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Secret Ingredient: Motif FoodWorks To Replicate Animal Fat For Plant-Based Meat & Dairy

3 Mins Read Motif FoodWorks, a Boston-based ingredient innovation startup, has just announced a new exclusive research collaboration with University of Guelph in Canada and founder of food tech Coasun Inc. and food science professor Dr. Alejandro Marangoni. The partnership will see the development of novel technologies to formulate lipids and other fibre-forming ingredients to help recreate the […]

Swedish Food Tech Startup Creates World’s First Plant-Based Shredded Salmon

4 Mins Read Hooked, a Swedish plant-based food tech, is creating the world’s first vegan shredded salmon product. As the most consumed seafood protein in Europe, the startup has set its sights on disrupting the continent’s food system with its cruelty-free, toxin-free, healthy and sustainable alternative. In the future, Hooked wants to develop plant-based calamari and shrimp.  Founded […]

Seaweed-Based Protein: French Biomarine Startup Algaia Scores US$2.4M To Improve Plant Meat Texture

3 Mins Read Algaia, a French biomarine ingredient company specialising in seaweed natural extracts, has just completed a US$2.4 million investment round, which it says it will spend on developing a new range of seaweed-based solutions that can be used to create plant-based substitutes. The company has seen double-digit growth over the past years, as demand for seaweed-based […]

Veg Capital: Veganuary Co-Founder Launches Not-For-Profit Vegan Investment Fund

3 Mins Read A new vegan investment fund, Veg Capital, has just been launched by vegan entrepreneur and co-founder of the plant-based campaign Veganuary Matthew Glover. Veg Capital will provide funding to plant-based and cultivated companies working on slaughter-free food substitutes, and all of its profits will be donated to animal welfare charities in Europe and the United […]

Thai Incubator SPACE-F Announces New Southeast Asian Food Tech Startup Program

3 Mins Read Bangkok-based food tech incubator and accelerator program SPACE-F is now looking for emerging startups in the Southeast Asia region who are developing sustainable and tech-forward food solutions. It aims to help entrepreneurs scale-up their products and connect them to potential investors with an overarching goal of bolstering the region’s food security – a concern that […]

Japanese Plant-Based Startup Daiz Secures US$6M To Open Vegan Meat Factory

3 Mins Read Japanese food tech Daiz announced this month that it has raised ¥650 million (US$6 million) in a Series A funding round. The investment was led by Japanese state-backed fund A-Five and tech venture capital firm Mitsubishi UFJ Capital. Daiz will use the latest capital to open one of the biggest vegan meat factories in the […]

INTERVIEW: GoodDot Co-Founder & CEO Abhishek Sinha “Meat Will Become Obsolete”

7 Mins Read Abhishek Sinha is the co-founder and CEO of GoodDot, a plant-based meat startup creating healthier and planet-friendly alternatives in India. As one of the leading figures in the country’s growing alternative protein movement, Abhishek has a wealth of experience and knowledge about how to drive positive change for the people, animals and our climate-stricken planet. […]

Beyond Meat Launches In Select China KFC, Pizza Hut & Taco Bell

4 Mins Read Beyond Meat is making headlines yet again, this time announcing that they are partnering with Chinese nationwide fast food operator Yum China to offer plant-based Beyond Burgers across select KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell locations across the country starting from June 3. “We see great potential for the plant-based meat market in China,” said CEO of […]

Study: Indian Consumers Willing To Pay Premium For Alternative Meat

2 Mins Read A new study conducted by researchers at Pennsylvania State University reveals that Indian consumers are generally willing to pay extra for plant-based and cell-based meats. Faced with the challenge of feeding an enormous and growing population, which will only be further exacerbated by climate impacts, these findings confirm that alternative proteins have a huge potential […]

Food Industry Giants Seeking To Work With Food Tech Startups In China

3 Mins Read Chinese food tech venture capital firm Bits x Bites has launched a new platform that will link up food industry giants with emerging startups working on future food solutions for the Chinese market. Dubbed the China Food Tech Hub, the platform will welcome big names such as Coca-Cola, General Mills and Danone, all of whom […]

Beyond Meat CEO: “We Will Establish Production Footprint In China By End 2020”

3 Mins Read Beyond Meat, the meat alternative food tech company that recently announced a 141% year-on-year revenue growth in its latest first-quarter earnings report shortly after celebrating its one year anniversary of going public, is getting ready for localised production. In the earnings release in which CEO Ethan Brown revealed its trajectory going forward, the company also […]

Vegan Tuna Startup Good Catch Reels In Celebrity Investment, Asia Expansion On The Line

3 Mins Read Gathered Foods, the makers of the plant-based tuna brand Good Catch, has just announced an impressive line-up of celebrities that have recently invested in the company. Among them are Woody Harrelson, Shailene Woodley, Paris Hilton and Lance Bass. The celebrity investments follow the startup’s recent successful funding round that drew in big names including multinational […]

Singapore Food Bowl: AgFunder-Backed GROW Accelerator Debuts Food Security Program

2 Mins Read Southeast Asian agri-food tech accelerator GROW has recently launched a new program focused on boosting Singapore’s food security. Startups across Asia working on climate-resilient, decentralised and sustainable food solutions can now apply for the Singapore Food Bowl program. It comes in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, which has exposed the vulnerability of the global […]

Plant-Based, Plastic-Free, Low Sodium Salt? World First By South Korean Startup

3 Mins Read Seoul-based food tech startup PhytoCo has officially launched PhytoSalt, a salt that is 20% lower in sodium and is free of microplastics. Derived from the salt-accumulating plant Salicornia, the new product is the world’s first plant-based salt. The startup hopes to be able to roll out more plant-based, healthy and sustainable food products using Salicornia.  […]

Singapore Consumers Can Now Buy Impossible Foods To Cook At Home

3 Mins Read The Silicon Valley food tech famous for its heme-filled “bleeding” plant-based burger patty, Impossible Foods, has just green-lighted an initiative in Singapore to allow distributors and restaurants to sell its plant-based meat to consumers. It comes amidst the coronavirus pandemic, which has kept Singapore residents on lockdown for weeks. The initiative hopes to provide a […]

Asia’s First: India Plant-Based Egg Startup Evo Foods Announces Angel Investment

3 Mins Read India’s first and leading plant-based egg startup, Evo Foods, has recently welcomed veteran vegan founder Ryan Bethencourt as its first angel investor and advisor alongside US-Asia impact venture firm Big Idea Ventures. The food tech uses food science and plant biochemistry to develop a vegan egg alternative, which they hope will catalyse much needed disruption […]