Sophie’s BioNutrients: Growing Sustainable Microalgae Proteins for a Better Future

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The Modern Health Nerd Podcast, Episode #43

Can some of the smallest living things on the planet change the future of the food system—and create a better world? According to Eugene Wang, microalgae has that power.

Through his company, Sophie’s BioNutrients, Eugene and his team are fermenting and extracting unique microalgae proteins suitable for a creating a variety of plant-based food products. Their proteins are sustainable, affordable and can be grown anywhere.

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Appetite: The Downfall of the Alt Protein Movement?

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People like meat. 🥩

In some ways, this statement can sum up the entire reason for the alternative protein movement’s existence.

But what if that very assumption—that “narrative,” as Seth Godin would call it—is a dangerous trap that has the potential to undermine the industry instead of moving it forward?

What if offering meat alternatives isn’t the solution to a broken food system, poor human health and the environmental crisis? What if continuing to satisfy the human appetite for meat by replacing it ...

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Supplant Foods: Making Functional Ingredients for Better Plant-Based Products

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The Modern Health Nerd Podcast, Episode #21

Can functional flours solve the challenges of taste and texture in plant-based food formulations? Chirag Sabunani of Supplant Foods is on a mission to make it happen.

Many alternative protein products rely on plant protein isolates and a number of additional ingredients to achieve tastes and textures similar to meat, but Supplant is taking a different approach. Through a minimal-waste process, they’re producing functional chickpea flour that’s flavorless, versatile and affordable.

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Where Does Plant-Based Protein Come From?

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Myths, Truths & Where to Get It

“But…where will I get my protein?”

It’s still one of the most common questions asked about plant-based diets. If you’re already plant-based, people want to know where your protein comes from. If you’re considering a plant-based diet, you might be wondering which foods to eat for protein and whether you can get enough after making the switch.

Despite projections that the worldwide plant-based protein market will be valued at over $10 billion by ...

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