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Silicon Valley Startup Creates “Pretty Perfect” Vegan Shrimp

New Wave Foods hopes to “disrupt food, not the oceans” with realistic-tasting plant-based seafood products.

Silicon Valley biotechnology startup New Wave Foods was recently profiled on food website The Good Food Institute for its vegan shrimp product. According to CEO and co-founder Dominique Barnes, New Wave has been able to “mimic the taste, texture, color, and nutritional profile of shrimp” to create a “pretty perfect” popcorn shrimp. “We use soy for protein and red algae for flavor,” Barnes said. “Red algae are what shrimp eat in the wild, so they contribute to the flavor profile.” New Wave plans to have its shrimp in stores sometime next year, but Google already serves it in its employee cafeterias.

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Postmates Now Delivers Impossible Burger for Free

Burger lovers in Los Angeles can now get a vegan Impossible Burger from Fatburger delivered in 30 minutes or less.
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Investigations Uncover Cannibalism at Turkey Farm

Undercover footage reveals birds eating other birds, widespread injury and disease, and squalid living conditions at one of the world's largest turkey producers.
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Indian Frozen Yogurt Chain Debuts Five Vegan Flavors

India-based Cocoberry—a Pinkberry-like chain—will introduce a line of vegan options in time for Christmas.
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Nearly Half of Americans Want to Ban Slaughterhouses

A new survey shows that 47 percent of adults in the United States support closing all slaughterhouses, while 69 percent identify animal agriculture as a top social issue worldwide.
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All-Vegan Next Level Burger Expands to CA Whole Foods

Following its Seattle expansion, the Oregon-based vegan burger chain will open in California next month.
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This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

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