Superbrewed Food Secures GRAS Status For New Whole Food Protein Ingredient

3 Mins Read Delaware-based startup Superbrewed Food has been granted GRAS (generally recognised as safe) status for its postbiotic cultured protein development, marking the first microbiome protein to get approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), according to the company.  Superbrewed, formerly White Dog Labs, submitted data surrounding its microbiome-derived protein. It was designed to demonstrate […]

NotCo Enters US Foodservice Sector With Dairy-Free Shake Shack Collaboration

4 Mins Read Chilean food tech NotCo has partnered with U.S. fast casual burger chain Shake Shack. The two have developed a dairy-free chocolate custard and a chocolate shake to be tested in ten restaurant locations. The plant-based offerings will be available in New York and South Florida through the summer months to gauge consumer interest. The partnership […]

Mewery Looks To Slash Cultivated Pork Costs With Microalgae Ingredients

4 Mins Read Czech foodtech startup Mewery is developing cultivated pork on microalgae scaffolding. The company claims it is the first in Europe to be doing so. Using the regenerative plant base allows for significant production cost savings, reportedly of 70 percent. Mewery is eyeing 2026 for market entry, pending E.U. regulatory approval for cell-based meat. The startup […]

Hong Kong Exotic Pet Addiction Is A Travesty For Biodiversity Says New Report

5 Mins Read Hong Kong’s penchant for keeping exotic animals as pets is putting species at risk of extinction, a new study claims. Between 2015-2019, four million animals were imported into the country to be kept domestically, heightening the risk of extinction for rare breeds.  The ADM Capital Foundation report is titled Wild, Threatened, Farmed: Hong Kong’s Invisible […]

Imagindairy Closes $28 Million Seed Round Following Successful Funding Extension

4 Mins Read Tel Aviv-based precision fermentation startup Imagindairy has confirmed a $15 million seed extension round following its November 2021’s $13 million raise. Funding will be used for accelerated R&D efforts alongside new personnel hires. The total capital represents one of the largest seed rounds in the alternative protein sector to date. The additional round was led […]

Prakriti Varshney Becomes India’s First Vegan Woman To Conquer Everest

3 Mins Read On May 12, 2022, Prakriti Varshney made history. Aged 26, she became the first vegan Indian woman to scale Mount Everest. Setting out from the Everest Base Camp on May 7, the expedition team took just five days to reach the peak, following rotations through lower camps.  The final climb totals 69 kilometres, encompassing ice, […]

GOOD Meat and ADM Confirm Strategic Partnership To Ramp Up Cultivated Meat Output

4 Mins Read Californian-food tech Eat Just has announced that its GOOD Meat cultivated chicken brand is now partnering with food processing giant ADM to help accelerate commercial rollout of GOOD Meat products. The collaboration marks the first cultivated meat partnership for ADM, which recently pledged to invest $300 million towards better protein production. How two food pioneers […]

Willicroft’s Vegan Bean Cheese Nets $2.1 Million To Expand Across Europe

4 Mins Read Dutch bean-based plant-based cheese startup Willicroft has closed its pre-seed funding round, securing €2 million. The round was led by PINC and Rockstart with Döhler and Feast Ventures participating. Funding has been raised to support international market entry. The U.K., Germany and Nordic European regions have been specifically earmarked.  Certified B Corp Willicroft is an […]

The 9 Best Vegan Sandals For Every Summer Occasion

5 Mins Read “This outfit would be so cute if only I had a pair of sandals to go with it.” We know the feeling. Especially if you’re in search of cruelty-free slip-ons, with most of the sandals out there made using leather or other animal-based materials. Luckily, we’ve come to the rescue. We’ve compiled a list of […]

How to Minimize Waste On Amazon Orders

4 Mins Read It can be difficult to completely quit all online shopping. Sometimes, there might be something that you really do need and cannot source from local stores, nearby shops, or even independent e-commerce sites, which leaves you with the final (dreaded) option of ordering your item from Amazon. Ideally, if you have the option to support […]

Sunscreen That Damages Reefs May Also Threaten Seagrass, Study Finds

3 Mins Read Reef-safe sunscreen may protect more than coral. According to new research, many of the sunscreen chemicals linked to coral bleaching are also accumulating in Mediterranean seagrass. Scientists have discovered chemicals including oxybenzone and benzylidene camphor in the stems of Posidonia oceanica, a Mediterranean seagrass species found off the coast of Mallorca—a popular tourist destination. According […]

The 5 Best Vegan Burger Chains To Help You Through Your McDonald’s Withdrawal

5 Mins Read If the McDonald’s McPlant didn’t set your heart on fire, and you’re looking to make the switch away from massive chain fast-food and embrace a vegan twist, you have to know about the following six vegan burger chains. Looking for the ultimate vegan cheeseburger? We’ve got you covered. Interested in supporting Black-owned businesses? Come this […]