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Can the Green Tuesday Cafeteria Campaign Help Vietnam Lower Its Meat Emissions?

4 Mins Read Non-profit organisation Vegan Outreach has expanded its Green Tuesday Initiative to Vietnam after five years in India. The programme hopes to reduce the impact of the country’s diet on the environment and is in talks with over 100 institutions about eating greener every Tuesday. The Green Tuesday Initiative helps corporations and educational institutions tackle climate […]

India’s Shaka Harry Makes Its International Debut In With 15 Plant-Based Products In Singapore

4 Mins Read Leading Indian plant-based protein label Shaka Harry has announced its expansion into Singapore. The expansion marks the company’s first foray into the international market. Shaka Harry is set to introduce 15 innovative products at Mustafa Centre Singapore, a four-level retail hub and iconic shopping mall known for its 24-hour market-style shopping experience. To support the […]

India’s Fermbox Bio and Dyadic International Announce a Global Partnership For Sustainable Bio-Alternatives

3 Mins Read Indian-based synthetic biology company Fermbox Bio, known for utilizing microbial precision fermentation for sustainable production of bio-alternatives, is joining forces with global biotechnology company Dyadic International Inc. The collaboration marks Dyadic’s first venture with an Indian entity for non-pharmaceutical uses on its renowned Dapibus platform. The partnership leverages the product development and process engineering expertise […]

First Bite: APAC Initiative Backing Future Food Founders Choose 4 Alt Protein Startups

4 Mins Read APAC alt protein fund Better Bite Ventures unveils four new investments via early-stage funding initiative First Bite and reopens applications for aspiring founders. First Bite, a startup initiative created that backs early founders working on innovative solutions to Asia Pacific’s food system challenges, has chosen four startups as it opens application for more ideas. First […]

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 […]