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Mission Barns To Start Taste Tests Of Its Cell-Based Bacon & Pork Fat

3 Mins Read Berkeley, California-based food tech Mission Barns is planning to start tastings of its cell-based bacon and pork fat this month. The startup is now discussing partnerships with leading food companies to use its cultured animal fat, grown in bioreactors using its proprietary technology, with plant-based components to create “hybrid” alternative meats that are cruelty-free and […]

Hong Kong Consumers Can Now Buy Impossible Foods To Cook At Home

3 Mins Read Impossible Foods, the Silicon Valley-based food tech famous for its plant-based “bleeding” burgers, has just launched a new initiative in Hong Kong to allow its restaurant partners to resell its plant-based meat to consumers. It comes amid the city’s third wave of coronavirus infections, which has led to weeks of dine-in restrictions, and marks the […]

5 Signs That Japan’s Vegan Food Scene Is Having A Moment

3 Mins Read While the plant-based trend seems to have experienced a slower uptick in Japan, it looks like it’s now hitting the country in a major way. From vegan bakeries serving up dairy-free Japanese-style milk buns to 100% plant-based burger joints and an all-vegan konbini setting up shop, there’s no doubt that the movement is heating up […]

Beyond Meat Rolls Out Across ‘Cult Favourite’ U.S. Convenience Chain Wawa

3 Mins Read Beyond Meat is expanding yet again, this time with popular U.S. convenience chain Wawa. The chain has launched a new plant-based breakfast sandwich made with Beyond Meat’s vegan sausage analogue across all 650 stores in the Mid-Atlantic states, with expansions into more Wawa locations planned for the next few weeks.  Wawa started selling a vegetarian-friendly […]

Impossible Foods Raises US$ 200M Series G To Accelerate Scale-Up

3 Mins Read Adding to its impressive funding war chest, Impossible Foods, the Redwood City, California-based foodtech startup and maker of the now world famous plant-based Impossible burger patty, has announced today that it has secured another US$200 million investment from NYC-based hedge fund Coatue Management LLC. The sizeable injection brings Impossible’s total funds raised to almost US$ […]

Eat JUST Has Sold The Plant-Based Equivalent Of 50 Million Eggs

3 Mins Read Eat JUST, the food tech behind the famous plant-based egg known simply as JUST, has just announced that as of August this year, it has sold the equivalent of more than 50 million eggs. The brand’s vegan eggs are made from mung beans, and comes with a far smaller environmental footprint than conventional animal protein […]

6 Ways KFC Became The Fast Food Giant That Embraced Alt Protein

3 Mins Read From dishing out plant-based chicken nuggets to participating in a 100% meat-free week movement, KFC is quickly making a name for itself as the restaurant chain that is embracing alternative proteins. As consumer demand for more sustainable, safer and healthier options grows, the fast food giant is taking the lead to ignite much needed change […]

Omnipork: Shanghai Wonton Chain Launches Plant-Based Dumplings At 500 Locations

3 Mins Read August 12 2020 Update: The Omnipork Shanghai launch has been so successful, with some branches reportedly selling out the first week that Gll Wonton has announced they will go ahead with a China nationwide launch of the plant-based menu items. Gll Wonton (吉祥馄饨), a Shanghainese wonton and noodle chain, has partnered with Green Monday to […]

What If We All Go Beyond (Meat)? Food Tech’s First TV Ad Stars Octavia Spencer Imagining A Slaughter-Free Future

3 Mins Read Beyond Meat recently broadcasted its first-ever TV commercial starring Oscar-winning actress Octavia Spencer. Aired on Spectrum Sportsnet during the Lakers vs. Jazz game, the Hidden Figures actress asked viewers “what if?” and also featured a cameo from NFL player Todd Gurley. For the food tech giant, the point of the advert was to prove that […]

Nigeria’s First Plant-Based Company VeggieVictory Attracts Angel Investment

3 Mins Read Nigeria’s first plant-based food tech VeggieVictory has attracted international investment from a number of veterans in the vegan industry. Now, the vegan company has set its sights on expanding into more African countries and leading the plant-based movement in the continent through its alternative protein products.  Founded in 2013 by Bola Adeyanju and Hakeem Jimo, […]

