All news articles for October 2022

Image credits: Smithfield Foods (left), Tyson Foods (top right), and JBS USA/Planterra Foods (bottom right).

Big Meat retrenches as meat alternatives lose their luster

By Elaine Watson

The nation’s leading meat companies all got in on the action on meat alternatives, with investments in plant-based and cell-cultured meat startups and their own dedicated consumer brands. But with category sales weakening in recent months amid surging...

Photo Credit: Revol Greens

Revol Greens doubles romaine lettuce production footprint

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Indoor farming company Revol Greens is doubling its romaine lettuce production footprint by 2023, supported by its recent expansion at its Texas growing facility, making it the largest greenhouse lettuce grower in North America.

JBS to focus its efforts on its plant-based operations in Brazil and Europe 'which continue to gain market share and expand their respective customer bases...' Image credit: Planterra Foods

JBS pulls plug on Planterra Foods US plant-based meat operation

By Elaine Watson

Meat giant JBS has pulled the plug on its US plant-based meat division Planterra Foods just over two years after debuting the ‘OZO’ brand at Kroger in summer 2020, and is closing a 189,000 square foot factory it opened in Denver in December 2021.

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