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‘India Smart Protein Innovation Challenge’ To Foster Next-Gen Plant-Based Innovation

3 Mins Read The Good Food Institute (GFI) India, a nonprofit organisation dedicated to supporting the sustainable alternative protein ecosystem, has just created a new project to promote innovation in plant-based and cultivated foods. Called the “India Smart Protein Innovation Challenge”, the programme is open to all students, researchers and entrepreneurs, and will give participants a chance to […]

Bühler & Big Idea Ventures Partner To Champion Asia Plant-Based Protein Revolution

3 Mins Read Swiss food processing giant Bühler and sustainable protein venture capital fund Big Idea Ventures (BIV) has just announced a new partnership to accelerate plant-based startups’ journeys to deliver animal-free protein alternatives. Bühler will join as a global strategic investor in BIV’s New Protein Fund, and the collaboration will see startups in BIV’s portfolio benefit from […]

Pandemic Meat Crisis Pushes Consumers Towards Plant-Based Alternatives From HK To US

3 Mins Read The meat industry is in crisis, with the coronavirus outbreak seeing slaughterhouses and meat plants staying shut, propped up prices and supermarket shortages. Now, mainstream consumers are turning their attention to plant-based alternatives. New research from Hong Kong, the United Kingdom and the United States suggests that grocery shoppers are ready to shift to plant-based […]

Impossible Delivered: Alt Meat Giant Launches New Direct-To-Consumer Website

3 Mins Read Impossible Foods has launched a new direct-to-consumer e-commerce service for its plant-based burger patties and ground beef products. Currently available for consumers in the United States, the move comes at a time when foodservice is shifting online and supermarket retail as a result of the coronavirus. The past few months has seen plant-based sales skyrocket […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Beyond Meat Enters US$150 Million Credit Facility To Fund Global Growth

3 Mins Read Beyond Meat, one of the most popular plant-based meat makers in the world, has announced that it has obtained a US$150 million five-year secured revolving credit facility to finance its global expansion. The announcement followed breaking news last week that Starbucks China will launch Beyond Meat’s products alongside Oatly and Omnipork into its new plant-based […]