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South Korean Cultivated Meat Startup TissenBioFarm Raises $1.6 Million In Pre-Series A

2 Mins Read Preparing to disrupt South Korea’s protein market, TissenBioFarm has closed a 2.2 billion KRW (approx. 1.6million USD) pre-Series A funding round. TissenBioFarm says the new funding was led by impact investing company, Envisioning Partners, with FuturePlay and Stonebridge Ventures participating. Mirae Holdings, an existing investment company, also made a follow-up investment. The new funding follows […]

Aqua Cultured Foods Tackles Food Waste With Dumplings Made From Mycoprotein Offcuts

3 Mins Read Mycoprotein seafood startup Aqua Cultured Foods is tacking on another category disruption beyond its alternative seafood. The Chicago-based company is using up whole-muscle offcuts from its vegan seafood in a new range of dumplings to reduce food waste. Angling toward go-to-market partnerships in the Asian foodservice category, Aqua Cultured Foods says its new dumplings featuring […]

European Consumers Are Driving the Demand for Sustainable Protein, Survey Finds

3 Mins Read European consumers are keen to see more alternatives to conventional animal products, finds a new survey. More than 60 percent of consumers across four European countries—France, Spain, Germany, and Italy—say more alternatives to meat products need to be found. A majority of consumers said conventional animal agriculture’s impact on the environment is a concern, with […]

After 40 Years, Dairy-Free Pioneer Tofutti Adds ‘Vegan’ to Its Labels

3 Mins Read Legacy dairy-free brand Toffuti has announced its first rebrand in decades with one notable upgrade: the labels now includes the words ‘vegan’ and ‘plant-based.’ To the vegan-versed consumer, Tofutti’s new black and red packaging looks familiar. It resembles other modern brands: There’s Sweet Earth, with its dark black and brown labels. Wicked Kitchen‘s labels (white […]

New Report: How Asia Came to Dominate Plant-Based Meat Industry IP

3 Mins Read A new report published by the researchers at Roots Analysis details how the intellectual property for plant-based meat has grown more than three times over the last decade, jumping from 2,388 in 2012 to 7,126 this year. And leading the shift: Asia. According to the report’s findings, the majority of plant-based IP documents—77.4 percent—are patent […]

Q+A w/ Benedict Lim of OATSIDE, Asia’s First Full-Stack Oat Milk Startup

3 Mins Read How did OATSIDE become one of Asia’s fastest growing oat milk companies? CEO & creator Benedict Lim talks to Green Queen’s Sonalie Figueiras about why malty milk matters and more. In less than two years, self-described ‘full-stack’ oat milk brand OATSIDE has become a force to be reckoned with on supermarket shelves in over 8 […]

For the Love of Meat: Are Plant-Based Burgers Overhyped?

6 Mins Read Notes From the Frontlines of the Sustainable Food Movement – a new opinion column by Irina Gerry Critics say plant-based burgers aren’t a health food and are a false solution in the fight to reduce food emissions. Are they right? Plant-based meat has become the subject of increasingly intense debate. On one hand, plant-based burgers […]

We Tested 9 Vegan Eggs and There Were 2 With Perfect Scores

11 Mins Read It’s crazy to think that just a decade ago, there were no animal-free alternatives to chicken eggs. If you went vegan, it meant saying goodbye to eating, cooking, and baking with eggs. So, the fact that I reached out to about 20 different brands making alt protein egg products for this review is a clear […]

Next Level Burger Raises $20 Million for Vegan Fast-Food Expansion Plans

3 Mins Read Can $20 million help plant-based fast-food chain Next Level Burger open 1,000 locations? Matt de Gruyter, co-founder and CEO of Next Level Burger, the first organic vegan burger chain in the U.S., says the company’s latest raise, $20 million, will support its ambitious expansion plans. Long term, that’s 1,000 locations of the fast food chain that’s […]

New Partnership Brings Microalgae Protein Experts Together In Dairy Exploration

2 Mins Read Is microalgae milk coming? Sophie’s Bionutrients and NewFish, both leaders in microalgae protein fermentation, are partnering on an effort to further explore microalgae’s potential in the future of food, namely the booming dairy alternative market. With support coming from New Zealand’s Cawthron Institute and Netherlands-based leading food university, Wageningen University & Research, NewFish and Sophie’say their […]

Mark Cuban and Emily Ratajkowski Back Prolific Machines’ $42 Million Raise to Scale (Cheap) Cultivated Meat

3 Mins Read Emerging from stealth mode, the celebrity-backed Prolific Machines is about to bring down the price of cultivated meat significantly. Profilic Machines’ $42 million was raised a year ago and comes from a long list of seed and an oversubscribed Series A investors including Shark Tank investor Mark Cuban and model and actress Emily Ratajkowski. The […]

Standing Ovation Closes €12 Million Series A for Precision Fermentation Casein

3 Mins Read Paris-based food tech company Standing Ovation has closed an oversubscribed €12 million Series A financing round to scale its animal-free casein and alt-cheese products. The new funding was led by Astanor Ventures, with participation from Peakbridge, Seventure Partners, Big Idea Ventures, and Good Startup, among others. Standing Ovation’s Series A funding comes less than two […]

Biden’s Biotech Moonshot Lights the Way for Regulatory Approval of Cultivated Meat

4 Mins Read Biotech is a priority for the Biden Administration, as the President signed an executive order earlier this week implementing support for the emergent category. Funding amounts were not disclosed but Biden says biotech holds the potential to fight cancer and make alternatives to emissions-producing products including oil-based chemicals, plastics, and textiles, as well as animal-free […]

Novel Vegan Seafood Development From Revo Foods Signals a Sea Change

3 Mins Read Austria’s Revo Foods is bringing three new vegan products to market this week: Graved Salmon, Salmon Spread, and Tuna Spread. It says the Graved Salmon and Salmon Spread are new to the plant-based seafood category. “With the release of these 3 unique products, we reached a new milestone in the dynamic market of plant-based seafood […]

Australia’s Magic Valley Takes on the Growing Demand for Lamb With Novel Cultivated  Meat Tech

3 Mins Read Australian food-tech company Magic Valley says it has created a prototype for the country’s first cultivated lamb meat. It’s a move the company says is aimed at meeting Australia’s changing dietary preferences. According to Magic Valley, more than 33 percent of Australians are looking at ways to reduce meat consumption.  Global lamb consumption While a […]