Food delivery service Deliveroo has revealed that during the lockdown period of Covid 19 orders of plant based and vegan options increased 187%, with users in Dublin being the biggest consumers of plant based options, followed by Cork.
Kerry Group is looking to capitalize on the consumer demand shift to plant based and meat free alternatives with its new "Radical" range. The company, despite being a juggernaut of the Irish meat and dairy industry, is steadily increasing its alternative meat and dairy offerings, which use a variety of non-animal proteins including pea, rice, and sunflower.
Meadow Foods, the UK’s largest independent dairy and leading supplier of dairy ingredients to the food industry, has announced its plans to open a £4,000,000 plant based manufacturing facility in Chester, England. Construction began in January, and the facility is expected to be producing dairy-free milks, creams, yogurts, and sour cream by the end of 2020.
A study conducted at l’Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) found that plant-based athletes outperformed omnivores in endurance tests, which the researchers say could be due to the higher carbohydrate intake
The program will see 75 new products hit the shelves in ALDI stores nationwide for 2 weeks only. 5 of these will go on to secure long term contracts with the retailer. Among these, several Irish plant based businesses will be stocked
Former Boxing World Heavyweight Champion "Iron" Mike Tyson announced his comeback to the sport last week and credits his impressive physique and stamina to following a plant based diet for the last decade
Good Catch Tuna Welcomes Celebrity Investors & Has Raised Over $40m This Year. The alternative fish company has announced an investment from a group of celebrity investors to add to the $35m raised in January. Woody Harrelson, Paris Hilton & Lance Bass are among the names said to have backed the company
Simon Cowell of X-Factor & Americas/Britain's Got Talent Fame, has lost 4 stone / 60lbs and credits it all to a plant-based diet. Cowell, 60, became pescetarian last year and successfully lost 1.5 stone or 20 pounds. This was after eliminating meat, dairy, wheat, and sugar from his eating.
The EU published its new Farm To Fork & Biodiversity strategies yesterday, which explicitly stated the need for member countries to shift to a "More plant-based diet" for both environmental and health reasons
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