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Brown Foods Unveils Cultivated Milk Developed In Under Three Months

4 Mins Read Founded in 2021, Brown Foods claims to have developed “real” whole milk in a laboratory setting. The breakthrough took less than three months for the Boston and India-based startup, which just closed a $2.36 million seed round. Participation has been confirmed from Y Combinator, AgFunder, SRI Capital and Amino Capital, amongst others. A Y Combinator […]

Stockeld Dreamery Makes Good On Ambition To Launch Plant-Based Cream Cheese

4 Mins Read Swedish alternative dairy startup Stockeld Dreamery has realised a company ambition of developing vegan cream cheese. The company states that it has been actively engaged in the development for two and a half years. Initial brainstorming resulted in plans to create a product so authentic that non-vegan restaurants would switch from dairy-based cream cheese to […]

South Korea’s Armored Fresh Bags $23 Million For Fast-Tracked US Vegan Cheese Entry

4 Mins Read South Korea’s Armored Fresh, formerly known as Yangyoo, has confirmed a successful pre-Series B raise totalling $23 million. The round was led by previous investor the Korea Development Bank with supporting participation from Hanwha Investment & Securities, Daesung Startup Investment, Collaborative Fund and Sejong Venture partners, amongst others. The funding has been earmarked to support […]

AAK Foodservice Acquires Vegan Butter Brand Following Manufacturing Partnership

3 Mins Read AAK Foodservice has taken over ForA:Butter, a brand developed by New York-based startup Fora Foods. The flagship product is butter made using aquafaba, which delivers performance that professional bakers look for in their ingredients. The butter has been steadily gaining presence within the foodservice sector, alongside some movement within retail. Formerly dubbed ‘Faba Butter’, ForA:Butter […]

Remilk’s Precision Fermentation Dairy Is the Second to Earn U.S. GRAS Status

4 Mins Read Two years after California-based Perfect Day became the first company to earn GRAS status for its precision fermentation β-lactoglobulin—the primary protein in whey found in cow and sheep milk—Tel Aviv’s Remilk has become the second company using the same tech to earn the designation. The GRAS status (generally recognized as safe) means Remilk can begin […]

Alt Co. Secures $1 Million For Indian Smart Protein Growth

4 Mins Read Bengaluru-based Alt Co. has confirmed a $1 million raise led by undisclosed major investors from Singapore, the Middle East and India. The plant-based brand intends to use the cash injection to increase its size, reach and product portfolio. Chief amongst new product developments is a line of alternative dairy. Plant-based eggs and nutritional supplements have […]

Bon Vivant Partners With Abolis Biotechnologies To Accelerate Animal-Free Dairy Production

3 Mins Read Alternative dairy startup Bon Vivant has announced a strategic partnership with fellow French operation Abolis Biotechnologies. The latter is a European leader in industrial biotechnology. The two will co-develop production methods for the scaled manufacturing of animal-free dairy proteins created via precision fermentation.  News of the partnership comes shortly after Bon Vivant closed a €4 […]

Strive Nutrition Blends Plants and Perfect Day’s Precision Fermentation In New Line of Sustainable Milk

3 Mins Read In a partnership that blends precision fermentation and plant-based ingredients, Strive Nutrition has launched a line of dairy alternatives featuring Perfect Day’s animal-free whey. The new line of milk from Kansas-based Strive Nutrition is aiming to tick all the boxes. Its chocolate and whole milk ‘Freemilk’ options include ten grams of protein from Perfect Day’s […]

The UK’s First Vegan Cheesemonger Has Launched Its First Supermarket Line Exclusively With Waitrose

4 Mins Read La Fauxmagerie, Britain’s first vegan cheesemonger has announced it has developed a range for supermarket distribution. The range represents a step back from the more artisanal recipes that the London-based cheese startup offers. Waitrose has been confirmed as the exclusive distribution partner for the new line, which includes ‘Shoreditch Smoked’, ‘Brixton Blue’ and ‘Truffle Camemvert’. […]

Oatly Rumoured To be Whittling Down List Of Candidates For CEO Position

4 Mins Read The Wall Street Journal reports that Jean-Christophe Flatin, a soon-to-be-former Mars executive, is being considered the top candidate to replace Oatly’s outgoing CEO Toni Petersson. Flatin is joining Oatly on June 1 as global president but the company has not confirmed any potential future appointments. Petersson is looking to move into a business development role […]

Future Food-Tech’s Dedicated Alt Protein Summit To Connect Global Leaders & Innovators Disrupting How We Eat

4 Mins Read According to non-profit think tank the Good Food Institute’s State of the Industry 2021 report, over $5 billion was invested into alternative protein startup last year, up from over $3 billion the year before. As huge challenges continue to plague the global food supply chain, alternatives to industrially produced animal proteins derived from industrial agriculture […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

This Dairy-Free Milk Is Made By An American Beer Giant

3 Mins Read American beer giant Molson Coors has a new barley-based product. It’s not beer, though, it’s dairy-free milk. That’s right, the company behind Miller Light and Coors Light is using barley grains—a key ingredient in beermaking—to create a nondairy milk product dubbed Golden Wing Barley Milk. “The plant-based milk category is growing rapidly, and it’s largely […]