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Kelp Burger Startup Akua Eyes Vegan Crab Cakes Next After $3.2M Round

4 Mins Read Akua, the startup behind the kelp-based vegan burger, is set to expand its plant-based range with crab cakes and ground meat after securing $3.2 million in a seed funding round. The New York-based food tech will also be using the funds to grow its team and marketing as it looks to capture the clean label […]

Alpro Boosts Vegan Milk Production Capacity to 300M Litres At UK Plant

3 Mins Read Alpro has ramped up its capacity amid surging demand for vegan milk. Its latest £17 million investment in a new high-speed production line at its Kettering facility in the UK will help it churn over 300 million litres of plant-based milk per year.  Iconic dairy-free brand Alpro has just doubled down on production, investing £17 […]

Impossible Foods Eyes $7B Valuation, Founder Hints At ‘Inevitable’ IPO

3 Mins Read Impossible Foods is reportedly looking to raise $500 million in a new funding round that would bring its valuation to $7 billion. The reports come as the Silicon Valley food tech’s founder and CEO Pat Brown made clear the firm’s intentions to go public soon, describing an IPO as “inevitable” in a Bloomberg interview.  Impossible […]

UPSIDE Foods’ New ‘EPIC’ Facility Can Make 400,000 Pounds of Cultivated Meat a Year

4 Mins Read US-based UPSIDE Foods says it has completed construction on a production facility for manufacturing various types of cultivated meat and seafood. The Emeryville, California, facility, which it calls its Engineering, Production, and Innovation Center (EPIC), held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the recent milestone. The facility is “the latest in a series of developments as […]

You Can Now Grab An Impossible Burger In Australia and New Zealand

4 Mins Read Impossible Foods has expanded to Australia and New Zealand. For the first time, diners in both countries will be able to grab the iconic plant-based Impossible Burger in restaurants. It represents the third and fourth global market launches the Silicon Valley food tech has made in just over a year.  Impossible Foods has just introduced […]

Sustainable Protein and Automation To Shape Food Industry: New Trend Report

4 Mins Read In a new report, sustainable protein and automation were named two of the top five trends set to shape the future of the food industry. Researchers at DigitalFoodLab also highlighted resilient farms, retail efficiency, and personalised food as key “megatrends” for industry watchers to look out for.  There are going to be five “megatrends” that […]

Meet 18 Startups Transforming Food, From Fungi Protein To Cultured Breast Milk

12 Mins Read As our food system continues to battle challenges brought on by climate change and the coronavirus pandemic, innovation in the food tech startup world has been racing to come up with disruptive solutions. From gut-health to upcycled ingredients to sustainable cell-based proteins and novel ways to fight food waste, we take a look at some […]