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Australian Plant Meat Startup v2food Closes Record US$55M Series B To Gear Up For Asia Launch

3 Mins Read Australian plant-based meat startup v2food has just announced a AU$77 million (US$55 million) Series B round, breaking records as the largest funding round in the category within the country. The financing was led by major institutional investors, including Li Ka-shing’s Horizons Ventures, Singapore’s sovereign fund Temasek and Sequoia Capital China. V2food says the capital will […]

Dairy Farmer’s Grandson Launches Plant-Based Cheese Range At Major U.K. Retailers

3 Mins Read Founded two years ago by a grandson of a Devonshire dairy farmer, Amsterdam-based plant-based cheese brand Willicroft is now bringing its products back into the U.K. market. Launching at major retailers including Waitrose, Wholefoods, Planet Organic and The Vegan Kind, Willicroft has ambitious plans to introduce its plant-based cheeses across Europe and is also targeting […]

Tofurky Sues Louisiana Over Law Prohibiting Use Of ‘Veggie Burger’ Label

4 Mins Read Plant-based meat brand Tofurky is challenging a new Louisiana law that would impose fines for meatless products labelled with terms such as “burger”, even if they have been clearly identified with the descriptions “vegan”, “plant-based” or “veggie”. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Tofurky by nonprofits the Good Food Institute (GFI) and Animal Legal […]

Saramsam: New York City’s First Vegan Filipino Restaurant Opens Its Doors

3 Mins Read Overthrow Hospitality has just opened the doors of Saramsam – the first vegan Filipino restaurant in the Big Apple. With Philippine-born chef Raj Abat leading the kitchen, Saramsam will celebrate traditional Filipino classics and authentic dishes, giving the often overshadowed cuisine the limelight it has long deserved with a plant-based twist.  Translating to “casual dining” […]

7-11: Vegan Ready Meals Are Now Available All 800 Hong Kong Stores

3 Mins Read Just a day after Green Monday made headlines for its long-term collaboration with McDonald’s Hong Kong, launching an industry-first vegetarian menu across locations in the city and in Macau, the plant-based group is expanding its presence yet again. This time, Green Monday is rolling out its OmniEat vegan ready meals across all 800 locations of […]

Qatar Airways Now Serving 100% Vegan Range Of Gourmet Dishes On Flights

3 Mins Read Qatar Airways, the flag carrier airline of Qatar, has just launched its first-ever entirely vegan range of gourmet dishes on its flights as demand for plant-based options grows. The new range will be offered to premium customers on selected flights, while other passengers on all flights can still pre-order special vegan meals ahead of their […]

The Laughing Cow, Babybel & Boursin: Cheese Giant Bel To Launch Plant-Based Versions Of Much-Loved Brands

3 Mins Read French multinational cheese behemoth Bel Group, who owns multiple leading cheese brands including The Laughing Cow, Kiri, Babybel, Boursin and more, has announced its intention to offer plant-based versions of its core lines. The move is part of the company’s ambitions to transform into a “new food model” that prioritises health and environmental responsibility, and […]

MeliBio: This Remarkable Food Tech Is Making Real Honey Without Bees

4 Mins Read While many food techs have been working on sustainable alternatives for meat, eggs and dairy, there perhaps hasn’t been as much innovation focused on honey – an often overlooked food that vegans avoid due to ethical and environmental reasons, with many turning to substitutes like maple syrup or blackstrap molasses. But this startup is on a […]

True Gum Raises US$1.2M To Expand Its Plastic-Free Vegan Chewing Gum Line

3 Mins Read Copenhagen-based startup True Gum has recently closed a €1 million (US$1.2 million) funding round, which will go towards further product development and expanding its distribution across international markets. True Gum’s flagship product is a plastic-free and plant-based chewing gum that is fully biodegradable and sugar-free.  The financing was led by German venture capital fund Oyster […]

8 Fun Facts You Should Know About The World’s First Vegan Museum

4 Mins Read Last month, the National Vegetarian Museum in Chicago changed its name to The Vegan Museum to better reflect the organisation’s mission to promote vegan lifestyles for health, the environment and all animals. It represents the only institution of its kind, dedicated to documenting the deep and rich history of the vegetarian movement in the U.S. with […]

Nestlé To Roll Out More Plant-Based Products Amid Pandemic Demand Boost

3 Mins Read As the demand for plant-based foods continues to surge, Nestlé says it will step up innovation and begin to launch more plant-based products in the next few weeks. Since the beginning of this year, the Swiss food giant has made clear its intentions to aggressively pursue innovation in vegan and vegetarian categories, but it has […]

These Biodegradable Vegan Kengos Sneakers Are Made From 98% Plants

3 Mins Read Vegan sneakers are having a moment right now. But these new sneakers, called the Kengos Lace-Up, have just launched to steal the show. The new shoe, which is currently in beta phase, is biodegradable, vegan-friendly and made from 98% plant-based materials. Kengos, a Brooklyn, New York-based sneaker company launched just last year and formerly known […]

Planet Organic: Spain’s Heura Plant-Based Meat Products Enter UK Retail Market

3 Mins Read Heura, the Barcelona-based vegan meat brand, has just launched in the U.K. at two leading specialty plant-forward retailers. British customers will now be able to purchase three of the startup’s most popular 100% plant-based meat alternatives, further expanding Heura’s already strong presence across the wider European region.  Heura has just launched at The Vegan Kind […]