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Bon Vivant Partners With Abolis Biotechnologies To Accelerate Animal-Free Dairy Production

3 Mins Read Alternative dairy startup Bon Vivant has announced a strategic partnership with fellow French operation Abolis Biotechnologies. The latter is a European leader in industrial biotechnology. The two will co-develop production methods for the scaled manufacturing of animal-free dairy proteins created via precision fermentation.  News of the partnership comes shortly after Bon Vivant closed a €4 […]

Imagindairy Closes $28 Million Seed Round Following Successful Funding Extension

4 Mins Read Tel Aviv-based precision fermentation startup Imagindairy has confirmed a $15 million seed extension round following its November 2021’s $13 million raise. Funding will be used for accelerated R&D efforts alongside new personnel hires. The total capital represents one of the largest seed rounds in the alternative protein sector to date. The additional round was led […]

Change Foods Scoops $1 Million Grant To Turn Sugarcane Waste Into Animal-Free Cheese Feedstock

4 Mins Read US-Australian food tech Change Foods has secured a $1 million grant from the Australian Commonwealth Government to create a platform for upcycling sugarcane fibre waste that will be processed to offer a low-cost and accessible feedstock for Change Foods’ precision fermentation dairy products. The sugarcane fibre (bagasse) is plentiful in supply and will ensure the […]

Fermify Closes Pre-Seed Round To Accelerate Proof-Of-Concept Cheese Debut

3 Mins Read Vienna’s Fermify, which has created a digital platform that can produce casein proteins via precision fermentation, has concluded a pre-seed undisclosed funding round led by Übermorgen Ventures and Backbone Ventures, with participation noted from Bitburger ventures, Kale United and Push Ventures. Fermify says its technology offers identical or superior performance and nutrition to conventional dairy […]

This French Biotech Is Aiming To Be Europe’s Answer To Perfect Day

4 Mins Read Lyon-based Bon Vivant has announced its intention to bring cow-free dairy protein to the European market. The precision fermentation biotech has recently scooped €4 million to progress its R&D. Alliance for Impact, High Flyers Capital, Kima Ventures, Founders Future, and Picus Capital all participated in the funding round.  Bon Vivant hopes to become a B2B […]

Betterland Foods Launches Cow-Free Milk Powered By Perfect Day Dairy

3 Mins Read Betterland foods, a brand new Californian company from Think! Founder Liz Falsetto, has launched Betterland cow-free milk made using Perfect Day’s animal-free whey protein. The product was developed using precision fermentation and the company claims it is “virtually indistinguishable” from conventional cow’s milk. The milk, which comes in two varieties- whole and extra creamy- is […]

Daisy Lab Receives NZ$250,000 Funding Injection To Continue Disrupting New Zealand’s Dairy Industry

3 Mins Read Auckland-based animal free dairy startup Daisy Lab has announced a NZ$250,000 capital injection from Stephen Tindall’s K1W1 and Icehouse Ventures. The funding will be used to continue developing cow-free products, particularly cheese. Located in New Zealand, the startup is taking on one of the biggest dairy sectors in the world. Daisy Lab founders Irina Miller […]

Consumers Are Ready For Animal-Free Dairy, New Study Finds

4 Mins Read Attitudes towards precision fermentation dairy are being put under the spotlight. A joint study carried out by Formo, Mercy For Animals, and Fordham University, has reported positive feelings about the sector and its impact on animals. Amongst the findings, “strong consumer enthusiasm” is a key takeaway, with curiosity surrounding animal-free dairy ranking highly as well. […]

Ex Chipotle Exec Debuts Chef-Driven, Science-Backed Vegan Cheese Brand

3 Mins Read Co-founded by chef/restauranteur Margaux Riccio and ex-Chipotle executive Tim Wildin, Vertage is the latest vegan cheese brand to debut in the US market. The dairy-free range has launched across select foodservice channels in Washington DC. According to the founders, retail expansion is also on the cards.  Vertage cheeses, which include mozzarella and cheddar, are described […]

Mighty Drinks’ New Dairy-Free M.LKology Range To Hit UK Supermarkets In January

3 Mins Read Straight off the back of a successful seed plus round, U.K.-based Mighty has announced the launch of a third-generation plant milk range. The new M.LKology product line showcases the company’s most authentic dairy-free milk to date. Biomass fermentation has been used to mimic conventional milk, with simplified labels in place for consumer clarity. Products are […]

Israeli Precision Fermentation Startup Imagindairy Is ‘Milking New Technology To Leave Cows Out’

4 Mins Read Imagindairy is the latest to join the animal-free dairy movement, tapping into precision fermentation technology to create “true milk proteins that are indistinguishable from the real thing”. Based out of Tel Aviv, the food tech says through “milking new technology”, it has recreated whey and casein without the cow, and these animal-free proteins can be […]

Perfect Day’s Brave Robot To Carbon Label Animal-Free Real Dairy Ice Creams

4 Mins Read Brave Robot, the animal-free ice cream brand made with Perfect Day’s precision fermentation real dairy proteins, will begin displaying its carbon footprint on its packaging. The company claims the move will make it the first dairy ice cream product in U.S. retail to publish its footprint, which according to a life-cycle assessment is 34% lower […]

Formo To Make ‘Best Of European Cheese’ With Animal-Free Dairy After Rebranding From Legendairy

4 Mins Read Legendairy Foods, the Berlin-based food tech using precision fermentation to develop animal-free dairy proteins, has announced its rebrand to Formo. The new name is designed as a consumer-facing brand as the biotech’s team continues to grow and accelerate its mission to bring real dairy cheeses with its fermentation-cultivated animal-free dairy proteins to cheese-lovers all over […]

Leonardo DiCaprio & Other Leading Experts Join Perfect Day’s New Sustainability Council

4 Mins Read Perfect Day, the makers of animal-free real dairy proteins, has announced the formation of a new Sustainability & Health Advisory Council comprising a star-studded list of founding members including Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio and former UNICEF executive director Ann Veneman. The food tech also revealed the results of the independent life-cycle assessment conducted on its […]

Ice Age: Asia’s First Animal-Free Ice Cream Made With Perfect Day Dairy Proteins Launches In Hong Kong

4 Mins Read Partnering up with U.S. fermentation dairy food tech Perfect Day, Hong Kong’s Igloo Dessert Bar has launched Asia’s first-ever animal-free ice cream made with real dairy proteins, but without any cows. Forged alongside Li Ka-shing’s tech venture capital firm Horizon Ventures, the collaboration brand is dubbed Ice Age!, and will offer customers a line-up of […]

Fermentation Dairy Startup Perfect Day To Establish Singapore R&D Centre With A*STAR

3 Mins Read California-based alternative dairy startup Perfect Day will soon open its Singapore-based R&D centre this year, in partnership with the government-run Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR). Called the A*Star-Perfect Day Joint Lab, the facility will focus on further developing Perfect Day’s precision fermentation technology while the Singapore government seeks to double down its self-sufficiency […]