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Protein: Rebalancing of Alternatives

By Henk Hoogenkamp

When it comes to protein, consumers have a lot to choose from. Globally speaking, soy protein is by far the largest source of plant-based soy protein, and unique alternative sources - including pea protein and mycoprotein-are gaining traction. For some plant protein ingredients, infrastructure, investments, and production capacity, including extrusion facilities, the supply chain has not kept up with the fast-growing consumer demand.

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Food Transition

By Henk Hoogenkamp

The global food industry is undergoing a major transformation, and revolutionizing the way food is produced, creating an environment-friendly supply chain that takes no more than what planet Earth can give. Driven by a combination of more health, environmental, and ethical awareness, consumer demand for plant protein formulated foods continues to grow.

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Disruptive Food Changes

By Henk Hoogenkamp

As families redefine meal occasions, demand for at-home deliveries is increasing. The COVID-19 pandemic has given additional segment growth. As a result, food brands are adapting their business strategy and branching out of traditional platforms so as not to lose consumer engagement. The quality of food, as well as the enhancement of consumer’s overall experience, are important parameters in defining the success of home delivery.

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The World in Transition

By Henk Hoogenkamp

The looks of plant-based meat and milk products are set to become an enduring part of the food landscape. Driven by a combination of more health, environmental, and ethical awareness, consumer demand for plant-protein formulated foods continues to grow. The plant-protein revolution is gaining strength with more companies offering vegan or vegetarian foods as part of their planet-friendly and green-sustainable orientation.

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Transformational Plant Meat Formula

By Henk Hoogenkamp

The transformational road to concoct a “veggie burger” that is juicy and flavorful with the right bite and texture is quite long and not easy to navigate. Fortunately, with the arrival of cellular agriculture and improved extrusion knowhow, major development hurdles can now be successfully taken. In fact, assembling certain compounds and ingredients from plants allows for a more level playing field when compared to the traditional formulated meat products, like burgers and chicken strips.

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The Value and Issues of Soy Plant Protein

By Henk Hoogenkamp

It was not long ago that soy ruled the global plant-based kingdom. Perhaps that is an overreaction due to some bad soy protein headlines, such as: the destruction of the Amazon rain forest, hormonal-induced medical issues, GMO or allergenicity. The fact is that soy will remain an important protein for the rapidly growing “plant meat” category.

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