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Kangaroo & Zebra Meat? This Australian Food Tech Is Developing Cell-Cultured Exotic Animal Meats

4 Mins Read Sydney-based food tech Vow is ramping up innovation in the cell-based meat industry by developing cultured versions of unconventional exotic animal meats. Unlike many other cultivated meat startups that are working on creating steak, chicken and seafood using cellular agriculture, Vow is dedicated to using the technology to grow products such as tortoise, kangaroo, zebra […]

Asian Investors Back Mushlabs In US$10M Round To Scale-Up Mushroom-Based Alt Protein

3 Mins Read Biotech startup Mushlabs has recently raised US$10 million in a Series A funding round for its mushroom-fermentation technology. The financing round was led by Singapore’s VisVires New Protein and Switzerland’s Redalpine, with participation from existing investors including Hong Kong-based Happiness Capital.  Germany-based startup Mushlabs, who was part of ProVeg Incubator, has secured a US$10 million […]

GFI Launches New Data Navigation Tool To Support Alt Seafood Innovation

2 Mins Read Good Food Institute’s (GFI) has recently launched PISCES, a new data navigation tool that aims to serve as a one-stop resource for researchers and food tech startups pursuing plant-based and cultivated seafood alternatives. It is created by the GFI’s Sustainable Seafood Initiative (SSI), an initiative to accelerate innovation and commercialisation of sustainable, ethical, safe and […]

Eat JUST Eyes IPO & Looks To Achieve Operational Profitability

3 Mins Read Eat JUST, the food tech behind the famous plant-based egg, has recently alluded to launching an IPO once it reaches profitability, which the company is aiming for by the end of 2021. In a recent interview, the brand’s co-founder and CEO Josh Tetrick said that “eventually going public made the most sense,” and added that […]

Q&A: ‘Meat The Future’ Documentary Director Liz Marshall On The Revolutionary Promise Of Cell-Based Protein

8 Mins Read Award-winning Canadian filmmaker and director Liz Marshall is all about making “character-driven documentaries” and her latest production, which recently streamed at Toronto’s online version of its Hot Docs festival and which Variety calls “a substance-over-style doc that manages the rare trick of being at once dry and rather engrossing”, she takes on the story of […]

Plant-Based Food Tech Kuleana Is Making All Your Favourite Sushi Fish-Free

3 Mins Read San Francisco-based food tech Kuleana is developing sushi-grade plant-based fish alternatives, from bluefin tuna to salmon. Seeing a gap in the market when it comes to next-level substitutes of cuts of raw fish, the startup coming from Y Combinator’s summer cohort hopes that its vegan-friendly seafood analogues can help disrupt the traditional seafood industry and […]

Hong Kong & Asian Investors Jump On First Lever VC Asia Alt Protein Fund

3 Mins Read Hong Kong and New York-based alternative protein venture capital fund Lever VC has announced the first close of its Fund I, which is dedicated to investing in early stage plant-based and cell-based protein food tech. Of the US$23 million in committed capital, around 70% came from Hong Kong and Asian family offices, signalling that investors […]

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 […]

Meet The 12 Next-Gen Food Techs Transforming The Future Of Protein

6 Mins Read Today (August 11), Big Idea Ventures (BIV) announces the launch of its second food technology accelerator program in New York City and Singapore. This year’s cohort includes 12 early-stage startups working in the plant-based and cell-based space, innovating new technologies that will be vital if we are to successfully shift towards a more sustainable food […]