KFC debuts nonmeat wings, nuggets

Aug 27, 2019
KFC joins the meat-alternative craze with a veggie-based protein, as competitors are learning how to scale up their supply chains.
Customers line up to buy Kentucky Fried Chicken in Beijing, China.
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Rising demand for plant protein feeds growth of the humble pea

May 1, 2019
The versatile legume can be found in pasta, milk, pet food and the “Beyond Burger.”
Ryan Klassen inspects pea seeds on his farm in Belgrade, Minnesota. Those peas are the base of the protein being used in a range of products, including energy bars, cereals and milks.
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Look out, beef. Plant-based patties are vying to win over meat lovers.

Feb 12, 2019
Two new burgers made from plants look like meat, cook like meat, and taste like meat.
The Impossible Burger is served at Toasted in Winter Park, Fl. as a classic burger.
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Veggie burgers for meat lovers go mainstream

May 28, 2018
Brands like Impossible Burger and Beyond Burger are changing the landscape of fake meat.
A meatless 'Impossible Slider' at a White Castle restaurant in the Queens borough of New York City.
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