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Meet The 12 Next-Gen Food Techs Transforming The Future Of Protein

6 Mins Read Today (August 11), Big Idea Ventures (BIV) announces the launch of its second food technology accelerator program in New York City and Singapore. This year’s cohort includes 12 early-stage startups working in the plant-based and cell-based space, innovating new technologies that will be vital if we are to successfully shift towards a more sustainable food […]

Omnipork: Shanghai Wonton Chain Launches Plant-Based Dumplings At 500 Locations

2 Mins Read Gll Wonton (吉祥馄饨), a Shanghainese wonton and noodle chain, has partnered with Green Monday to launch Omnipork dumplings across 500 locations in the city. It comes after supermarket giant Aldi China began rolling out Omnipork ready meals in Shanghai, representing yet another sign of the growing demand for plant-based options amongst mainstream Chinese consumers.  Fast […]

What If We All Go Beyond (Meat)? Food Tech’s First TV Ad Stars Octavia Spencer Imagining A Slaughter-Free Future

3 Mins Read Beyond Meat recently broadcasted its first-ever TV commercial starring Oscar-winning actress Octavia Spencer. Aired on Spectrum Sportsnet during the Lakers vs. Jazz game, the Hidden Figures actress asked viewers “what if?” and also featured a cameo from NFL player Todd Gurley. For the food tech giant, the point of the advert was to prove that […]

Vegan Women Summit Seeks To Break Bias & Discrimination In Food Tech

3 Mins Read The Vegan Women Summit (VWS) is a first-of-its-kind summit designed to inspire and empower female plant-based change makers across different industries, from food tech to animal activism. After hosting its inaugural summit in February this year, the VWS is continuing to make an impact through virtual events, talks and conferences. It recently organised an online […]

Nigeria’s First Plant-Based Company VeggieVictory Attracts Angel Investment

3 Mins Read Nigeria’s first plant-based food tech VeggieVictory has attracted international investment from a number of veterans in the vegan industry. Now, the vegan company has set its sights on expanding into more African countries and leading the plant-based movement in the continent through its alternative protein products.  Founded in 2013 by Bola Adeyanju and Hakeem Jimo, […]

3D Printed Animal-Free Steak To Hit Israeli Restaurants This Year

4 Mins Read Israeli food tech Redefine Meat has announced that it will soon be testing its 3D printed animal-free “Alt-Steak” at selected upscale restaurants later this year. The news is a milestone for the cultivated meat industry, which is racing to reach commercialisation. Redefine Meat says that its patent-pending technology has enabled them to recreate the texture, […]

Walmart: Impossible Foods Launches Nationwide At Largest U.S. Retailer

3 Mins Read On the heels of multiple milestone launches in the U.S., Impossible Foods is now rolling out its products at the country’s largest retailer Walmart. The move will expand the number of locations selling the Silicon Valley food tech’s plant-based analogues from just 150 at the beginning of this year to a whopping 8,000 across all […]

Australian Startup Cass Materials Develops Nata De Coco Scaffold For Cultivated Protein

3 Mins Read Perth-based startup Cass Materials has recently developed a new edible scaffold, which can be used by cellular agriculture food techs to manufacture cultivated proteins. The company’s biodegradable scaffolding, which is derived from nata de coco, can provide the matrix for animal cells to grow around, making it a suitable replacement for gelatin-based fibres that many […]

Chilean Plant-Based Food Tech NotCo To Hit US$250M Valuation

3 Mins Read Santiago-based plant-based meat and dairy maker NotCo will soon be worth US$250 million after reports that it is about to close an US$85 million funding round. Since the launch of its plant-based mayonnaise product, the brand has developed vegan milk, ice cream and burgers. Having a strong presence in Latin America, the food tech hopes […]

Cultivated Tech: Geltor Raises US$91.3M To Replace Animal Gelatin In Cosmetics & Food

3 Mins Read Biodesign startup Geltor has announced the closing of a US$91.3 million Series B financing round, which will go towards accelerating its animal-free ingredient platform. The startup cultivates its sustainable “designer proteins” that can be used to replace animal products in multiple consumer goods segments, from food to cosmetics.  The funding round was led by London-based […]

