Report: Lighlife Tops List of “Most Significant Players of the Global Plant-Based Meat Market”

According to a report published by the research firm Research Dive, the global plant-based meat market is anticipated to generate a significant revenue of $68..4 billion at a CAGR of 19.1% during the forecast period, 2020-2027.

The report breaks down “The 10 most significant players of the global plant-based meat market”, with Lightlife Foods, Inc. topping the list.

The full list includes:

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Report: Vegan Pet Food Market Grows to $9 Billion, to Grow to $15 Billion by 2028

According to a new report, the vegan pet market is expected to grow from $ 9.3 million in 2021 to $15.6 million by 2028. It is likely to register “a CAGR of 7.7% during 2021–2028”. The report is titled “Vegan Pet Food Market to 2028 – Global Analysis and Forecast – by Product Type, Pet Type, and Distribution Channel”.

Although the vegan pet market is growing throughout the world, the study notes that “In 2020, Europe held the largest share of the global vegan pet food market.” Researchers state that this is primarily attributed to “the presence of major manufacturers in the region, as well as the rising veganism trend and easy availability of vegan pet food products with similar nutrient content as that of traditional meat-based pet foods.”

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Plant-Based Diets Can Play “Major Role” in Reversing Obesity and Chronic Disease Epidemics, Finds Study

Plant-predominant diets can play a major role in reversing the obesity and chronic disease epidemics. This is according to a new study published in the Oxford Academic Journal Nutrition Reviews. The study is titled Plant-predominant eating patterns – how effective are they for treating obesity and related cardiometabolic health outcomes? – a systematic review.

According to researchers, the purpose of this study was to “assess the efficacy of plant-predominant (vegan, vegetarian, plant-based whole foods [PBWFs]) diets in treating obesity and its main cardiometabolic sequelae: hyperlipidemia (HLD); indices of insulin resistance, glycemic control, and diabetes mellitus type 2 (DM2); and cardiovascular disease (CVD), including hypertension (HTN).”

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Study: Men Report Better Physical and Mental Well-Being After Going Vegan

According to a new study published in the American Journal of Men’s Health, “vegan men report experiencing better physical and mental well-being upon going vegan”.

The study, titled Vegan Men’s Food and Health Practices: A Recipe for a More Health-Conscious Masculinity?, was also epublished by the National Institute of Health.

“In the age of the Anthropocene, questions of ecological sustainability, animal ethics, and human health are intimately entangled”, starts the study’s abstract. “From a gender perspective, compared to women, men’s diets tend to be less healthy and sustainable.” Researchers note that this is “linked to worse health outcomes for men.”

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Mexico Bans Cosmetic Animal Testing

Mexico has placed a ban on the testing of cosmetics on animals, following a unanimous vote in the nation’s senate. Passage of the new law makes Mexico the first country in North American to ban cosmetic animal testing.

The proposal passed by the Mexico Senate also places a prohibition on manufacturing, marketing and importing of cosmetics made elsewhere in the world that used animal testing. Although the ban makes Mexico the first in the North America to take a stand against animal testing, they are the 41th country around the globe to do so.

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Study: Vegan Diets May Help Fight Against Long-COVID

According to a new study published by the journal Current Nutrition Reports, and epublished by the National Institute of Health, “Plant-based diets may be of general benefit with regard to some of the most commonly found COVID-19 sequelae”, and may help fight against “long-COVID”.

“The SARS-CoV-2-pandemic has caused mortality and morbidity at an unprecedented global scale”, begins the study’s abstract. “Many patients infected with SARS-CoV-2 continue to experience symptoms after the acute phase of infection and report fatigue, sleep difficulties, anxiety, and depression as well as arthralgia and muscle weakness.” Summarized under the umbrella term “long-COVID,” these symptoms may last weeks to months and impose a substantial burden on affected individuals. T

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Study: Plant-Based Diets May Improve Complications in Type 2 Diabetes and Obese Patients

According to a new study plant-based diets may improve complications in patients with type 2 diabetes and patients who are obese. The study, published in the journal Nutrition & Metabolism, was also e-published by the National Institute of Health. The study is titled: A plant-based meal reduces postprandial oxidative and dicarbonyl stress in men with diabetes or obesity compared with an energy- and macronutrient-matched conventional meal in a randomized crossover study.

“Increased oxidative/dicarbonyl stress and chronic inflammation are considered key pathophysiological mediators in the progression of complications in obesity and type 2 diabetes (T2D)”, states the study, which then notes that “Lifestyle and diet composition have a major impact.” In this study, researchers “tested the effects of a vegan (V) and a conventional meat containg (M) meal, matched for energy and macronutrients, on postprandial oxidative and dicarbonyl stress, inflammatory markers and appetite hormones.”

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MOD Pizza Adding Vegan Sausage to All of Its Over 500 Locations

Starting Tuesday, August 31, the fast-food pizza chain MOD Pizza will begin offering vegan meat at all of its over 500 locations. The restaurant, which is to pizza what Subway is to subs (in that it’s assembly-line style where you can have whatever toppings you’d like added on), has already been serving vegan cheese (using Daiya brand) since 2015.

According to a news release from MOD, starting August 31 they’ll be offering vegan Italian sausage made from Plantly. The sausage is made with traditional Italian seasonings such as oregano, fennel and thyme. Similar to sausages made by Impossible and Beyond, they’ll be made using pea protein.

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Vegan Babybel Cheese Coming to U.S. and U.K. in 2022

Bel Group, the company behind the popular Babybel cheese brand, has announced that a vegan version of their mini cheese wheels will launch in the United States and United Kingdom in 2022.

The news was first reported by Vegan Food UK, but their Tweet has since been deleted. However, we were able to confirm with Bel Group through e-mail that yes, they are in fact launching vegan Babybel cheese in the U.S. and U.K. by 2022.

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Study Finds Plant-Based Diet May Help Prevent Cardiovascular Disease

According to a new study published in the journal Cardiovascular Research, a plant-based diet may help prevent the risk of cardiovascular disease, which kills over 650,000 people annually in the U.S. alone.
“This review aims at summarizing updated evidence on cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk associated with consumption of specific food items to substantiate dietary strategies for atherosclerosis prevention”, states the study’s abstract.
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Study Finds Vegetarian Diet Associated With Better Memory/Language Abilities Compared to Non-Vegetarians

According to a new study there is no difference in “processing speed, executive function, or memory/language abilities” between vegetarians and non-vegetarians, and “vegetarians was associated with better memory/language abilities”. The study was published in the Journal of Nutrition in Gerontology and Geriatrics and was epublished by the National Institute of Health.

“We explored effects on cognitive function of following plant-based vegetarian compared with non-vegetarian dietary patterns in otherwise healthy older community-dwelling members of the Adventist Health Study-2 cohort”, states the study’s abstract.

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Chipotle Announces Launch of Vegan Chorizo

Chipotle, which is already one of the more vegan-friendly fast-food chains across the U.S., is about to become even more appealing for some vegans.

The company has announced that they are launching Plant-Based Chorizo at around 100 locations, with plans to expand it nationwide if the reception is positive enough. These initial locations are located in Orange County California, Indianapolis and Denver.

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