Fake Meat Companies Jostle To Survive

It’s been a rough year for imitation meat companies.  The realization is settling in that the wave many fake meat companies were riding is dissipating. Americans who were curious enough to try fake meat have tried it–and many have not been repeat customers. Those who haven’t… Read More
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The Top Red Flag Ingredients in Fake Meat

Red flags shouldn’t be ignored on first dates–or during first bites. And when it comes to questionable ingredients, imitation meat products are loaded with red flags.  Here are a few ultra-processed ingredients you should watch out for:  1. Titanium Dioxide Titanium Dioxide… Read More
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The Beyond Meat Bust

It’s been a tough couple of months for Beyond Meat. McDonald’s announced it would no longer continue to test its McPlant burger, made with Beyond Meat. Beyond is facing lawsuits on multiple fronts, including one class action lawsuit which alleges that Beyond Meat overreports its protein content by… Read More
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Five Fast-Food Fake Meat Fails

Over the past few weeks, Cracker Barrel has made headlines over the backlash to its addition of fake sausage by Impossible Foods to the menu. In short, fans of the home-cooked-style restaurant couldn’t believe executives thought customers would want imitation sausage instead of… Read More
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Study: Americans Aren’t Repeat Buyers When It Comes to Fake Meat

If potato chips earned the slogan “Bet you can’t eat just one,” perhaps fake meat companies should take up the slogan “You’ll only eat this once.” A new consumer study published in Scientific Reports revealed that 40 percent of Americans who purchased a plant-based meat product once never beca… Read More
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The McDeath of the McPlant

McDonald’s announced last week that it would be ending its test of the Beyond Meat McPlant burger after the fake meat patty failed to take root with customers. The McPlant was supposed to be the crown jewel of Beyond Meat’s offerings. After all, McDonald’s is the… Read More
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California Makes School Lunches Even Worse with Fake Meat

School cafeterias have long taken the term “nutritious” with a grain – or many grains – of salt. After all, fries are considered a vegetable on many menus. But now in California, they’ve started to play this game with fake meat.  The state of California is… Read More
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‘Unfit for Human Consumption’: Skittles Sued Over Ingredient Found in Fake Chicken

What do Skittles and fake chicken have in common? An ingredient has been called “unfit for human consumption” in a recent California lawsuit. The ingredient in question is titanium dioxide. Titanium dioxide is an additive commonly used as a… Read More
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Fake Meat’s “Safety” Narrative Implodes

Animal rights activists have long tried to claim that “plant-based” meats are safer than real meat. But a recent outbreak that left at least one person hospitalized destroyed that narrative. At least 470 people suffered severe digestive problems after consuming plant-based… Read More
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Americans Want Clearer Labels on Fake Meat: Poll

The terms “nuggets” and “wings” are automatically associated with real, tasty chicken. But lately, fake meat companies have been co-opting the terms on their labels to get consumers to buy their “plant-based” synthetic meat. A new survey finds that Americans are… Read More
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