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Global VCs Brinc & Blue Horizon Jointly Invest US$3M+ In New FoodTech Scaleup Cross-Border Accelerator Program

4 Mins Read Asia venture accelerator firm Brinc and European FoodTech venture fund, Blue Horizon Ventures will invest over US$3 million into global foodtech startups through Brinc’s new scaleup program, which aims to help growth-stage companies enter markets throughout Southeast Asia and Greater China, an investment remit that the two parties describe as the “largest cheque size for foodtech accelerator […]

Carbon Footprint Of Seitan Is 130 Times Lower Than Beef, Claims New Industry Research

3 Mins Read According to new research conducted by carbon footprint analysts Thrust Carbon, compared to traditional meats and dairy products like beef, lamb, cheese and chicken, wheat gluten, also known as seitan and developed using gluten, the main protein of wheat, has a comparatively lower carbon footprint. Released by the U.K.-based LoveSeitan, which manufactures seitan-based products, the […]

Unilever Partners With Mycoprotein Startup ‘Enough’ To Expand Plant-Based Meat Portfolio

3 Mins Read Unilever has announced a new partnership with food tech Enough, formerly known as 3F Bio, to launch new plant-based meat products and keep up with the “explosive growth” of alternative proteins. Enough uses zero-waste fermentation technology to develop its mycoprotein, which will support the Anglo-Dutch food giant’s sustainability plans and its €1 billion (US$1.19 billion) […]

Adapting To Local Cuisine Key For Plant-Based Success In China, New Report Says

4 Mins Read There’s a huge opportunity to be made in China, the world’s most populous country, whose consumers are increasingly keen on healthier, safer and more sustainable alternative proteins. But for plant-based producers to succeed in the Chinese market and tap mainstream consumers, it will be critical to adapt their products to integrate with local tastes and […]

World-First: Akua Debuts Vegan Burger Made From Ocean-Farmed Regenerative Kelp

3 Mins Read Meat alternative brand Akua focuses on making plant-based foods from regenerative aquaculture and the young company has just unveiled the world’s first-ever burger made from kelp, a type of highly renewable algae that not only helps absorbs carbon but also prevents ocean acidification. N.Y.-based Akua launched its Kelp Burger that is plant-based and sustainably sourced […]

Pea Protein Milk Startup Vly Raises US$7.4M Series A To Drive Growth Across Europe

3 Mins Read Alternative dairy foodtech startup Vly, which creates milk from pea protein, has raised EUR€6.1M(approx. US$7.4M) in a Series A round led by Five Seasons Ventures. The capital raised will help the company scale its R&D and drive growth across the DACH region (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) and into new European markets, including the United Kingdom. […]

German Meat Production Fell In 2020, While Plant-Based Manufacturing Soared

3 Mins Read Germany decreased its animal meat production, but vegan meat manufacturing grew, new data shows. Over 2020, the total value of meat production in the country fell by 4%, while its plant-based counterparts saw its value grow double-digits, fuelled by mass consumer demand for sustainable and healthier alternatives.  Animal meat manufacturing in Germany took a 4% […]

Singapore Food Tech Next Gen Brings TiNDLE Plant-Based Chicken To Hong Kong, Macau & Kuala Lumpur

4 Mins Read Singapore food tech Next Gen is bringing its plant-based chicken brand Tindle into new markets, launching in Hong Kong, Macau and Kuala Lumpur simultaneously next month. Partnering with distributor Classic Fine Foods, Tindle will make its way into restaurant menus across the three Asian cities as plant-based demand across the region continues to grow.  Next […]

Ugly Cauliflower & Hemp’s Grounded Foods Rolls Out Its Plant-Based Cheeses To 160+ U.S. Retail Locations

3 Mins Read Following its recent launch in U.S., vegan startup Grounded Foods announced today that it is rolling out its vegan-friendly alternative dairy cheeses made from ugly cauliflower and hemp in over 160 retail locations across the country including select Whole Foods Market stores. Most plant-based cheeses on the market start with a majority nut or coconut oil […]

‘An Investment In The Future Of Food’: Plant-Based Chicken Maker Daring Closes US$40M Series B With Rapper Drake’s Backing

3 Mins Read Plant-based chicken startup Daring announced today that it has raised a US$40M Series B round involving the backing of Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, producer, and entrepreneur Drake. The company plans to use this capital to triple its internal team by the end of this year, as well as scale its retail and foodservice growth. […]

Meat-Turned-Vegan Brand Noble Jerky Records 70% Revenue Surge Amid Covid-19

3 Mins Read Noble Jerky, a former meat brand that turned vegan three years ago, has seen its revenue increase by 70% over the pandemic-stricken year as consumers increasingly shift towards plant-based alternatives. The company decided to ditch meat entirely from its business model after recognising that “sustainable agriculture was not feasible when raising animals for food production”.  […]

MEAT ZERO: Thai AgFood Giant Looks To Build Leading Global Alt Meat Brand Within 5 Years

4 Mins Read Bangkok-based Charoen Pokphand Foods Pcl (CPF) has launched a new plant-based meat brand dubbed“MEAT ZERO” with products the company claims feel, taste and look like traditional meat thanks to the help of its “Plant-tec” innovation, and plans on being among the world’s leading three alternative meat brands over the next 3-5 years. Last year, Thailand’s largest […]

OmniPork Slashes Retail Prices By Double-Digits & Announces Parity With Pork

4 Mins Read Green Monday’s OmniFoods arm has announced double-digit price reductions for its OmniPork line of plant-based pork alternatives. It comes as the brand expands its international presence to 40,000 point-of-sales across 20 markets, achieving greater economies of scale and enabling its vegan analogues to compete at price parity with its real animal-based counterparts.  OmniFoods is reducing […]

Alt Meat Player v2food Launches New Plant-Based Bolognese Sauce

2 Mins Read Plant-based meat company v2food recently forayed into the fresh sauce category with the launch of its new plant-based, ready-made bolognese sauce, dubbed v2sauce, which will be available to Australian consumers through the supermarket Woolworths. Sydney-based food tech, v2food has unveiled v2sauce, a plant-based sauce that can be used in pastas and is exclusively available at Australia’s […]

Shanghai Startup YouKuai Closes US$7.3M Series A To Expand Zrou Plant-Based Pork Brand

3 Mins Read YouKuai Group International, the Chinese plant-based company behind the pork analogue Zrou, has announced today the close of a US$7.3 million Series A funding round led by Singaporean investment firm TRIREC. Proceeds from the fundraise will go towards expanding partnerships with foodservice players across China to bolster Zrou’s “loyal fanbase” as the alternative proteins continue […]

Din Tai Fung Expands Vegan Menu With JUST Egg Across All U.S. Outlets

3 Mins Read Famous Taiwanese restaurant chain Din Tai Fung has expanded their vegan offerings across its U.S. locations in partnership with San Francisco food tech Eat Just. Featuring the plant-based JUST Egg, the five new items range from noodles and dumplings, and have now landed on the menus of all thirteen restaurants it operates in the country.  […]