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ProVeg highlights for 2020: accelerating the plant-based sector

When we were doing our annual planning for 2020, little did we know what was to come. While the global Covid-19 pandemic has certainly brought unpredicted obstacles and forced us to adjust plans and projects at…

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November highlights from the plant-based sector: Unilever sets ambitions and more

As the shift towards plant-based eating continues to accelerate, major actors in the global food sector, including McDonalds and Unilever, are committing to the plant-based space. Do you want to get the latest…

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Wild animals as food – increasing the risk of zoonotic pandemics

There is compelling evidence that certain human activities strongly increase the likelihood of zoonotic diseases. In our previous blog we explored the first factor: the destruction of ecosystems and the loss of…

10 highlights of the plant-based sector during 2020

2020 was a defining year for the plant-based sector. Despite the disruption and uncertainty wreaked by the pandemic, consumer demand, investor interest and activity around new product development soared to new heights…

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Does a plant-based diet really lead to more bone fractures?

During the last week, there have been numerous headlines suggesting that a vegan diet is associated with a higher risk of bone fracture. ProVeg International looks beyond the headlines and provides recommendations…

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NEW PARTNERSHIP: Vivera promotes the Veggie Challenge on 40 million products

One of them sells 40 million meat substitutes per year, making them one of the largest producers of such products in Europe. The other has helped 300,000 people to reduce their meat consumption. Thanks to a new…

Fava beans: The legume with multiple names and functions

Fava beans are one of four high-potential crops that the Smart Protein Project is focusing on. These wonder beans are rich in protein, highly nutritious, and a healthy addition to every diet. Nearly forgotten by…

October highlights from the plant-based sector: ‘Veggie Burger Ban’ rejected and more

As plant-based eating continues to enter the mainstream, the EU’s proposed ‘Veggie Burger Ban’ was rejected by MEPS in a recent vote. Find out more below, along with all the latest news from this rapidly growing…

New Food Conference meets Anuga 2021

The New Food Conference is Europe's largest conference on alternative proteins, while Anuga is the leading food and beverage trade fair, which always highlights the most important future themes of the industry –…

ProVeg Welcomes European Parliament vote against ‘veggie burger ban’

Veggie burger ban rejected In good news for both plant-based consumers and the fast-growing plant-based sector, the European Parliament has voted to reject the ‘veggie burger ban’, which would have restricted plant-based…

Chickpeas: the little pulses with huge potential

Chickpeas are one of four high-potential crops that the Smart Protein project is focusing on, along with fava beans, quinoa, and lentils. These powerful little pulses stand out due to their strong nutrition profile…

Non-communicable diet-related diseases – increasing the impact of pandemics

In addition to the risks of newly emerging pathogens, there are other factors that can further exacerbate the overall impact of zoonotic pandemics. In our previous blog we explored other communicable food-borne…

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