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Global VCs Brinc & Blue Horizon Jointly Invest US$3M+ In New FoodTech Scaleup Cross-Border Accelerator Program

4 Mins Read Asia venture accelerator firm Brinc and European FoodTech venture fund, Blue Horizon Ventures will invest over US$3 million into global foodtech startups through Brinc’s new scaleup program, which aims to help growth-stage companies enter markets throughout Southeast Asia and Greater China, an investment remit that the two parties describe as the “largest cheque size for foodtech accelerator […]

Adapting To Local Cuisine Key For Plant-Based Success In China, New Report Says

4 Mins Read There’s a huge opportunity to be made in China, the world’s most populous country, whose consumers are increasingly keen on healthier, safer and more sustainable alternative proteins. But for plant-based producers to succeed in the Chinese market and tap mainstream consumers, it will be critical to adapt their products to integrate with local tastes and […]

The Vegetarian Butcher Launches Plant-Based Meat Products For Foodservice In China

4 Mins Read The Vegetarian Butcher has rolled out six new plant-based meat alternative products for foodservice businesses in China, after the brand landed in the country for the first time in December. The new products will be available for chefs across the country to “get cooking with our new meat” as flexitarianism and plant-based eating becomes increasingly […]

China Establishes Its First Voluntary Standard For Plant-Based Meat Products

4 Mins Read An industry group in China has established a voluntary standard for plant-based meat products, marking a first for the country. Issued by the government-affiliated Chinese Institute of Food Science and Technology (CIFST), the standard outlines definitions and guidelines regarding labelling, packaging and storage of plant-based meats in yet another step forward for the growth and […]

Chinese Agri-Food Tech Companies Raised US$6 Billion In 2020, New Data Shows

4 Mins Read Chinese agri-food tech companies collectively bagged US$6 billion in 2020, representing a 66% increase from the year before, new statistics show. It comes as total private equity and wider venture capital funding across all industries in China dropped by more than half, signalling the bullish investment sentiment for the agri-food sector amid the growing pandemic-driven […]

Alt Protein Startup HaoFood Partners With Restaurants Across Shanghai To Launch Its Peanut-Based Chicken

3 Mins Read Female-led food-tech startup HaoFood, which develops peanut-based meats, has recently partnered with five restaurants in Shanghai to offer Chinese consumers a new plant-based experience that will feature authentic dishes from cultures around the world. Founded last year, the Shanghai-based HaoFood is among the world’s first brands to develop meat alternatives using peanuts, unlike other companies […]

Food Safety & Nutrition Top Motivators For Chinese Consumers To Adopt Cell-Based Meat, Study Finds

3 Mins Read Food safety concerns and nutrition will be the key drivers Chinese consumers to adopt cell-based products, a new consumer attitudes survey finds. Ethical and environmental advantages of cultured meats, on the other hand, fare lower on the list of priorities. The research sheds light on the potential marketing strategies that would be effective for alternative […]

Chinese National Advisory Body: Cell-Based Meat Development Key For Future Food Supply

3 Mins Read In a plenary session between the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) and the National People’s Congress (NPC), cell-based meat development was discussed as a major solution to make China’s food supply more sustainable and crisis-resilient. It comes as the country  faces meat shortages and surging prices as livestock diseases continue to haunt the region […]