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World’s Biggest Meat Trade Show Adds Alternative Proteins To Its Focus

3 Mins Read The world’s leading trade show for the meat industry, the International Trade Fair for the Meat Industry (IFFA), has announced that it will broaden its base to include alternative proteins in its coming edition planned for 2022. It marks the first time plant-based and cell-based meat and the technology behind it will be featured in […]

IKEA Pledge: 50% Of Its Restaurant Dishes Will Be Plant-Based By 2025

4 Mins Read In its latest sustainability push, home furnishing giant IKEA has committed to making at least 50% of dishes served at its restaurant section plant-based by 2025. The Swedish company will also be bolstering the number of plant-based packaged food offerings to 80% within the next five years.  The world’s largest furniture retailer is going green. […]

Plant-Based Chorizo: 5 Things Chile’s Pow! Foods Founders Want You To Know

3 Mins Read Did you know that 5% of Chileans now consider themselves vegetarian? This is huge news in a country where meaty family barbecues are an every-weekend occurrence. Meet Pow! Foods, Chile’s up-and-coming startup creating plant-based meat alternatives that are not only more sustainable, but specifically designed to be far healthier than their animal counterparts. Recently welcomed […]

Change Foods Closes Oversubscribed US$875K Pre-Seed Round For Animal-Free Cheese Made By Precision Fermentation

5 Mins Read Change Foods is on a mission to create the dairy products that consumers love, but without the environmental, ethical and health issues associated with traditional dairy production. Unlike many non-dairy alternatives made from plants, Change Foods wants to develop bio-identical dairy products that are indistinguishable from the real deal, and is the only startup in […]

M&S Launches Innovation Hub To Develop Plant-Based Foods & Plastic-Free Packaging Solutions

3 Mins Read British retailer M&S will be opening an Innovation Hub to house its new “specialist team” focused on developing food solutions, including plant-based proteins and plastic-free packaging materials. It comes amid a wave of announcements from major supermarket chains and CPG giants revealing ambitious plans to pursue the fast-growing alternative protein market in response to surging […]

Middle East:Burger King Brings Plant-Based Rebel Whopper To Dubai

3 Mins Read Burger King has brought its Rebel Whopper made with The Vegetarian Butcher’s plant-based patties to Dubai, after rolling out the new meatless option across 25 countries in Europe last year and adding vegan chicken nuggets to menus in Germany. It’s the latest extension of the partnership between the fast food giant and Unilever, who acquired […]

Australia’s Alt Protein Sector Poised For Exceptional Growth Thanks To Homegrown Superstars

4 Mins Read Australia is no exception to the global plant-based trend in recent years, with the movement only picking up pace since the coronavirus pandemic with consumers increasingly shifting away from conventional meat amid headlines of virus-ridden abattoirs. And as the demand continues to grow, homegrown startups are taking on the challenge to innovate new products that […]

Singapore’s Shiok Meats Debuts World’s First Cell-Based Lobster Meat Prototype

4 Mins Read Shiok Meats has just unveiled the world’s first cell-based lobster meat. In an exclusive tasting event, the Singapore cultivated seafood food tech showcased its newly developed crustacean-free product in a range of dishes alongside their cell-based shrimp, marking yet another milestone towards the company’s ambitions to commercialise its cultured crustaceans by 2022.  Singapore-based cultivated seafood […]

Burger King Launches V2food’s Plant-Based Whopper In Philippines

3 Mins Read Fast food giant Burger King has just partnered up with Australian food tech v2food to launch a new plant-based whopper to its menu in the Philippines. Firstly landing on the menus of Metro Manila and Luzon locations, the collaboration will see all Burger King restaurants serve up the new meatless whopper made with v2food’s plant-based […]

OmniPork Luncheon Lands In Singapore Ahead January 2021 Green Common Store Launch

4 Mins Read Hong Kong-based Green Monday has announced that it has launched its famous OmniPork Luncheon, the world’s first plant-based version of Spam, and OmniPork Strips to Singapore. It will be available on menus of partnering restaurants and at several major retail locations across the city-state, ahead of Green Monday’s plans to open its first Singapore café […]

Hong Kong’s Avant Meats Debuts Asia’s First Cultivated Fish Fillet

3 Mins Read Hong Kong-based cell-based food tech Avant Meats has just unveiled its cultivated fish fillet in a regional first. The cultured fish fillet grown by the startup has been showcased in a cooking demonstration led by the city’s renowned private chef and culinary expert Chef Eddy in a fried fillet burger.  Announcing the news on Wednesday […]

Chinese KFC-Rival Dicos Rolls Out Starfield’s Plant-Based Chicken Nationwide

3 Mins Read Chinese fast food giant Dicos, famous for its fried chicken, has just announced a new partnership with homegrown plant-based food tech Starfield to add plant-based chicken burgers to its menu nationwide. Boasting over 2,500 locations in the country, putting it on the same ranks as QSR majors like McDonald’s, the move by the KFC-rival is […]

Alt Protein Startups MycoTechnology & BlueNalu Take Home Top Prizes In Radicle Protein Challenge

3 Mins Read MycoTechnology and BlueNalu have been named winner and runner-up of the Radicle Protein Challenge by Syngenta, bagging home US$1 million and US$250,000 in investment respectively. The challenge was launched by California-based VC Radicle Growth and ChemChina-owned Swiss agri-tech Syngenta Group to search for food techs who are transforming the future of protein.  Competing against more […]

Cultivated Meat Investor Agronomics Raises US$13.2M In Oversubscribed Equity Round

3 Mins Read Agronomics, a U.K.-based investment company focused on cultivated meat and alternative proteins, has completed an oversubscribed equity fundraise of £10.0 million (US$13.2 million). The capital will go towards supporting the company’s existing portfolio, which includes BlueNalu, Mosa Meat, Bond Pet Foods and Shiok Meats, as well as investing in new opportunities in the fast-growing alternative […]