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How this Dutch town is helping people choose plant-based foods

The North Brabant municipality of Altena in the Netherlands is launching the first Dutch-area pilot program that promotes plant-based proteins. With the slogan “Plant-Based Together,” the program involves visiting supermarkets, schools, and restaurants to encourage local people to make plant-based food choices more often.

Henk Schouten (links) en Rieks Smook (Grassa) beklinken de samenwerking met een handdruk 

Meat substitutes based on grass-based proteins

Developing meat substitutes using protein from grass. That is the goal of the collaboration between the Netherlands-based family company Schouten Europe and the Dutch company Grassa. Grass protein is a suitable alternative to soy, an ingredient that is now commonly used in meat substitutes.

Schouten Europe: specialist in plant-based protein products: Plant-based chickenless burger

It’s all in the name

How can food companies take advantage of the trend toward plant-based eating, and draw more flexitarians and meat-eaters to choose veg-heavy dishes? A simple fix can be the name you choose.

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Mince based meat alternatives

Worldwide, various companies are taking innovative approaches to vegan mince. In the Netherlands, Schouten Europe is making sustainable mince from fermented tempeh, partly using byproducts from one of its own facilities.