Alternative proteins

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'People will start to see plants as filling and delicious, providing protein and satiety...'

Is the plant-based trend gaining traction in restaurants? The GFI unveils its annual scorecard

By Elaine Watson

High-profile launches notwithstanding (the Impossible Slider is now at White Castle and the Beyond Burger is at TGI Fridays) 45 out of the top 100 restaurant chains in the US still don’t offer a plant-based entrée, according to the Good Food Institute’s...

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Split pea start-up targets sustainable tempeh market

By Flora Southey

A Swedish start-up has developed an organic, vegan, gluten-free tempeh made entirely out of split peas, which founder Pia Qvarnström hopes will help consumers transition to a more sustainable diet.

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Roquette looks to plant milk category for future pea potential

By Niamh Michail

French pea protein supplier Roquette believes pea protein could make waves in the booming plant-based dairy alternative category. “It’s a big market, and there’s more innovation to come," says its head of pea protein.

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EU announces push to promote domestic plant protein market

By David Burrows

Food manufacturers could soon be able to source more plant-based proteins locally after the European Commission announced new policies to promote production and consumption of soy, chickpeas, lentils and rapeseed.

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Guest article

Edible insects in the EU: the long road to legalisation

By Katia Merten-Lentz, partner at Keller and Heckman, and Caroline Commandeur, legal consultant Keller and Heckman

Edible insects are covered by the EU's novel food regulation - but none have yet made it to the list of authorised novel foods. Legal experts from Keller and Heckman Katia Merten-Lentz and Caroline Commandeur weigh in on the the legal status of edible...

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Doehler boosts nut capacity with Nutrafood acquisition

By Niamh Michail

German supplier Doehler is cracking into nut-based product categories, such as dairy alternatives and bread spreads, with a majority stake acquisition in Italian nut and seed processor Nutrafood.