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Mycelium-Based MyBacon Strips Expands to the West Coast

MyForest Foods, previously known as Atlast, is revolutionizing the plant-based food market with its innovative mycelium-based MyBacon strips. Founded in 2020 as an Ecovative spinoff, MyForest Foods has made significant strides in expanding its product’s reach, recently announcing a new retail partnership with online grocer Good Eggs. This collaboration marks MyBacon’s debut on the West …

UK Meat Production Sees Decline For First Time In A Decade

For the first time in more than a decade, the United Kingdom has witnessed a downturn in meat production, a phenomenon reflecting broader changes in agricultural practices and consumer preferences. According to new update of its regular report on agriculture, total meat production in 2023 decreased by 4.1% to 4.2 million tonnes. The report details, …

Plant-Based Nuggets Beat Chicken Nuggets in World’s Largest Blind Taste Test

Who knew that the humble nugget, a staple of fast food menus and children’s dinner plates alike, could stir such culinary change? In a surprising twist, plant-based nuggets have clucked their way to the top in the largest blind taste test ever conducted, leaving traditional chicken nuggets pecking at the dust. This intriguing outcome stems …

Denmark Announces First-Ever Carbon Tax on Animal Agriculture

Denmark, a major exporter of pork and dairy, is set to be the first nation to implement a tax on livestock CO2 emissions starting in 2030, aiming to set a precedent for other countries. Initially proposed by experts in February, this tax supports Denmark’s goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 70% from 1990 levels …

Prague’s Growing Demand for Plant-Based Food Leads to Its First Vegan Butcher Shop

In a historic twist to Prague’s culinary narrative, the city welcomes “Bezmasna,” its first vegan butcher shop. Nestled in the city’s Letná district, Bezmasna is not just a store; it’s a symbol of the evolving food ethos that embraces sustainability without compromising on taste. Vegan butcher shops are fast becoming a global phenomenon, addressing the …

Meat Giant Tyson Foods Released 87 Billion Gallons of Toxic Waste into U.S. Waters

Tyson Foods, the heavyweight champion of the U.S. meat industry, has been throwing its weight around in a less savory arena. According to a report by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), between 2018 and 2022, Tyson discharged 371 million pounds of pollutants, including nitrogen, phosphorus, chloride, oil, and cyanide, into rivers, lakes, and wetlands …

Study Finds Men Eat More Meat Than Women in Gender-Equal Countries

Who would have thought that the battle of the sexes extends to the dinner table in countries with high gender equality? Well, apparently, it does! A recent study published in Scientific Reports reveals a surprising trend: in nations where men and women are more equal, men tend to consume more meat than their female counterparts. …

Jeff Bezos Pledges $100 Million To Plant Based And Alternative Meat Research

Jeff Bezos, through his Bezos Earth Fund, has made a significant financial commitment of $100 million to support the development of alternative proteins and plant-based meat products. This financial commitment is part of a broader $1 billion effort aimed at transforming global food systems and reducing the environmental impact of food production. The initiative allocates …

King Charles III Portrait Gets A Makeover By Activists To Shed Light On RSPCA Farm Cruelty

In a bold and creative act of protest at the Philip Mould gallery in London, activists from Animal Rising targeted a portrait of King Charles III, overlaying it with a Wallace character from “Wallace and Gromit” as part of their ‘redecoration’. The iconic image, coupled with a speech bubble that read, “No cheese Gromit, look …

Here’s Why Hellmann’s ‘Vegan’ Mayo is Now ‘Plant-Based’

Hellmann’s, under Unilever’s umbrella, recently stirred the mayo jar with a bold rebrand of its ‘vegan mayonnaise’ to ‘plant-based,’ targeting not just vegans but also the growing tribe of flexitarians. But what’s in a name? As it turns out, quite a lot. Hellmann’s rebranding initiative is a response to evolving consumer dynamics. By switching to …

Lidl Gains 7% Increase in Plant-Based Meat Sales By Putting Them In Meat Aisle

Lidl is making strides in promoting plant-based options by strategically placing plant based meat products alongside traditional meat in their stores. Lidl Netherlands conducted a pilot study across 70 stores in collaboration with Wageningen University and the World Resources Institute. Over six months, this study carefully monitored how consumers reacted to finding plant-based alternatives right …

Victory! Colombia Bans Bullfighting

Ole! Or perhaps a farewell is more fitting—as Colombia bids goodbye to bullfighting. In a historic move, Colombia has finally declared bullfighting illegal, making it the latest country to ban this cruel and barbaric sport. The decision, widely applauded by animal rights activists worldwide, marks the culmination of years of lobbying to end the practice. …