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Live Nation To Offer Plant-Based Everything Legendary Patties At Summer Concerts

4 Mins Read Summer 2022 marks the start of Live Nation partnering with Everything Legendary to offer plant-based burgers to concertgoers. The vegan company rose to fame following a successful pitch on Shark Tank, which saw Mark Cuban invest $300,000 for a 22 percent stake. The Black-owned startup has since found visibility in Publix, Target, Safeway, and Ralphs. […]

Spanish Startup Cocuus Nets $2.6 Million For 3D Bioprinted Meat Acceleration

4 Mins Read Spanish startup Cocuus has confirmed a successful €2.5 million pre-Series A raise. Big Idea Ventures led the investment with participation noted from Cargill Ventures and Tech Transfer UPV. The news comes shortly after the company completed the Eatable Adventures acceleration programme, also listed as an investor. Cocuus is engaged in the production of technology to […]

NotCo Enters Canada’s Plant-Based Meat Market With Its Signature NotBurger

4 Mins Read Chilean unicorn NotCo has made its meat alternative debut in Canada. The company’s NotBurger release was timed to coincide with National Burger Day on May 28. The launch comes after a successful rollout of the company’s NotMilk last year. NotBurger was selected as the first plant-based meat item from the NotCo portfolio to reach Canada […]

Future Farm Enlists Brazilian Pop Superstar Anitta As Its New Partner

4 Mins Read Future Farm, known as Fazenda Futuro in its home country, has confirmed it has welcomed fellow Brazilian singer sensation Anitta onboard as a partner. One of the most influential Latinx artists in the world, Anitta has a 62 million-strong following on Instagram and a fortune of almost $100 million, according to Forbes. No financial details […]

Motif FoodWorks Unveils First Commercial Plant-Based Meat Line

4 Mins Read Boston-Based Motif FoodWorks has announced a new range of plant-based meat products. Dubbed Motif MoBeef, MoPork and MoChicken, launches will be staggered from now through to 2023. The products are aimed squarely at foodservice providers, retailers with private label ranges and distributors. MoChicken will be the last release, slated for launch in 2023. MoBeef burger […]

Haofood Partners With Lawson To Bring Plant-Based Chicken To 2,300 Stores

4 Mins Read Shanghai’s Haofood has announced distribution partnership with Chinese convenience store giant Lawson that will see its new satay nugget stick product being stocked in 2,300 stores across the country, to give consumers easy access to alternative protein products. Shops in the Shanghai, Zhejiang and Jiangsu provinces will be the first cities to get the satay […]

Coles Pledges To Cater To Flexitarians Across Australia With Get Plant’d

3 Mins Read Coles has debuted a new-to-it plant-based meat brand. The grocery giant has more than 800 locations throughout Australia, all of which will be stocking the Get Plant’d range. Products have been developed to mimic the full experience of eating meat, with focus placed on texture, taste and aroma. Get Plant’d products feature wheat and soy […]

Mooji Meats Nets $3 Million for 3D-Printed Vegan Meat Acceleration

4 Mins Read Y Combinator alumnus Mooji Meats, which specialises in whole cut plant-based meats, has raised £3 million in a seed funding round. The Good Startup, Collaborative Fund, Lever VC and AgFunder all participated in the round. Mooji says the funding will allow it to move away from the ground and sausage analogues common in the space. […]

Nowadays Scoops $7 Million For Plant-Based Chicken Scaling

4 Mins Read San Francisco startup Nowadays has closed an oversubscribed $7 million seed round. Led by Stray Dog Capital, with meat processing operation Standard Meat Co, VegInvest Trust, FoodHack, and others participating, the round will support production scale-up. Total funding to date now totals almost $10 million since the company’s inception in 2020.  Nowadays seeks to make […]

This Swiss Fermentation Manufacturing Platform Snagged $8.1 Million To Scale Its ‘New Food Revolution’

3 Mins Read Geneva-based food tech Planetary has announced a $8.1 million in a seed financing round. Astanor Ventures led the investment, with XAnge, Blue Horizon, Nucleus Capital and more participating. The startup is planning to use the money raised to complete the design and construction of a flagship site in Switzerland to build out transplantable industrial-scale microbial […]

South African Startup Unveils Continent’s First Cultivated Beef Burger

3 Mins Read Mzansi Meat has debuted Africa’s first-ever cultivated beef burger. It comes one month after the startup announced it would be showcasing the dish at a special event in Cape Town. Both of Mzani’s co-founders attended, alongside the company’s head of taste. The latter served the dish to Alderman James Vos, a mayoral committee member for […]

‘Meat Techno-Fixes’ Are Not The Solution to Unsustainable Food Systems, New IPES-Food Report Claims

5 Mins Read A report from IPES-Food has laid bare what it considers an oversimplification of sustainable food issues. It focuses on the conventional trope of comparing intensive animal agriculture and its resulting products, to plant-based alternatives. Revealing that the move to a viable system is not as simple as adopting alternative proteins, the report claims that zoning […]

Heura Launches Fresh Crowdfunding Campaign To Continue Accelerated Growth

4 Mins Read Barcelona-based plant meat brand Heura is launching a new crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube and says it is looking for food activists that want to invest. The ‘Equity for Good Rebels’ investment opportunity is open for pre-registration now, with official launch slated for April 14th. Interested investors can play an active role in shaping the food system […]

Sustainable Foods Scoops $2.15 Million For Global Hemp-Based Meat Distribution

4 Mins Read New Zealand’s Sustainable Foods has confirmed it has raised $2.15 million through a combination of private and public domestic investors. Green Fern Industries, Sustainable’s exclusive hemp grower and supplier, also participated. Sustainable has cited plans to use its fresh funding to support product development and marketing. A move into new sales channels and markets is […]

Natalie Portman Backs Tender Food In $12 Million Seed Round For Vegan Whole-Cut Meats

4 Mins Read Boston-founded plant-based meat startup Tender Food has closed a $12 million seed round. The round was led by Chris Sacca’s Lowercarbon Capital. Former investor Rhapsody Venture Partners participated alongside activist and actor Natalie Portman, who recently backed French alt bacon maker La Vie. The startup, founded last year by Harvard engineers, is looking to scale […]