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Plant-Based Meats Brand Hungry Planet Secures US$25M To Build Capacity For Its Products & Accelerate Growth

3 Mins Read Hungry Planet recently announced that it closed its Series A financing round and secured US$25 million with the funds to help the company build capacity for its plant-based meats and accelerate its growth domestically and internationally. Headquartered in St.Louis, U.S., Hungry Planet’s recent funding round was led by Post Holdings, the same CPG company and the […]

Earth Day 2021: Green Monday Launches ESG Coalition To Bring Together Businesses For A Sustainable Future

3 Mins Read In celebration of their 9th anniversary, Asia’s leading alternative protein company and social movement Green Monday recently launched an alliance called the ‘Green Monday ESG Coalition’ to unify businesses with plant-based solutions in order to achieve net-zero targets and build a stronger and resilient food ecosystem. Hong Kong-based Green Monday, which started as a movement […]

Purezza: U.K.’S First Vegan Pizzeria Chain Expands To Manchester

3 Mins Read Award-winning 100% plant-based and gluten-free pizza restaurant Purezza announced its plans to open its 6th branch in Manchester’s Northern Quarter in May 2021. Purezza has existing branches around the U.K. including Bristol, Brixton, Hove, London and Camden with its new branch opening in Manchester’s Northern Quarter. The pizzeria offers its guests plant-based versions of the […]

Alt Protein Startup HaoFood Partners With Restaurants Across Shanghai To Launch Its Peanut-Based Chicken

3 Mins Read Female-led food-tech startup HaoFood, which develops peanut-based meats, has recently partnered with five restaurants in Shanghai to offer Chinese consumers a new plant-based experience that will feature authentic dishes from cultures around the world. Founded last year, the Shanghai-based HaoFood is among the world’s first brands to develop meat alternatives using peanuts, unlike other companies […]

Ironman-Approved: Mycelium Bacon Maker Atlast Secures US$40M To Ramp Up Whole Cut Plant-Based Meat Production

3 Mins Read Atlast Food Co., the food tech behind the plant-based mycelium bacon alternative, has closed US$40 million in its Series A financing round to expand its whole cut plant-based meat platform. The round, which saw participation from leading alternative protein investors as well as the leaders of multiple CPG giants, will also go towards building the […]

Forager Project Unveils New Organic Vegan Ice Cream Line Made From Cashew Milk

2 Mins Read Organic plant-based creamery Forager Project, which is backed by French-headquartered CPG giant Danone, has launched a new line of dairy-free ice cream made without lactose, soy or gluten and available in five different flavours. Family-operated U.S.-based Forager Project’s new line is an effort by the brand to further expand into the plant-based category in the […]

Indian Startup Mister Veg Bags US$570K From Jubilant Ingrevia For Its Plant-Based Meat & Seafood

3 Mins Read After entering the plant-based meat market with its ‘Domino’s Unthinkable Pizza’, the Jubilant Bhartia Group is back in the news with another foray into the sector. Through Jubilant Ingrevia, a global integrated life science products and solutions provider, the group has invested INR₹4.25 crores (approx. US$570,000) into Indian plant-based meat company Mister Veg. This past January, […]

Solar Foods Bags €10M From Finnish Climate Fund To Commercialise Air Protein By 2023

3 Mins Read Finnish startup Solar Foods has announced a €10 million (~US$11.9 million) in fresh capital from the Finnish Climate Fund, becoming the state-owned sustainability-focused fund’s first investment. The new loan will enable Solar Foods to kickstart commercial-scale production of Solein, its proprietary protein made from air, with its industrial facility in Finland set to fully operational […]

Dunkin Donuts Adds Over 40 Vegan Donuts In Belgium

2 Mins Read Multinational doughnut company, Dunkin’, also known as Dunkin’ Donuts, recently announced that it has launched more than 40 vegan versions of its popular donuts in Belgium with plans to be available in stores across the country from mid-May. In an effort to expand its plant-based offerings, U.S.-headquartered Dunkin’ unveiled its new vegan doughnuts on the […]

Impossible Foods Reportedly Preparing For IPO With US$10 Billion Valuation

3 Mins Read Plant-based food tech giant Impossible Foods is said to be in discussions for a public listing that could value the company at US$10 billion or more, according to an exclusive Reuters report. The listing is reportedly taking place within the next twelve months through a SPAC merger deal, a popular vehicle for a number of […]

Stray Dog Capital Invests In Fermentation-Based Alt Protein Company Chunk Foods

3 Mins Read Impact venture capital firm Stray Dog Capital has invested in Chunk Foods, a plant-based food company that is using fermentation technologies to manufacture whole muscle meat-alternative products. U.S.-based Stray Dog Capital, a venture capital that focuses on investing in alternative protein, has backed Israel-based Chunk Foods in its seed funding round that also saw support […]

Beyond Meat: Plant-Based Meat Giant Opens First-Ever Foreign Production Facility In China

3 Mins Read Food tech giant Beyond Meat recently opened a production facility in China located in the Jiaxing Economic & Technological Development Zone (JXEDZ) near Shanghai in an effort to increase production of its plant-based meat products, especially Beyond Pork, and focus on improving costs and bringing sustainability into its operations. Back in September of last year, California-headquartered […]

Climate-Friendly Meal Pairing: Chicken-Free Tindle Joins EcoSpirits & Brass Lion Distillery For Sustainable Dinners Series

3 Mins Read Last month, well-funded food tech startup Next Gen Foods debuted its plant-based chicken brand Tindle to great acclaim. The company is back in the news again, and this time it’s to share details of its upcoming sustainable ‘Proper Dinner’ series, which sees Next Gen join forces with F&B company EcoSpirits and Brass Lion Distillery to […]

Dutch Alt Protein Player Schouten Unveils Plant-Based Chicken & Beef To Promote Food Systems That Rely Only On Plants

3 Mins Read Dutch family business and plant-based producer Schouten Europe recently debuted its plant-based chicken and beef to provide sustainable and healthy alternatives to the conventional meats that the company says brutally exploit animals and leave a high carbon footprint on the environment. Since the 1990s, Schouten has been working on developing plant-based proteins and supplies its […]

Sophie’s Bionutrients: Singapore Food Tech Debuts World’s First Plant-Based Algae Protein Burger Patty

4 Mins Read Singapore-based sustainable urban food production technology company Sophie’s Bionutrients has just unveiled its first 100% plant-based burger patty created from single-cell microalgae, which claims to have more protein than beef or most fish that is commercially sold, with each patty offering 24 grams of protein per serve. Singapore-based Sophie’s Bionutrients works on developing alternative plant-based […]

Cacao Fruit: Swiss-Based Chocolate Company Barry Callebaut Unveils New Ingredient Category That Fights Food Waste

5 Mins Read Barry Callebaut, a leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, has launched a new sustainable brand Cabosse Naturals serving up a new type of chocolate made from one single ingredient, the cacao fruit, thus creating a totally new industry category with the same. With its new brand Cabosse Naturals, Switzerland-based Barry Callebaut aims to […]

Qualitas Health Joins Forces With Grupo Indukern & Gullspång Re:food, Secures US$12.5M To Disrupt Algae Protein Market

3 Mins Read Food and nutrition company, Qualitas Health recently joined forces with Barcelona-based chemicals business Grupo Indukern and Stockholm-based food-tech investor Gullspång Re:food on the back of a successfully completed Series A funding round, both of which will help the company disrupt the algae protein market by developing new and innovative products. U.S.-based Qualitas Health formed partnerships […]