ranking of best diets. The eating pattern that...  more »

Trend of the Year: Plant-Based Foods

Plant-based eating has become a mainstream movement. U.S. retail sales of plant-based foods significantly outpaced overall grocery sales in the past year, surging 11% to $4.5...  more »

Plant-Based Flavors for 2020? Botanicals and Hemp-Derived Ingredients Making Waves

Regine Lueghausen, Vice President for Global Marketing, at Symrise, highlights the growing interest in botanicals as flavors. “Hibiscus and ginger are two stand out ingredients for...  more »

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