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World’s Biggest Meat Trade Show Adds Alternative Proteins To Its Focus

3 Mins Read The world’s leading trade show for the meat industry, the International Trade Fair for the Meat Industry (IFFA), has announced that it will broaden its base to include alternative proteins in its coming edition planned for 2022. It marks the first time plant-based and cell-based meat and the technology behind it will be featured in […]

IKEA Pledge: 50% Of Its Restaurant Dishes Will Be Plant-Based By 2025

4 Mins Read In its latest sustainability push, home furnishing giant IKEA has committed to making at least 50% of dishes served at its restaurant section plant-based by 2025. The Swedish company will also be bolstering the number of plant-based packaged food offerings to 80% within the next five years.  The world’s largest furniture retailer is going green. […]

Plant-Based Chorizo: 5 Things Chile’s Pow! Foods Founders Want You To Know

3 Mins Read Did you know that 5% of Chileans now consider themselves vegetarian? This is huge news in a country where meaty family barbecues are an every-weekend occurrence. Meet Pow! Foods, Chile’s up-and-coming startup creating plant-based meat alternatives that are not only more sustainable, but specifically designed to be far healthier than their animal counterparts. Recently welcomed […]

M&S Launches Innovation Hub To Develop Plant-Based Foods & Plastic-Free Packaging Solutions

3 Mins Read British retailer M&S will be opening an Innovation Hub to house its new “specialist team” focused on developing food solutions, including plant-based proteins and plastic-free packaging materials. It comes amid a wave of announcements from major supermarket chains and CPG giants revealing ambitious plans to pursue the fast-growing alternative protein market in response to surging […]

OmniPork Luncheon Lands In Singapore Ahead January 2021 Green Common Store Launch

4 Mins Read Hong Kong-based Green Monday has announced that it has launched its famous OmniPork Luncheon, the world’s first plant-based version of Spam, and OmniPork Strips to Singapore. It will be available on menus of partnering restaurants and at several major retail locations across the city-state, ahead of Green Monday’s plans to open its first Singapore café […]

Hong Kong’s Avant Meats Debuts Asia’s First Cultivated Fish Fillet

3 Mins Read Hong Kong-based cell-based food tech Avant Meats has just unveiled its cultivated fish fillet in a regional first. The cultured fish fillet grown by the startup has been showcased in a cooking demonstration led by the city’s renowned private chef and culinary expert Chef Eddy in a fried fillet burger.  Announcing the news on Wednesday […]

Cultivated Meat Investor Agronomics Raises US$13.2M In Oversubscribed Equity Round

3 Mins Read Agronomics, a U.K.-based investment company focused on cultivated meat and alternative proteins, has completed an oversubscribed equity fundraise of £10.0 million (US$13.2 million). The capital will go towards supporting the company’s existing portfolio, which includes BlueNalu, Mosa Meat, Bond Pet Foods and Shiok Meats, as well as investing in new opportunities in the fast-growing alternative […]

Plant-Based Meat Maker Heura Sparks Controversy With Giant Madrid Billboard

4 Mins Read Spanish plant-based meat brand Heura has just launched a new campaign to spotlight the enormous pollution driven by the animal meat industry. The advertisement, exhibited on a giant billboard in central Madrid, brandishes the words “one beef burger pollutes more than your car” to encourage consumers to opt for more sustainable alternative proteins in order […]

Just Launched Jellatech To Create Sustainable, Animal-Free Collagen & Gelatin

3 Mins Read Launched this month, Jellatech is a new biotech startup specialising in creating animal-free and slaughter-free collagen and gelatin by growing cells in a bioreactor. The company says that its ingredients will be purer, safer and more sustainable than its conventionally-made counterparts, and can be applied to remove animals from multiple supply chains, from the food […]

Asia Expansion: Plant-Based Dog Food Brand V-Planet Launches In Japan

2 Mins Read San Francisco-based vegan dog food brand V-planet has announced that its 100% plant-based kibble products are now available in Japan for the first time. Partnering with Wholefoods, Inc., a Kyoto-based distributor of plant-based foods, V-planet says that the launch marks a major step forward in making animal-free pet food options more widely available in Japan […]

World’s First Cell-Based IPO? Bioprinted Cultivated Meat Firm Meat-Tech 3D Secures US$7M Funding, Submits Listing Registration

3 Mins Read Israeli food tech Meat-Tech 3D, a developer of 3D bioprinted cultivated meat, has just announced a US$7 million funding round with participation from institutional and private investors. It comes shortly after the firm teased at becoming the first cell-based company to go public in the U.S., revealing it has submitted a draft registration statement to […]

LatAm: Bezos-Backed NotCo Debuts Cabbage & Chicory Plant Milk In U.S. Retail Stores

3 Mins Read Chilean food tech NotCo has just entered the U.S. market, launching its plant-based milk at Whole Foods locations nationwide. Unlike other plant-based milk alternatives on the market, the startup’s vegan-friendly milk alternatives in its NotMilk range are not derived from soy, almonds or rice, but are instead made from ingredients like chicory, cabbage and pea […]

Plant-Based Beef Market To Hit US$16 Billion By 2030

3 Mins Read The plant-based beef segment alone could grow to over US$16 billion by 2030, new research says, citing shifting consumer habits in younger generations and the flexitarian trend as the primary factors. It also highlights the rising awareness of livestock diseases as a major reason prompting mass consumers to turn to plant-based beef alternatives, with burger […]

World First: You Can Now Taste Cell-Based Chicken At This Tel Aviv Restaurant

3 Mins Read You can now taste meat grown directly from chicken cells in Tel Aviv, thanks to Israeli startup SuperMeat who has opened their brand new restaurant test kitchen The Chicken. Offering their crispy cultured chicken fillet for customers to try, the restaurant represents a first-of-its-kind dining experience that seeks to normalise cell-based meats and bring it […]

Vegan Yakiniku: Japanese Firm Develops Plant-Based Barbecue Beef Steak

2 Mins Read There’s no doubt that Japan’s vegan scene is heating up, with the emergence of plant-based kombinis and big names like Muji and Mos Burger introducing new all-vegan options. But until now, there hasn’t been a vegan version of yakiniku, a popular Japanese barbecued or grilled beef dish typically served with rice. Japanese plant-based meat firm […]