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Singapore’s First Oat Milk Brand Closes $65.5 Million Series A

2 Mins Read As Singapore continues its ascent to becoming Asia’s premier vegan destination, its first oat milk brand, Oatside, which launched its products earlier this year, has announced the closing of a $65.5 million Series A fundraise. The new funding was co-led by Temasek Holdings and GGV Capital as well as Arabica International, and existing investors Wee […]

Can Microalgae Oil Replace Unsustainable Palm Oil?

3 Mins Read In a bid to replace palm oil, scientists at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore are looking underwater. A research team claims that oil extracted from specific strains of microalgae coil offer a viable alternative to the environmentally-harmful conventional choice.  The oil is claimed to offer personal health and sustainability benefits, according to findings published in […]

This Singaporean Software Platform Wants To Make Sustainability An Unavoidable Integration For Global Businesses

5 Mins Read Singaporean climate tech startup Handprint, which uses SaaS model to integrate sustainability-focused infrastructure into corporate platforms, has just closed a $2.2 million seed round as investors get more and more excited about impact assessment tools. The company’s ultimate aim is to offer businesses an easy way to improve their impact on the planet. Consumers are […]

Indonesian Plant Meat Leader Green Rebel Announces Singapore Debut Across F&B

4 Mins Read Indonesian plant-based meat leader Green Rebel has officially launched its range of beef, chicken and pork alternatives in Singapore. The startup has partnered with multiple restaurants in the Lion City to bring its whole-food-based alt-protein to consumers. The company prides itself on developing protein ‘made for Asians, by Asians’, a reference to a product range […]

Karana Brings Jackfruit Vegan Meat Stateside With Multiple Restaurant San Francisco Launches

4 Mins Read Singaporean jackfruit alt meat startup Karana has announced distribution in the U.S. The move comes after a successful rollout through Singapore and Hong Kong. Three San Francisco restaurants will be serving the startup’s flagship jackfruit meat, marking the brand’s first launch outside of Asia. The company has established operations in San Mateo, California. The U.S. […]

Eat Just Breaks Ground On Largest-Ever Plant-Protein Factory in Singapore

3 Mins Read Californian startup Eat Just has officially broken ground on its new production facility in Singapore. The mammoth site is located in the city’s Pioneer area and sits atop a 2.7-hectare plot. Construction completion is anticipated within two years, at a cost of US$120 million. Eat Just and a consortium led by Proterra Investment Partners Asia […]

Singaporeans More Open To Cultivated Meat Than The US Consumers, New Study Finds

3 Mins Read Singaporeans are more accepting of cultivated meats than their U.S. counterparts. The finding comes from a study conducted by the Singapore Management University (SMU). Data points to a correlation between social image and acceptance of new technologies with Singaporeans seemingly motivated to eat certain foods for a positive social image.  Links to ‘kiasu-ism’ were made, […]

New APAC Cellular Agriculture Coalition Aims To ‘Foster A Harmonized Industry’ Ahead Of Commercialization

3 Mins Read The APAC Society for Cellular Agriculture (APAC-SCA) announced its launch this week as a new coalition with a mission to offer member companies developing cultivated meat and seafood access to shared information. Its key priorities include interacting with consumers, building knowledge and acceptance and developing straightforward regulatory frameworks. In a joint statement by APAC-SCA’s management committee, […]

#IWD2022: 10 Women Changing The Future Of Impact In Asia

7 Mins Read International Women’s Day is internationally recognised on the March 8th every year, and represents a focal point for women’s rights and is a celebration of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. At times, it appears as though global environmental and social crises are too overwhelmingly large to tackle. But there are some […]

Singapore’s Umami Meats Nets $2.4 Million For ‘Cultivated, Not Caught’ Seafood

3 Mins Read Singaporean cellular agriculture startup Umami Meats has closed a $2.4 million pre-seed investment round. The company specialises in “cultivated, not caught” seafood production. Funding has been earmarked for continued plant-based serum development and manufacturing cost auditing. Minimised costs and maximum outreach are top priorities, to make Umami a leading sustainable seafood supplier. Pre-seed funding was […]

Eat Just Partners With Singapore Hawkers To Bring Heritage And The Future Of Food Together

3 Mins Read Eat Just has announced a significant first: over the weekend, the company partnered with chefs at iconic Singaporean hawker stalls to launch dishes made with cultivated GOOD Meat chicken products across the island nation. Select hawkers will alternate approximately every two months for limited runs.  The first Eat Just collaboration was with Loo’s Hainanese Curry […]

Audra Labs Bids To Bring Meat-Free Streaky Bacon And Chicken Fillets To Singapore

3 Mins Read Audra Labs, the plant-based meat enterprise that’s an offshoot from the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*Star), is headed by former principal researcher Dr. Andrew Wan. Formerly of the Bioengineering and Nanotechnology division, he has experience in the creation of fibres for tissue engineering.  The process of tissue engineering led to Wan being inspired […]