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Plant-Based Food Tech Kuleana Is Making All Your Favourite Sushi Fish-Free

3 Mins Read San Francisco-based food tech Kuleana is developing sushi-grade plant-based fish alternatives, from bluefin tuna to salmon. Seeing a gap in the market when it comes to next-level substitutes of cuts of raw fish, the startup coming from Y Combinator’s summer cohort hopes that its vegan-friendly seafood analogues can help disrupt the traditional seafood industry and […]

Hong Kong & Asian Investors Jump On First Lever VC Asia Alt Protein Fund

3 Mins Read Hong Kong and New York-based alternative protein venture capital fund Lever VC has announced the first close of its Fund I, which is dedicated to investing in early stage plant-based and cell-based protein food tech. Of the US$23 million in committed capital, around 70% came from Hong Kong and Asian family offices, signalling that investors […]

Hong Kong Consumers Can Now Buy Impossible Foods To Cook At Home

3 Mins Read Impossible Foods, the Silicon Valley-based food tech famous for its plant-based “bleeding” burgers, has just launched a new initiative in Hong Kong to allow its restaurant partners to resell its plant-based meat to consumers. It comes amid the city’s third wave of coronavirus infections, which has led to weeks of dine-in restrictions, and marks the […]

5 Signs That Japan’s Vegan Food Scene Is Having A Moment

3 Mins Read While the plant-based trend seems to have experienced a slower uptick in Japan, it looks like it’s now hitting the country in a major way. From vegan bakeries serving up dairy-free Japanese-style milk buns to 100% plant-based burger joints and an all-vegan konbini setting up shop, there’s no doubt that the movement is heating up […]

Beyond Meat Rolls Out Across ‘Cult Favourite’ U.S. Convenience Chain Wawa

3 Mins Read Beyond Meat is expanding yet again, this time with popular U.S. convenience chain Wawa. The chain has launched a new plant-based breakfast sandwich made with Beyond Meat’s vegan sausage analogue across all 650 stores in the Mid-Atlantic states, with expansions into more Wawa locations planned for the next few weeks.  Wawa started selling a vegetarian-friendly […]

Impossible Foods Raises US$ 200M Series G To Accelerate Scale-Up

3 Mins Read Adding to its impressive funding war chest, Impossible Foods, the Redwood City, California-based foodtech startup and maker of the now world famous plant-based Impossible burger patty, has announced today that it has secured another US$200 million investment from NYC-based hedge fund Coatue Management LLC. The sizeable injection brings Impossible’s total funds raised to almost US$ […]

6 Ways KFC Became The Fast Food Giant That Embraced Alt Protein

3 Mins Read From dishing out plant-based chicken nuggets to participating in a 100% meat-free week movement, KFC is quickly making a name for itself as the restaurant chain that is embracing alternative proteins. As consumer demand for more sustainable, safer and healthier options grows, the fast food giant is taking the lead to ignite much needed change […]

Omnipork: Shanghai Wonton Chain Launches Plant-Based Dumplings At 500 Locations

3 Mins Read August 12 2020 Update: The Omnipork Shanghai launch has been so successful, with some branches reportedly selling out the first week that Gll Wonton has announced they will go ahead with a China nationwide launch of the plant-based menu items. Gll Wonton (吉祥馄饨), a Shanghainese wonton and noodle chain, has partnered with Green Monday to […]

What If We All Go Beyond (Meat)? Food Tech’s First TV Ad Stars Octavia Spencer Imagining A Slaughter-Free Future

3 Mins Read Beyond Meat recently broadcasted its first-ever TV commercial starring Oscar-winning actress Octavia Spencer. Aired on Spectrum Sportsnet during the Lakers vs. Jazz game, the Hidden Figures actress asked viewers “what if?” and also featured a cameo from NFL player Todd Gurley. For the food tech giant, the point of the advert was to prove that […]

Nigeria’s First Plant-Based Company VeggieVictory Attracts Angel Investment

3 Mins Read Nigeria’s first plant-based food tech VeggieVictory has attracted international investment from a number of veterans in the vegan industry. Now, the vegan company has set its sights on expanding into more African countries and leading the plant-based movement in the continent through its alternative protein products.  Founded in 2013 by Bola Adeyanju and Hakeem Jimo, […]

