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India To Introduce Its First Vegan Food Safety and Labelling Standards

3 Mins Read India is set to introduce the country’s first vegan food safety standards and labelling regulations. Having formulated its draft report, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) will issue guidelines to define plant-based food products and help consumers identify the products.  The FSSAI has debuted its draft for the Food Safety and Standards […]

Bollywood Stars Launch Vegan Meat Brand On Ganesh Chaturthi Festival

4 Mins Read Imagine Meats, the vegan meat brand created by Bollywood celebrity couple Riteish and Genelia Deshmukh, has just launched in Mumbai. Available online and in retail locations across the city, the range includes plant-based chicken, mutton, kebabs and keemas. Two years in the making, the founders say the anticipated rollout was intended to coincide with the […]

Indian Vegan Protein Startup Eyes US and Europe After $2.4M Seed

4 Mins Read Proeon, an Indian plant protein ingredients startup, has just raised $2.4 million in a seed funding round. The company, which leverages a wide range of crops such as amaranth, hemp seeds and mung beans, say the funds will fuel its global expansion plans, with North America and Europe as its key target markets. Proeon has […]

India’s Vegan Meat Startup Blue Tribe Debuts Chicken and Pork Sausages

3 Mins Read Indian plant-based startup Blue Tribe Foods is expanding its portfolio of meat alternatives with a new line of vegan chicken and pork sausages. The new products, set to launch this month via the Mumbai-based firm’s e-commerce site, will be available to consumers in major Indian cities. It comes just months after Blue Tribe debuted its […]

India’s Goodmylk To Expand Vegan Dairy Range After $1M Round

4 Mins Read Indian startup Goodmylk is now gearing up to expand its plant-based dairy range after bagging $1 million in an extended seed round. Backed by major Indian angels and international funds, the startup will also ramp up distribution as demand for vegan dairy products continues to surge.  Goodmylk has announced today (September 6) the closing of […]

Indian Plant-Based Milk Industry Dealt Blow After Petitions Against Dairy Giant Amul Dismissed

4 Mins Read Plant-based milk brands in India have been dealt a blow, after the Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) struck down three petitions filed against the Indian dairy giant Amul. The complaints regarded an advertisement launched by Amul that claimed plant-based beverages “are not milk”.  The Indian plant-based milk sector has experienced a setback, after the […]

AAK X Vista Foods: Industry Leaders To Scale Plant-Based Meat Production For Indian Market

3 Mins Read AAK, India’s leading manufacturer of specialty oils and fats recently joined forces with food suppliers Vista Processed Foods to collectively use both of its resources to scale up innovation and manufacturing in the alternative protein sector to fulfill the country’s growing demand for plant-based meat alternatives.  Though India’s meat alternative market is in its early […]

Sofit Plus: Hershey India Debuts Plant-Protein Drink For Undernourished Children

4 Mins Read Hershey India, a subsidiary of leading global chocolate giant the Hershey Company, announced recently that it has developed Sofit Plus, a plant protein drink made from soy that was created to meet the nutritional requirements of underprivileged children. As part of its ‘Nourishing Minds’ social initiative, Hershey India developed a soy protein drink after collaborating […]

China, India, Philippines Among Top Asian Countries To Record Sharpest Decline Of Refillables, Report Finds

4 Mins Read According to a new report by international non-profit Reloop, that was released in a media briefing together with Changing Markets Foundation and the #breakfreefromplastic movement, single-use beverage containers have been replacing refillables rapidly across the world leading to a tremendous increase in waste and pollution. The report, titled ‘What We Waste’, analyzes data from over […]

Dangerous Air Pollutants Continue To Rise In Indian & U.K. Cities, New Study Finds

3 Mins Read In a new study led by the University of Birmingham and UCL, along with an international team of contributors from Belgium, India, Jamaica, and the U.K., researchers found that the levels of hazardous air pollutants in cities in India and U.K. are on the rise, by utilizing observations from instruments on satellites that assess the world’s skies on a daily basis. To conduct this […]