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Singapore Food Tech Next Gen Brings TiNDLE Plant-Based Chicken To Hong Kong, Macau & Kuala Lumpur

4 Mins Read Singapore food tech Next Gen is bringing its plant-based chicken brand Tindle into new markets, launching in Hong Kong, Macau and Kuala Lumpur simultaneously next month. Partnering with distributor Classic Fine Foods, Tindle will make its way into restaurant menus across the three Asian cities as plant-based demand across the region continues to grow.  Next […]

‘An Investment In The Future Of Food’: Plant-Based Chicken Maker Daring Closes US$40M Series B With Rapper Drake’s Backing

3 Mins Read Plant-based chicken startup Daring announced today that it has raised a US$40M Series B round involving the backing of Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, producer, and entrepreneur Drake. The company plans to use this capital to triple its internal team by the end of this year, as well as scale its retail and foodservice growth. […]

Sejong University Develops South Korea’s First Cultured Pork Prototype, Working On Beef

3 Mins Read Researchers at Sejong University in South Korea say they have developed the country’s first cultured pork prototype. The team, led by Professor Park Sungkwon, is collaborating with Seoul National University and homegrown cultivated meat startup Space F and are planning to commercialise their cell-based technology in the future.  Sejong University’s food science and biotechnology research […]

Mosa Meat: Dutch Pioneer Slashes Animal-Free Fat Medium Costs By Over 65 Times

3 Mins Read Mosa Meat, the Dutch food tech that pioneered the world’s first cell-based beef, has announced a new R&D milestone, reducing its fat medium cost by over 65-times. The company’s “Fat Team” has also ensured that the differentiation media used to cultivate its meat is free from all animal components.  Mosa Meat has successfully reduced its […]

MeaTech To Open Pilot Plant In Europe To Produce Cultured Chicken Fat To Enhance Overall Feel Of Meat Alternatives

3 Mins Read After its recent acquisition of Belgian B2B startup Peace of Meat, 3D bioprinted cultivated meat developer MeaTech 3D has revealed its intentions to set up and operate a pilot plant to manufacture cultured chicken fat in Belgium by 2022. Israeli food-tech company Meatech 3D, which works on creating advanced technologies to manufacture cultured meat products will […]

Alt Meat Player v2food Launches New Plant-Based Bolognese Sauce

2 Mins Read Plant-based meat company v2food recently forayed into the fresh sauce category with the launch of its new plant-based, ready-made bolognese sauce, dubbed v2sauce, which will be available to Australian consumers through the supermarket Woolworths. Sydney-based food tech, v2food has unveiled v2sauce, a plant-based sauce that can be used in pastas and is exclusively available at Australia’s […]

The Very Good Cheese Co: The Very Good Food Company To Relaunch Under Its New Brand

3 Mins Read In a recent announcement, the plant-based food technology company The Very Good Food Company that manages the famous plant-based butcher shop The Very Good Butchers, recently announced that it will be relaunching its vegan cheeses under its new brand The Very Good Cheese Co.  Vancouver-based The Very Good Food Company that recently acquired Canadian brand […]

Shanghai Startup YouKuai Closes US$7.3M Series A To Expand Zrou Plant-Based Pork Brand

3 Mins Read YouKuai Group International, the Chinese plant-based company behind the pork analogue Zrou, has announced today the close of a US$7.3 million Series A funding round led by Singaporean investment firm TRIREC. Proceeds from the fundraise will go towards expanding partnerships with foodservice players across China to bolster Zrou’s “loyal fanbase” as the alternative proteins continue […]

Bluu Biosciences Secures Funds From Delivery Hero’s VC To Accelerate Cell-Based Fish In Europe

4 Mins Read Berlin-based Bluu Biosciences has secured investment from DX Ventures, the venture capital arm of European online food delivery giant Delivery Hero. The capital raised is part of Bluu’s seed funding round, and will go towards accelerating the food tech’s time-to-market and distribution strategy when it launches its first cell-based fish products.  Delivery Hero-backed DX Ventures […]

Q&A w/ CellAgri Founder Ahmed Khan: Can Cell-Based Meat Be Halal?

5 Mins Read Cellular agriculture consultant Ahmed Khan is the founder of CellAgri, a news and market insights company exploring the space and tracking trends and startups. Ahmed is also the author of the first cellular agriculture eBook, ‘An Introduction to Cellular Agriculture,’ and regularly speaks at global industry conferences on the subject. Cell-cultivated meats, dairy and seafood are going to […]

Tyson Foods Expands Raised & Rooted With New 100% Plant-Based Meat Products

3 Mins Read Tyson Foods has revamped its former “blended” animal meat and plant-based range of alternative proteins under its brand Raised & Rooted with three new completely vegan-friendly products, as the meat giant comes under greater pressure to respond to consumer demand. Made from pea protein, the launch of the new 100% plant-based burgers, sausages and grounds […]

Spanish Meat Industry’s Attempt To File Lawsuit Against Heura Plant-Based Advert Rejected By Courts

3 Mins Read The Spanish meat industry’s attempt to sue plant-based meat maker Heura for its recent controversial billboard advert in Madrid has been denied by a Barcelona court. The advert exhibited the words “one beef burger pollutes more than your car” as part of the startup’s campaign to educate consumers about the environmental impact of conventional meat.  […]

Stockeld Dreamery Launches Plant-Based Feta ‘Chunk’ Across Sweden

4 Mins Read Swedish food tech Stockeld Dreamery is launching its first product, a plant-based feta cheese alternative. Landing in stores within Stockholm this week, the fermented pea and fava bean-based Stockeld Chunk will then be rolled out in more restaurants and retailers across Sweden, ahead of the startup’s international launch.  Stockeld Dreamery has announced the launch of […]

Vegan Deli Meat Startup Plantcraft Launches Clean Label Plant-Based Pâté Line

3 Mins Read Plantcraft, a newly launched plant-based clean label deli meat startup, has debuted their first pâté products. Coming in two flavour varieties, the new vegan-friendly pâté alternatives made nutritious and unique plant-based protein ingredients are slated to hit U.S. retail shelves in May as the company gears up to expand their range in the coming months.  […]

BlueNalu Partners With Mitsubishi & Thai Union To Bring Cell-Cultured Seafood To Asian Markets

4 Mins Read BlueNalu has teamed up with leading Asian seafood giants Thai Union and Mitsubishi Corporation to accelerate the launch of cell-cultured seafood across Asia-Pacific. The move is part of the Californian food tech’s Asia-focused strategy, given the strong potential to disrupt the fast-growing demand for seafood in key populous Asian markets with its sustainable cultivated alternatives.  […]

Eat Just Debuts Plant-Based Egg Jianbing With Street Vendors Across Shanghai

4 Mins Read Eat Just is rolling out a new Shanghai guide showcasing street vendors across the city who are serving 100% vegan versions of jianbing, the most popular street-style breakfast foods in China, made with the food tech’s famous plant-based JUST Egg. It marks the second campaign launched by the startup’s Future Food Studio in Shanghai, the […]