Browsing category

Alt Protein

Food Tech: Alt Protein & Slaughter-Free Food Industry breaking news, interviews, startup features, lifestyle guides & more from our award- winning impact & sustainability media platform.

Exclusive: Seoul Startup DaNAgreen’s Affordable 3D Scaffolds Enables Large-Scale Cultured Meat Production

3 Mins Read Seoul-based startup DaNAgreen, who originally developed its proprietary scaffold that helps cells grow into a 3D structure for biomedical applications, is now making cultured meat its mission. Adapting its initial scaffolding dubbed Protinet for cell-based meat production, the startup says it can now be produced “at a price a thousand times cheaper than the original”, […]

Chef Margaux Riccio Launches Plant Food Lab To Incubate Vegan Restaurants

3 Mins Read Launched by Chef Margaux Riccio and Shaun Sharkey, the Plant Food Lab Incubator hopes to help vegan restaurants by offering a space to trial new menus and restaurant ideas starting with the vegan burger shop Bubbie’s Plant Burgers amidst an increasingly challenging environment for chefs due to the almost year long global Covid-19 pandemic. Recently […]

ProVeg International & Veg Capital Team Up To Accelerate Food Tech Funding

3 Mins Read ProVeg International and Veg Capital have partnered up to invest in food techs who are developing alternative proteins and sustainable food solutions. Together, the two organisations have already invested in two ProVeg Incubator alumni firms, and have announced yet another funding package to plant-based desserts startup Zveetz.  Sustainable food nonprofit ProVeg International and venture capital […]

Spain’s BioTech Foods To Lead US$6.3M Government-Backed Cultured Meat Project

3 Mins Read Spanish startup BioTech Foods will be leading a new government-backed project that will see ten research institutions and seven organisations come together to make meat directly from animal cells. The aim of the project is to develop healthier and more sustainable alternative proteins, including research into cultured meat that could prevent colon cancer and high […]

BlueNalu Nets US$60M In Record-Breaking Cell-Based Seafood Funding Round

4 Mins Read Cell-based food tech BlueNalu has closed US$60 million in convertible note financing, in what is the largest funding round to date for the cultivated seafood industry. The food tech says that the capital will be used to fund its first commercial pilot facility to produce seafood directly from fish cells and accelerate its go-to-market plans […]

Danone: So Delicious Expands Plant-Based Cheese Range With Spreads & Slices

3 Mins Read So Delicious, the legacy dairy-free brand owned by multinational food giant Danone, has expanded its plant-based cheese range as mainstream demand for vegan alternatives continues to skyrocket. While the brand launched its first vegan cheese “shreds” a few years ago, it is now adding to its line-up a range of cream cheese spreads and sliced […]

Over Half Of Young U.S. Consumers Are Now Flexitarians, According To New Study

4 Mins Read In a recent study conducted by One Poll, more than half of Americans between the years of 24-29 described themselves as flexitarians, those who prefer to consume less meat, while not necessarily eliminating it from their diet completely. To understand more about diets and the eating habits of Americans, around 2,000 young Americans between the […]

Major Win For Impossible Foods As U.N. Climate Leader Christiana Figueres Joins Board

4 Mins Read Renowned climate expert and international diplomat Christiana Figueres, who formerly led the U.N. Paris agreement talks, has joined Impossible Foods as its newest board member. With her decades of experience in climate change policy and sustainable development, Figueres will help guide the food tech on its environmental mission.  Impossible Foods has announced that Christiana Figueres, […]

The Very Good Food Company Acquires The Cultured Nut To Tap Plant-Based Dairy

3 Mins Read The Very Good Food Company, the Canadian plant-based group that owns The Very Good Butchers, has acquired Victoria-based vegan cheese startup The Cultured Nut. It marks the company’s first foray into the plant-based dairy market to “complement” its existing product line and to tap into the rapidly growing demand for dairy-free products.  Announced last week, […]

Taco Bell Partners With Beyond Meat To Develop New Plant-Based Protein

3 Mins Read Taco Bell has revealed its new partnership with food tech giant Beyond Meat to “explore a new plant-based protein” that will be tested over the year. It marks the fast food chain’s first foray into plant-based meat within its U.S. operations, after its Yum China-owned franchise in mainland China began rolling out meatless menu options […]

Green Common Singapore: First South East Asian Branch Opens Doors With VivoCity Plant-Based Store & Café

4 Mins Read Hong Kong-based Green Monday has just launched its first Singapore branch of Green Common, its plant-based café and grocery store concept. Located in VivoCity, the shop will offer customers a wide range of international plant-based brands and dine-in dishes, including a 100% vegan version of the beloved local dish Hainanese “chicken” rice. It marks Green […]

Canadian Meat Giant Maple Leaf Foods Acquires Factory To Meet Surging Tempeh Demand

3 Mins Read Maple Leaf Foods, the Canadian consumer packaged meats corporation, has revealed that it is now “advancing plans” to dramatically increase its plant protein production to meet surging demand. Under the plan, its plant-based subsidiary Greenleaf Foods will acquire and build a new food processing plant in Indiana in the U.S. to manufacture tempeh sold under […]

Singapore Vegan Ice Cream Maker Kind Kones Scoops US$753K To Fuel Expansion

3 Mins Read Kind Kones, a Singapore-based vegan ice cream startup, has scooped up S$1 million (US$753,900) in its first external capital raise. The company, which currently operates in Singapore and Malaysia, says that the funds will be used to expand its distribution network and build its global presence amid the rising appetite for healthier dairy-free alternatives.  Announced […]

‘Plant-Based Censorship’: Alt Dairy Players Petition E.U. To Challenge Restrictions

4 Mins Read Plant-based dairy giants Oatly and Upfield, alongside sustainable food nonprofit ProVeg International, have launched a joint petition to challenge new E.U. restrictions over the use of dairy-related labelling terms. The petition lodged against Amendment 171 says that the new rules amounts to “plant-based censorship”, making it more difficult for consumers to make informed decisions about […]

The Pack: Celebrities & Influencers Back London-Based Plant-Based Startup Looking To Disrupt Dog Food

4 Mins Read The Pack has recently announced that it has successfully closed a pre-seed investment round for its new range of plant-based dog food. While the funding total is undisclosed, the round received support from high profile celebrities such as international footballer Chris Smalling and UK’s famous vegan celebrity chef duo Henry Firth and Ian Theasby, also […]