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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 […]

World’s First Cell-Based Alternative Dairy ‘Mylkcubator’ Program Launches

2 Mins Read Mylkcubator has launched as the world’s first incubator program dedicated to dairy alternatives produced using cellular agriculture technologies. The six-month program, open annually from 2021, is created by Pascual Innoventures, the innovation arm of Spanish dairy giant Calidad Pascual.  Pascual Innoventures has launched Mylkcubator, open to ten startups each year for a six-month hybrid incubation […]

Upcycled Vegan Supplement Startup Outcast Foods YOY Online Sales Grow By 3,872%

3 Mins Read Plant-based food technology startup Outcast Foods, which transforms unattractive produce into nutrient-dense foods and bills itself as ‘the world’s first sustainable supplement company’ has recorded a whopping 3,872% in year-on-year online sales growth, which they attribute to increasing consumer interest in reducing food waste and shopping with sustainability in mind. Canadian-based Outcast Foods takes “misfit” […]

OmniPork Slashes Retail Prices By Double-Digits & Announces Parity With Pork

4 Mins Read Green Monday’s OmniFoods arm has announced double-digit price reductions for its OmniPork line of plant-based pork alternatives. It comes as the brand expands its international presence to 40,000 point-of-sales across 20 markets, achieving greater economies of scale and enabling its vegan analogues to compete at price parity with its real animal-based counterparts.  OmniFoods is reducing […]

Alternative Protein Industry To Unite For ‘Crystal Ball’ Summit To Talk About ‘Future Of The Protein Aisle’ At New Future Food-Tech Summit

4 Mins Read Bringing together global food leaders and stakeholders, from ingredient suppliers to brands and investors, the upcoming Alternative Proteins Summit hosted by Future Food-Tech is set to “unpack the possibilities” of the industry. Set to take place virtually on June 22-23, conference producer Oliver Katz says the summit will deliver the “crucial conversations we need to […]