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Pea Protein-Based Vegan Greek Yogurt Coming Soon

Vegan company Ripple is currently developing Greek yogurt, creamy half-and-half, and ice cream made with a proprietary pea protein blend.

Pea protein-based dairy company Ripple Foods plans to debut vegan half-and-half and Greek yogurt by the end of 2017. The technology behind Ripple’s plant-based dairy products relies on isolating protein from peas to strip the compound of its vegetal taste while creating a nutritional profile similar to dairy products—something that both almond- and soy-based milk often lack. Ice cream is also in the works at Ripple and the company plans to extend its reach in the plant-based industry. “Anywhere you have a plant-based protein is a space we could potentially play,” Ripple’s co-founder Adam Lowry told Fast Company. “We don’t have any business plans to get into the meat world, but clearly the technology that we have could really apply to the meat substitute world.” Lowry believes that due to the low cost of inputs in the production side of his product, the company will soon be able to offer its plant-based dairy alternatives at a lower cost than animal-derived dairy. Ripple debuted its line of plant-based milks last year and has since expanded its distribution channels to 6,000 stores, including Target and Whole Foods Market.

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NYC All-You-Can-Eat Ice Cream Fest Offers Vegan Scoops

Three-day festival Scooper Bowl in Bryant Park will treat guests to ice cream of every variety, including dairy-free scoops from Van Leeuwen, Ben & Jerry's, and Häagen-Dazs.
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Animal Ag Companies Fined $29M for Destroying Amazon

The government of Brazil slapped a hefty fine on feed suppliers to meat and dairy companies that sell to McDonald's, Burger King, and Walmart for destroying the country's biodiverse Cerrado region for profit.
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Moby Retires from Touring to Focus on Activism

…and to make vegan smoothies every morning after waking up in his own bed.
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UK Version of Beyond Burger Expands Across London

British vegan brand Moving Mountains expands its B12 burger to five locations of meat-centric chain Dirty Bones—where it will be served topped with vegan mac and cheese.
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Legendary Canadian Rugby Player Starts Vegan Cheese Brand

Nick Blevins' vegan lifestyle improved his performance on the field so much that he established a plant-based cheese and yogurt company to educate others on the benefits of plants.
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