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Vegan Meat Company Fenn Foods Becomes Australia’s First Carbon-Neutral Food Producer

3 Mins Read Queensland-based plant-based foods production company Fënn Foods has become the first certified carbon-neutral food producer in Australia, as certified by carbon consulting company the Carbon Reduction Institute (CRI). Fënn Foods was founded eight years ago by chef Alejandro Cancino and co-founder Paola Moro, who wanted to create affordable and delicious plant-based foods that are ethically […]

First Bite: APAC Initiative Backing Future Food Founders Choose 4 Alt Protein Startups

4 Mins Read APAC alt protein fund Better Bite Ventures unveils four new investments via early-stage funding initiative First Bite and reopens applications for aspiring founders. First Bite, a startup initiative created that backs early founders working on innovative solutions to Asia Pacific’s food system challenges, has chosen four startups as it opens application for more ideas. First […]

Australia’s Magic Valley Debuts Cultivated Pork Meat

5 Mins Read Cultivated pork meat is Magic Valley’s latest achievement, following the launch of its lamb meat last year. Melbourne-based Magic Valley says its cultivated pork meat comes from skin cells retrieved humanely from a living pig. The cells are then grown using the company’s breakthrough technology that replaces fetal bovine serum. ‘An ethical and sustainable solution’ […]

Cauldron Raises AU$10.5 Million to Scale Australia’s Precision Fermentation ‘Fermaculture’

3 Mins Read Australian precision fermentation company Cauldron, has raised AU$10.5 million to build Asia-Pacific’s largest network of precision fermentation facilities using a revolutionary hyper-fermentation platform. Cauldron says its new platform, starting in Orange, New South Wales before expanding nationally, will enable mass-scale production of new forms of food, feed, and fiber, and unlock a $700 billion global […]

Getting Cultivated Meat To Scale Is Key If Australia Is To Protect Itself Against Climate-Related Food Shortages

5 Mins Read By Bianca Lê, Honorary Fellow at The University of Melbourne; Technical Strategy and Growth Manager at Mission Barns; and Board Director, Cellular Agriculture Australia. It didn’t get much attention when US President Joe Biden launched a biomanufacturing initiative last September. But it should have. Biomanufacturing is about harnessing nature’s factories – cells – to make just about anything. That […]

Domino’s Australia Brings Impossible Beef to 700 Stores

3 Mins Read The vegan shift is in full swing Down Under as Domino’s adds Impossible Beef to 700 menus across Australia and New Zealand. All pizzas on the Domino’s Australia menu can now add Impossible Beef, the chain announced last week. It comes standard on pies including the Impossible Supreme, Impossible Godfather, Impossible Firebreather, and Impossible Cheeseburger. […]

Nourish Ingredients Closes USD$28.6 Million Series A for Microbial Fermentation Fats

3 Mins Read With backing led by Hong Kong-based billionaire Li Ka Shing’s VC Horizon Ventures, Australian food tech startup, Nourish Ingredients, has raised more than AUD$45 million (USD$28.6 million) in a Series A. The microbial fermentation-focused Nourish also received funding from Main Sequence Ventures and Hostplus to further its development of fats and oils for the alternative […]

v2food Enters The Ready Meal Category With Four Plant-Based Classics

4 Mins Read Australian plant-based meat leader v2food is diversifying its range with ready meals to offer consumers fast and convenient access to prepared vegan dishes. The company is debuting four options including spaghetti bolognese, lasagne, penne bake and chilli con carne. The move marks v2food’s fourth round of innovation, following on from its beef mince and burgers, […]

‘Beef But Better’: Kerry Identifies What Australia Consumers Are Looking From Plant-Based Beef Burgers

5 Mins Read Consumers across the globe are adopting flexitarian diets, motivated by health and environmental factors. Newly published research by Kerry, the global leader in taste and nutrition, suggests the move towards alternative proteins starts with easy substitutions of existing favourite foods such as burgers. But what exactly do consumers look for when choosing a plant-based patty? […]

Coles Pledges To Cater To Flexitarians Across Australia With Get Plant’d

3 Mins Read Coles has debuted a new-to-it plant-based meat brand. The grocery giant has more than 800 locations throughout Australia, all of which will be stocking the Get Plant’d range. Products have been developed to mimic the full experience of eating meat, with focus placed on texture, taste and aroma. Get Plant’d products feature wheat and soy […]

Australia’s Plant-Based Products Predicted To Reach Up To $9 Billion Valuation By 2030, New Report Suggests

4 Mins Read Australia is being heralded as a plant-based protein powerhouse of the future. A new report by government agency CSIRO has cited the sector could be worth between between $3 billion and $9 billion, by 2030. Current figures suggest the sector is worth $140 million. Key drivers will be domestic grocery partnerships, increased international exports and […]