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Change Foods Scoops $1 Million Grant To Turn Sugarcane Waste Into Animal-Free Cheese Feedstock

4 Mins Read US-Australian food tech Change Foods has secured a $1 million grant from the Australian Commonwealth Government to create a platform for upcycling sugarcane fibre waste that will be processed to offer a low-cost and accessible feedstock for Change Foods’ precision fermentation dairy products. The sugarcane fibre (bagasse) is plentiful in supply and will ensure the […]

Fermify Closes Pre-Seed Round To Accelerate Proof-Of-Concept Cheese Debut

3 Mins Read Vienna’s Fermify, which has created a digital platform that can produce casein proteins via precision fermentation, has concluded a pre-seed undisclosed funding round led by Übermorgen Ventures and Backbone Ventures, with participation noted from Bitburger ventures, Kale United and Push Ventures. Fermify says its technology offers identical or superior performance and nutrition to conventional dairy […]

These Four Startups Are Remaking Milk To Shape The Future Of Dairy

4 Mins Read There’s no disputing the industrial dairy complex is problematic, particularly when it comes to fighting the climate crisis. Dairy farms across the world are a major contributor to the total greenhouse gas emissions over the life cycle of milk and other dairy products. We’re profiling four alternative dairy startups from around the world that are […]

This French Biotech Is Aiming To Be Europe’s Answer To Perfect Day

4 Mins Read Lyon-based Bon Vivant has announced its intention to bring cow-free dairy protein to the European market. The precision fermentation biotech has recently scooped €4 million to progress its R&D. Alliance for Impact, High Flyers Capital, Kima Ventures, Founders Future, and Picus Capital all participated in the funding round.  Bon Vivant hopes to become a B2B […]

Cow-Free Dairy Startup Remilk Secures Fresh Backing Of $120 Million

3 Mins Read As investors pour money into animal-free dairy, Israeli food tech startup Remilk has announced completion of its latest fundraising effort, a Series B round that saw $120 million raised. Hanaco Ventures led the round with Rage Capital, CPT Capital, and Just all joining. Previous investors including Tnuva and Hochland participated again. Remilk has now been […]

Dairy-Free Cashew & Oat Milk Maker Plant Veda Unveils Vegan Probiotic Lassi

3 Mins Read Alternative dairy company Plant Veda has created vegan lassi (an Indian yogurt drink) from cashews and real fruits without cane sugar that contains gut-healthy probiotics in order to encourage more people to transition to a healthy plant-based diet and move away from animal milk products. Vancouver-based Plant Veda has made innovations in its cashew-based milk […]

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 […]

Oatmilk Skyr: Icelandic Provisions Unveils Plant-Based Twist On The Heritage Dairy Product

3 Mins Read Thanks to a collaboration with Iceland’s oldest farmer-owned dairy, Icelandic Provisions has unveiled the world’s first Oatmilk Skyr, a plant-based version of the traditional Icelandic dairy product that has been a traditional food for at least 1,000 years and is similar to Greek yogurt but thicker and with less sugar. U.S.-based Icelandic Provisions have officially […]

Canadian Dairy Giant Saputo Acquires Vegan ‘Sheese’ Brand Owner Bute Island Foods

3 Mins Read Montreal-headquartered dairy company Saputo has acquired Bute Island Foods, the Scottish firm behind the legacy vegan cheese brand Sheese. As the plant-based trend continues to gain momentum, Saputo says it remains committed to “expand our footprint in the dairy alternatives space to meet the changing demands of our customers”.  Saputo announced on Tuesday (May 25) […]

Indian Plant-Based Milk Industry Dealt Blow After Petitions Against Dairy Giant Amul Dismissed

4 Mins Read Plant-based milk brands in India have been dealt a blow, after the Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) struck down three petitions filed against the Indian dairy giant Amul. The complaints regarded an advertisement launched by Amul that claimed plant-based beverages “are not milk”.  The Indian plant-based milk sector has experienced a setback, after the […]

Animal Free Dairy: E.U. Drops Plant-Based Censorship Proposal Under Amendment 171

3 Mins Read European lawmakers have dropped plans under Amendment 171 that campaigners say amounted to censorship over plant-based dairy products. Under the proposed law, plant-based dairy makers in the E.U. would have been prevented from being sold in cartons, explaining the climate impact of foods and presenting images of their own products. The E.U. has rejected the […]

‘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 […]

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 […]

Pea Protein Milk Startup Vly Raises US$7.4M Series A To Drive Growth Across Europe

3 Mins Read Alternative dairy foodtech startup Vly, which creates milk from pea protein, has raised EUR€6.1M(approx. US$7.4M) in a Series A round led by Five Seasons Ventures. The capital raised will help the company scale its R&D and drive growth across the DACH region (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) and into new European markets, including the United Kingdom. […]