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Quorn Targets Veganuary Sign-Ups With Five New Product Launches

3 Mins Read British plant-based stalwart Quorn has announced five new releases in time for Veganuary. Each uses the company’s signature mycoprotein meat alternative. The new items are focussed around chicken-style alternatives, with a variety of flavour profiles. The confirmed Quorn releases are Southern Fried Wings, Garlic and Herb Bites, Jerk mini Fillets, Creamy Korma Bites and Sweet […]

Singapore Scientists Create Plant-Based Emulsifier To Supersede Eggs And Dairy

3 Mins Read Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has announced a plant-based breakthrough. A team of its scientists has successfully developed a protein and antioxidant-rich emulsifier. It is free from traditional eggs and dairy. Preliminary findings show it could replace animal products in relevant food products. Mayonnaise and whipped cream were given as examples.  The NTU emulsifier […]

Budweiser’s Parent Company Invests In Belief That Beer Waste Is The Future of The Alternative Protein Sector

3 Mins Read Belgium’s Anheuser-Busch InBev is developing alternative proteins made from spent brewing grains that constitute beer waste. The world’s largest brewer, best known for its Budweiser brand, has partnered with EverGrain throughout 2021. Recent investment into the sustainable ingredient company is hoped to progress production of protein products. Funding amounts are undisclosed. EverGrain has already produced […]

Beyond Meat Targets Global Expansion With New R&D Facility In Shanghai

3 Mins Read Los Angeles-based Beyond Meat has finalised details of a new R&D centre in Shanghai, China. It marks the first location of its kind for the company, outside of the United States. The facility will house scientists and researchers charged with developing plant-based meats for the Asia-Pacific market. The move comes as part of a wider […]

Wildtype Signs U.S. Distribution Deals For Cultivated Salmon Despite No Sign Of Regulatory Approval

3 Mins Read San Francisco startup Wildtype has announced distribution deals with U.S.-based sushi bar franchiser Snowfox and poké chain Pokéworks. The former operates in-store sushi bars at over 1,230 grocery store locations throughout the country, while Pokéworks currently has 65 outlets with plans to grow to more than 100 by 2023. Commercial rollout is dependent on regulatory […]

Future Meat Secures Record-Busting $347 Million In Series B Funding Round

3 Mins Read Israel’s Future Meat Technologies has secured the world’s largest ever funding raise for the cultivated meat sector. Its $347 million Series B round was co-led by ADM Ventures with participation from Menora Mivtachim, S2G ventures, and meat giant Tyson Foods, amongst others. Funding is being cited by Future Meats as confirmation of its industry-leading status […]

Australia’s ProForm Foods Set For Global Expansion After Securing Investment From Harvest Road

3 Mins Read Harvest Road has invested a rumoured $5 million in return for a minority stake in ProForm Foods. The Agri-food enterprise has been increasing its portfolio of sustainable protein interests throughout 2021. Global demand for plant-based products inspired the investment into ProForm Foods. An Australian plant-based protein success story, ProForm Foods has been expanding over the […]

Provectus Algae Scoops $11.4 Million In Pre-Series A Funding To Scale Biomanufacturing Platform

3 Mins Read Australian startup Provectus Algae has secured funding to commercialise its high-value marine ingredients. The pre-Series A round was led by Hitachi Ventures and Vectr Ventures. Supplementary support came from Possible Ventures, Acequia Capital, amongst others. Previous seed funding totalled $3.25 million, also led by Vectr. New funds will be used to complete a larger production […]