Alternative Protein


Legal Issues

U.S. Senator Reintroduces Real MEAT Act to Label Alternative Proteins as ‘Imitation’

Nov. 17, 2023
Sen. Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) originally introduced the Real MEAT Act in 2019 to clearly differentiate alternative proteins from animal proteins on product labels.
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Legal Issues

Florida Legislator Proposes Ban on Cultured, Lab-Grown Meat in the State

Nov. 15, 2023
Republican member of the State House of Representatives has introduced House Bill 435 which would make the manufacture, sale, holding or distribution of cultured meat illegal....
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Animal Proteins

Omeat Finishes Construction of 15,000-Square-Foot Pilot Plant

Nov. 9, 2023
Cultivated-meat company expects the new facility outside Los Angeles to help it scale up production and clear a path for regulatory review and approval of its products.
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Plant-Based, Conventional and Cultured — What to Expect in Protein in 2024

Nov. 8, 2023
Nicole Johnson-Hoffman, CEO, independent board director and protein-industry veteran, shares her insights on where the various segments of the protein industry stand as it plans...
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Plant Protein

Beyond Meat to Lay Off 19% of Non-Production Workforce

Nov. 2, 2023
Citing a weaker-than-expected third quarter, the plant-based meat company will drop 65 employees and consider additional changes to improve results.
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Alternative Protein

Tyson Foods Makes Significant Investment in Insect Ingredients Company Protix

Oct. 18, 2023
Tyson acquired a minority stake in the Netherlands-based company, and the two will enter into a joint venture to construct a facility in the U.S. for pet, livestock and aquaculture...
Courtesy of Meati Foods
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Alternative Protein

Meati Foods Receives Patent on MushroomRoot Formulation; Digs in to Health Benefits

Oct. 4, 2023
Alternative protein processor uses artificial intelligence tools to study the health benefits of its now-patented Neurospora crassa (MushroomRoot) product.
People on the Move

Miyoko’s Creamery Names Former Coca-Cola and Beyond Meat Exec to CEO Role

Aug. 1, 2023
Stuart Kronauge brings extensive experience in marketing and leadership to her new role with the plant milk dairy manufacturer.
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Mergers & Acquisitions

Plant-Based Processor Alpha Foods Acquired by LiveKindly Collective

Aug. 1, 2023
California-based frozen foods processor Alpha is LiveKindly’s first U.S. brand acquisition in three years.
Courtesy of Renegade Foods
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Alternative Protein

Renegade Foods to Triple Production Capability for Shelf-Stable, Vegan Charcuterie Product

June 27, 2023
Company has also eliminated 80% of its packaging and added 20 new customer accounts.
Courtesy of Eat Just Inc.
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Animal Proteins

Cultured Meat Obtains Approval for Sale to U.S. Consumers

June 21, 2023
Upside Foods and Eat Just gain USDA Grant of Inspection for their respective cultivated chicken products, opening the door for the products to be sold in the U.S.