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$18.5M Seed Funding Propels Brevel’s Scalable Microalgae Protein

3 Mins Read Israel-based microalgae-focused alternative protein company Brevel has recently concluded an $18.5M Seed funding round. The new funding is earmarked to boost the mainstream food industry with what Brevel says is a novel, highly sustainable, affordable, and functionally adaptable protein. The fundraising round was led by NevaTeam Partners and received backing from the European Union’s EIC […]

Vegan Nuggets Made From Algae? They’re Better Than the Real Thing In Nearly Every Way.

3 Mins Read Israel-based SimpliiGood, a front-runner in the food-tech industry, has announced the launch of chicken nuggets made primarily from spirulina microalgae. And the company says they’re a game-changer. SimpliiGood is pioneering an innovation in spirulina, which it says can mirror the taste and texture of conventional chicken while providing a higher nutritional value and a smaller […]

Vegan Seafood Startup Plantish Rebrands as Oshi As It Eyes Global Market

3 Mins Read Plantish, the innovative Israeli company acclaimed for its cutting-edge plant-based salmon produced via unique, patent-pending additive manufacturing technology, has announced a rebrand to Oshi. Oshi says the renaming event symbolizes a substantial evolution for the brand as it embraces its transition towards becoming a global food entity, readying itself for a U.S. product debut later […]

Meet The Vegan Fishmongers: The Rising Tide of Plant-Based Seafood

7 Mins Read Vegan seafood is on the rise — but what’s behind its growth, and who are the key players? And are plant-based seafood whole-cuts a reality? If you look at the myriads of lists forecasting vegan trends in 2022, plant-based seafood appears on virtually all of them. According to the Good Food Institute, alternative seafood received […]

Danone Makes Its Second Alt-Milk Investment In a Month With Minority Stake In Imagindairy

3 Mins Read Danone Manifesto Ventures, the corporate venture arm of the French multinational food giant, has invested in Israeli startup Imagindairy, taking a minority stake in the precision fermentation firm. French dairy giant Danone has made a strategic investment into Israeli startup Imagindairy Ltd.. which could pave the way to joint collaboration on developing animal-free dairy products […]

Burgers Are Out. The New Vegan Meat Trend? Low-Cost, Whole Cut Steaks.

3 Mins Read Israeli startup Chunk Foods is gearing up for a U.S. foodservice launch of its plant-based whole-cut meat after securing $15 million in a Seed funding round last year. Last November, Chunk secured the largest Seed funding round ever for an Israeli vegan food company. The funding came from Fall Line Capital, The MIT E14 fund, […]

Remilk Is the First Precision Fermentation Dairy Approval In Israel

3 Mins Read Israel’s Ministry of Health has granted Remilk approval for its non-animal dairy products, marking an historic first for the country’s nascent precision fermentation sector. The Rehovot-based Remilk can now bring its non-animal dairy products to market, says the Israeli Ministry of Health. The approval follows Remilk’s regulatory approval from the Singapore Food Authority (SFA) and […]

Israel’s PMO Committed To ‘Solidifying’ The Country’s Leadership In Alternative Protein

3 Mins Read The Israeli Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) says promoting alternative proteins is a national goal as the office considers it a solution for food security and a means to strengthen the economy.  PMO Director General Yossi Shelley and the Prime Minister’s Animal Rights Advisor Tal Gilboa recently visited two of Israel’s leading food-tech companies that produce […]

Brevel Nets $8.4 Million For Food System Disruption With New Microalgae Alt-Protein 

4 Mins Read Israel’s Brevel has closed a successful seed funding round, scooping $8.4 million during the raise. Participating investors included FoodHack, Good Startup VC, Tet Ventures and Nevateam Ventures, amongst others. Grants were also awarded by the E.U.’s Horizon 2020 programme and Israel’s Innovation Authority. The cash injection will be used to construct a pilot production plant. […]

BioMeat And The Volcani Institute Launch E-FISHient To Develop Cultivated Tilapia

3 Mins Read Israel’s E-FISHient Protein is a joint startup project between BioMeat and The Volcani Institute that aims to develop, produce and market cultivated tilapia fish meat, using non-animal serums. Such serums are being considered for commercial sale, if they prove effective. BioMeat will act as controlling partner in the arangement, snaring 76 percent of E-Fishient’s share […]

Wanda Fish Nets Exclusive Collaborative Working Agreement With Massachusett’s Tufts University 

4 Mins Read Israeli food tech startup Wanda Fish has signed two agreements with private research facility Tufts University. Working under a licensing agreement, Wanda will gain exclusive access to IP surrounding cultivated fish development, as created by David Kaplan. A leader in cellular agriculture, Kaplan works at Tufts as a senior researcher. Wanda will support a two-year […]

Thailand’s Charoen Pokphand Foods And Israel’s Future Meat Partner To Create Cultivated Products In Asia

3 Mins Read Bangkok’s Charoen Pokphand Foods (CPF) has announced its new partnership with Israel’s Future Meat. The partnership brings together one of the world’s largest agro-industrial food conglomerates and a leader in the cultivated meat scene. The two will co-create a line of hybrid cultivated meat aimed squarely at the Asian market.  CPF will leverage its reach […]

Rapid DNA Analysis System Being Developed To Audit Processed Vegan Foods

3 Mins Read Cross-contamination is a big concern for allergy sufferers, as well as vegans. With numerous companies producing ‘fully vegan’ products, EthiChain developed technology that could put such claims to the test. It has done so to heighten transparency and integrity in the food chain, citing ‘food fraud’ as a global concern. Food fraud undermines consumer confidence, […]

Natalie Portman Backs Tender Food In $12 Million Seed Round For Vegan Whole-Cut Meats

4 Mins Read Boston-founded plant-based meat startup Tender Food has closed a $12 million seed round. The round was led by Chris Sacca’s Lowercarbon Capital. Former investor Rhapsody Venture Partners participated alongside activist and actor Natalie Portman, who recently backed French alt bacon maker La Vie. The startup, founded last year by Harvard engineers, is looking to scale […]