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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 […]

Vegan Tuna Startup Good Catch Reels In Celebrity Investment, Asia Expansion On The Line

3 Mins Read Gathered Foods, the makers of the plant-based tuna brand Good Catch, has just announced an impressive line-up of celebrities that have recently invested in the company. Among them are Woody Harrelson, Shailene Woodley, Paris Hilton and Lance Bass. The celebrity investments follow the startup’s recent successful funding round that drew in big names including multinational […]

Asia’s First: India Plant-Based Egg Startup Evo Foods Announces Angel Investment

3 Mins Read India’s first and leading plant-based egg startup, Evo Foods, has recently welcomed veteran vegan founder Ryan Bethencourt as its first angel investor and advisor alongside US-Asia impact venture firm Big Idea Ventures. The food tech uses food science and plant biochemistry to develop a vegan egg alternative, which they hope will catalyse much needed disruption […]

Japanese Food Tech IntegriCulture Launches Cultivated Infrastructure Standardisation Framework

3 Mins Read IntegriCulture Inc., a cellular agriculture company based in Japan, has just announced the launch of its new “Uni-CulNet” framework, a standardised cell-based agriculture infrastructure system. The two-pronged framework will involve a cultivated food tech enterprise solutions pipeline on the one hand, and a consortium scheme on the other, which promotes the joint development of technical […]

ADB Ventures To Start Investing In Climate & Gender Impact Asia Startups

2 Mins Read ADB Ventures, a new venture platform to support and invest in startups offering tech-based impact solutions to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), has just announced that it will start making investments. It follows the success of its first inaugural investment fund, which raised US$50 million, exceeding its target. As the world begins to […]

Supportive Government Means First Commercial Cultivated Food May Just Happen In Asia, Report Says

3 Mins Read According to the Asia Alternative Protein Industry Report, the first commercially available cultivated food might just happen right here in Asia. While recognising that Asia’s alternative protein development is still in its early stages, the report, which is the first comprehensive overview of the region’s emerging new food economy, predicts a positive outlook for cultivated […]

Green Queen Releases First-Ever Asia Alternative Protein Report

4 Mins Read Green Queen Media has just released Asia’s first-ever in-depth report on the alternative protein industry in the region. From definitions, regionally-specific sociocultural and environmental challenges and market trends to the latest “2.0” alternative protein startups, accelerators and potential areas for further innovation, the report is the most comprehensive look at the alternative protein industry in […]

INTERVIEW: Chicken-Less Egg Maker Clara Foods Founder “We Can All Get Behind The Fact That Factory Farming Shouldn’t Exist”

8 Mins Read We recently had the opportunity to sit down with Arturo Elizondo, the CEO and co-founder of Clara Foods, a San Francisco-based food technology company that is making eggs without chickens. Founded in 2014 with David Anchel, Clara Foods is using fermentation technology to replicate the protein in eggs without the need to take a single […]

8 Asian Food Tech Startups Innovating The Future Of Food

8 Mins Read Did you know that we’ve got a whole army of foodtech companies rising revolutionising our global food system right here in Asia? From using biotech and cell-based solutions to create “clean” meat, to making plant-based formulas for vegan-friendly meat, here are 8 Asian startups in driving serious change and making inroads in the fight for […]

The Future Of Food: We’re Now Making Protein From Thin Air

5 Mins Read One of the biggest ways we can reduce our individual environmental impact and boost our health is to reduce our reliance on traditional livestock farmed meat. Though the concept of plant-based meat still remains foreign to some, alternatives like Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods have become popular amongst mainstream audiences. Now, we’re seeing even more […]

The 5 Best Food Tech Startups At Food’s Future Summit

6 Mins Read The Food’s Future Summit took place on the 11th – 12th October, showcasing the most innovative food industry players as well as keynotes, exclusive launches and panel talks about solutions to our global food system. At our current rate, we may only be able to feed half of the global population by 2050 – making […]

Lab-Grown Food To Drive Collapse Of Beef & Dairy Industry By 2030 Says New Report

4 Mins Read A new report conducted by independent think tank RethinkX concludes that the beef and dairy industries are in a “death spiral” and will collapse by 2030, predicting that the bold disruption will be driven by new food technologies, including cell-based meat and plant-based analogs, that are rapidly innovating to replace the currently carbon and resource-intensive […]