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Chinese Confectionery Firm Multizen Invests In Vegan Dairy Startup Ripple Foods

3 Mins Read Multizen, one of the largest B2B confectionery and snack companies in the Greater China region, has recently announced investment into Californian vegan pea-based dairy brand Ripple Foods. It marks Multizen’s first sustainable impact investment into startups providing disruptive food solutions and comes as the plant-based trend takes off in Asia.  Leading OEM confectionery and snack […]

Let’s Plant Meat Launches Vegan Burger Patties Across Thailand

3 Mins Read Let’s Plant Meat, a Chiang Mai-based startup, has just launched its first plant-based burger product across major supermarket chains in Thailand, including Gourmet Market, Rim Ping and Tesco Lotus. The homegrown startup says that its products – which retail for half the price of plant-based meat alternatives imported from the U.S. – will help make […]

Canada: Trudeau Announces $100M Investment Into Plant-Based Protein Production

3 Mins Read On Monday (June 22), Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau announced that the federal government will be investing CAD $100 million (US$74 million) into Merit Functional Foods, a Canadian company specialising in plant-based protein production. In his announcement, Trudeau says that the investment represents an opportunity to create employment in the fast-growing plant-based industry.  Speaking from […]

GFI APAC Reveals Top 100 Players In Asia’s Alternative Protein Industry

5 Mins Read The Good Food Institute Asia-Pacific (GFI APAC), a nonprofit supporting the alternative protein ecosystem, has just announced its list of top players in the region’s rapidly growing industry. Titled “2020 Asia Alt 100”, the list includes startups, organisations, investors, suppliers disrupting the food system, and identifies raw materials and food production as key opportunities for […]

China Food Tech Zhenmeat To Launch Vegan Crayfish & Pork Tenderloin

3 Mins Read Chinese homegrown food tech Zhenmeat has recently revealed two new products – plant-based pork tenderloin and crayfish – which will be available in domestic restaurant chains. The latest additions to the startup’s original line up, which included vegan sausages, mooncakes and meatballs, are designed specifically to suit Chinese cuisines and appetites.  Zhenmeat, dubbed “China’s Impossible […]

Thailand’s Biggest Agribusiness To Launch Plant-Based Meat & Circular Economy Strategy

3 Mins Read Charoen Pokphand Foods Pcl (CPF) will be rolling out plant-based meat products this year in response to growing demand, as well as operate using circular economy principles in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). For Thailand’s largest agribusiness company to shift its focus to sustainability and plant-based foods signals tidal change amongst mainstream consumers […]

Malaysian Food Tech Phuture Foods Rolls Out Vegan Mince In Singapore Restaurants

4 Mins Read Malaysian food tech Phuture Foods has recently launched its new vegan pork mince product, Phuture Mince. The plant-based analogue is currently available at a number of restaurants in Singapore, with the startup planning to bring Phuture Mince dishes to over 350 foodservice locations in the city-state. Phuture Foods also plans to make its new vegan […]

MycoTechnology Raises US$39M Series D From Big Food To Grow Plant-Based Functional Ingredient Platform

3 Mins Read Colorado-based food tech MycoTechnology has just raised US$39 million in a Series D funding round, which it plans to use to enlarge its existing platform of functional plant-based ingredients. The investment round attracted big names including plant-based group Greenleaf Foods, Tyson Ventures and Kellogg-owned Eighteen94 Capital. MycoTechnology company specialises in food-processing solutions made using fungi […]

‘India Smart Protein Innovation Challenge’ To Foster Next-Gen Plant-Based Innovation

3 Mins Read The Good Food Institute (GFI) India, a nonprofit organisation dedicated to supporting the sustainable alternative protein ecosystem, has just created a new project to promote innovation in plant-based and cultivated foods. Called the “India Smart Protein Innovation Challenge”, the programme is open to all students, researchers and entrepreneurs, and will give participants a chance to […]

Singapore Startup NamZ Launches Climate-Resilient Sustainable Food Brand

3 Mins Read NamZ, a Singapore food tech developing “future fit” foods using climate-resilient crops, has just launched a range of sustainable food products under its new brand WhatIF Foods. Products include shakes, soups and noodles, all of which are designed to be nutritious yet convenient for consumers. The company hopes that it will help bolster Singapore’s food […]

Omnipork Luncheon Meat Will Soon Be Available In The Philippines

2 Mins Read Shortly after Green Monday made headlines with its groundbreaking new Omnipork Luncheon Meat product, the world’s first vegan “spam” will be made available to consumers in the Philippines in the coming months. Spam is considered a staple across many Asian cuisines, and the Philippines goes through over a million kilograms of the processed ham a […]

Secret Ingredient: Motif FoodWorks To Replicate Animal Fat For Plant-Based Meat & Dairy

3 Mins Read Motif FoodWorks, a Boston-based ingredient innovation startup, has just announced a new exclusive research collaboration with University of Guelph in Canada and founder of food tech Coasun Inc. and food science professor Dr. Alejandro Marangoni. The partnership will see the development of novel technologies to formulate lipids and other fibre-forming ingredients to help recreate the […]

Swedish Food Tech Startup Creates World’s First Plant-Based Shredded Salmon

4 Mins Read Hooked, a Swedish plant-based food tech, is creating the world’s first vegan shredded salmon product. As the most consumed seafood protein in Europe, the startup has set its sights on disrupting the continent’s food system with its cruelty-free, toxin-free, healthy and sustainable alternative. In the future, Hooked wants to develop plant-based calamari and shrimp.  Founded […]

Thai Incubator SPACE-F Announces New Southeast Asian Food Tech Startup Program

3 Mins Read Bangkok-based food tech incubator and accelerator program SPACE-F is now looking for emerging startups in the Southeast Asia region who are developing sustainable and tech-forward food solutions. It aims to help entrepreneurs scale-up their products and connect them to potential investors with an overarching goal of bolstering the region’s food security – a concern that […]

Japanese Plant-Based Startup Daiz Secures US$6M To Open Vegan Meat Factory

3 Mins Read Japanese food tech Daiz announced this month that it has raised ¥650 million (US$6 million) in a Series A funding round. The investment was led by Japanese state-backed fund A-Five and tech venture capital firm Mitsubishi UFJ Capital. Daiz will use the latest capital to open one of the biggest vegan meat factories in the […]

Nestlé Loses “Incredible Burger” Name After Legal Battle With Impossible Foods

3 Mins Read Swiss food giant Nestlé has just lost a legal challenge from Silicon Valley startup Impossible Foods, the makers of the “bleeding” heme-filled plant-based burger patties. The ruling means that Nestlé will have to rename its existing plant-based “Incredible Burger” sold across the European Union under its brand Garden Gourmet. Following a court ruling in favour […]

New Plant-Based Food Expo In Los Angeles Announced For 2021 To Focus On Emerging & Artisanal Brands

3 Mins Read Organised by marketing and public relations company Scout 22 alongside plant-based industry veterans and groups, the new Scout Plant-Based Expo is slated to launch in September next year in Los Angeles. The expo will feature the newest plant-based food innovations and brands, and aims to connect these solutions with investors, retail buyers and distributors.  Scout […]