The ongoing takeover by the plants

The start-up world continues to do interesting things in the world of lab-grown food. Meat (“Fake meat is all the rage”, newsletter #14) and dairy, including the seemingly insoluble problem of vegan cheese (see, “More on animal-replacement startups”, newsletter #38), have come a long way — but they’re still just the tip of the iceberg. Last week, […]

More on animal-replacement start-ups

Last Autumn, fake meat was all the rage (Newsletter #14). Companies in the space continue to get traction, and retailers are figuring out how to retail it. Kroger, the US’s largest grocery store* by revenue, and second largest general retailer, experimented with placement of plant-based alternatives to meat — moving them from the vegetarian section […]

Fake meat is all the rage

Vegetarian versions of meat products are nothing new. The Boca Burger has been around since the late 70s, and even tofurkey has been around since 1995. But no one who had ever eaten meat would confuse these analogs for the real thing. Recent technology advancements, however, have resulted in products that are much closer in […]