Big Food: 40% Have Dedicated Plant-Based Teams, Plus Other Key FAIRR Report Findings

3 Mins Read A new report by collaborative investor network FAIRR has found that nearly half of the world’s biggest food retailers and manufacturers have set up teams dedicated to developing and selling plant-based food products. Tesco and Unilever ranked the highest in terms of its commitment to shifting its portfolio towards plant-based, according to the analysis.  40% […]

Meet The Students Working On 3D Printed Plant-Based Salmon Fillet

4 Mins Read A team of students, known as Legendary Vish, are now developing 3D printed plant-based salmon. After working on 3D printing processes for medical technologies as a part of their doctorate projects, the group began modifying the technology to print plant-based proteins and binders in a structured seafood fillet format, something that most vegan seafood alternatives […]

Q&A With Myoworks: “In India The Transformation Will Be From Butcher To Cell-Lab & Beyond”

8 Mins Read Indian entrepreneurs like Myoworks Co-Founder Shubhankar Takle can power the country’s cultivated meat transformation. By: Good Food Institute India innovation specialist Nicole Rocque and Shardul Dabir As the global alternative protein sector continues to go from strength to strength, what’s perhaps most exciting to us across GFI’s network of nonprofits is the emergence of ‘tools’ […]

Perfect Day-Backed Urgent Company Launches Alt Dairy Ice Cream Brand

3 Mins Read The founders of California-based food tech Perfect Day have joined with a product developer in the dairy industry to launch Urgent Company, a new sustainable consumer food company. Its first brand will be Brave Robot, which will offer a line of animal-free dairy ice creams made using Perfect Day’s technology.  Brave Robot has emerged as […]

Higher Steaks Makes World’s First Cell-Based Pork Belly

3 Mins Read United Kingdom-based food tech Higher Steaks recently announced that it has developed the world’s first lab-grown pork belly prototypes and the second cell-based bacon (Mission Barns unveiled the first earlier this year). Using a hybrid technique, which combines both animal cells and plant-based proteins and fats, Higher Steaks’ success in creating the first cultivated samples […]

Tong Kee Bao Dim Launches 4 Vegan Omnipork Dishes Across Hong Kong

3 Mins Read After a series of partnerships with mainstream F&B brands, Hong Kong’s Green Monday, the group behind the famed Omnipork, is now joining hands with the city’s dim sum chain Tong Kee Bao Dim to launch four new vegan-friendly dishes made with the pork mince analogue. The new dishes will be available across all 100 locations […]

KFC To 3D Bioprint Lab-Grown Chicken Nuggets In Russia

3 Mins Read KFC has announced that it will partner with Russian company 3D Bioprinting Solutions to develop bioprinted lab-grown chicken. It is a part of the global fast food giant’s aggressive strategy towards alternative protein in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, which has exposed the dangers and unsustainable nature of the meat industry.  Slated to debut […]

Bollywood Stars Genelia & Riteish Deshmukh Announce Vegan Meat Brand

2 Mins Read Influential actors Genelia and Riteish Deshmukh have just announced their new plant-based meat venture called Imagine Meats, offering a range of vegan-friendly meat substitutes tailored to the Indian market, such as kebabs, biryanis and curries. Alternative meat innovation in India is particularly crucial to meet the rapidly growing demand for protein healthily and sustainably.  Motivated […]

Barcelona’s Cubiq Foods Is Cultivating Omega-3 Smart Fats For Alternative Meat

3 Mins Read Cubiq Foods is a Barcelona-based startup developing cultivated fats for alternative protein products. While many food techs are working on cell-based meats, Cubiq Foods is focused on cultivating healthier “smart” omega-3-rich structured fats, oils and other fatty emulsions for use in these new proteins. It hopes to be able to replace common saturated fats, such […]

Gardein Launches New Line Of Plant-Based Meat Soups & Vegan Jerky

3 Mins Read Canadian plant-based meat brand Gardein has just launched a new line of plant-based soups with its meat alternatives such as chicken and beef. It has also debuted vegan jerky products in various flavours. Plant-based analogues such as Gardein’s have grown in popularity, particularly in recent months in the wake of the coronavirus as consumers prioritise […]