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Ocean Hugger Relaunches With Nove For Global Plant-Based Seafood Roll Out In 2021

4 Mins Read Plant-based seafood maker Ocean Hugger Foods has announced its return, partnering up with Bangkok-based Nove Foods to roll out its products globally in 2021. The company, which was forced to shut down its operations due to the coronavirus pandemic last year, will work with Nove Foods, whose distribution spans 30 countries, to reenter the alternative […]

Zyrcular Foods To Produce 1 Million Kilograms Of Plant Protein Annually At Renewable Powered Barcelona Factory

3 Mins Read Zyrcular Foods, the Barcelona-based alternative protein producer and distributor, has revealed that its new 1,500 square metre facility has begun manufacturing plant-based protein. Located in the town of Seva, the green energy powered factory will be able to produce up to 1 million kilograms of alternative protein for brands, retailers and foodservice businesses annually at […]

Study: European Plant-Based Industry Grows 49%, Propelled By Record Demand

4 Mins Read The European plant-based food industry has grown by 49% within the last two years, driven by record high levels of demand across the region, a new study finds. The research, which represents the most accurate overview of plant-based consumer habits in Europe to date, also highlighted plant-based milk as the fastest-growing category in the majority […]

Exclusive: Over 78% Singaporean Consumers Willing To Try Cell-Based Seafood, Survey Finds

5 Mins Read More than three-quarters of consumers in Singapore are open to trying cultured seafood, a recent survey finds, with the primary motivations being sustainability, curiosity in the novel protein, and health and food safety concerns. The research, originally conducted by cell-based food tech Shiok Meats for internal purposes, has been shared exclusively with Green Queen Media […]

Alt Protein Sector Heats Up In The Gulf As Arab Consumers Embrace Plant-Based

6 Mins Read Alternative protein is taking off all over the world, with consumer demand reaching all-time highs and investor enthusiasm in the food tech space greater than ever before. The Arabian Gulf region is no exception to this trend, where the ecosystem is heating up big-time, with young startups racing to develop novel sustainable proteins, venture capitalists […]

Total Agri-Food Tech Funding In 2020 To Reach US$30.5 Billion, New Data Shows

5 Mins Read Investment into the agri-food tech industry in 2020 is expected to top US$30.5 billion, representing a 34.5% increase from the year before, according to new statistics. As the pandemic continues to spotlight the critical need for resilient supply chain solutions, funding has been pouring into a range of ventures in the industry, spanning from novel […]

Free4DairyFree: Non Profit Campaign Seeks To End Surcharge On Plant-Based Milk At U.K. Coffee Shops

4 Mins Read Free4DairyFree has started a campaign to sustainably end the extra charges applied on plant-based milk alternatives at cafés, coffee shops, and other U.K. retailers. Launched by Manchester-based Nicole McCulloch and George Bloor, Free4DairyFree is a not-for-profit that calls on coffee shops and retailers in the U.K. to remove surcharges on plant based milk alternatives like […]

Future Fields Bags US$2.2M To Deliver Low-Cost FBS-Free Growth Media & Scale Cell-Based Meat

4 Mins Read Future Fields, the Y Combinator-backed Canadian startup creating custom growth media for the cultivated protein industry, has announced the closing of a US$2.2 million seed funding round. The firm also revealed that it has shipped out its first proprietary FGF2 growth factor protein, which does not require non-slaughter-free fetal bovine serum (FBS), to cell-based meat […]

Slutty Vegan Founder Pinky Cole Featured On Forbes ‘Women Of The Next 1,000’ List

4 Mins Read Pinky Cole, founder and CEO of Slutty Vegan, a vegan burger chain based in Atlanta, Georgia recently made it to Forbes ‘Women Of The Next 1,000’ List. This year’s list highlights ‘small-scale super-achievers defying the odds’ – presenting ‘self-funded shops and pre-revenue startups’ with under US$10 million in revenue or funding. Featured amongst other women […]

TheVeganKind: U.K.’s Largest Online Retailer Teams Up With THIS To Launch Ready Plant-Based Meal Brand

4 Mins Read U.K.’s largest vegan online retailer TheVeganKind recently collaborated with plant-based meat pioneers THIS to launch its first own 100% plant-based ready-to-eat food brand Love Plants!. TheVeganKind is a 100% plant-based delivery box platform and U.K.’s largest online plant-based retail store with a range of over 5,000 products, that includes more than 200 cheeses, along with having […]

Zouz: California Food-Tech Launches Plant-Based Frozen Meals Featuring Beyond Meat

4 Mins Read Tarik Batal, founder of Zouz, a food tech company that prepares flavourful plant-based versions of meat-based international dishes, recently launched a new line of ready-made, plant-based frozen foods featuring Beyond Meat. Zouz’s aim is to provide people with hectic schedules, sustainable food options in the freezer, such as fresh vegetables and Beyond Meat’s 100% plant-based […]

Singapore Unveils New US$45.2M Agritech Fund To Empower Farmers Through Food Tech Innovation

4 Mins Read In a recent announcement, the Singapore government will dedicate S$60 million (US$45.2 million) for a new agritech fund that will focus on supporting farmers through the use of technology that ultimately boosts domestic food production. The purpose of the Agri-Food Cluster Transformation Fund is to help farmers through the use technology in local food production. […]

Plant-Based Milk Giant Oatly Confidentially Files For U.S. IPO With Possible US$10 Billion Valuation

3 Mins Read Oatly, the Swedish food tech behind one of the most recognisable plant-based milk brands on the market, has just confidentially filed to go public. The Blackstone-backed company’s listing will take place once the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) completes its review process.  Malmo-headquartered Oatly has submitted plans for an initial public offering to regulators, […]