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In a recent podcast interview on Futures in Forbes, contributor Michael Gale interviewed Giuseppe Scionti, a true innovator and thought leader in the 3D-printing and plant-based alternative spaces alike. While other companies are creating plant-based meats in large factories, Scionti is creating 3D printed plant-based meats that resemble something ...

If you’re looking for the best vegan food and drink, look no further than Eat Drink Vegan. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the popular festival being held at The Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California on June 22nd, 2019. With hundreds of vendors (no really, hundreds!), over 250 vegan beverage options, a plant-based marketplace, and culinary pop-ups by...

Premiering on June 9, 2019, at 9 PM, the tenth season of Food Network’s The Great Food Truck Race will feature two vegan food trucks, Sol Food Collective and Baby Got Mac. The two Los Angeles-based food trucks will be firing up their kitchen-on-wheels as they compete for a grand prize of $50,000 and bragging rights as the best food truck of the sea...

Preceding– and especially following– the massively successful IPO for plant-based company Beyond Meat, more and more industry giants are wanting in on the plant-based movement that has been taking off as of late. Many large chains have already joined in on the movement. For example, Burger King recently announced that it will be rolling out the Imp...

If passed, a groundbreaking new bill would require that all New York hospitals provide patients with at least one plant-based option at every meal. The bill– Bill S1471– was recently introduced by New York Senator Brad Hoylman and Assembly Member Richard Gottfried. The bill demands that hospitals not only provide plant-based meal and snack options,...

Three black barbers are setting out to bring a unique vegan food experience to New Orleans, with a twist. Barbers Roy Joseph III, Ryan Billew, and Ollie Williams have introduced a unique vegan food concept that takes inspiration from New Orleans’ ever-popular cuisine scene. Essentially, the barbers want to show their community that vegan food doesn...

The Economist, a publishing company with a worldwide influence on international business and world affairs, recently dubbed 2019 as the “Year of the Vegan.” Now, the company is proving it was right.  To kick off the unofficial start of the summer season, the team at The Economist served up vegan hot dogs made with Beyond Sausage in New York Ci...

Fry Family Food has announced it will stock many popular products at Lazy Acres stores this month, marking their debut on California grocery shelves.  This widely buzzed about brand’s initial U.S. product offering will include protein-packed frozen offerings with a healthy, plant-based twist. The range will feature international favorites such...

Plant-based protein is seeing increased demand by consumers. In fact, by 2023, the US meat-substitute retail market could potentially reach $2.5 billion (compared to $1.4 billion last year) according to Euromonitor International. Naturally, this is causing many of the world’s largest fast food chains to adapt to changing requests. For example, Burg...

Recently, the Colchester winery Priam Vineyards was certified as vegan-friendly by the BevVeg! label, which provides certification for vegan beverages, food, and other consumer products. This might come as a bit of a surprise, but not all wines are created vegan. You would think so, considering that wine is traditionally made from grapes. However, ...

For quite a long time, leather has been viewed as the ideal interior choice in the automobile industry. In addition to being durable, leather has also been a symbol of luxury, further increasing the production of leather seating and interior wraps for vehicles. In recent years, however, big names in the automobile industry have been responding to t...

Two days ago, the Tokyo-based Oisix ra daichi Inc.– Japan's largest organic food delivery service provider– announced that it would be acquiring the plant-based meal kit company Purple Carrot.  Purple Carrot, founded in 2014, is a very successful plant-based company that serviced approximately 22,000 customers in 2018, generating just north of...

I had the opportunity to sit down with Mike Jones, Managing Director of Campaigns at Change.org, who was at McDonald’s recent shareholders’ meeting in Dallas, TX. Mike was given the opportunity to ask a question on behalf of 216,582 people regarding when McDonald’s plans to join the rest of their competitors in the fast-food world by adding a plant...

Over the past few years, there has been a boom in the vegan, vegetarian, and plant-based industries. There are now more people than ever claiming to be vegan or some sort of flexitarian or vegetarian. Though it goes without saying, the vegan movement is on the rise– and fast. This year alone has been filled with many great triumphs for the vegan in...

Plant-based companies have recently seen a considerable rise in popularity and in celebrity investments. Successful alternative meat brand Impossible Foods recently raised $300 million in funding from investors including Serena Williams, Katy Perry, Jay-Z, Jaden Smith, and will.i.am, among others. The burger is currently sold at about 7,000 restaur...

A lawsuit challenging a vegan butter has been voluntarily dismissed according to Food Navigator . At the center of the lawsuit is Miyoko's Kitchen, a vegan food company known for their variety of cheeses. A class action was filed in 2018 by Jasmine Brown claiming that the Miyoko's Kitchen vegan butter did not meet the FDA standards that would let i...

I recently had the incredible privilege of attending one of New York City’s premier food events. The NYC Vegetarian Food Festival™ proves the New York City food scene is being driven by plant-based cuisine, with an emphasis on urban farming and sustainability.  Set in the heart of downtown of the largest city in the US, NYC Vegetarian Food Fes...

A new Disney superstar will be introducing an online vegan community to help people make the transition to veganism.  Mena Massoud, the vegan actor who plays the main character (Aladdin) in Disney’s newest remake of the film of the same name, is planning to launch an online community on June 1 that will be a key element of his Evolving Vegan b...

Due to stronger animal cruelty concerns, the second-largest clothing retailer in the world– H&M– is now selling more vegan clothing than ever.   H&M’s aim is to stop using cashmere (and remove cashmere from its current line of clothing) by the end of the year 2020. This action is part of the company’s larger 2030 goals list, which...

Despite initial pushback, the vegan cheese industry has been performing exceedingly well.  For anti-vegans, there are two foods that people most commonly refuse to give up in lieu of healthier, vegan options– bacon and cheese. While bacon requires a separate discussion, vegan cheese has been gaining massive traction in the past few years, desp...

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