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From Udon to Jjigae, 5 Asian Vegan Recipes To Try

5 Mins Read It’s mid-January and if you are in need of some cooking inspiration as you work your way through your Veganuary pledge, we’ve got just the delicious, Asian recipes for you! Kelly Choi, founder of the Asian snack, drinks and meal kit company Kelly Loves, is all about plant-based deliciousness. In fact, her mission is to bring […]

South Korean Cultivated Meat Startup TissenBioFarm Raises $1.6 Million In Pre-Series A

2 Mins Read Preparing to disrupt South Korea’s protein market, TissenBioFarm has closed a 2.2 billion KRW (approx. 1.6million USD) pre-Series A funding round. TissenBioFarm says the new funding was led by impact investing company, Envisioning Partners, with FuturePlay and Stonebridge Ventures participating. Mirae Holdings, an existing investment company, also made a follow-up investment. The new funding follows […]

Simple Planet Confirms Breakthrough in Pursuit Of Korean Cultivated Meat

4 Mins Read South Korea’s Simple Planet has announced a breakthrough by developing cultivated meat with a higher content of unsaturated fatty acids. The move has been claimed as a first for the country. Unsaturated fatty acids are hailed as effective in preventing vascular diseases, making meats with more of them preferred over varieties containing large doses of […]

South Korea’s Armored Fresh Bags $23 Million For Fast-Tracked US Vegan Cheese Entry

4 Mins Read South Korea’s Armored Fresh, formerly known as Yangyoo, has confirmed a successful pre-Series B raise totalling $23 million. The round was led by previous investor the Korea Development Bank with supporting participation from Hanwha Investment & Securities, Daesung Startup Investment, Collaborative Fund and Sejong Venture partners, amongst others. The funding has been earmarked to support […]

Unlimeat Crowdfunds To Launch Sold-Out Plant-Based Jerky In The US

3 Mins Read Korea’s leading plant-based meat company is leveraging the power of crowdfunding to launch its jerky line in the U.S. A pre-launch campaign on Kickstarter allows global backers to participate. The official launch is scheduled for May 31.  The jerky sold out in South Korea shortly after its initial debut in April. Unlimeat first began with […]

Space F And Partners Scoop $15 Million Government Grant

3 Mins Read South Korean cultivated meat startup Space F, along with four partners, has won a grant of $15 million to continue researching cultivated meat. As part of the Alychymist Project, an R&D initiative supported by South Korea’s Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, the grant will be paid over the next five years.  The focus of […]

CellMEAT Nets $8.1 Million For Prototype Shrimp  Scaling And Crustacean R&D

3 Mins Read South Korea’s cultivated seafood startup CellMEAT has closed an $8.1 million Series A funding round. Investors included NaulB, BNK Venture Capital, Strong Ventures and Ryukyung. An extension of the round is being considered for later in 2022 following the raise’s success.  The new funding will allow CellMEAT to continue its R&D activities to perfect its […]

Seoul Office of Education Pledges To Teach Food Ecology In Response To Worsening Climate Crisis

4 Mins Read Building on its introduction of eco-friendly free school meals in 2011, the Seoul Office of Education is implementing new initiatives in South Korea. Major improvements include increasing the number of vegetarian meals on offer, alongside education that promotes carbon-neutral foods.  Demands for ‘food conversion’ are growing, both socially and within an educational framework. The Office […]

Asian Food & Biotech Giant Joins Forces With Korean Startup To Build Cultivated Meat Cell Line Production

4 Mins Read One of Asia’s largest food and biotech companies, CJ CheilJedang, is entering the cultivated meat industry in partnership with KCell Biosciences, a startup focused on cell culture media. The companies will construct a cell culture media facility in Busan, South Korea, later this year. When completed, the location will offer the largest capacity for cell […]