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Impossible Foods launching in Singapore

Foodies in Singapore will soon have more veggie options to look forward to with the launch of Impossible Foods’ plant-based meat in March. Following an earlier launch in Hong Kong, the United States start-up late February announced the roll-out of its product to Singapore, with a variety of dishes available at eight partner restaurants. This comes after the company unveiled its …

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Gordon Ramsay Adds Vegan Impossible Burger to His Menus

Singapore is set to welcome another vegan meat product to its shores, Business Insider reports. The vegan movement in Singapore is growing. Late last year, it was reported that “vegan activities” in the island nation had increased by 140 percent. The island recently became home to Beyond Meat and Omnipork, two brands making plant-based meats that closely resemble their animal-based …

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Meat that’s not meat: the impact of alternative proteins

Red meat consumption in New Zealand has fallen 57 percent in the last decade and companies like Air New Zealand have started offering meat free burger patties. But Plant and Food Research scientist Dr Jocelyn Eason told RNZ’s Sunday Morning that did not mean New Zealanders wanted to replace meat with lab-grown meat. She said consumers were increasingly becoming “flexitarian” …

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Plant protein food developments accelerating

A new food technology conference in Auckland is focused on potential threats and opportunities from rapidly developing alternative proteins. The speed of change for other protein sources for food products is vital intelligence for local producers. Science leaders say changing consumer trends offer a huge commercial opportunity for our farmers. “New Zealand farmers have faced challenges from the removal of …

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Food battle brewing, but not on supermarket shelves

Since the year started, almost every week so far, we’ve seen media coverage announcing yet another new protein-based food product hitting supermarket shelves. While the stories are hyped by media portrayal of backlash from farming groups, it masks the reality of what is actually happening in consumer food markets. While it is not visible to most of today’s food shoppers, …

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Science key to plant protein success

An upcoming food technology conference in Auckland on alternative proteins for food production will debate whether it’s a market challenge or a massive new opportunity for local producers. Science leaders here say the changing global consumer trends bring a huge commercial opportunity for New Zealand agriculture. “New Zealand has strength in protein isolation and manufacturing technologies developed through our dairy …

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Plant proteins and food exports: More depth to industry than meets the eye

TV news and social media highlight Impossible Burgers going global, and Vivera plant-based steaks are flying off Tesco’s shelves in Britain. True to form they have focused the public’s attention on threats to our agriculture exports. The issue is also being highlighted, in much more technical depth, in a national industry conference – ProteinTECH – running on 24 July in …

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Food technology and money speeding up change

An upcoming conference in Auckland on alternative proteins offering consumers new food choices will include a debate on whether new plant-based proteins will disrupt traditional meat producers’ markets or simply bring more cheaper food choices to the masses. Last week in Britain, ahead of expectations, Tesco and Dutch-based plant food company Vivera jointly announced the immediate stocking of 100% plant-based …

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100% plant-based steaks set to hit supermarket shelves

Breakthrough: Dutch company brings first plant-based steak to Tesco supermarkets Dutch food manufacturer, Vivera has just announced, as the first company in the world, it will bring a 100% plant-based steak to market. Vivera has already started production and expects to produce several million pieces in 2018. With current production of over 1 million meat replacements a week, they are …

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Plant-based proteins growing faster than predicted

What do Millennials prefer on their plate? Will they eat … less meat … or meat-less meat? Meat-less meat here in New Zealand and in key export markets … What’s the trend? The speed of technology change in alternative proteins for food is now attracting increasingly positive comments from high profile leaders across the agriculture and food export sectors. A …

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Serious potential for food production changes with protein technology

The speed of technology change in alternative proteins for food is now attracting increasingly positive comments from high profile leaders across the agriculture and food export sectors. A national conference in Auckland in July is set to bring new information for sector leaders. In this burgeoning field of food technology disruption price points are changing fast. These changes bring opportunities …

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New ProteinTECH conference is on the money

The new conference, ProteinTECH 2018, is planned for July 2018, and it couldn’t have come at a better time.   Synthetic meats and alternative protein sources are a hot topic around the globe currently, and the Innovatek team plan to open up discussions about the impact this will have on the New Zealand food and agribusiness sectors.   Federated Farmers …