Nestlé: Plant-Based Sales Grow 40% Since January While Other Categories Decline

3 Mins Read Swiss food giant Nestlé has revealed that its plant-based sales have grown 40% in the past half-year amid the coronavirus crisis, which has sent consumers opting for meatless groceries more than ever before. Earlier this year, the conglomerate ramped up its plant-based innovation in response to rising consumer demand.  In its half-year report, Nestlé says […]

3D Printed Animal-Free Steak To Hit Israeli Restaurants This Year

3 Mins Read Israeli food tech Redefine Meat has announced that it will soon be testing its 3D printed animal-free “Alt-Steak” at selected upscale restaurants later this year. Redefine Meat says that its patent-pending technology has enabled them to recreate the texture, appearance and flavour of a cut of beef steak at scale.  Last month, Redefine Meat unveiled […]

Walmart: Impossible Foods Launches Nationwide At Largest U.S. Retailer

3 Mins Read On the heels of multiple milestone launches in the U.S., Impossible Foods is now rolling out its products at the country’s largest retailer Walmart. The move will expand the number of locations selling the Silicon Valley food tech’s plant-based analogues from just 150 at the beginning of this year to a whopping 8,000 across all […]

Plant-Based Food Market To Hit US$74.2B By 2027 Due To Consumer Demand, New Report Says

3 Mins Read New data from a report conducted by market research firm Meticulous Research predicts that the plant-based food market, which includes meat and dairy alternatives, plant-based ingredients and distribution channels, will reach US$74.2 billion by 2027. The analysts say that the key driver behind this growth is the demand from consumers for sustainable and nutritious food, […]

Chilean Plant-Based Food Tech NotCo To Hit US$250M Valuation

3 Mins Read Santiago-based plant-based meat and dairy maker NotCo will soon be worth US$250 million after reports that it is about to close an US$85 million funding round. Since the launch of its plant-based mayonnaise product, the brand has developed vegan milk, ice cream and burgers. Having a strong presence in Latin America, the food tech hopes […]

Big Food: 40% Have Dedicated Plant-Based Teams, Plus Other Key FAIRR Report Findings

3 Mins Read A new report by collaborative investor network FAIRR has found that nearly half of the world’s biggest food retailers and manufacturers have set up teams dedicated to developing and selling plant-based food products. Tesco and Unilever ranked the highest in terms of its commitment to shifting its portfolio towards plant-based, according to the analysis.  40% […]

Meet The Students Working On 3D Printed Plant-Based Salmon Fillet

4 Mins Read A team of students, known as Legendary Vish, are now developing 3D printed plant-based salmon. After working on 3D printing processes for medical technologies as a part of their doctorate projects, the group began modifying the technology to print plant-based proteins and binders in a structured seafood fillet format, something that most vegan seafood alternatives […]

Tong Kee Bao Dim Launches 4 Vegan Omnipork Dishes Across Hong Kong

3 Mins Read After a series of partnerships with mainstream F&B brands, Hong Kong’s Green Monday, the group behind the famed Omnipork, is now joining hands with the city’s dim sum chain Tong Kee Bao Dim to launch four new vegan-friendly dishes made with the pork mince analogue. The new dishes will be available across all 100 locations […]

Gardein Launches New Line Of Plant-Based Meat Soups & Vegan Jerky

3 Mins Read Canadian plant-based meat brand Gardein has just launched a new line of plant-based soups with its meat alternatives such as chicken and beef. It has also debuted vegan jerky products in various flavours. Plant-based analogues such as Gardein’s have grown in popularity, particularly in recent months in the wake of the coronavirus as consumers prioritise […]

Cargill Launches AltProtein Meat-Free Brand PlantEver For Chinese Consumers

2 Mins Read Following its partnership with fast food giant KFC to launch chicken-free plant-based nuggets in China earlier this year, Cargill will now be debuting its own consumer facing plant-based meat brand. Called PlantEver, the new brand will offer Chinese consumers a range of plant-based alternatives, with its first two products slated to launch this July.  Controversial […]