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Phytolon Secures US$4.1M To Commercialise Plant Fermentation-Based Food Colours

3 Mins Read Phytolon, an Israel-based biotech startup, has announced the closing of a US$4.1 million funding round for its fermentation-based technology for the production of plant-based food colours. As the demand for healthier and sustainable foods continues to grow, the company will use the funding to scale-up and commercialise its products to close the gap in the […]

Beyond Meat Launches Direct-To-Consumer E-Commerce Platform In U.S.

3 Mins Read Beyond Meat has just launched its first direct-to-consumer platform to allow shoppers in the U.S. to order its plant-based meat products online and get it delivered to their doorstep. The El Segundo, California-based food tech says that its e-commerce site will enable “unparalleled access” to a vast range of its products, from newly launched bulk […]

4 New Food Techs Developing Sustainable & Healthy Food Solutions

3 Mins Read Hong Kong-based food Brinc just announced their newest batch of food technology accelerator startups joining its Spring 2020 cohort and there are some serious innovators to showcase. All of them are developing solutions to meet some of the world’s most pressing food concerns, from the rise of diabetes to sustainable proteins that will disrupt the […]

White Castle China Debuts Omnipork Kimchi Burger As Plant-Based Demand Rises

3 Mins Read White Castle China, the fast food chain famous for its sliders, has just partnered with Green Monday to begin offering a vegetarian Omnipork Kimchi Burger across its outlets in the country. It comes as demand from Chinese consumers for plant-based food continues to grow, prompting a number of the biggest restaurant chains to serve more […]

Bollywood Stars Genelia & Riteish Deshmukh Announce Vegan Meat Brand

2 Mins Read Influential actors Genelia and Riteish Deshmukh have just announced their new plant-based meat venture called Imagine Meats, offering a range of vegan-friendly meat substitutes tailored to the Indian market, such as kebabs, biryanis and curries. Alternative meat innovation in India is particularly crucial to meet the rapidly growing demand for protein healthily and sustainably.  Motivated […]

Brazil: Beyond Meat Launches In World’s 3rd Largest Beef Consumer Market

2 Mins Read Beyond Meat, one of the most recognisable plant-based meat brands in the world, has just launched in Brazil, the world’s third largest consumer and second biggest producer of beef. The news comes after the food tech entered the mainland Chinese retail market as a part of its aggressive international expansion strategy.  The El Segundo, California-based […]

Alt Seafood: Bumble Bee Tuna Maker Commits US$40M To Sustainability & Plant-Based Alternatives

3 Mins Read California-based seafood producer Bumble Bee Foods has announced a US$40 million commitment over the next five years to promote sustainability and plant-based seafood alternatives. Through a dedicated Accelerator Fund, the company will also reduce plastic packaging and help clean up oceans by retrieving waste. It follows the company’s partnership earlier this year with vegan tuna […]

5 Signs Plant-Based Food Tech Investment Is Heating Up Amid Covid-19 Supply Shock

5 Mins Read Startups working on plant-based substitutes for animal products are now raking in capital as investor sentiment for the conventional meat industry goes awry. The coronavirus pandemic has exposed the vulnerability of industrial meat, from increasing numbers of outbreaks in meat-processing plants and empty supplies of beef and pork in supermarkets to the public health dangers […]

Singapore’s Plant-Based Maker Growthwell Secures US$8 Million To Bring Chickpea Protein To Asia

3 Mins Read The Growthwell Group, a Singaporean plant-based protein company, has just announced that it has raised US$8 million. The latest funding round was led by Singapore government-backed fund Temasek, alongside other investors including DSG Consumer Partners, Insignia Ventures, Genesis Ventures. Growthwell has also acquired a stake in Israeli food tech ChickP to develop the world’s first […]

Bühler & Givaudan To Open Plant-Based Food Innovation Center In Singapore By Year End

3 Mins Read Food processing technology giant Bühler and major flavour and fragrance manufacturer Givaudan is to build a new Innovation Center dedicated to plant-based food in Singapore. Opening later this year, the facility will host food processing companies, startups and scientific researchers developing new plant-based food products. Both companies say that the mission of the Innovation Center […]