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India Smart Protein Industry: 4 Things You Need To Know

6 Mins Read Our four takeaways from an industry panel covering India’s smart protein sector, from industry growth to the country’s indigenous crop diversity. By Poorvasha Kar In a country like India where communities have varied and deep-seated cultural associations with animal-derived meat, eggs, and dairy – strengthening institutional and ecosystem support is key for bridging the gap […]

Op-Ed: Public Policy Is Key to Mainstreaming Sustainable Proteins in India

6 Mins Read Climate change will affect hundreds of millions of Indians and bring about widespread food insecurity- government support of alternative proteins is essential to achieving national food security and independence. By: Ambika Hiranandani, formerly of the Good Food Institute India, MPhil., Public Policy, University of Cambridge and Shyam Mehta, Vice President at CREAEGIS India, Consumer, Retail […]

One Good Acquires India’s ‘Best’ Vegan Cheese Brand

3 Mins Read Following its acquisition of plant-based nutrition brand Pro2fit earlier this year, India’s leading plant-based dairy brand One Good has added Angelo Vegan Cheese to its portfolio. “One reason we are excited about having Angelo Vegan Cheese on board is because it aligns with our pursuit of making products that are delicious, functional, and have clean […]

Another Foods Launches India’s First Plant-Based Food-Service-Ready Chicken

3 Mins Read Mumbai-based Another Foods says its new plant-based chicken is made specifically for food service to support the demands across the hospitality and restaurant industries. Another Foods says it worked with hospitality and food service experts to co-create its new line of plant-based chicken. “Having our own lab and manufacturing setup, Another Foods is able to […]

India’s ‘Smart’ Protein Sector Poised for Rapid Growth

3 Mins Read The Good Food Institute India, in partnership with the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, held its first in-person Summit in New Delhi last week since the pandemic, taking a look at the smart protein industry and how India is positioning itself as a leader in the category. Participants from across India and […]

India’s Greenest Closes Pre-Seed Funding Round As It Readies for South Asia’s Plant-Based Expansion

3 Mins Read India-based plant protein brand, Greenest, has secured an undisclosed pre-seed funding round led by Better Bite Ventures, and India’s Food & Agri industry veteran, Sachid Madan. Known for its affordable plant-based protein products and partnerships with food service leaders in India including Burgrill, Wat a Burger, Chocolate Room, Biggies Burger, Freshmenu, and Eatfit, Greenest will […]

Shaka Harry Shakes Up India’s Growing Vegan Market With $2 Million Seed Raise

4 Mins Read Shaka Harry, an Indian-based plant-based meat brand, has raised $2 million in a Seed funding round led by Better Bite Ventures, Blue Horizon, and Panthera Peak among others, including celebrity chef Manu Chandra. Designed around the Indian palate, Shaka Harry says it’s one of the fastest-growing vegan meat and snacks brands in South Asia. The […]

Vegan Food Gets Protection In India, a Labeling Blow in France

3 Mins Read What exactly is vegan food? While France moved last week to ban language commonly used to describe plant-based products such as “steak” or “sausage,” India says it is now moving to further clarify the definition of vegan food in order to curb the sales of fake vegan options. “Vegan food means the food or food […]

Whole-Cut Vegan Snapper Is Coming To APAC Plates

3 Mins Read Indian vegan seafood startup SeaSpire has unveiled a plant-based snapper fish analogue created using bio-printing. The company says the seven-ingredient alternative is clean label and the first of its kind in the APAC region. It was created using a proprietary printing platform that has sought to capture the texture of conventional fish using AI for […]

Alt Co. Secures $1 Million For Indian Smart Protein Growth

4 Mins Read Bengaluru-based Alt Co. has confirmed a $1 million raise led by undisclosed major investors from Singapore, the Middle East and India. The plant-based brand intends to use the cash injection to increase its size, reach and product portfolio. Chief amongst new product developments is a line of alternative dairy. Plant-based eggs and nutritional supplements have […]

Novolutions Moves Into India’s Plant-Based Protein Sector With New ‘Just Dig In!’ Brand

3 Mins Read Indian foodtech startup Novolutions has announced its focus is expanding from mocktail drinks to include plant-based protein products. Marketed under the moniker Just Dig In!, a range of alternative meat snacks are currently debuting across New Delhi. Items currently centre around chicken analogues with meatballs, nuggets, kebabs and spicy fingers confirmed as being available. Just […]

Prakriti Varshney Becomes India’s First Vegan Woman To Conquer Everest

3 Mins Read On May 12, 2022, Prakriti Varshney made history. Aged 26, she became the first vegan Indian woman to scale Mount Everest. Setting out from the Everest Base Camp on May 7, the expedition team took just five days to reach the peak, following rotations through lower camps.  The final climb totals 69 kilometres, encompassing ice, […]

Evo Foods Announces New Partnership With Ginkgo Bioworks For Next-Gen Egg Products

4 Mins Read Indian plant-based egg startup Evo Foods has announced it is partnering with Ginkgo Bioworks to create new ingredients for its products. The latter offers an established cell programming platform which will be leveraged to develop animal-free egg proteins. These will be included in Evo’s product portfolio in a bid to create the most realistic plant-based […]

Greenest Debuts New Range Of Plant-Based Foods To Key Industry Players

4 Mins Read Upstablish Food Technologies has announced a new range of plant-based meats from its Greenest brand. One of India’s leading plant-based startups, the brand has previously made noise in the space with its “hyper-realistic” shami kebabs. Now, it is adding a number of dishes including kebabs, samosas and keema that cater to regional Indian tastes and […]