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Six-Year Research Project To Ferment ‘New Category’ Of Plant-Based Protein

4 Mins Read Researchers in Denmark will soon kickstart a six-year project to create an entirely new category of climate-friendly plant-based proteins using fermentation technology. Called Proferment, the project is being backed by the Novo Nordisk Foundation and will bring scientists from the University of Copenhagen, Technical University of Denmark and Utrecht University in the Netherlands together.  Proferment […]

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 […]

Dairy-Free Cashew & Oat Milk Maker Plant Veda Unveils Vegan Probiotic Lassi

3 Mins Read Alternative dairy company Plant Veda has created vegan lassi (an Indian yogurt drink) from cashews and real fruits without cane sugar that contains gut-healthy probiotics in order to encourage more people to transition to a healthy plant-based diet and move away from animal milk products. Vancouver-based Plant Veda has made innovations in its cashew-based milk […]

Oatmilk Skyr: Icelandic Provisions Unveils Plant-Based Twist On The Heritage Dairy Product

3 Mins Read Thanks to a collaboration with Iceland’s oldest farmer-owned dairy, Icelandic Provisions has unveiled the world’s first Oatmilk Skyr, a plant-based version of the traditional Icelandic dairy product that has been a traditional food for at least 1,000 years and is similar to Greek yogurt but thicker and with less sugar. U.S.-based Icelandic Provisions have officially […]

Canadian Dairy Giant Saputo Acquires Vegan ‘Sheese’ Brand Owner Bute Island Foods

3 Mins Read Montreal-headquartered dairy company Saputo has acquired Bute Island Foods, the Scottish firm behind the legacy vegan cheese brand Sheese. As the plant-based trend continues to gain momentum, Saputo says it remains committed to “expand our footprint in the dairy alternatives space to meet the changing demands of our customers”.  Saputo announced on Tuesday (May 25) […]

Indian Plant-Based Milk Industry Dealt Blow After Petitions Against Dairy Giant Amul Dismissed

4 Mins Read Plant-based milk brands in India have been dealt a blow, after the Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) struck down three petitions filed against the Indian dairy giant Amul. The complaints regarded an advertisement launched by Amul that claimed plant-based beverages “are not milk”.  The Indian plant-based milk sector has experienced a setback, after the […]

Pea Protein Milk Startup Vly Raises US$7.4M Series A To Drive Growth Across Europe

3 Mins Read Alternative dairy foodtech startup Vly, which creates milk from pea protein, has raised EUR€6.1M(approx. US$7.4M) in a Series A round led by Five Seasons Ventures. The capital raised will help the company scale its R&D and drive growth across the DACH region (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) and into new European markets, including the United Kingdom. […]

Milkman 2.0: Milkadamia Launches Plant-Based Drink Delivery Service Across U.S.

3 Mins Read Milkadamia has launched a new “Milkman 2.0” service to deliver its plant-based macadamia milks to customers’ doorsteps. Available in the U.S. nationwide, the service replicates old-school dairy deliveries to make it convenient for consumers to choose plant-based, and will also offer a subscription program.  Chicago-headquartered Milkadamia has introduced its new e-commerce milkman concept to bring […]

British Catering Giant Compass Group To Replace 40% Animal Proteins By 2030

4 Mins Read Compass Group is planning to replace 40% of the animal-based foods throughout its supply chain with alternative proteins as part of its net-zero emissions campaign. The British multinational foodservice conglomerate also pledged to halve food waste and source a greater share of its produce from regenerative agriculture to reach its goal.  Compass Group, the biggest […]

Nestlé Launches ‘Wunda’ Pea-Based Milk To Join Plant-Based Dairy Race

4 Mins Read Swiss food conglomerate Nestlé has launched a new pea-based milk, as the plant-based dairy alternative scene continues to heat up. The new brand, Wunda, is set to launch in several European countries before rolling out across the continent, where existing labels like Alpro and Oatly are currently dominating the market. Nestlé has introduced Wunda, a […]

Berlin-Based Blue Farm Is Making Oat Milk Even More Sustainable

4 Mins Read Blue Farm, a Berlin-based food tech, has set its sights on stirring up the oat milk market with its even more sustainable product. Its first product, an Oat Base, allows consumers and foodservice to mix their own oat milk right before they consume it, cutting out extra packaging and the carbon emissions from transporting heavy […]

Sophie’s Bionutrients Unveils World’s First Microalgae-Based Allergen-Free Milk Alternative

5 Mins Read Singapore-based Sophie’s Bionutrients has debuted what it claims to be the world’s first plant-based milk alternative made out of microalgae. Made from a neutral microalgae flour derived from the food tech’s proprietary strain using its patent-pending technology, the novel product stands out from existing vegan alternatives that tend to be nut-based or soy-based, and therefore […]

Cargill Partners With Startup Bflike To Launch ‘New Generation’ Plant-Based Meat & Fish

3 Mins Read Agribusiness giant Cargill has invested in Bflike, a startup hailing from the Netherlands that licenses its proprietary plant-based technology and ingredient solutions to food companies looking to produce alternative proteins. The partnership between Cargill and Bflike will mean faster and more affordable routes to market for new “next generation” plant-based meat and fish analogues.  Cargill […]

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 […]

Livekindly Collective Bags US$335M For Global Plant-Based Expansion To U.S. & China

3 Mins Read Livekindly Collective has raised US$335 million in its latest financing round, making the company one of the top three highest-funded plant-based firms globally. The new proceeds will go towards the company’s plant-based acquisitions and investments, as well as its global expansion plans, with the U.S. and Chinese markets as its key targets.  Plant-based food group […]

Dairy Giant Bel Brands Launches First 100% Plant-Based ‘Nurishh’ Cheese Line

3 Mins Read Bel Brands USA, the North American arm of French dairy giant Bel Group, has introduced the company’s first exclusively vegan cheese line. Launching in April, Nurishh will offer a range of cheese alternatives such as cheddar and mozzarella, a move made in response to rising mainstream demand for plant-based alternatives. It comes shortly after Bel […]