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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 […]

TissenBioFarm Scoops ₩500 Million To Make Cultivated Meat With Edible Bio-Inks

3 Mins Read South Korean startup TissenBioFarm has confirmed that it netted $400,000 USD from Mirae Holdings to further develop a manufacturing platform that can produce cultivated and plant-based meats with realistic marbling. The company is an offshoot of Thyssen Biopharmaceuticals, which has traditionally focused on tissue engineering and artificial organ development. A joint enterprise led by Wonil […]

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 […]

New Zealand’s Sunfed Launches New ‘Bull-Free’ Plant-Based Diced Beef

3 Mins Read Sunfed has added a new raw beef analogue to its growing portfolio of realistic plant-based meat products. The prime diced beef development is the latest unprocessed offering that the company claims sets the company apart from many other brands. The product is launching on the shelves of Countdown, the largest supermarket chain in New Zealand.  […]

Agromatic Nutrifoods Enters The Plant-Based Meat Space With New LetzVez Brand

3 Mins Read Indian foodtech Agromatic Nutrifoods is looking to broaden its portfolio of products. One of the country’s leading sellers of spices, it has revealed a new plant-based meat brand, dubbed LetzVez. Initial launch will see six high-protein products entering the market, each of which is frozen and ready to cook. The entire LetzVez range is vegan-friendly […]

More Than 25% of Dutch People Want the Netherlands to Go Meat-Free

4 Mins Read Research commissioned by ProVeg Netherlands has found that 28 percent of Dutch people want to see a future without meat. One fifth would like to see the government ban slaughterhouses. The research was conducted by Kieskompas, with the VU University Amsterdam. Findings proved at odds with current dietary choices and have surprised experts. A key […]

Ultimate Indian Power Couple Anushka Sharma And Virat Kohli Back Blue Tribe Foods’ Plant-Based Meat

3 Mins Read Mumbai startup Blue Tribe Foods has welcomed Bollywood celebrity Anushka Sharma and her husband cricket star Virat Kohli on board as investors and brand ambassadors. The alliance draws global attention to India’s burgeoning smart protein sector. The company is one of India’s leading plant-based meat manufacturers. Sharma and Kohli have long been role models for […]

Could 6% of All Meat Be Plant-Based By 2030? New Data Suggests It Is Likely

4 Mins Read Using publicly available data, non-profit and alternative protein advocacy organization the Good Food Institute (‘GFI’) has identified commonly-recognised predictions about the future of plant-based meat. A newly released report suggests that the latter could account for 6 percent of total global meat and seafood production, by 2030. In manufacturing terms, this means 25 million metric […]