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From microalgae to 3D printed steak: ‘The future is meatless’

By Flora Southey

As the sustainability agenda rises in the food industry, innovators are increasingly looking at ways of swapping out meat for a plant-based counterpart. FoodNavigator explores three innovations in the sector: microalgae omega-3, scalable mycoprotein,...

Plant-based eating is just about processed meat substitutes, says New Nutrition Business (Picture: GettyImages-YelenaYemchuk)

Julian Mellentin: 'Investors in meat substitutes are likely to be disappointed'

What does ‘plant-based eating’ really mean, and how can firms tap into the trend?

By Elaine Watson

Next-generation meat, egg, and dairy alternatives have garnered a huge amount of press (and investment), but there are many other ways for brands to meet demand for plant-based foods, says a report from consultancy New Nutrition Business querying whether...

Consumers don’t want to be ‘couch-locked’ all day because of an edible, so the effects of Phyx only last about an hour.

New THC water offers alcohol alternative ‘Phyx’

By Beth Newhart

Joining the market of cannabis-infused products is Phyx, a THC flavored sparkling water, which hopes its low-dose and fast-acting formula will better perform as an alcohol replacement.

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