By using 100% of plants, PLANETARIANS are making meals wholesome, feeding a growing population and all around planet friendly.

PLANETARIANS FOOD INNOVATION CHALLENGE

Food into Super Food


By joining our food innovation challenge,

you can HELP IMPROVE People's DIETs, RIGHT A WRONG IN the food industry, and jOIN A COOL TEAM OF GAME CHANGERS

 
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WHO WE ARE

PLANETARIANS’ patent-pending technology adds value to overlooked ingredients like defatted sunflower seeds, converts them into a high-protein high fiber ingredient, and helps food manufacturers fortify a variety of food products with natural protein and fiber. Our first product - sunflower chips from defatted sunflower seeds - was well received by consumers this spring. We're excited to expand the product line with your help. 

 
 
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CHALLENGE MEDIA PARTNERS: 

 
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PLANETARIANS
CALLING ALL

food scientists, food tech innovators, and even home cooks to create food that is better for the planet

OUR INGREDIENT, SUNMEAL, IS
35% PLANT-BASED PROTEIN, 18% FIBER AND JUST 1% FAT.

 
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IT'S NON-GMO, ALLERGEN-FREE AND COSTS LESS THAN SOY AND PEA PROTEINS.

This creates an opportunity to improve products we already love, and make them more widely accessible for people who may not otherwise be able to afford healthy meals. Apply today, and get SunMeal for prototyping sent to you!

 
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APPLY TODAY!

 
 

How it Works

Step 1. Apply to get a free bag of SunMeal to experiment with.

Step 2. Develop a recipe that improves the health/fiber/protein content of any meal (you may use the roadmap below for your imagination).

Step 3. Create a video of your recipe and post it on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook using the hashtag #SunMeal

Step 4. Submit links to your posts directly to us by August 15, 2018.

Step 5. Have your friends and family review your recipe for Bonus Points.

All recipes and rights belong to you.

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Winners and Prizes

The best recipes will be cooked at the PLANETARIANS lab, and rated by judges.

Judges represent Mattson (regarded by many as the best formulation agency in Northern America), and our notable Investors: Brad Feld, Lisa Gansky, David Larrabee and Techstars.

The winner will be Featured in MindBodyGreen, and will get the opportunity to present a recipe to investors. 

While we can’t offer you money, we're providing an opportunity to join the team, get featured in the media, or even fund your project with our investors. 

 
 

FORMULATIONS AND SCIENTIFIC PARTNERS

 

Mattson - is the most successful independent food and drink product development company in North America (developer of Just Mayo, Ripple, Soylent Drink, Pop-Chips, Beyond Meat, etc.)

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What Products can we make?

SunMeal applications

 
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Experimental Product Examples

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EXPERIMENTAL BLACK RAMEN
WITH DOUBLE THE PROTEIN+FIBER

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EXPERIMENTAL BREAD WITH
DOUBLE THE PROTEIN AND FIBER

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EXPERIMENTAL DAIRY-FREE
PROBIOTIC+PREBIOTIC YOGURT

 
 
 
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Heal America and raise your personal profile

Replacing 30% of All-purpose flour with Defatted seeds doubles the protein and fiber content, keeping the same price. Replacing 50% of All-purpose flour with Defatted seeds triples the protein and fiber content, keeping the same price.

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help improve poor diets:

  • 1 out of every 4 U.S. adults is obese 
  • 1 out of every 3 U.S. adults is at risk for diabetes
  • 1 out of every 2 U.S. adults is at risk of heart disease
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Right a wrong in agriculture:

  • Animal agriculture occupies 80% of our farmland, but yield only 20% of consumed calories!
  • Defatted seeds fed to animals have more protein (35%) by weight than beef has (26%)!
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Join a cool team of game changers:

  • Brad Feld, Lisa Gansky and Techstars 
  • Mattson, University of Minnesota, UC Davis
  • MindBodyGreen, Agriculture.com, Bold Business
 
 

Want to join the discussion?
Check out our social media accounts

 
 
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You're in good company!

OUR NOTABLE INVESTORS:

 
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Brad Feld is an American entrepreneur, author, blogger, and venture capitalist at Foundry Group in Boulder, Colorado

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Lisa Gansky is an American entrepreneur and author of the bestselling book The Mesh: Why the Future of Business is Sharing.

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David Larrabee maintains more than 30 years of general management, strategic planning, sales & marketing and product management experience within the financial services industry.

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Techstars is an American seed accelerator, founded in Boulder, Colorado in 2006 by David Cohen, Brad Feld, David Brown, and Jared Polis.