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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Alt Protein Startups MycoTechnology & BlueNalu Take Home Top Prizes In Radicle Protein Challenge

3 Mins Read MycoTechnology and BlueNalu have been named winner and runner-up of the Radicle Protein Challenge by Syngenta, bagging home US$1 million and US$250,000 in investment respectively. The challenge was launched by California-based VC Radicle Growth and ChemChina-owned Swiss agri-tech Syngenta Group to search for food techs who are transforming the future of protein.  Competing against more […]

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 […]

Moolec Science: World’s First Hybrid Plant & Cell-Based Alt Protein Startup Pioneers Molecular Farming

3 Mins Read While there has been increasing talk about “hybrid” alternative proteins that harness both plant-based and cell-based technologies, there hasn’t yet been a startup that is dedicated to this emerging space – until now. Launched just this month, Moolec Science is using molecular farming to pioneer a new hybrid concept between the two pillars of plant-based […]

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 […]

Eat Just Gears Up To Launch Its Plant-Based Eggs In Europe Next Year

3 Mins Read Eat Just, the food tech behind its famous plant-based JUST Egg, is slated to enter the European market in 2021. With its manufacturing, distribution and delivery infrastructure in place, the company is now waiting on regulatory approval ahead of its planned roll-out across “major retailers, large quick-service restaurants, large hotel operators in most countries in […]

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 […]

Q&A: Meet The Butcher’s Daughter Who Advocates For Alt Meat “The Future Of Protein Will Look Different In Every Country”

7 Mins Read Auriane Borremans was born into a family of butchers and she went on to start her career in the food industry, where she gained experience almost multiple aspects of the food industry, from working at a Michelin-starred restaurant to studying food innovation and leadership and collaborating with major players like Chipotle and Starbucks to develop […]

Kind Technology For Future Food: Global Event To Feature Major Alt Protein Players

3 Mins Read This month, alternative protein event organiser KindEarth.Tech (KET) will be hosting the Kind Technology for Future Food, an international virtual event to discuss the future of food and the latest in the plant-based, cell-based and fermentation protein sectors. Taking place on November 20, the schedule includes exciting talks from food tech founders and experts across […]

Cell-Based Meat Maker Aleph Farms Launches Space Program To Grow Steaks On Mars

3 Mins Read Israeli food tech Aleph Farms has recently announced the launch of its new program to produce its cultivated meat in outer space. Called “Aleph Zero”, the project will see the company collaborate with space agencies to bring local production of cultivated meat in remote extraterrestrial environments, from the Moon to Mars. Aleph Farms, the Rehovot-based […]

Alt Protein Expert & IndieBio CSO Says ‘Lab-Grown Meat Is Scaling Like The Internet’

3 Mins Read Lab-grown meat is scaling like the internet, in the words of Ron Shigeta. He’s the co-founder of science accelerator IndieBio, former chief scientific officer of plant-based pet food brand Wild Earth, current resident scientist of early-stage startup venture capital Babel Ventures and consultant for Clara Foods, the fermentation company creating eggs without chickens – just […]