News

New Zealand Woman Develops Pea Protein-Based Chicken

Shama Sukul-Lee makes vegan chicken in hopes of replacing the world's most mistreated animal with plants.

New Zealand-based entrepreneur Shama Sukul-Lee recently spoke with local news station TVNZ about her chickenless meat product Sunfed. The show hosts touted Sunfed as “an incredible breakthrough that could change the world,” adding that Sukul-Lee’s meatless products could slow global warming, restore animal welfare, and promote heart health. Sunfed is made with yellow pea protein, water, vegetable powder, plant starch, and a yeast extract. While companies in the United States—such as Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods—focus on replacing red meat with plants, Sukul Lee found a plant-based alternative to chickens as they are the most consumed animals in the world. “I am the first female founder in this high-protein, plant-based meat space,” Sukul-Lee said, “and very strongly believe it is a competitive advantage." Sunfed will be available in New Zealand within several weeks, and Sukul-Lee is currently working to develop alternatives to beef, pork, and fish. Israel-based company Super Meat has similar aspirations and achieved its crowd-funding goal of $100,000 recently to help make their slaughter-free chicken products a reality soon.

More News

New Line of Vegan Pea Protein Milk Hits Shelves

North America's largest producer of baby carrots adds a new line of calcium-rich vegan milk.
Read More »

Vegan Cannabis Popsicles to Launch in Winter

CBD oil-infused, coconut milk-based pops in three flavors will be available nationwide in December.
Read More »

UK Grocery Chain Expands Vegan Cheese Line

Sainsbury's adds a new vegan blue cheese to its existing line after the supermarket chain experienced overwhelming demand for dairy-free cheeses.
Read More »

Vegan Sushi Bar to Hit the Las Vegas Strip

Plant-based fine-dining restaurant Okra will become the first of its kind on the famed strip.
Read More »

Pro Skater Launches Vegan Converse Line

Kenny Anderson becomes the vegan voice within the Converse brand after the launch of new animal-free skating shoes.
Read More »

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.

More Videos »