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Kellogg’s New Plant-Based Chicken Tenders Hit U.S. Shelves As Vegan Demand Surges

3 Mins Read American food giant Kellogg has introduced a new plant-based meat alternative, Chick’n Tenders, to U.S. shelves amid surging demand for vegan products. The new vegan chicken analogue is launched under its subsidiary MorningStar Farms’ Incogmeato brand, and will be available across major retailers including Walmart and Kroger.  As U.S. plant-based retail sales over the past […]

Cargill Partners With Startup Bflike To Launch ‘New Generation’ Plant-Based Meat & Fish

3 Mins Read Agribusiness giant Cargill has invested in Bflike, a startup hailing from the Netherlands that licenses its proprietary plant-based technology and ingredient solutions to food companies looking to produce alternative proteins. The partnership between Cargill and Bflike will mean faster and more affordable routes to market for new “next generation” plant-based meat and fish analogues.  Cargill […]

ADM Opens Plant-Based Innovation Lab In Singapore To Meet ‘Rapidly Growing’ Asia Demand

4 Mins Read American multinational food giant ADM has just opened a new plant-based innovation lab in Singapore, as the firm pivots to ramp up alternative protein development and production in response to “rapidly growing consumer demand” across the Asia-Pacific. The Biopolis research hub will feature a wide range of R&D capabilities, from beverages and other dairy alternative […]

British Tempeh Startup Better Nature Is Now Carbon & Plastic Negative

4 Mins Read Food tech startup Better Nature that is popularizing tempeh, the traditional Indonesian fermented protein, recently announced that its existing Soy Tempeh range and its new products set to launch in June 2021 have been certified carbon negative, with the latter also confirmed as plastic negative. Back in July of last year, London-based Better Nature became […]

Czech Startup Bene Meat Technologies Is Bringing Cultured Meat To Eastern Europe

4 Mins Read While the cell-based protein space has heated up rapidly in Western Europe, the U.S. and Asia-Pacific in recent years, startups tapping cellular agriculture to sustainably produce meat remain few and far between in Central and Eastern Europe. Bene Meat Technologies is changing that. Led by a team of Czech biotechnologists and food scientists, the Prague-based […]

Spanish Startup Libre Foods Wants To Be ‘World’s Leading Provider’ Of Whole-Cut Mycelium Steaks

4 Mins Read Libre Foods, one of the first European alternative protein food techs to tap fermentation technology, is on a mission to become the leading global provider of mycelium-based whole-cut meats. Currently, the startup is focused on developing a fungi-powered beef steak alternative, but plans on creating an entire range of whole-cut proteins using fermentation, from poultry […]

These 15 Food Techs Are Building The Future Of Protein, From Microbial Seafood To Cultivated Whole-Cut Turkey

7 Mins Read Food tech accelerator and investor Big Idea Ventures (BIV) has recently welcomed its third cohort of disruptive startups to join its programs in New York and Singapore. Laser focused on addressing some of the most critical challenges in our global food system and protein supply chain, these startups are tapping novel plant-based, cell-based and fermentation […]

Jellatech Raises US$2M Pre-Seed To Bring Cell-Based Collagen & Gelatin To Market

4 Mins Read Jellatech, the North Carolina-based startup dedicated to developing animal-free collagen and gelatin ingredients, has announced the closing of a US$2 million pre-seed round. The new funds, which come ahead of the launch of its first cell-based ingredient samples, will fuel the company’s continued development of its animal-free products for the F&B, skincare and medical industries. […]

Cultured Decadence Nets US$1.6M Pre-Seed & State Grant To Become First U.S. Cell-Based Shellfish Maker

4 Mins Read Wisconsin-based Cultured Decadence cellular agriculture food tech has bagged US$1.6 million in an oversubscribed pre-seed funding round as well as the first-ever state funding in the industry to bring cell-cultured seafood to market. Currently, the startup stands as the first and only North American firm focused on developing cell-based lobster and shellfish directly from fish […]

Ironman-Approved: Mycelium Bacon Maker Atlast Secures US$40M To Ramp Up Whole Cut Plant-Based Meat Production

3 Mins Read Atlast Food Co., the food tech behind the plant-based mycelium bacon alternative, has closed US$40 million in its Series A financing round to expand its whole cut plant-based meat platform. The round, which saw participation from leading alternative protein investors as well as the leaders of multiple CPG giants, will also go towards building the […]

Moolec Science Expands Portfolio With Animal-Free Egg & Dairy Hybrid Proteins

3 Mins Read Moolec Science, the food tech dedicated to developing hybrid plant-based and cell-based alternative proteins, has announced its expansion into the animal-free dairy and egg categories. Using its molecular farming technological platform, the startup hopes to further increase its range, which already includes several alternative meat products, to remove animals from the supply chain in “every […]

Solar Foods Bags €10M From Finnish Climate Fund To Commercialise Air Protein By 2023

3 Mins Read Finnish startup Solar Foods has announced a €10 million (~US$11.9 million) in fresh capital from the Finnish Climate Fund, becoming the state-owned sustainability-focused fund’s first investment. The new loan will enable Solar Foods to kickstart commercial-scale production of Solein, its proprietary protein made from air, with its industrial facility in Finland set to fully operational […]

Impossible Foods Reportedly Preparing For IPO With US$10 Billion Valuation

3 Mins Read Plant-based food tech giant Impossible Foods is said to be in discussions for a public listing that could value the company at US$10 billion or more, according to an exclusive Reuters report. The listing is reportedly taking place within the next twelve months through a SPAC merger deal, a popular vehicle for a number of […]