Nestlé: Plant-Based Sales Grow 40% Since January While Other Categories Decline

3 Mins Read Swiss food giant Nestlé has revealed that its plant-based sales have grown 40% in the past half-year amid the coronavirus crisis, which has sent consumers opting for meatless groceries more than ever before. Earlier this year, the conglomerate ramped up its plant-based innovation in response to rising consumer demand.  In its half-year report, Nestlé says […]

3D Printed Animal-Free Steak To Hit Israeli Restaurants This Year

3 Mins Read Israeli food tech Redefine Meat has announced that it will soon be testing its 3D printed animal-free “Alt-Steak” at selected upscale restaurants later this year. Redefine Meat says that its patent-pending technology has enabled them to recreate the texture, appearance and flavour of a cut of beef steak at scale.  Last month, Redefine Meat unveiled […]

Walmart: Impossible Foods Launches Nationwide At Largest U.S. Retailer

3 Mins Read On the heels of multiple milestone launches in the U.S., Impossible Foods is now rolling out its products at the country’s largest retailer Walmart. The move will expand the number of locations selling the Silicon Valley food tech’s plant-based analogues from just 150 at the beginning of this year to a whopping 8,000 across all […]

Plant-Based Food Market To Hit US$74.2B By 2027 Due To Consumer Demand, New Report Says

3 Mins Read New data from a report conducted by market research firm Meticulous Research predicts that the plant-based food market, which includes meat and dairy alternatives, plant-based ingredients and distribution channels, will reach US$74.2 billion by 2027. The analysts say that the key driver behind this growth is the demand from consumers for sustainable and nutritious food, […]

Australian Startup Cass Materials Develops Nata De Coco Scaffold For Cultivated Protein

3 Mins Read Perth-based startup Cass Materials has recently developed a new edible scaffold, which can be used by cellular agriculture food techs to manufacture cultivated proteins. The company’s biodegradable scaffolding, which is derived from nata de coco, can provide the matrix for animal cells to grow around, making it a suitable replacement for gelatin-based fibres that many […]

Chilean Plant-Based Food Tech NotCo To Hit US$250M Valuation

3 Mins Read Santiago-based plant-based meat and dairy maker NotCo will soon be worth US$250 million after reports that it is about to close an US$85 million funding round. Since the launch of its plant-based mayonnaise product, the brand has developed vegan milk, ice cream and burgers. Having a strong presence in Latin America, the food tech hopes […]

Cultivated Tech: Geltor Raises US$91.3M To Replace Animal Gelatin In Cosmetics & Food

3 Mins Read Biodesign startup Geltor has announced the closing of a US$91.3 million Series B financing round, which will go towards accelerating its animal-free ingredient platform. The startup cultivates its sustainable “designer proteins” that can be used to replace animal products in multiple consumer goods segments, from food to cosmetics.  The funding round was led by London-based […]

Big Food: 40% Have Dedicated Plant-Based Teams, Plus Other Key FAIRR Report Findings

3 Mins Read A new report by collaborative investor network FAIRR has found that nearly half of the world’s biggest food retailers and manufacturers have set up teams dedicated to developing and selling plant-based food products. Tesco and Unilever ranked the highest in terms of its commitment to shifting its portfolio towards plant-based, according to the analysis.  40% […]

Meet The Students Working On 3D Printed Plant-Based Salmon Fillet

4 Mins Read A team of students, known as Legendary Vish, are now developing 3D printed plant-based salmon. After working on 3D printing processes for medical technologies as a part of their doctorate projects, the group began modifying the technology to print plant-based proteins and binders in a structured seafood fillet format, something that most vegan seafood alternatives […]

Q&A With Myoworks: “In India The Transformation Will Be From Butcher To Cell-Lab & Beyond”

8 Mins Read Indian entrepreneurs like Myoworks Co-Founder Shubhankar Takle can power the country’s cultivated meat transformation. By: Good Food Institute India innovation specialist Nicole Rocque and Shardul Dabir As the global alternative protein sector continues to go from strength to strength, what’s perhaps most exciting to us across GFI’s network of nonprofits is the emergence of ‘tools’ […]