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Cell-Cultured Startup Finless Foods Makes Plant-Based Entry With Tuna Product

4 Mins Read Californian cell-cultured seafood startup Finless Foods has announced its expansion into the plant-based seafood category, debuting a new vegan tuna alternative as the “next step” in their company’s mission to protect the oceans. It comes as part of the food tech’s “brand refresh” to better reflect and communicate its impact goals with consumers.  Finless Foods […]

Breaking: Green Monday Food Tech OmniFoods Debuts OmniSeafood Plant-Based Fish Range With Fillet, Tuna, Crab Cakes & Salmon

6 Mins Read Just over a year after launching its groundbreaking vegan “spam” analogue OmniPork Luncheon, Green Monday is expanding its OmniFoods range with a brand new line of plant-based seafood alternatives. Announced today (June 8) on World Oceans Day during an invite-only global media press conference, the new OmniSeafood range marks the Hong Kong-based food tech’s first […]

Umami Tech: Chicago Algae Heme Startup BYAS Develops Flavouring To Elevate Plant-Based Seafood

3 Mins Read Back of the Yards Algae Sciences (BYAS), a Chicago-based startup, has developed a “unique seafood flavouring” using its algal heme technology. The flavouring product is designed for plant-based fish, shrimp and other seafood alternatives, enabling “true seafood” taste and umami flavour to elevate the consumer experience.  BYAS has announced the development of a new product, […]

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 […]

Prime Roots Launches Vegan Ravioli Range With Koji-Based Bacon & Lobster

4 Mins Read Berkeley, California-based food tech Prime Roots, whose unique plant-based meat alternatives range uses the Japanese fungus koji as its “super-protein” ingredient, has debuted a new line of vegan-friendly ravioli. The new fresh plant-based meat and seafood pasta will feature its koji-based proteins, including 100% animal-free bacon, chicken, sausage and lobster analogues, with a goal of […]

Ocean Hugger Relaunches With Nove For Global Plant-Based Seafood Roll Out In 2021

4 Mins Read Plant-based seafood maker Ocean Hugger Foods has announced its return, partnering up with Bangkok-based Nove Foods to roll out its products globally in 2021. The company, which was forced to shut down its operations due to the coronavirus pandemic last year, will work with Nove Foods, whose distribution spans 30 countries, to reenter the alternative […]

Israel Startup ChickP Starts Commercial Production Of Its Plant-Based Protein Isolate Ahead Of U.S. Expansion

4 Mins Read ChickP, the Israeli food tech behind the world’s first 90% chickpea protein isolate made with its patented technology, has announced that it has begun full-scale commercial production of its novel protein. It comes ahead of its planned expansion to the U.S., where it has forged a partnership agreement with Illinois-based food ingredient firm Socius Ingredients.  […]

Seafood Giant Thai Union To Launch Plant-Based Shrimp This Year

4 Mins Read Thai Union, one of the biggest seafood producers globally, has revealed its plans to launch plant-based shrimp in 2021 as it pivots in response to demand from consumers. The company made its first foray into plant-based seafood last year, and says it will be continually developing more fish-free alternatives, which will primarily cater to foodservice […]

Plant-Based Seafood Startup Novish Nets Investment From Fast Food Group

3 Mins Read Plant-based seafood startup Novish has secured funding from QSR Platform SCA (QSRP), a major fast food platform that lists the Burger King franchise in four European markets and French tacos chain O’Tacos among its brands. The strategic investment will accelerate the roll-out of Novish’s line of plant-based fish products across QSRP subsidiaries NORDSEE, a European […]

Dutch Plant-Based Pioneers Schouten Enters Alt Seafood With New Vegan Tuna

3 Mins Read Schouten, the Dutch company that has been specialising in developing plant-based proteins since the 1990s, has recently debuted its latest product: vegan tuna. It marks the first time the firm has entered the plant-based seafood alternatives space, which is expected to undergo major growth as more companies tap into fish-free innovation.  Schouten has recently launched […]

New Wave Foods Closes US$18M Series A To Bring Plant-Based Shrimp To Market

4 Mins Read Plant-based seafood maker New Wave Foods has bagged US$18 million in a Series A round as the company gears up to launch its products on the market. Using the funding to accelerate its scale up plans, the company says that it will first introduce its plant-based shrimp to consumers via foodservice channels before expanding its […]

Top 13 Alt Protein Trends: Our 2021 Industry Predictions

11 Mins Read 2020 was a challenging and unexpected year, and most of the world was brought to its knees by the Covid-19 pandemic. It’s been almost 12 months of bad, sad news and traumatic moments. But for the alt protein industry, 2020 has been an incredible year! While the pandemic made life far more difficult for billions, […]

Konjac, Millet & Chickpea: 7 Asian Nations Ideally Positioned To Supply Diverse Plant Crops For Global Food Tech Industry

4 Mins Read In a new report, the Good Food Institute Asia Pacific (GFI APAC) has highlighted 14 alternative protein ingredients that could help not only diversify the range crops used in novel plant-based meat products, but also help bolster the appeal of alternative protein products to a larger consumer base. The report also spotlights the seven Asian […]

Growthwell-Backed ChickP To Patents Its Plant-Based Protein Isolate In Singapore

3 Mins Read ChickP, the company behind the world’s first 90% chickpea protein isolate, has successfully patented its technology in Israel. The Israeli food tech will now be applying for a patent in Singapore, where its investor Growthwell Group is based, and is gearing for its commercial scale-up in the city-state to meet the growing demand for plant-based […]

GFI APAC Asian Summit On Alternative Proteins Unites Industry Online For Sector Deep Dive

4 Mins Read The Good Food Institute Asia-Pacific (GFI APAC), the Asia branch of the global nonprofit advocating for and supporting the alternative protein ecosystem, recently hosted its inaugural virtual event. Called the Asia Summit on Alternative Proteins (ASAP), the two-day event took a deep dive into the alternative protein industry in Asia, from scientific and regulatory developments […]