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

Better Meat Co. Opens Giant Fermentation Plant To Produce ‘Rhiza’ Mycoprotein

4 Mins Read The Better Meat Co. has finished building its huge fermentation plant that will churn out “thousands of pounds” of its new superfood mycoprotein ingredient called Rhiza. The new facility will also serve as its R&D and corporate headquarters, as the B2B sustainable ingredients startup begins to offer its animal-free protein to food businesses developing alternative […]

Cultivated Tech: Geltor Unveils ‘PrimaColl’, Animal-Free Collagen For F&B Industry

3 Mins Read Biodesign startup Geltor has unveiled PrimaColl, which the company claims is the world’s first real vegan collagen for the food and beverage industry, an exact match for the bioactive amino acid core of Type 21 collagen. Founded by Alexander Lorestani and Nick Ouzounov in 2015, the San Leandro, California-based Geltor has created a computational biology platform that […]

Israeli Precision Fermentation Startup Imagindairy Is ‘Milking New Technology To Leave Cows Out’

4 Mins Read Imagindairy is the latest to join the animal-free dairy movement, tapping into precision fermentation technology to create “true milk proteins that are indistinguishable from the real thing”. Based out of Tel Aviv, the food tech says through “milking new technology”, it has recreated whey and casein without the cow, and these animal-free proteins can be […]

Magellan Life Sciences Bags Seed Funding From Roquette To Scale Fermentation Protein Sweeteners

3 Mins Read Magellan Life Sciences has completed its seed funding round led by Roquette Ventures, the investment arm of the French plant-based ingredient giant. The capital will be used to scale the British startup’s plant protein sweeteners produced using fermentation, and will accelerate its go-to-market plans.  British biotech Magellan has bagged seed investment led by the French […]

Monty’s Wholesome Plant-Based Butter & Cream Cheeses Launch Across U.S.

3 Mins Read Founded back in 2018 by certified health coach and chef Lauren Montgomery, vegan dairy company Monty’s is expanding its range via a newly launched website where consumers can directly order Monty’s plant-based soft cheese and dairy spread alternatives. The products stand out from the increasingly crowded alt dairy shelf for their wholesome and short ingredient […]

Unilever Partners With Mycoprotein Startup ‘Enough’ To Expand Plant-Based Meat Portfolio

3 Mins Read Unilever has announced a new partnership with food tech Enough, formerly known as 3F Bio, to launch new plant-based meat products and keep up with the “explosive growth” of alternative proteins. Enough uses zero-waste fermentation technology to develop its mycoprotein, which will support the Anglo-Dutch food giant’s sustainability plans and its €1 billion (US$1.19 billion) […]

Perfect Day’s Brave Robot To Carbon Label Animal-Free Real Dairy Ice Creams

4 Mins Read Brave Robot, the animal-free ice cream brand made with Perfect Day’s precision fermentation real dairy proteins, will begin displaying its carbon footprint on its packaging. The company claims the move will make it the first dairy ice cream product in U.S. retail to publish its footprint, which according to a life-cycle assessment is 34% lower […]

Superbrewed: U.S. Startup Launches Animal-Free Dairy With Herbivore-Inspired Microbe Protein

4 Mins Read Delaware startup Superbrewed Food is gearing up to launch a line of animal-free dairy products made with its proprietary microbe-based protein, which was inspired by the gut microbiome of impressively strong herbivores like gorillas and elephants. Having just come out of stealth mode months ago, Superbrewed is planning to debut its nutritious dairy-free milk, cheese […]

WHO x GFI Discuss The Future Of Food: First Joint Alt Protein Workshop Covers Global Regulation & Food Safety

5 Mins Read The World Health Organisation (WHO) and Good Food Institute (GFI) have teamed up to host a workshop on alternative protein regulations and food safety for the first time. Led by the WHO’s Regional Office for the Western Pacific (WPRO) and GFI’s global network, the two-day event discussed crucial alternative protein challenges and opportunities, from the […]

Alternative Protein Industry To Unite For ‘Crystal Ball’ Summit To Talk About ‘Future Of The Protein Aisle’ At New Future Food-Tech Summit

4 Mins Read Bringing together global food leaders and stakeholders, from ingredient suppliers to brands and investors, the upcoming Alternative Proteins Summit hosted by Future Food-Tech is set to “unpack the possibilities” of the industry. Set to take place virtually on June 22-23, conference producer Oliver Katz says the summit will deliver the “crucial conversations we need to […]

Solar Biotech Raises US$2M Seed Funding To Help Startups Scale Fermentation Solutions

2 Mins Read Solar Biotech, a company based in Raleigh, North Carolina, has raised US$2 million in seed funding for its scale up platform for fermentation players. The startup’s renewable energy powered flagship solution, BioNodes, helps clients reduce costs, scale sustainably and speed up time-to-market.  Solar Biotech has raised US$2 million in debt financing, reported North Carolina tech […]

Animal-Free Dairy Is Here. But Is It Vegan?

4 Mins Read The food on your plate is changing. And it’s not just the advent of plant-based eating, which is suddenly everywhere, from Michelin-Starred tables to fast-food chains. We are entering a brand new era of slaughter-free menus and products, which includes everything from mycelium steak to cell-cultured seafood to precision fermentation ice cream. But are these […]

Alternative Proteins ‘Promise Substantial Disruption’ To Conventional Meat, Report Says

4 Mins Read As alternative proteins scale up and reduce costs, they “promise substantial disruption” to the conventional animal meat market, says a new report. The analysts also pointed to changing regulations and fast-growing consumer adoption as key factors propelling the alternative protein industry, and advised conventional protein producers to “consider a more diverse portfolio” as pressure piles […]

Formo To Make ‘Best Of European Cheese’ With Animal-Free Dairy After Rebranding From Legendairy

4 Mins Read Legendairy Foods, the Berlin-based food tech using precision fermentation to develop animal-free dairy proteins, has announced its rebrand to Formo. The new name is designed as a consumer-facing brand as the biotech’s team continues to grow and accelerate its mission to bring real dairy cheeses with its fermentation-cultivated animal-free dairy proteins to cheese-lovers all over […]

Clara Foods Partners With Brewing Giant AB InBev To ‘Unlock’ Animal-Free Egg Protein At Scale

3 Mins Read Clara Foods, the San Francisco-based food tech fermenting animal-free proteins, has teamed up with ZX Ventures, the innovation arm of the world’s largest brewing company AB InBev. The new R&D partnership will be tasked to “unlock precision fermentation” and its potential to “brew” egg proteins without chickens on a large scale.  The new partnership with […]

Meati Foods Primes For Mycelium Jerky & Whole-Cut Meat Launch This Summer

3 Mins Read Meati Foods, the Colorado-based food tech creating mycelium-based meat alternatives, is gearing up to deliver its whole-cut animal-free meat samples and launch its first commercial product this summer. On the heels of its US$28 million round, the startup is powering its way to accelerate the fungi foods movement, leading the way with a number of […]

Leonardo DiCaprio & Other Leading Experts Join Perfect Day’s New Sustainability Council

4 Mins Read Perfect Day, the makers of animal-free real dairy proteins, has announced the formation of a new Sustainability & Health Advisory Council comprising a star-studded list of founding members including Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio and former UNICEF executive director Ann Veneman. The food tech also revealed the results of the independent life-cycle assessment conducted on its […]