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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’ […]

Perfect Day-Backed Urgent Company Launches Alt Dairy Ice Cream Brand

3 Mins Read The founders of California-based food tech Perfect Day have joined with a product developer in the dairy industry to launch Urgent Company, a new sustainable consumer food company. Its first brand will be Brave Robot, which will offer a line of animal-free dairy ice creams made using Perfect Day’s technology.  Brave Robot has emerged as […]

Higher Steaks Makes World’s First Cell-Based Pork Belly

3 Mins Read United Kingdom-based food tech Higher Steaks recently announced that it has developed the world’s first lab-grown pork belly prototypes and the second cell-based bacon (Mission Barns unveiled the first earlier this year). Using a hybrid technique, which combines both animal cells and plant-based proteins and fats, Higher Steaks’ success in creating the first cultivated samples […]

Tong Kee Bao Dim Launches 4 Vegan Omnipork Dishes Across Hong Kong

3 Mins Read After a series of partnerships with mainstream F&B brands, Hong Kong’s Green Monday, the group behind the famed Omnipork, is now joining hands with the city’s dim sum chain Tong Kee Bao Dim to launch four new vegan-friendly dishes made with the pork mince analogue. The new dishes will be available across all 100 locations […]

KFC To 3D Bioprint Lab-Grown Chicken Nuggets In Russia

3 Mins Read KFC has announced that it will partner with Russian company 3D Bioprinting Solutions to develop bioprinted lab-grown chicken. It is a part of the global fast food giant’s aggressive strategy towards alternative protein in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, which has exposed the dangers and unsustainable nature of the meat industry.  Slated to debut […]

Barcelona’s Cubiq Foods Is Cultivating Omega-3 Smart Fats For Alternative Meat

3 Mins Read Cubiq Foods is a Barcelona-based startup developing cultivated fats for alternative protein products. While many food techs are working on cell-based meats, Cubiq Foods is focused on cultivating healthier “smart” omega-3-rich structured fats, oils and other fatty emulsions for use in these new proteins. It hopes to be able to replace common saturated fats, such […]

Gardein Launches New Line Of Plant-Based Meat Soups & Vegan Jerky

3 Mins Read Canadian plant-based meat brand Gardein has just launched a new line of plant-based soups with its meat alternatives such as chicken and beef. It has also debuted vegan jerky products in various flavours. Plant-based analogues such as Gardein’s have grown in popularity, particularly in recent months in the wake of the coronavirus as consumers prioritise […]

Cargill Launches AltProtein Meat-Free Brand PlantEver For Chinese Consumers

2 Mins Read Following its partnership with fast food giant KFC to launch chicken-free plant-based nuggets in China earlier this year, Cargill will now be debuting its own consumer facing plant-based meat brand. Called PlantEver, the new brand will offer Chinese consumers a range of plant-based alternatives, with its first two products slated to launch this July.  Controversial […]

Beyond Meat Now Sold At Metro China Supermarket Chain

3 Mins Read After entering consumer retail in China earlier this month, Beyond Meat will now sell its plant-based burger patties at select Metro China supermarket locations in Shanghai starting today. It marks the El Segundo, California-based food tech’s continued expansion into the Chinese market as consumers in the region continue to shift towards vegan meat alternatives amid […]

Grounded Foods Secures US$1.74M Seed Funding For Fermented Vegan Cheese

3 Mins Read Los Angeles-based vegan cheese maker Grounded Foods has recently announced that it has closed a US$1.74 million seed funding round led by alternative protein venture capital Stray Dog Capital. The startup says it will be using the capital to scale-up production and distribution of its fermented cauliflower and hemp seed plant-based cheeses.  Announced on Monday […]

Supermarket Shelf: Plant-Based Meat Sales 23% Higher When Placed Next To Meat

3 Mins Read A new study by U.S. supermarket chain Kroger and trade association Plant Based Foods Association (PBFA) has found that plant-based meat sales increased by 23% when those items were sold in the meat department. The research, which shows that consumers now expect plant-based meat to be placed in the conventional meat section, proves that the […]

Animal-Free Dairy Startup Perfect Day Series C Reaches US$300M As Investors Go All In On Milk Alternatives

3 Mins Read California-based food tech Perfect Day has expanded its Series C funding round to US$300 million following a second tranche led by a US$50 million injection from Thematic Investing, the investment group under the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB). Unlike plant-based alternatives, Perfect Day uses fermentation to replicate real dairy proteins whilst eliminating the animal […]

New Free 5-Day Cellular Agriculture Course To Teach The Future Of Protein

3 Mins Read A new online guided course on cellular agriculture is now available for free, containing concise introductory information and insights into the emerging food technology that represents one of the most crucial solutions to our unsustainable food system. As it stands, our global food system simply cannot meet the challenges of feeding a world of 10 […]

Beyond Meat Launches Retail Products In Mainland China In Collaboration With Alibaba Group

3 Mins Read Beyond Meat, the El Segundo, California-based food tech at the forefront of the plant-based industry, has just entered consumer retail in mainland China. Following its recent high-profile foodservice partnerships with Starbucks China and fast food operator Yum China, the food tech will now be collaborating with Alibaba Group’s retail platform Freshippo to roll out Beyond […]

Japan Authorities To Set Regulatory Standards For Cultivated & Alternative Meat

3 Mins Read Cultivated and other alternative proteins will soon have rules drawn up by Japan’s Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Ministry. The announcement comes as food security concerns continue to loom large amid the coronavirus pandemic, on top of increasing awareness of the unsustainable nature of traditional livestock production.  Reported by The Yomiuri Shimbun in June, Japanese authorities […]

VegInvest & Shiok Meats Co-Founder Sandhya Sriram Invest In Evo Foods

3 Mins Read India’s first plant-based egg startup Evo Foods has just announced new investment from vegan investment fund VegInvest and the co-founder and CEO of Shiok Meats, Dr. Sandhya Sriram. The news comes after the food tech welcomed veteran vegan founder Ryan Bethencourt as its first angel investor and advisor alongside US-Asia impact venture firm Big Idea […]

Beyond Meat CEO: “We Will Establish Production Footprint In China By End 2020”

3 Mins Read Beyond Meat, the meat alternative food tech company that recently announced a 141% year-on-year revenue growth in its latest first-quarter earnings report shortly after celebrating its one year anniversary of going public, is getting ready for localised production. In the earnings release in which CEO Ethan Brown revealed its trajectory going forward, the company also […]