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Indian Vegan Protein Startup Eyes US and Europe After $2.4M Seed

4 Mins Read Proeon, an Indian plant protein ingredients startup, has just raised $2.4 million in a seed funding round. The company, which leverages a wide range of crops such as amaranth, hemp seeds and mung beans, say the funds will fuel its global expansion plans, with North America and Europe as its key target markets. Proeon has […]

Six-Year Research Project To Ferment ‘New Category’ Of Plant-Based Protein

4 Mins Read Researchers in Denmark will soon kickstart a six-year project to create an entirely new category of climate-friendly plant-based proteins using fermentation technology. Called Proferment, the project is being backed by the Novo Nordisk Foundation and will bring scientists from the University of Copenhagen, Technical University of Denmark and Utrecht University in the Netherlands together.  Proferment […]

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 […]

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 […]

Tabitha Brown: Vegan TikTok Star & Actress To Publish Her First Vegan Cookbook

5 Mins Read Vegan Tiktok star Tabitha Brown, who gained popularity after featuring her plant-based recipes on social media platforms, will be releasing her first vegan cookbook along with an inspiration-filled book designed around her iconic catchphrases that will discuss her story and provide self-care tips and advice for her readers. As part of a double-book deal, Brown […]

Brazil: Beyond Meat Launches In World’s 3rd Largest Beef Consumer Market

2 Mins Read Beyond Meat, one of the most recognisable plant-based meat brands in the world, has just launched in Brazil, the world’s third largest consumer and second biggest producer of beef. The news comes after the food tech entered the mainland Chinese retail market as a part of its aggressive international expansion strategy.  The El Segundo, California-based […]

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 […]

Vegan Tuna Startup Good Catch Reels In Celebrity Investment, Asia Expansion On The Line

3 Mins Read Gathered Foods, the makers of the plant-based tuna brand Good Catch, has just announced an impressive line-up of celebrities that have recently invested in the company. Among them are Woody Harrelson, Shailene Woodley, Paris Hilton and Lance Bass. The celebrity investments follow the startup’s recent successful funding round that drew in big names including multinational […]

Asia’s Ready: Alternative Proteins Are The Future, Say Industry Leaders

2 Mins Read Rethink Agri-food Innovation Week premiered in Singapore November 27-29 2018 with the goal of going deep on technology’s role in addressing the most pressing food issues of our time, including meeting the growing global demand for protein, with a focus on exploring the role of alternatives such as plant proteins and cellular agriculture, in Asia […]

Re-imagining P-O-R-K: A Letter From David Yeung, Founder of Omnipork

4 Mins Read While the majority of startups are busy building the next big thing in blockchain, AI, Big Data, fintech, biotech or ICO, my team and I have been focusing on re-inventing the most unsexy, un-talked-about basic necessity that the world consumes every minute, yet is often taken for granted. That basic necessity is P-O-R-K. This isn’t […]

5 Plant Proteins To Keep In Your Fridge/Freezer At All Times

4 Mins Read As convenient as it is to eat out in a city like ours (and boy, do Hong Kongers eat out a lot!), there is something to be said about cooking your own meals from time to time. Sometimes we’re just over the foods we have come to know and love, and other times it just […]

Life Without Meat Diary – Part 3: Being Veggie Is Really Hard

6 Mins Read Online butcher Emma Pike gave up meat and dairy cold turkey (!) after a friend challenged her. Below is the third installment in her hilarious, honest and heart-warming diary (read Part 1 here and Part 2 here).  Day 15: Taking Stock Of My Vegan 14 I feel pretty terrible today. Had a tennis “Fitnique” session with Gap Tennis […]

Life Without Meat Diary – Week 1: The Reluctant Vegan

6 Mins Read Online butcher Emma Pike gave up meat and dairy cold turkey (!) after a friend challenged her. Below is her hilarious, honest and heart-warming diary.  Ever thought about how vegetarians and vegans live without meat? I hadn’t really considered it much until my friend challenged me to find out for myself by doing a 21-day contest. […]

Green Queen Predicts: 2017 Health & Wellness Trends

5 Mins Read It’s that time of the year again, when experts all over share their predictions for the biggest trends in every industry. Green Queen spends a fair share of her time staying up to date on everything health & wellness, reading just about everything on the subjects. Holistic Health Heats Up It used to be that […]

Protein Primer: Everything You Need To Know About The Muscle Macro

3 Mins Read What Is Protein? Protein is one of the three macronutrients that provide energy, aka calories, for the body. The other two macronutrients are fats and carbohydrates. Each gram of protein contains 4 calories, as compared to a gram of fat, which contains 9 calories. Note: a gram of carbohydrate has 4 calories too. Protein is […]

5 Reasons Spirulina Is A Health Game Changer

4 Mins Read Spirulina is a very ancient microscopic single cell blue green algae that grows in fresh water all over the world, though it is mostly harvested for consumer usage in Australia, India, China, Africa and North America. Spirulina is one of the simplest life forms on earth and forms the basis of our complex food chain. Whilst […]

Top 10 Vegan Protein Sources & How To Use Them Every Day

5 Mins Read One of the biggest challenges when following a plant-based diet is ensuring you get enough protein regularly. Turns out, it’s easy if you know where to look! Below we list the top ten healthiest plant-based protein sources for all you aspiring herbivores! Spirulina (Dried) 64.4 grams of protein per cup It’s hard to beat spirulina […]