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Exclusive: Formo Spills the Yolk on Soon-to-Launch ‘Lab-Brewed’ Egg and Why Consumers are Curious About Precision Fermentation

9 Mins Read German precision fermentation startup Formo will unveil its ‘lab-brewed’ eggs in foodservice in their home market later this year. Formo CEO Raffael Wohlgensinger and researcher Oscar Zollman Thomas speak to Green Queen exclusively about launching the first such egg alternative in Europe, the use of non-novel proteins under EU regulations, and its research into consumer […]

‘Hybrid Could Unleash Alt-Seafood’: Vegan Fish Startup Seaspire on Indian Consumers, Launching in Foodservice and Why Retail Isn’t Viable Yet

7 Mins Read Indian vegan seafood company Seaspire has launched in D2C channels after months of foodservice trials in major cities in its home country. The startup’s co-founder Varun Gadodia tells Green Queen about India’s appetite for alt-seafood, consumer attitudes, why retail isn’t a viable option, and the key to this sector’s success. Launched in 2021, Seaspire made […]

Meatless Farm Products Back at UK Supermarkets After VFC Acquisition

5 Mins Read Three months after the UK company was bailed out of bankruptcy by fellow British plant-based meat brand VFC, Meatless Farm products are back on UK supermarket shelves. The brand has relaunched a few of its old products alongside a new offering, as it prepares a comeback marketing campaign nationwide. It’s been a challenging time for […]

Plant-Powered Politics Q&A: Can Europe Shift to a Plant-Based Food System?

8 Mins Read Five European organisations have come together to suggest 11 measures that can unlock the region’s transition towards a plant-based food system, in a new report titled Plant-Powered Politics. In conversation with Green Queen, the coalition explains its recommendations, details the repercussions of ignoring this shift, and touches upon plant-based subsidies and proposed bans. The report […]

Meati Opens Online D2C Store with Subscription for Mycelium Steak, Chicken & New Mystery Products

4 Mins Read Colorado-based mycelium meat producer Meati has opened a direct-to-consumer online storefront to enable product deliveries and subscriptions for its customers. The Meati Marketplace will allow people to try its alt-meats before they hit shelves, while a $169 Innovation Kitchen Subscription offers four current products and at least one completely new one every month. Meati makes […]

Vegan Cats May Be Healthier Than Those on Meat-Based Diets, Finds New Study

6 Mins Read Cats on a plant-based diet could be healthier than those fed meat, with owners reporting fewer visits to the vet, reduced medication use and assessments of severe illness, and more vets describing vegan cats as healthy, according to a new study. It comes two years after similar studies found that vegan diets can be beneficial […]

Upside Foods Announces New Commercial-Scale Cultivated Meat Plant Near Chicago, Starts with Ground Chicken

5 Mins Read Three months after becoming the joint-first company to gain regulatory approval for cultivated meat in the US, California-based Upside Foods has announced a new commercial-scale manufacturing plant near Chicago. The new facility will begin producing ground cell-cultured chicken products, with an initial capacity of millions of pounds per year. The 187,000 sq ft is based […]

Opinion: Plant-Based is Dead, Long Live Plant-Based!

5 Mins Read In recent years, the plant-based industry has witnessed hyper-growth and a lot of hype, fueled by venture capital and a promise of sustainable alternatives to traditional animal-based products. However, as the dust settles on initial market enthusiasm, the narrative surrounding this industry is changing. The initial exclamation that “plant-based is dead” might be a startling […]

Revo Foods Launches 3D-Printed Whole-Cut Vegan Salmon Filet in Vienna Supermarket

4 Mins Read Revo Foods will launch its whole-cut salmon filet in Rewe Group’s vegan flagship store, Billa Pflanzilla, in Vienna this week, marking the first time a 3D-printed meat alternative will be on supermarket shelves, according to the company. Born out of its collaboration with Sweden’s Mycorena, the mycoprotein-based salmon employs new extrusion tech to achieve the […]

Exclusive: Mycelium Startup Unveils ‘EU-First’ Whole-Muscle Cut Chicken Breast

4 Mins Read Months after introducing its mushroom bacon to the Spanish market, Barcelona-based Libre Foods has announced it will be launching the EU’s first mycelium-based whole-muscle chicken breast. The brand hopes to commercialise the vegan chicken by early next year, as the strain of fungi used isn’t considered a novel food and thus doesn’t require regulatory approval. […]

New African Non-Profit Says Alt Protein Can Help Tackle Continent’s Food Security and Nutrition Challenges

5 Mins Read Launched last week, the Plenty Foundation is a new non-profit aiming to address the challenges in Africa’s food system through biotech solutions and key multisector partnerships. Speaking to Green Queen, its founder Arturo Jose Garcia explains how the organisation hopes to boost the continent’s food and nutrition security, and the role alternative proteins can play […]