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Motif FoodWorks Secures US$226M To Scale & Commercialise Its Plant-Based Protein Tech

3 Mins Read Ingredient innovation startup Motif FoodWorks has raised US$226 million in a Series B funding round to expand its R&D capabilities and make make plant-based food better tasting and more nutritious. Agfunder News (AFN) announced the news earlier today. Boston-based Motif FoodWorks funding round was jointly led by the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board, through its […]

Orbillion Bio Joins AMPS Coalition Bringing Cell-Cultured Proteins To U.S. Market

4 Mins Read Orbillion Bio, the Silicon Valley food tech dedicated to culturing premium heritage meats, has joined the Alliance for Meat, Poultry & Seafood Innovation (AMPS Innovation). The coalition is made up of seven other U.S.-based members, including players like cell-cultured seafood maker BlueNalu and cultivated chicken startup Upside Foods, who are working together to educate consumers […]

Cargill CEO David MacLennan: Plant-Based To Be ‘10% Of The Market’ & Will Cannibalise Meat Business

3 Mins Read David MacLennan, the chief executive officer of agribusiness giant Cargill, the world’s third-largest meat producer globally, said that the plant-based protein industry will eat into the market share of animal-based products in a few years as the alternative protein sector rapidly expands. U.S.-based agri-giant Cargill, which regularly makes headlines for environmental and social missteps including food […]

Cultivated Tech: Geltor Unveils ‘PrimaColl’, Animal-Free Collagen For F&B Industry

3 Mins Read Biodesign startup Geltor has unveiled PrimaColl, which the company claims is the world’s first real vegan collagen for the food and beverage industry, an exact match for the bioactive amino acid core of Type 21 collagen. Founded by Alexander Lorestani and Nick Ouzounov in 2015, the San Leandro, California-based Geltor has created a computational biology platform that […]

Global Food System Carbon Footprint Will Worsen, Transition To ‘Plant-Based Food Inevitable’ Says Credit Suisse Report

5 Mins Read In a new report on the investment case for a sustainable food system, analysts say that the plant-based food transition is “inevitable” and will bring about new opportunities for investors and businesses across the food supply chain. Released by the Credit Suisse Research Institute (CSRI), the report also identified the wider alternative protein industry, sustainable […]

Float Foods Closes US$1.6M Seed Round To Disrupt Alt Protein Market With Plant-Based Whole Egg Substitute

4 Mins Read Singapore food tech Float Foods has raised SGD $2.2 million(approx US$1.6M) in an oversubscribed seed funding round that will go towards ramping up its R&D and accelerating commercialisation of its plant-based product, OnlyEg, in Singapore by 2022. Following news of Temasek Foundation, a non-profit under the philanthropic arm of investment fund Temasek, providing a grant to […]

Op-Ed: Food Companies Must Lead The Coming Sustainability Revolution

5 Mins Read By: Priyanka Srinivas Priyanka Srinivas is the founder and CEO of Live Green Co, a Chilean Food Tech startup offering a range of plant-based foods that recently earned a spot on the Fortune 500 of Agri Food Tech. Those inside and outside of the food industry know that change is needed – and fast. From […]

21 Alt Protein Startups Set To Take The Stage At New Future Food-Tech Summit

9 Mins Read A new Alternative Proteins Summit hosted by Future Food-Tech is set to take place virtually on June 22-23 this year, showcasing some of the most innovative solutions to solve our unsustainable global food system. The organisers at Rethink Events have “scoured the globe” in search of the trailblazers across the plant-based, fermentation and cell-based sectors, […]

Bezos-Backed NotCo Receives Backing From Shake Shack Founder Danny Meyer’s Fund

3 Mins Read AI-driven alternative protein startup NotCo has received funding from Enlightened Hospitality Investments(EHI), the growth equity fund that includes U.S. burger restaurant Shake Shack founder Danny Meyer, and they will use the capital will be used to ramp up its expansion efforts across the the U.S. foodservice market as well as operations in other countries. Backed by big names […]

Planted: Gullspång Re:food Invests In Swiss Pea, Oats & Upcycled Sunflowers Plant-Based Meat Company

3 Mins Read After recently closing its CHF 17 million (approx. US$18.1 million) Series A funding, in the latest announcement plant-based meat startup Planted has received an investment from food-tech investor Gullspång Re:food. Zürich-based Planted recently closed it Series A funding round with support from Blue Horizon Ventures and consumer-focused investment arm of German conglomerate Vorwerk Ventures. Family-owned Gullspång Invest […]

Magic Valley Launches As Australia’s First Cultured Lamb Food Tech

3 Mins Read Australian startup Magic Valley has launched as the first Australian food tech cultivating lamb meat. Based in Melbourne, it wants to be the leading provider of slaughter-free cultured lamb mince, chops, strips and even lamb steaks, grown directly from cells and without the use of FBS or animal-based products. Founded by Paul Bevan, Magic Valley […]

Biomilq Says It Has Successfully Produced World’s First Cell-Cultured Human Breast Milk

5 Mins Read Mammalian milk food tech startup Biomilq has announced that it has moved from the proof-of-concept stage into proof-of-complexity, producing what it says is the “world’s first cell-cultured human milk outside of the breast”. This puts the company at the forefront of disrupting the soon-to-be US$103 billion infant formula industry with its far more sustainable and […]

Carbon Footprint Of Seitan Is 130 Times Lower Than Beef, Claims New Industry Research

3 Mins Read According to new research conducted by carbon footprint analysts Thrust Carbon, compared to traditional meats and dairy products like beef, lamb, cheese and chicken, wheat gluten, also known as seitan and developed using gluten, the main protein of wheat, has a comparatively lower carbon footprint. Released by the U.K.-based LoveSeitan, which manufactures seitan-based products, the […]