Australia’s Alt Protein Sector Poised For Exceptional Growth Thanks To Homegrown Superstars

4 Mins Read Australia is no exception to the global plant-based trend in recent years, with the movement only picking up pace since the coronavirus pandemic with consumers increasingly shifting away from conventional meat amid headlines of virus-ridden abattoirs. And as the demand continues to grow, homegrown startups are taking on the challenge to innovate new products that […]

Singapore’s Shiok Meats Debuts World’s First Cell-Based Lobster Meat Prototype

4 Mins Read Shiok Meats has just unveiled the world’s first cell-based lobster meat. In an exclusive tasting event, the Singapore cultivated seafood food tech showcased its newly developed crustacean-free product in a range of dishes alongside their cell-based shrimp, marking yet another milestone towards the company’s ambitions to commercialise its cultured crustaceans by 2022.  Singapore-based cultivated seafood […]

Burger King Launches V2food’s Plant-Based Whopper In Philippines

3 Mins Read Fast food giant Burger King has just partnered up with Australian food tech v2food to launch a new plant-based whopper to its menu in the Philippines. Firstly landing on the menus of Metro Manila and Luzon locations, the collaboration will see all Burger King restaurants serve up the new meatless whopper made with v2food’s plant-based […]

OmniPork Luncheon Lands In Singapore Ahead January 2021 Green Common Store Launch

4 Mins Read Hong Kong-based Green Monday has announced that it has launched its famous OmniPork Luncheon, the world’s first plant-based version of Spam, and OmniPork Strips to Singapore. It will be available on menus of partnering restaurants and at several major retail locations across the city-state, ahead of Green Monday’s plans to open its first Singapore café […]

World’s First Vegan Fashion Library & Showroom Opens In Los Angeles

3 Mins Read Los Angeles recently welcomed the Vegan Fashion Library, the world’s first showroom and boutique dedicated to supporting ethical vegan designers. Developed by the Vegan Fashion Week as a solution to the social distancing restrictions amid the coronavirus pandemic, the multi-brand showroom will curate vegan, cruelty-free and sustainable clothing and accessories, featuring some of the innovative […]

Hong Kong’s Avant Meats Debuts Asia’s First Cultivated Fish Fillet

3 Mins Read Hong Kong-based cell-based food tech Avant Meats has just unveiled its cultivated fish fillet in a regional first. The cultured fish fillet grown by the startup has been showcased in a cooking demonstration led by the city’s renowned private chef and culinary expert Chef Eddy in a fried fillet burger.  Announcing the news on Wednesday […]

Chinese KFC-Rival Dicos Rolls Out Starfield’s Plant-Based Chicken Nationwide

3 Mins Read Chinese fast food giant Dicos, famous for its fried chicken, has just announced a new partnership with homegrown plant-based food tech Starfield to add plant-based chicken burgers to its menu nationwide. Boasting over 2,500 locations in the country, putting it on the same ranks as QSR majors like McDonald’s, the move by the KFC-rival is […]

Are These The Top 10 Most Eco-Friendly Tourist Attractions?

5 Mins Read Every space and place has its impact on the planet, and tourist destinations, the places which are visited by millions of people everyday for their appeal and beauty, have their fair share of positive and negative outcomes on our environment.  A report from The World Count reveals that 5% of total greenhouse gas emissions are […]

Alt Protein Startups MycoTechnology & BlueNalu Take Home Top Prizes In Radicle Protein Challenge

3 Mins Read MycoTechnology and BlueNalu have been named winner and runner-up of the Radicle Protein Challenge by Syngenta, bagging home US$1 million and US$250,000 in investment respectively. The challenge was launched by California-based VC Radicle Growth and ChemChina-owned Swiss agri-tech Syngenta Group to search for food techs who are transforming the future of protein.  Competing against more […]

Garden Hill: Hong Kong Chef Jan Yeung Launches Homegrown Vegan Dairy Brand

5 Mins Read When Chef Jan Yeung took a turn in her culinary career to dive into product development with Chef Peggy Chan of former Grassroots Pantry and Nectar fame, she began to notice one big gap in the Hong Kong market – plant-based alternatives for dairy products. From vegan mozzarella and herby cream cheeses to 100% animal-free […]

MycoWorks Closes US$45M In Star-Studded Series B To Scale-Up Animal-Free Reishi Leather For Consumer Launch

3 Mins Read Alternative mycelium-based material firm MycoWorks has announced the completion of a US$45 million Series B funding round, which will go towards the scale-up of its Reishi animal-free leather material. The round saw participation from major institutions and VCs, as well as a number of high-profile celebrities and fashion brands amid the growing demand from consumers […]

Cultivated Meat Investor Agronomics Raises US$13.2M In Oversubscribed Equity Round

3 Mins Read Agronomics, a U.K.-based investment company focused on cultivated meat and alternative proteins, has completed an oversubscribed equity fundraise of £10.0 million (US$13.2 million). The capital will go towards supporting the company’s existing portfolio, which includes BlueNalu, Mosa Meat, Bond Pet Foods and Shiok Meats, as well as investing in new opportunities in the fast-growing alternative […]