Meatless Farm was founded in 2016 by Danish entrepreneur Morten Toft Bech to help reduce the world’s dependency on intensively farmed meats.
The Leeds-based company is already one of Europe's fastest growing plant-based brands, available in over 20 countries with major retail and foodservice partners.
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'Democratising plant-based food'
“Meatless Farm has always strived to help shape a new global food system by democratising plant-based food and by taking the heat out of the veggie vs meat eater debate," said the company's founder Morton Toft Bech.
"Our rapid growth is underpinned by new technology and innovation and shows that when we get it right we can inspire millions of people to change how they think about food.”
In September, Meatless Farm and its ingredients subsidiary Lovingly Made Ingredients announced a partnership with Israeli plant-based nutrition company Equinom to source yellow pea protein for various products. The deal would deliver up to 50% more protein and reduce Lovingly Made Ingredients’ carbon footprint. Meatless Farm launched its first chicken analogue product into 300 Tesco stores in August.
Toft Bech was shortlisted for the 2021 Business Leader of The Year Award, part of the 2021 Food Manufacture Excellence Awards. The shortlist for the 2022 Business Leader of The Year Award will be announced shortly. The finalists for all the other 2022 award categories are already live. Book your seat alongside industry leaders now and network with the best in the sector.