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Veganuary Co-Founder Launches New Vegan Fried Chicken Brand VFC

3 Mins Read Co-founder of U.K.-based movement Veganuary, Matthew Glover, has partnered with renowned chef and restaurateur Adam Lyons to launch a new vegan fried chicken brand. Dubbed VFC, the company is described as a “positive rebellion” against the health, environmental and animal welfare impacts of factory farming by offering people a delicious animal-free choice.  Officially launched in […]

Q&A w/ Grounded Foods, The Vegan Dairy Startup That Makes Cheese From Hempseeds & Ugly Cauliflower

4 Mins Read Los Angeles-based vegan startup Grounded Foods began making its plant-based cheeses out of non-GMO hemp seeds and “ugly” cauliflowers last year. Now, the food tech is set to add three more products to its cheese offerings and is racing against coronavirus-related delays to bring its cruelty-free, food waste-fighting and vegan-friendly cheeses to consumers.  What makes […]

Top 10 Alternative Protein Headlines Of 2020

5 Mins Read There’s no doubt that it’s been a record-breaking year for the alternative protein industry, from the world’s first regulatory approval for cell-based meat to enormous rounds of funding despite the economic downturn amidst the pandemic. To round up 2020, we’ve rounded up the ten most exciting headlines and milestones that took the alternative protein world […]

Better Dairy Secures US$2.1M Seed Funding For Its Animal-Free Fermentation Dairy

3 Mins Read Better Dairy, a London-based startup using fermentation technology to produce molecularly identical dairy proteins, has raised £1.6 million (US$2.17 million) in funding. The firm says that the capital will be used to fuel its research and development, with the goal to bring its first products to market by early 2022.  The British startup’s US$2.17 million […]

NZ Vegan Yoghurt Brand Raglan Opens New Factory Ahead Of Product Expansion

3 Mins Read New Zealand-based dairy free yoghurt makers Raglan Food Co has recently opened its brand new factory with a far larger production capacity to meet the rising demand for vegan foods around the world. The launch of its new facility comes ahead of the brand’s planned expansion into more dairy-free products next year to add to […]

Hooked Foods Raises US$600K To Fuel Plant-Based Tuna Launch Across Sweden

3 Mins Read Hooked Foods, the Swedish food tech behind the world’s first plant-based shredded salmon, has announced that it has raised SEK 5 million (US$600,000) in funding ahead of its nationwide launch of Toona, their vegan-friendly tuna product. Rolling out in restaurants across Sweden in Spring 2021, the startup revealed it also has long-term plans to bring […]

‘Tesla Of Chicken’ Food Tech SIMULATE Launches New Plant-Based Discs

3 Mins Read SIMULATE, the New York startup behind the tech-forward plant-based NUGGS, has just launched its newest product – a vegan chicken patty dubbed DISCS. Known as the “Tesla of Chicken”, the food tech describes its operations as similar to a software firm that constantly improves its formula and “updates” its products to bring consumers the best-tasting […]

HaoFood: This Shanghai Food Tech Makes Asian Fried Chicken From Peanuts

3 Mins Read While many plant-based meat alternatives on the market are made with soy, wheat or pea protein, this startup is doing something different. Their secret sauce to make the perfect vegan fried chicken? Peanuts. Based in Shanghai and recently accepted into ProVeg Incubator’s latest cohort of groundbreaking women-led food techs, HaoFood has plans to bring its […]

Eat The Change: Beyond Meat Chairman Launches Vegan Mushroom Jerky Line

3 Mins Read Eat the Change, a new plant-based snack startup co-founded by Beyond Meat chairman Seth Goldman and celebrity chef Spike Mendelsohn, has debuted its first product – organic mushroom jerky. Currently available through the brand’s direct-to-consumer online platform, the products will be rolling out across retail channels starting from January next year.  Marking the brand’s first […]

Singapore’s WhatIF Foods To Launch Climate-Resilient Vegan ‘BamNut’ Milks

4 Mins Read Singapore-based WhatIF Foods, the sustainable foods brand launched by food tech NamZ, is planning to launch its new plant-based milk line next year. The vegan-friendly milk will be made from Bambara groundnut, a climate-resilient crop that can grow in harsh environments while also regenerating the land it is planted in.  WhatIF Foods is now ramping up […]

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 […]