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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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100,000-Square-Foot Vegan Block Party Hits LA

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Luxe Shop Debuts Vegan Avocado-Shaped Ice Cream

London's luxury gelato stand Snowflake sells vegan ice cream made from, and shaped like, an avocado, complete with an edible pit.
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IKEA Promotes Plant-Based Eating for Earth Day

The furniture chain sent a newsletter in time for Earth Day with three plant-based recipes it says are good for your body and the planet.
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'50s Style Vegan Diner Opens in Michigan

Former Detroit-area food truck Shimmy Shack's new retro diner will serve Coney dogs, burgers, and shakes, and host birthday parties, gift-basket making events, and vegan vintage clothing pop-ups.
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Vegan Chicken Nugget Startup Raises $1 Million

Seattle Food Tech plans to debut its plant-based chicken nugget replicas at school cafeterias by the end of 2018.
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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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