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KFC Sets Its Sights On Vegan Chicken Buckets For European Restaurants

4 Mins Read Following on from its original recipe Vegan Burger, KFC is looking to create a range of new products with Quorn including vegan chicken buckets. The first confirmed item is an animal-free tender. U.K.-based Quorn has been chosen as the chicken giant’s alternative meat partner thanks to the rapturous reception that its chicken burger patty received, […]

OmniPork Honors AAPI Month With Plant-Based Collaborations

4 Mins Read Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Month will be celebrated in meat-free style this year. OmniFoods is partnering with a bevvy of chefs from the AAPI community and offering up its OmniPork products for them to develop limited edition dishes. The new menu items will be included on the chefs’ regular restaurant menus from May 16-31.  […]

China’s CellX Announces $10.6 Million Series A To Make Cultivated Meat

3 Mins Read Shanghai-based cellular agriculture startup CellX has secured a $10.6 million Series A funding round with funding earmarked for recruitment efforts and optimizing the company’s platform technologies to achieve scale while decreasing unit costs. New backers included Joyvio Capital and SALT, amongst others, with previous investors Lever VC, Better Bite Ventures and Agronomics all joining again. […]

Evo Foods Announces New Partnership With Ginkgo Bioworks For Next-Gen Egg Products

4 Mins Read Indian plant-based egg startup Evo Foods has announced it is partnering with Ginkgo Bioworks to create new ingredients for its products. The latter offers an established cell programming platform which will be leveraged to develop animal-free egg proteins. These will be included in Evo’s product portfolio in a bid to create the most realistic plant-based […]

Unlimeat Crowdfunds To Launch Sold-Out Plant-Based Jerky In The US

3 Mins Read Korea’s leading plant-based meat company is leveraging the power of crowdfunding to launch its jerky line in the U.S. A pre-launch campaign on Kickstarter allows global backers to participate. The official launch is scheduled for May 31.  The jerky sold out in South Korea shortly after its initial debut in April. Unlimeat first began with […]

Cargill And Cubiq Team Up To Take On The U.S. Alternative Fats Market

4 Mins Read Barcelona’s Cubiq Foods has been developing its omega-3-rich smart fats since 2020 and now, the startup has announced a $5.75 million funding round from Moira Capital Partners, SGEIC and Newtree Impact to help it bring its developments to market by 2023. A key part of the news is Cargill’s participation, who invested and committed to […]

Marco Pierre White Doubles Down On Redefine Meat Partnership With UK-Wide Menu Updates

3 Mins Read Award-winning chef Marco Pierre White has developed two new recipes using Israel’s Redefine Meat’s New-Meat plant-based innovation. The Redefine Ragu alla Bolognese and Redefine Mr Lamb’s Shepherd’s Pie will both be rolled out across multiple U.K. locations from spring. White’s restaurants, totalling 38 across Ireland and Britain, are traditionally associated with high-end meat dishes. The […]

‘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? […]

Haofood Partners With Lawson To Bring Plant-Based Chicken To 2,300 Stores

4 Mins Read Shanghai’s Haofood has announced distribution partnership with Chinese convenience store giant Lawson that will see its new satay nugget stick product being stocked in 2,300 stores across the country, to give consumers easy access to alternative protein products. Shops in the Shanghai, Zhejiang and Jiangsu provinces will be the first cities to get the satay […]

Q&A w/ AgFunder’s Louisa Burwood-Taylor, AgriFood Expert & Journalist

6 Mins Read Green Queen founder Sonalie Figueiras recently chatted with Louisa Burwood-Taylor, AgFunder’s Head of Media & Research, about what makes an interesting story, covering portfolio company competitors, the rise of angel investing, and whether or not hype is a good thing. What started out as a newsletter a decade ago is now a US$150+ million agri-food-tech […]

21-Time Michelin-Starred Chef Alain Ducasse Brings Vegan Burgers to Paris

4 Mins Read French culinary superstar Alain Ducasse has unveiled a vegan burger kiosk in the Bastille region of Paris. Burgal is the latest meat-free innovation from the 21-time Michelin-starred chef known for his openness to plant-based dishes. The Burgal pop-up comes after the opening of a new permanent location, Sapid, in Paris, last year with a 95 […]

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 […]

Change Foods Scoops $1 Million Grant To Turn Sugarcane Waste Into Animal-Free Cheese Feedstock

4 Mins Read US-Australian food tech Change Foods has secured a $1 million grant from the Australian Commonwealth Government to create a platform for upcycling sugarcane fibre waste that will be processed to offer a low-cost and accessible feedstock for Change Foods’ precision fermentation dairy products. The sugarcane fibre (bagasse) is plentiful in supply and will ensure the […]

‘It Flakes Like The Real Thing’: Irish Startup Debuts Whole-Cut Vegan Cod

3 Mins Read Irish startup Sea & Believe recently unveiled its newest development: a vegan whole-cut cod fillet. The company considers the breakthrough to be its biggest to date. It follows the commercial release of seaweed goujons and seaweed burgers. Both are sold in 50 locations across Ireland presently. The cod fillet was shown at IndieBio’s demo day […]

The Price Gap Between Plant-Based And Conventional Meat Is Shrinking, New Analysis Finds

4 Mins Read A new report published suggests that the gap between meat and alternative protein pricing is shrinking. ProVeg Netherlands commissioned supermarket researcher Questionmark to undertake a pricing analysis in Dutch grocery stores. Overall findings reveal that the price gap has narrowed by a significant margin. Price comparisons were compiled over a five-year period, with later years […]

More Than 30 D.C. Restaurants Join the First Veg Week In Washington

3 Mins Read The nation’s capital will celebrate its first Veg Restaurant Week from May 7-14th. If you’re looking for a last-minute treat for Mom this Mother’s Day, try booking a table at one of more than 30 restaurants participating in Washington D.C.’s first Veg Restaurant Week. The event was announced last week by Mayor Muriel Bowser and […]

Happy Ocean Foods Nets New Investors for Its Vegan Seafood During ‘Lion’s Den’ Appearance

3 Mins Read Munich-based Happy Ocean Foods, which makes plant-based alternatives to shrimp, has secured two investors following an appearance on Lion’s Den. The programme is the German version of the U.S.’s Shark Tank and the U.K’s Dragon’s Den. The alt-seafood startup welcomed backing from former Formula 1 racing champion Nico Rosberg and Dagmar Wöhr. As part of […]

Tomorrow Farms Raises $8.5 Million for Sustainable ‘Next-Gen’ Foods

3 Mins Read Closing an $8.5 million Seed Round led by Chris Sacca’s Lowercarbon Capital, Maveron, Valor Siren Ventures, Simple Food Ventures, and SV Angel, Tomorrow Farms says it’s gearing up to fuel the “sustainable food revolution.” New York-based Tomorrow Farms has yet to launch a product, but with its latest funding, which brings its total raised to […]