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China Establishes Its First Voluntary Standard For Plant-Based Meat Products

4 Mins Read An industry group in China has established a voluntary standard for plant-based meat products, marking a first for the country. Issued by the government-affiliated Chinese Institute of Food Science and Technology (CIFST), the standard outlines definitions and guidelines regarding labelling, packaging and storage of plant-based meats in yet another step forward for the growth and […]

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 […]

Purezza: U.K.’S First Vegan Pizzeria Chain Expands To Manchester

3 Mins Read Award-winning 100% plant-based and gluten-free pizza restaurant Purezza announced its plans to open its 6th branch in Manchester’s Northern Quarter in May 2021. Purezza has existing branches around the U.K. including Bristol, Brixton, Hove, London and Camden with its new branch opening in Manchester’s Northern Quarter. The pizzeria offers its guests plant-based versions of the […]

Chinese Agri-Food Tech Companies Raised US$6 Billion In 2020, New Data Shows

4 Mins Read Chinese agri-food tech companies collectively bagged US$6 billion in 2020, representing a 66% increase from the year before, new statistics show. It comes as total private equity and wider venture capital funding across all industries in China dropped by more than half, signalling the bullish investment sentiment for the agri-food sector amid the growing pandemic-driven […]

Impossible Foods Signals Australia & New Zealand Market Entry Amid IPO Buzz

3 Mins Read Impossible Foods has is gearing up to enter Australia and New Zealand, posting a job advertisement for a regional role as the plant-based industry in these markets report a record year of sales. The much-anticipated introduction of its famous heme-filled patties in the fast-growing plant-based market in Australasia comes amid talks of its US$10 billion […]

Spanish Startup Libre Foods Wants To Be ‘World’s Leading Provider’ Of Whole-Cut Mycelium Steaks

4 Mins Read Libre Foods, one of the first European alternative protein food techs to tap fermentation technology, is on a mission to become the leading global provider of mycelium-based whole-cut meats. Currently, the startup is focused on developing a fungi-powered beef steak alternative, but plans on creating an entire range of whole-cut proteins using fermentation, from poultry […]

These 15 Food Techs Are Building The Future Of Protein, From Microbial Seafood To Cultivated Whole-Cut Turkey

7 Mins Read Food tech accelerator and investor Big Idea Ventures (BIV) has recently welcomed its third cohort of disruptive startups to join its programs in New York and Singapore. Laser focused on addressing some of the most critical challenges in our global food system and protein supply chain, these startups are tapping novel plant-based, cell-based and fermentation […]

Jellatech Raises US$2M Pre-Seed To Bring Cell-Based Collagen & Gelatin To Market

4 Mins Read Jellatech, the North Carolina-based startup dedicated to developing animal-free collagen and gelatin ingredients, has announced the closing of a US$2 million pre-seed round. The new funds, which come ahead of the launch of its first cell-based ingredient samples, will fuel the company’s continued development of its animal-free products for the F&B, skincare and medical industries. […]

Alt Protein Startup HaoFood Partners With Restaurants Across Shanghai To Launch Its Peanut-Based Chicken

3 Mins Read Female-led food-tech startup HaoFood, which develops peanut-based meats, has recently partnered with five restaurants in Shanghai to offer Chinese consumers a new plant-based experience that will feature authentic dishes from cultures around the world. Founded last year, the Shanghai-based HaoFood is among the world’s first brands to develop meat alternatives using peanuts, unlike other companies […]

Cultured Decadence Nets US$1.6M Pre-Seed & State Grant To Become First U.S. Cell-Based Shellfish Maker

4 Mins Read Wisconsin-based Cultured Decadence cellular agriculture food tech has bagged US$1.6 million in an oversubscribed pre-seed funding round as well as the first-ever state funding in the industry to bring cell-cultured seafood to market. Currently, the startup stands as the first and only North American firm focused on developing cell-based lobster and shellfish directly from fish […]

Singapore Agrifood Firm Launches Pea Paneer Under Plant-Based ‘HerbYvore’ Brand

4 Mins Read Singapore-based agricultural commodities company Agrocorp International has announced the launch of its new plant-based brand as the firm makes its pivot to keep up with consumer trends. Rolling out its first product today (April 15), a pea protein-based dairy-free paneer alternative, HerbYvore plans to expand its portfolio and global distribution in the coming months.  Agrocorp’s […]

Majority Of Dutch Citizens Favour Meat Reduction Policies, Survey Finds

4 Mins Read The majority of Dutch citizens are demanding more government action to reduce meat consumption and promote alternative proteins, a new survey has found. The research, which collected the views of Dutch respondents on a number of policies that would reduce the production and intake of meat and dairy products, indicated vast support for all the […]

Beyond Meat Expands Retail Distribution To 5,000 U.S. Outlets & At Thousands Of Locations Across Europe

4 Mins Read Plant-based pioneer Beyond Meat recently announced that it will be expanding its U.S. retail distribution at several national and regional grocery chains, and followed the news with throughout Europe, where it will be available in thousands of new retail locations including the U.K, Germany and Austria. California-based food tech giant Beyond Meat is already available […]

Forager Project Unveils New Organic Vegan Ice Cream Line Made From Cashew Milk

2 Mins Read Organic plant-based creamery Forager Project, which is backed by French-headquartered CPG giant Danone, has launched a new line of dairy-free ice cream made without lactose, soy or gluten and available in five different flavours. Family-operated U.S.-based Forager Project’s new line is an effort by the brand to further expand into the plant-based category in the […]

Indian Startup Mister Veg Bags US$570K From Jubilant Ingrevia For Its Plant-Based Meat & Seafood

3 Mins Read After entering the plant-based meat market with its ‘Domino’s Unthinkable Pizza’, the Jubilant Bhartia Group is back in the news with another foray into the sector. Through Jubilant Ingrevia, a global integrated life science products and solutions provider, the group has invested INR₹4.25 crores (approx. US$570,000) into Indian plant-based meat company Mister Veg. This past January, […]

Moolec Science Expands Portfolio With Animal-Free Egg & Dairy Hybrid Proteins

3 Mins Read Moolec Science, the food tech dedicated to developing hybrid plant-based and cell-based alternative proteins, has announced its expansion into the animal-free dairy and egg categories. Using its molecular farming technological platform, the startup hopes to further increase its range, which already includes several alternative meat products, to remove animals from the supply chain in “every […]