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The inaugural Plant Based World Expo was a huge success by any measure of a conference. The expo hall featured a wide variety of plant-based food vendors – with lots of tasty samples. The speaker lineup included an impressive variety of industry experts – from culinary, to health to business. 3,737 attendees made for a packed house and lots of buzz around plant-based foods.     The...

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Natural Products Expo West in California is the largest trade show in the world for natural foods, with 3,600 exhibitors showing off their food innovations to 86,000 attendees. It’s the perfect place to check out the latest food trends, including the astonishing growth of the plant-based food category. I recently attended Expo West to taste-test the vegan goodies, and there were so many food samples...

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Why isn’t cell-based meat (also called clean or cultured meat) in stores yet? We’ve been hearing news stories about proof-of-concept cell-based burgers and other meats for years, so what’s the holdup? At the recent Good Food Conference, everyone was asking “How soon will cell-based meat be available commercially?” Answering that question requires understanding some of the barriers to producing clean meat products.   The first challenges are...

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