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Solar Foods Gets US$5.2M Grant From Business Finland To Commercialise Air Protein

3 Mins Read Finnish food tech Solar Foods has been granted €4.3 million (US$5.21 million) in financing from Business Finland, a government organisation supporting innovation funding and investment. The financing will support the startup’s development project focused on commercialising Solein, the company’s proprietary natural protein ingredient made from thin air, which can be used to create sustainable alternative […]

TN Meat: Hong Kong Duo Launches New Plant-Based Brand To Serve Local Demand

3 Mins Read When Stan Fong and Kenneth Chan realised the environmental and health impact of meat consumption, they decided to leave their corporate jobs and start a new journey that would help encourage more people to adopt a plant-based diet. But they soon found that there was one major obstacle – while meatless alternatives for Western-style dishes […]

India’s Plant-Based Pioneer GoodDot Is Going Global, From South Africa To Canada

4 Mins Read Indian plant-based startup GoodDot is taking its line of animal-free alternative meat products and vegan meals global, forging distribution partnerships across the Middle East, North America, Asia and Africa. GoodDot is set to launch in multiple international markets in the coming months amidst the surging demand for plant-based products.  Founded in 2016, GoodDot quickly rose […]

Prime Roots: This Plant-Based Startup Is Using Koji To Bring Home The Bacon

4 Mins Read There’s no doubt that plant-based meat is taking over grocery aisles all over the world, from “bleeding” Impossible Foods beef burger patties to Heura’s vegan chicken strips and even 100% plant-based OmniPork “Spam”. While the options and formats are plenty, many startups are using soy protein as the base ingredient. Berkeley, California-based Prime Roots is […]

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 December 11 2020 Update: Heura’s took down its Madrid billboard after the company shared it is being sued by major Spanish meat industry associations because of the advert’s provocative message. In response to the suit, Heura Co-Founder & CEO Bernat Añaños said “We hope that we can utilise this moment to begin a dialogue between […]

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 […]

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, […]