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Plant-based food

IKEA Pledge: 50% Of Its Restaurant Dishes Will Be Plant-Based By 2025

4 Mins Read In its latest sustainability push, home furnishing giant IKEA has committed to making at least 50% of dishes served at its restaurant section plant-based by 2025. The Swedish company will also be bolstering the number of plant-based packaged food offerings to 80% within the next five years.  The world’s largest furniture retailer is going green. […]

Plant-Based Chorizo: 5 Things Chile’s Pow! Foods Founders Want You To Know

3 Mins Read Did you know that 5% of Chileans now consider themselves vegetarian? This is huge news in a country where meaty family barbecues are an every-weekend occurrence. Meet Pow! Foods, Chile’s up-and-coming startup creating plant-based meat alternatives that are not only more sustainable, but specifically designed to be far healthier than their animal counterparts. Recently welcomed […]

Plant-Based Meat Maker Heura Sparks Controversy With Giant Madrid Billboard

4 Mins Read Spanish plant-based meat brand Heura has just launched a new campaign to spotlight the enormous pollution driven by the animal meat industry. The advertisement, exhibited on a giant billboard in central Madrid, brandishes the words “one beef burger pollutes more than your car” to encourage consumers to opt for more sustainable alternative proteins in order […]

Asia Expansion: Plant-Based Dog Food Brand V-Planet Launches In Japan

2 Mins Read San Francisco-based vegan dog food brand V-planet has announced that its 100% plant-based kibble products are now available in Japan for the first time. Partnering with Wholefoods, Inc., a Kyoto-based distributor of plant-based foods, V-planet says that the launch marks a major step forward in making animal-free pet food options more widely available in Japan […]

Q&A: Meet The Butcher’s Daughter Who Advocates For Alt Meat “The Future Of Protein Will Look Different In Every Country”

7 Mins Read Auriane Borremans was born into a family of butchers and she went on to start her career in the food industry, where she gained experience almost multiple aspects of the food industry, from working at a Michelin-starred restaurant to studying food innovation and leadership and collaborating with major players like Chipotle and Starbucks to develop […]

Latin America’s Alt Protein Scene Is Hot Right Now, Here’s What You Need To Know

7 Mins Read The appetite for alternative proteins is reaching new heights all over the world, especially in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, which has kicked off even greater consumer enthusiasm and investor interest in the fast-growing food tech world where entrepreneurs are racing to develop safer, more sustainable, and healthier proteins to meet rising demand. Latin […]

Australian Plant Meat Startup v2food Closes Record US$55M Series B To Gear Up For Asia Launch

3 Mins Read Australian plant-based meat startup v2food has just announced a AU$77 million (US$55 million) Series B round, breaking records as the largest funding round in the category within the country. The financing was led by major institutional investors, including Li Ka-shing’s Horizons Ventures, Singapore’s sovereign fund Temasek and Sequoia Capital China. V2food says the capital will […]

Plant-Based Startup Next Gen Raises US$2.2M Seed Funding To Launch In Singapore

5 Mins Read Next Gen, a Singapore-based food tech, has just announced its official launch after closing a US$2.2 million seed funding round. The startup has already established its R&D centre in the city-state, where it plans to develop its line of plant-based proteins with a production capacity of supplying at least 9,000 restaurants. After launching in Singapore, […]

Plant-Based Incubator NEW FOOD Startup 2020 Launches In Indonesia

2 Mins Read Launched by Singapore-based plant-based food startup Float Foods in partnership with Ultra Indonesia, a food incubator, the NEW FOOD Startup 2020 will target plant-based food innovators and entrepreneurs in Indonesia. The initiative aims to help accelerate the development of the burgeoning plant-based food industry in Indonesia as market demand grows.  NEW FOOD Startup 2020 marks […]

Japan’s Largest Chemical Giant Enters Plant-Based Meat Supply Chain

2 Mins Read Shin-Etsu Chemical, one of the world’s largest suppliers of plastics and chip-making materials and the biggest chemical company in Japan, has just made its first entry into the plant-based meat supply chain. It has developed a new binding agent, which can help improve the texture and structure of plant-based meat alternatives.  In search of a […]

Dutch Plant-Based Brand Vivera To Invest Over US$35M For Expansion

3 Mins Read Vivera, the largest producer of plant-based meat alternatives in the Netherlands, is planning to invest at least €30 million (US$35.5 million) over the next three years to expand its product line, machinery and workforce as demand continues to grow. With consumers turning to plant-based products more than ever before amid the coronavirus pandemic, the company […]

Australia’s Fenn Foods To Launch Carbon-Neutral Plant-Based Veef

3 Mins Read Fenn Foods, an Australian plant-based meat brand, is set to launch its first carbon-neutral beef alternative before the end of this year. Its product, dubbed “veef”, aims to be the most delicious and sustainable plant-based meat product on the market. As consumers increasingly factor in the environment in their purchases, this could be the next […]