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Givaudan Doubles Down On Alternative Proteins With New Zurich Hub

3 Mins Read Givaudan, the world’s biggest flavour and fragrance corporation, has placed alternative proteins at the centre of its growth strategy in the years ahead. Opening a new Protein Hub at its flagship Zurich Innovation Centre this week, the company says that it’ll be exploring everything from new plant-based ingredients to fermentation techniques.  Givaudan has just opened […]

Singapore Food Tech Event Showcases Alt-Protein Innovations and Serves Bento Box of The Future

4 Mins Read Singapore just hosted the Alternative Protein & FoodTech Show, organised by industry nonprofit KindEarth.Tech (KET), in collaboration with cell-based crustacean startup Shiok Meats and events company SciGlo. In addition to bringing together the “first of its kind union” of leading innovators, scientists and investors in the space in a series of panels and talks, the […]

Israeli Startup YO-Egg Creates Sunny-Side-Up Vegan Egg Sans Chickens

2 Mins Read YO-Egg has developed an alternative egg substitute made out of 100% plant-based, proprietary and patent-pending ingredients, which it claims offers the same nutrition as traditional eggs. The chicken-free egg alternative space is getting crowded but Israel-based YO-Egg is a worthy new entrant: their vegan consists of two components – the white part which contains a […]

Better Meat Co. Opens Giant Fermentation Plant To Produce ‘Rhiza’ Mycoprotein

4 Mins Read The Better Meat Co. has finished building its huge fermentation plant that will churn out “thousands of pounds” of its new superfood mycoprotein ingredient called Rhiza. The new facility will also serve as its R&D and corporate headquarters, as the B2B sustainable ingredients startup begins to offer its animal-free protein to food businesses developing alternative […]

Global Food System Carbon Footprint Will Worsen, Transition To ‘Plant-Based Food Inevitable’ Says Credit Suisse Report

5 Mins Read In a new report on the investment case for a sustainable food system, analysts say that the plant-based food transition is “inevitable” and will bring about new opportunities for investors and businesses across the food supply chain. Released by the Credit Suisse Research Institute (CSRI), the report also identified the wider alternative protein industry, sustainable […]

World’s First Plant-Based Burger King Opens Doors As Flexitarianism Goes Mainstream

3 Mins Read The world’s first-ever meat-free Burger King outlet has opened doors in Cologne, Germany this week, amid surging mainstream demand for plant-based food as consumers adopt flexitarian eating habits for environmental, ethical and health reasons. The restaurant, open from June 7 to June 11, has teamed up with The Vegetarian Butcher to serve meatless Whoppers, vegan […]

Why Impossible & Oatly Chose A ‘Gastronomy First’ Go-To-Market Strategy: 4 Things You Need To Know

6 Mins Read Impossible Foods and Oatly represent perhaps the most successful food techs in the alternative protein space, with their iconic branding recognised by even mainstream meat-eating consumers. So what’s in the secret sauce?  According to a new white paper published by the food startup innovation hub NX-Food, a subsidiary of multinational wholesale major Metro AG, the […]

Float Foods Closes US$1.6M Seed Round To Disrupt Alt Protein Market With Plant-Based Whole Egg Substitute

4 Mins Read Singapore food tech Float Foods has raised SGD $2.2 million(approx US$1.6M) in an oversubscribed seed funding round that will go towards ramping up its R&D and accelerating commercialisation of its plant-based product, OnlyEg, in Singapore by 2022. Following news of Temasek Foundation, a non-profit under the philanthropic arm of investment fund Temasek, providing a grant to […]

Singapore-Based TurtleTree Announces Cell-Based Human Lactoferrin As First Commercial Product

4 Mins Read Singapore and U.S.-based food tech TurtleTree will be launching human lactoferrin as its first cell-based commercial product. Until now, lactoferrin has been derived from cow’s milk and is used in infant milk formulas for its immunity-boosting properties, as well as in performance nutrition and medical applications. TurtleTree is now gearing up to bring to market […]

Monty’s Wholesome Plant-Based Butter & Cream Cheeses Launch Across U.S.

3 Mins Read Founded back in 2018 by certified health coach and chef Lauren Montgomery, vegan dairy company Monty’s is expanding its range via a newly launched website where consumers can directly order Monty’s plant-based soft cheese and dairy spread alternatives. The products stand out from the increasingly crowded alt dairy shelf for their wholesome and short ingredient […]

21 Alt Protein Startups Set To Take The Stage At New Future Food-Tech Summit

9 Mins Read A new Alternative Proteins Summit hosted by Future Food-Tech is set to take place virtually on June 22-23 this year, showcasing some of the most innovative solutions to solve our unsustainable global food system. The organisers at Rethink Events have “scoured the globe” in search of the trailblazers across the plant-based, fermentation and cell-based sectors, […]

Global VCs Brinc & Blue Horizon Jointly Invest US$3M+ In New FoodTech Scaleup Cross-Border Accelerator Program

4 Mins Read Asia venture accelerator firm Brinc and European FoodTech venture fund, Blue Horizon Ventures will invest over US$3 million into global foodtech startups through Brinc’s new scaleup program, which aims to help growth-stage companies enter markets throughout Southeast Asia and Greater China, an investment remit that the two parties describe as the “largest cheque size for foodtech accelerator […]

‘Fromance’ WildWestLand: Dutch Dairy Giant Partners With Those Vegan Cowboys To Launch 100% Plant-Based Cheese Line

3 Mins Read Dutch cheese makers Westland Cheese, known for its cheese brands like Maaslander, Old Amsterdam and Trenta, have joined forces with alternative dairy startup Those Vegan Cowboys to launch a plant-based dairy line WildWestLand with the first products set to be available in Dutch supermarkets this summer. Based in the Netherlands, Westland Cheese’s CEO Henny Westland committed […]

WHO x GFI Discuss The Future Of Food: First Joint Alt Protein Workshop Covers Global Regulation & Food Safety

5 Mins Read The World Health Organisation (WHO) and Good Food Institute (GFI) have teamed up to host a workshop on alternative protein regulations and food safety for the first time. Led by the WHO’s Regional Office for the Western Pacific (WPRO) and GFI’s global network, the two-day event discussed crucial alternative protein challenges and opportunities, from the […]