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Swiss Food Giant Nestlé Launches Plant-Based Egg And Shrimp Alternatives

3 Mins Read After making a public commitment to regenerative agriculture food supply chains last month, Switzerland-based food giant Nestlé has launched egg and shrimp alternatives, further expanding its portfolio of plant-based foods available to consumers. The new products will first be available in select markets in Europe as a limited test run. Nestlé will launch its egg […]

Vegan Seafood Pioneer Sophie’s Kitchen Reels In $5.6M For Expansion

3 Mins Read Sophie’s Kitchen, a Californian brand of vegan seafood alternatives, has bagged $5.6 million in fresh funding. The investment, led by blue economy investor Billy Goat Brands, will be used to grow Sophie’s range, adding to its existing line-up which includes plant-based shrimp, smoked salmon and fish fillets.  Sophie’s Kitchen has announced the closing of a […]

Avant Partners With Singapore’s A*STAR To Make Cell-Based Fish A Reality

3 Mins Read Avant, the Hong Kong-based startup culturing fish directly from cells, is now gearing up to make cultivated fish a mass-market reality in Singapore. Teaming up with Singapore’s tech innovation agency A*STAR, Avant will be setting up a joint research lab in the city-state to optimise the cell-cultivation process and scale up production of cell-based fish.  […]

Sweden’s Hooked Foods Nets €3.8M Ahead of Vegan Salmon Launch

3 Mins Read Hooked Foods, the Swedish startup developing plant-based seafood alternatives, has raised €3.8 million in a new financing round. The funds will fuel the brand’s ongoing R&D and launch of its plant-based salmon product, adding to its existing “Toonish” tuna analogue already on the Swedish market.  Hooked Foods has reeled in €3.8 million in a new […]

Dutch Scientists Are Making Cell-Based Caviar A Reality

3 Mins Read You might have heard about cellular agriculture being used to create cultivated steak or cultured chicken bites, but now, scientists are focusing on the luxury seafood delicacy: caviar. In the Netherlands, a new research project is now underway to develop cell-based caviar to help save the endangered sturgeon fish.  Scientists at Wageningen University & Research […]

Alternative Seafood Sector Raised Record $116M In First Half of 2021

4 Mins Read New data shows record-breaking funding pouring into the alternative seafood sector, amid growing concerns over the environmental and human rights impact of the seafood industry. In the first half of 2021 alone, companies developing plant-based, cell-based and fermentation-derived alternatives to seafood raised $116 million, exceeding the total figure recorded in 2020.  According to a new […]

World First: Cell-Based Crab Meat Unveiled At Shiok Meats Tasting

4 Mins Read Diners joining Shiok Meats’ private testing event were treated to the world’s first-ever cell-based crab meat. Collaborating with Chef José Luis Del Amo, the Singapore food tech unveiled crab cakes and chilli crab, as well as lobster and shrimp dishes—all made from seafood cultured directly from crustacean cells.  On August 26, diners invited to Shiok […]