Month: February 2019

Vegetable Ratatouille

Vegetable Ratatouille

Credit to Good Housekeeping Ingredients 1 tbsp.Olive oil 1Onion, finely chopped 2Garlic cloves, crushed 200 gPassata 1 tbsp.Balsamic vinegar Pinch caster sugar400 g Tin flageolet  beans, drained and rinsed 2Medium courgettes 1Aubergine 4Large vine tomatoes Directions Preheat oven to 200˚C (180˚C fan) mark 6. In a […]

Vegan Breakfast Sausages Launching in A&W Canada

Vegan Breakfast Sausages Launching in A&W Canada

According to Livekindly A&W Canada will launch Beyond Meat’s highly anticipated vegan breakfast sausages. Jillian Harris, host of HGTV’s “Love It Or List It Vancouver, shared the news in an Instagram story. The 39-year-old TV personality broke off a piece of the vegan sausage to […]

Los Angeles Dodgers Ditch Dairy

Los Angeles Dodgers Ditch Dairy

VegNews revealed that a number of top professional baseball players for the Los Angeles Dodgers have recently denounced dairy, according to The Athletic, Dodgers Nation, and SBNation. The trend was sparked by Dodgers second baseman Chase Utley—who announced his intent to retire in 2018—when he removed dairy from his diet several years ago. In 2017, centerfielder Enrique Javier Hernández also stopped consuming dairy followed by shortstop Corey Seager who went dairy-free in 2018 and lost nearly 30 pounds. First baseman Max Muncy, a breakout star on the team, recently eschewed dairy as well, and credits his improved performance to the dietary change. “That right there is a selling point for me,” Muncy told The Athletic. “You’re talking about playing 162 games in 180 days. You’re talking about wearing cleats for all of those, which hurts your feet. Everything hurts. Anything you can do to gain an edge and make your body feel better on a daily basis, why wouldn’t you try it?” Clothing company BreakingT created a new T-shirt to commemorate the trend which reads “Los Angeles Dairy Free,” with names of players that have stopped consuming dairy written in a Dodgers-style font—an officially licensed product of the Major League Baseball Players Association.

Irish Beef Giant Debuts Quarter-Pound Vegan Burgers

Irish Beef Giant Debuts Quarter-Pound Vegan Burgers

VegNews find out that Last week, meat company ABP Food Group launched new plant-based meat brand Equals at ASDA stores across the United Kingdom. The brand’s flagship product is a plant-based quarter-pound beef patty made with soy and pea protein. The meat company has dedicated […]

Plant-Based Business Creates Vegan Scotch Creme Egg For Easter

Plant-Based Business Creates Vegan Scotch Creme Egg For Easter

Plant Based News revealed that a vegan food producer is offering customers a sweet Scotch Egg made entirely free from animal products. The Eggstraveganza, made by Food! By Lizzi, is now available for the third Easter running. It features a handmade dark chocolate crème egg […]

Jeff Bezos, Richard Branson, and Bill Gates Lead $90 Million Investment in Vegan Meat

Jeff Bezos, Richard Branson, and Bill Gates Lead $90 Million Investment in Vegan Meat

Livekindly revealed that Jeff Bezos, Richard Branson, and Bill Gates want you to eat a lot more vegan burgers. The billionaires are leading a funding round into vegan meat startup Motif Ingredients.

The $90 million Series A funding comes from Breakthrough Energy Ventures, which includes the billionaire founders of Amazon, Virgin, and Microsoft in its portfolio.

“There’s a clear trend of consumer interest in alternate proteins and animal-free versions of fish and burgers and chicken nuggets and all of these things,” says Jason Kelly, the CEO and cofounder of Ginkgo Bioworks, the biotech company behind the new startup.

“And these companies are kind of being asked to do this impossible thing, which was like, hey, build a brand, develop a new product, and while you’re at it, why don’t you boot up a biotech R&D team to make some of these key protein ingredients that you’re going to need to actually make these things,” he told Fast Company.

Jeff Bezos, Richard Branson, and Bill Gates Lead $90 Million Investment in Vegan Meat

Motif will identify core ingredients, “including vitamins and proteins found in foods like milk or meat,” Fast Company notes, and then replicate them through yeast and bacteria cultures. The process, similar to producing lab-grown meat, feeds the cultures through a fermentation process like brewing beer or soy sauce. The Berkeley, Calif., based Perfect Day is also using the technology to replicate cow’s milk without the need for animals.

“Proteins are very hard to formulate in food,” Motif’s CEO, Jonathan McIntyre told Fast Company. But the technology is advancing and companies are producing ethical alternatives to meat, eggs, and dairy, cheaper and faster than ever before.

“Sustainability and accessible nutrition are among the biggest challenges facing the food industry today. Consumers are demanding mindful food options, but there’s a reigning myth that healthy and plant-based foods must come at a higher price, or cannot taste or function like the animal-based foods they aim to replicate,” McIntyre says.

Bezos, Branson, and Gates have all invested in a number of vegan companies, including vegan burger giants Impossible Foods and Beyond Meat. And the Boston-based Motif could help catapult the category even further.

“Biotechnology and fermentation is our answer,” says McIntyre, “and Motif will be key to propelling the next food revolution with affordable, sustainable, and accessible ingredients that meet the standards of chefs, food developers, and visionary brands.”

Former Chicken Schnitzel-Eating Champ Goes Vegan

Former Chicken Schnitzel-Eating Champ Goes Vegan

According to VegNews Mitchell Allgood, a professional rugby player for Australia’s national league, is now vegan, despite establishing a chicken schnitzel-eating record in 2012—commemorated by a photo that hangs on the wall at Australian chain Austrian Schnitzelhaus in Sydney. In a recent interview with NRL.com […]