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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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Vegan Leather Industry to Reach $85 Billion by 2025

New research shows that global demand for faux leather footwear, furnishings, and automotive interiors will create a spike in the animal-free materials market.
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Fries-Only Vegan Eatery Debuts in Portland

Globally inspired, dairy-free cheese-smothered, plant-based meat-covered potato wedges at Baked Roots Bar are the newest addition to Portland's thriving vegan scene.
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Free Vegan Food at Bareburger for National Burger Day

Restaurant chain Bareburger will give out free plant-based burgers at its 19 NYC locations for three hours today in honor of National Burger Day.
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Vegan Kitty-Themed Lipstick Will Benefit Cat Rescue

Lime Crime is stepping up for animals by donating proceeds from new cat-centric makeup line to felines in need.
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Mexican Restaurant in Sydney Goes Fully Vegan

Bad Hombres will be the first 100 percent plant-based Mexican and Latin American eatery in Sydney.
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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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