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Fermentation-Based Alt Protein

The latest fermentation biotech news including precision fermentation and recombinant protein dna technology, biomass fermentation and traditional fermented foods.

Swiss Big Food Trio Team Up To Build Cell-Based Meat Factory

3 Mins Read Three of Switzerland’s largest food companies, Givaudan, Bühler and Migros, are now joining forces to build a new cell-based meat factory. Located in Zurich, the Cultured Food Innovation Hub will house a pilot production plant, as well as R&D facilities dedicated to the creation of novel cell-based and precision fermentation protein products. Three Swiss food […]

Formo Eyes Animal-Free Mozzarella and Ricotta After Record $50M Series A

4 Mins Read Formo, the precision fermentation cheese company based in Berlin, has just closed a record-breaking $50 million Series A round, representing the largest to date within the European food tech industry. The startup says that the funds will boost R&D to expand its product portfolio, with animal-free mozzarella and ricotta the first on its list.  Formo […]

Compound Foods Closes $4.5M Seed To Ferment Sustainable Beanless Coffee

3 Mins Read Compound Foods, a San Francisco startup brewing coffee without any beans, has just secured $4.5 million in its seed round. The biotech has developed coffee that tastes, looks and smells and even the same caffeine dose as its conventional counterpart, but is far more sustainable—all thanks to microbial fermentation technology.  Fermentation is the rising star […]

Could F&B Giant General Mills Be Planning To Launch An Animal-Free Dairy Cheese Brand?

4 Mins Read General Mills is gearing up to enter the precision fermentation alt-protein industry, signalling the move with a new brand, Renegade Creamery. While the food giant has not confirmed the move, Renegade describes its product as ​​”creating milk proteins without the milk”, suggesting that the animal-free dairy is on the cards—and the brand’s first product appears […]