October 26, 2021
Alt. Meat Leaders and Losers — October 2021
Ingredient Choices Impact the Bottom Line
Lofty brand ambitions don’t matter if your supply chain can’t back it up. The alternative protein industry has had to reckon with this reality as much as any during the pandemic. And, in the past month, sourcing emerged as the leading topic among influential discussions of alternative proteins.
- Between rising demand and severe drought in Canada, pea protein prices have more than doubled in the past year.
- Hormel and The Better Meat Co partnered on Oct. 5 to expand production and distribution of an alternative to peas: mycoprotein.
- Motif Foodworks requested generally recognized as safe (GRAS) status for myoglobin, an ingredient that mimics the flavor and aroma of meat. Plant Based Foods Association Executive Director Michele Simon noted that using the ingredient would prevent processors from obtaining non-GMO verification.
The healthiness of alternative proteins also garnered more attention this month. On Oct. 13, the FDA published final guidance on reducing sodium in processed foods. Foods Ingredients First highlighted how this could pose a difficult challenge for the industry.
Alt. Meat Leaders and Losers — January 2022
Other Analysis | January 27, 2022
Taking Stock of Sourcing PrioritiesOver the past month, the leading voices in food production took time to reflect on the ...
Alt. Meat Leaders and Losers — November 2021
Other Analysis | November 23, 2021
Sourcing Concerns Hit on Two-thirds of ESGIn the past month, influential figures in alt. meat production devoted their attention to ...
Alt Meat Leaders and Losers – September 2021
Other Analysis | September 28, 2021
A Long Fuse is Lit: Labeling Looms LargeInfluential conversations about cell-cultured products took a turn in September as labeling policies ...
Alt Meat Leaders and Losers — August 2021
Other Analysis | August 24, 2021
Labeling Changes AfootPolicy is often slow to catch up to new products and technologies; for alternative protein, labeling is the ...
Alt Meat Leaders and Losers — July 2021
Other Analysis | July 27, 2021
Meat vs. Alt Protein: What's the Diff?Analysis of Intel Distillery data shows that health concerns drove the most influential conversations ...