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Motif FoodWorks Secures US$226M To Scale & Commercialise Its Plant-Based Protein Tech

3 Mins Read Ingredient innovation startup Motif FoodWorks has raised US$226 million in a Series B funding round to expand its R&D capabilities and make make plant-based food better tasting and more nutritious. Agfunder News (AFN) announced the news earlier today. Boston-based Motif FoodWorks funding round was jointly led by the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board, through its […]

Oatmilk Skyr: Icelandic Provisions Unveils Plant-Based Twist On The Heritage Dairy Product

3 Mins Read Thanks to a collaboration with Iceland’s oldest farmer-owned dairy, Icelandic Provisions has unveiled the world’s first Oatmilk Skyr, a plant-based version of the traditional Icelandic dairy product that has been a traditional food for at least 1,000 years and is similar to Greek yogurt but thicker and with less sugar. U.S.-based Icelandic Provisions have officially […]

Op-Ed: Food Companies Must Lead The Coming Sustainability Revolution

5 Mins Read By: Priyanka Srinivas Priyanka Srinivas is the founder and CEO of Live Green Co, a Chilean Food Tech startup offering a range of plant-based foods that recently earned a spot on the Fortune 500 of Agri Food Tech. Those inside and outside of the food industry know that change is needed – and fast. From […]

Bezos-Backed NotCo Receives Backing From Shake Shack Founder Danny Meyer’s Fund

3 Mins Read AI-driven alternative protein startup NotCo has received funding from Enlightened Hospitality Investments(EHI), the growth equity fund that includes U.S. burger restaurant Shake Shack founder Danny Meyer, and they will use the capital will be used to ramp up its expansion efforts across the the U.S. foodservice market as well as operations in other countries. Backed by big names […]

Planted: Gullspång Re:food Invests In Swiss Pea, Oats & Upcycled Sunflowers Plant-Based Meat Company

3 Mins Read After recently closing its CHF 17 million (approx. US$18.1 million) Series A funding, in the latest announcement plant-based meat startup Planted has received an investment from food-tech investor Gullspång Re:food. Zürich-based Planted recently closed it Series A funding round with support from Blue Horizon Ventures and consumer-focused investment arm of German conglomerate Vorwerk Ventures. Family-owned Gullspång Invest […]

Tesco-Owned Wicked Kitchen Unveils New Vegan Ready Meals With Beyond Meat

3 Mins Read British plant-based food brand Wicked Kitchen has partnered with Californian plant-based meat pioneer Beyond Meat to expand its existing product portfolio with a new vegan ready and frozen meals range across Tesco stores in the United Kingdom. Through its nationwide partnership with U.K.’s biggest retailer Tesco, Wicked Kitchen has now expanded its range by joining […]

No Meat Today: Netherlands-Based Van Loon Group Launches New Alt Meat Brand

2 Mins Read Dutch traditional meat products manufacturer Van Loon Group will replace its 2019 brand The Blue Butcher with a new meat substitute brand called No Meat Today. Netherlands-based Van Loon Group, which consists of Van Loon Vlees, Brandenburg, Van de Raa and Meat Friends, has announced the launch of a new meat alternative protein brand called […]

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 […]

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 […]

‘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 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 […]

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 […]