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Omnipork Luncheon Meat Will Soon Be Available In The Philippines

2 Mins Read Shortly after Green Monday made headlines with its groundbreaking new Omnipork Luncheon Meat product, the world’s first vegan “spam” will be made available to consumers in the Philippines in the coming months. Spam is considered a staple across many Asian cuisines, and the Philippines goes through over a million kilograms of the processed ham a […]

Secret Ingredient: Motif FoodWorks To Replicate Animal Fat For Plant-Based Meat & Dairy

3 Mins Read Motif FoodWorks, a Boston-based ingredient innovation startup, has just announced a new exclusive research collaboration with University of Guelph in Canada and founder of food tech Coasun Inc. and food science professor Dr. Alejandro Marangoni. The partnership will see the development of novel technologies to formulate lipids and other fibre-forming ingredients to help recreate the […]

Swedish Food Tech Startup Creates World’s First Plant-Based Shredded Salmon

4 Mins Read Hooked, a Swedish plant-based food tech, is creating the world’s first vegan shredded salmon product. As the most consumed seafood protein in Europe, the startup has set its sights on disrupting the continent’s food system with its cruelty-free, toxin-free, healthy and sustainable alternative. In the future, Hooked wants to develop plant-based calamari and shrimp.  Founded […]

Seaweed-Based Protein: French Biomarine Startup Algaia Scores US$2.4M To Improve Plant Meat Texture

3 Mins Read Algaia, a French biomarine ingredient company specialising in seaweed natural extracts, has just completed a US$2.4 million investment round, which it says it will spend on developing a new range of seaweed-based solutions that can be used to create plant-based substitutes. The company has seen double-digit growth over the past years, as demand for seaweed-based […]

Thai Incubator SPACE-F Announces New Southeast Asian Food Tech Startup Program

3 Mins Read Bangkok-based food tech incubator and accelerator program SPACE-F is now looking for emerging startups in the Southeast Asia region who are developing sustainable and tech-forward food solutions. It aims to help entrepreneurs scale-up their products and connect them to potential investors with an overarching goal of bolstering the region’s food security – a concern that […]

Japanese Plant-Based Startup Daiz Secures US$6M To Open Vegan Meat Factory

3 Mins Read Japanese food tech Daiz announced this month that it has raised ¥650 million (US$6 million) in a Series A funding round. The investment was led by Japanese state-backed fund A-Five and tech venture capital firm Mitsubishi UFJ Capital. Daiz will use the latest capital to open one of the biggest vegan meat factories in the […]

Nestlé Loses “Incredible Burger” Name After Legal Battle With Impossible Foods

3 Mins Read Swiss food giant Nestlé has just lost a legal challenge from Silicon Valley startup Impossible Foods, the makers of the “bleeding” heme-filled plant-based burger patties. The ruling means that Nestlé will have to rename its existing plant-based “Incredible Burger” sold across the European Union under its brand Garden Gourmet. Following a court ruling in favour […]

New Plant-Based Food Expo In Los Angeles Announced For 2021 To Focus On Emerging & Artisanal Brands

3 Mins Read Organised by marketing and public relations company Scout 22 alongside plant-based industry veterans and groups, the new Scout Plant-Based Expo is slated to launch in September next year in Los Angeles. The expo will feature the newest plant-based food innovations and brands, and aims to connect these solutions with investors, retail buyers and distributors.  Scout […]

Meat-Free Future? Sustainable Farms See Jump In Business Amid Covid-19

5 Mins Read By: Amanda Holpuch Supply chain problems and workplace infection risks mean experts are urging US producers to focus on sustainability. Americans are nearing a future where the nation’s beloved steak dinners, cheeseburgers and barbecue are under threat, if the world’s second largest meat processor is to be believed. Tyson Foods warned “the food supply chain […]

Asia’s First: India Plant-Based Egg Startup Evo Foods Announces Angel Investment

3 Mins Read India’s first and leading plant-based egg startup, Evo Foods, has recently welcomed veteran vegan founder Ryan Bethencourt as its first angel investor and advisor alongside US-Asia impact venture firm Big Idea Ventures. The food tech uses food science and plant biochemistry to develop a vegan egg alternative, which they hope will catalyse much needed disruption […]

Iconic Hong Kong Brand Wanchai Ferry Launches Plant-Based Omnipork Dumplings In 600 Supermarkets

6 Mins Read Dumplings for change: price parity on plant-based version of Asia’s comfort food Wanchai Ferry, Hong Kong’s leading frozen packaged meal brand famous for its dumplings has just launched two new plant-based dumplings made with Omnipork, the vegan pork mince developed by Green Monday. As one of the most recognisable brands on supermarket shelves across Hong […]

Why Some Farmers Are Ditching Livestock And Growing Plants Instead

5 Mins Read By: Tom Levitt Switching from meat production to growing crops for vegan foods can be good for farmers and the environment. The future of food doesn’t have to include animals. At least that’s what Miyoko Schinner believes. “A lot of farmers see us as a threat,” Schinner said of her Californian plant-based dairy company, Miyoko’s […]

KFC Partners With Cargill To Launch Plant-Based Fried Chicken In China

3 Mins Read International fast food giant KFC is slated to roll out plant-based fried chicken in locations across China for the first time this month. The chain’s operating group Yum China partnered with global agribusiness corporation Cargill to create the meat-free chicken substitute, which will be tested in Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen for a limited trial period.  […]

Zhenmeat: China ‘Impossible Foods’ Launches Meat Alternative Products Made From Plant Protein & Fungus

3 Mins Read Zhenmeat, a new Chinese food-tech startup, brings plant-based meat analogs tailored to Chinese cuisines, from dimsum to stuffed peppers to mooncakes. The Beijing-based company launches their plant-protein and fungus based meat alternative on the market today, and hopes to not only target vegans and vegetarians, but meat eaters too.  Dubbed the “Chinese version of Impossible […]