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Alternative Proteins Could Capture 22% Overall Global Market By 2035, New Report Says

6 Mins Read With advancements in technological innovation and full regulatory support, alternative proteins could take up as much as 22% of the entire global protein market by 2035, a new report reveals. While this “best-case scenario” will require all three pillars in the sector – plant-based, cell-based and fermentation – to reach price parity, researchers’ conservative estimates […]

Consumers Across The Globe Are Willing To Change Their Behaviour To Become Healthier & Sustainable, New Survey Shows

4 Mins Read The results of a a newly released global consumer insights survey suggests that consumers are willing to change their lifestyles with ‘one’s wellbeing’ considered as the top area of interest for consumers in all markets, irrespective of age and demographic. The survey, conducted by global market research firm GlobeScan across 27 markets, shows that people want to take […]

GFI Unveils First India Good Food Startup Manual To Scale The Country’s Alt Protein Industry

3 Mins Read The Good Food Institute India (GFI India), a nonprofit organization supporting India’s growing alternative protein ecosystem, recently unveiled the first India Good Food Startup Manual in an effort to scale the country’s innovation ecosystem for the alternative protein sector. Back in 2018, at the inaugural Good Food Conference in the U.S., GFI U.S. launched its […]

Triton Algae To Launch Plant-Based Tuna & Algae-Based Alternative Protein Ingredients

4 Mins Read Triton Algae Innovations, a startup leveraging freshwater algae species, is preparing to launch its plant-based algae ingredients and its first retail product – a tuna analogue – to show consumers the potential of the underwater crop in alternative proteins. The single-celled algae species that Triton uses, Chlamydomonas reinhardtii​, can express plant proteins, and the startup […]

Big Idea Ventures Partners With AAK To Push Alternative Protein Ingredient Innovation

3 Mins Read New York and Singapore-based venture capital firm Big Idea Ventures (BIV) and AAK, the Swedish-Danish specialty oils and fats giant, has forged a new partnership to speed up the development of alternative protein ingredient solutions. Investing in BIV’s early-stage food tech fund, AAK will provide capital and its expertise to support the fast-growing cell-based and […]

Quorn Owner Monde Nissin Aims For Philippines’ First Billion Dollar IPO As Its Plant-Based Sales Soar

3 Mins Read Monde Nissin Corporation, the Philippine-based food conglomerate, has filed for an initial public offering (IPO) aiming to raise ₱63 billion (approx. US$1.3 billion), the country’s largest-ever first-time share sale. The firm, who acquired British legacy vegan and vegetarian brand Quorn in 2015, says the fundraising will fuel its international expansion as it pivots towards the […]

New U.S. Pea Protein Facility: Ingredion Expands ‘On-Trend’ Plant-Based Ingredient Production

4 Mins Read Multinational ingredients firm Ingredion has expanded its “on-trend” line of plant-based solutions for the F&B industry, adding two pea-based ingredients to its Nebraska-based pea protein factory. Ingredion says the move is part of its strategy to “capitalise” on the fast-growing plant-based trend, as food brands and manufacturers continue to ramp up their vegan and vegetarian […]

Consumer Behaviour Deep Dive: Who Is Buying Plant-Based Meat & Why?

7 Mins Read Sales of plant-based meat alternatives have skyrocketed over the past year, as consumers turn their attention to health, nutrition, sustainability and food provenance more than ever before. But who exactly is driving the growth of plant-based meat, and what reasons are most critical in pushing consumers to turn to alternative proteins? Plus, why are these […]

Zyrcular Foods To Produce 1 Million Kilograms Of Plant Protein Annually At Renewable Powered Barcelona Factory

3 Mins Read Zyrcular Foods, the Barcelona-based alternative protein producer and distributor, has revealed that its new 1,500 square metre facility has begun manufacturing plant-based protein. Located in the town of Seva, the green energy powered factory will be able to produce up to 1 million kilograms of alternative protein for brands, retailers and foodservice businesses annually at […]

Danone Acquires Follow Your Heart As Big Food Bets On Plant-Based

3 Mins Read Multinational food giant Danone has announced an agreement to purchase Earth Island, the maker of legacy plant-based brand Follow Your Heart. The acquisition of the firm marks yet another expansion in Danone’s meat and dairy-free offerings, as it pushes on with its ambitious goal to ramp up its plant-based sales to US$5.4 billion by 2025.  […]

Global Plant-Based Protein Market Now Worth US$10.3 Billion, Says New Report

3 Mins Read The plant-based protein market is now worth US$10.3 billion, says a new report. Analysts cited the rising demand for protein alternatives within the food industry, particularly for pea-based protein sources, as key factors underpinning the value of the market. Driven by shifting consumer trends in high-growth markets in Asia-Pacific, the researchers expect the plant-based protein […]

Plant-Based Protein Sales Growth In Israel Beats Animal-Based Products By 13-Fold In 2020

3 Mins Read New statistics show that Israeli consumers have purchased more plant-based proteins in 2020 than ever before. The data, reported by alternative protein nonprofit Good Food Institute Israel (GFI Israel), reveals that the total sales of substitutes for meat, milk and dairy products recorded higher growth than animal-based protein products by as much as 13-fold.  According […]

An Alt Protein Transition Course Is About To Launch At This Dutch University

4 Mins Read From food scientists coming up with 3D printing technologies to cell-based startups and big food companies investing in plant-based meat, there has never been more innovation in the alternative protein space. Postgraduate students at Wageningen University & Research (WUR) started to wonder why there wasn’t an official course on this protein transformation we’re seeing. Now, […]

Swiss Cheese: Scientist Marité Cárdenas Is Developing A Plant-Based Protein That Mimics Milk Casein

3 Mins Read Scientist Marité Cárdenas is currently developing a plant-based protein that will mimic casein in milk in an effort to create dairy-free milk that is suitable for vegan cheesemaking. Sweden-based Marité Cárdenas, a professor at Biofilms Research Center for Biointerfaces of Malmö University is working on a project, ‘Nanocapsules and recombinant proteins for nutritious vegan cheese […]

Cats Fed Plant-Based Diets Can Live Healthy Lives, New Study Suggests

3 Mins Read A new study suggests that contrary to popular belief, cats fed plant-based diets that are nutritionally sound do not appear to be adversely affected at all. In fact, researchers found that cats who were on vegan diets had more ideal body condition scores than their meat-eating counterparts. While the paper acknowledges that further observational studies […]

Diverse Crop Indian Plant-Based Protein Startup Proeon Lands Spot On Global Food Tech Accelerator

4 Mins Read Proeon, an Indian startup focused on plant-based protein ingredients, has been selected to join Scrum Ventures’ sustainable food global accelerator program. As part of the Food Tech Studio – Bites! program, Proeon will be connected with food industry leaders in the U.S. and Japan, including big players like Nissin, Nichirei and Ito En, which the startup […]