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Pandemic Meat Crisis Pushes Consumers Towards Plant-Based Alternatives From HK To US

3 Mins Read The meat industry is in crisis, with the coronavirus outbreak seeing slaughterhouses and meat plants staying shut, propped up prices and supermarket shortages. Now, mainstream consumers are turning their attention to plant-based alternatives. New research from Hong Kong, the United Kingdom and the United States suggests that grocery shoppers are ready to shift to plant-based […]

Omnipork Luncheon Meat Will Soon Be Available In The Philippines

2 Mins Read Shortly after Green Monday made headlines with its groundbreaking new Omnipork Luncheon Meat product, the world’s first vegan “spam” will be made available to consumers in the Philippines in the coming months. Spam is considered a staple across many Asian cuisines, and the Philippines goes through over a million kilograms of the processed ham a […]

Secret Ingredient: Motif FoodWorks To Replicate Animal Fat For Plant-Based Meat & Dairy

3 Mins Read Motif FoodWorks, a Boston-based ingredient innovation startup, has just announced a new exclusive research collaboration with University of Guelph in Canada and founder of food tech Coasun Inc. and food science professor Dr. Alejandro Marangoni. The partnership will see the development of novel technologies to formulate lipids and other fibre-forming ingredients to help recreate the […]

Swedish Food Tech Startup Creates World’s First Plant-Based Shredded Salmon

4 Mins Read Hooked, a Swedish plant-based food tech, is creating the world’s first vegan shredded salmon product. As the most consumed seafood protein in Europe, the startup has set its sights on disrupting the continent’s food system with its cruelty-free, toxin-free, healthy and sustainable alternative. In the future, Hooked wants to develop plant-based calamari and shrimp.  Founded […]

Thai Incubator SPACE-F Announces New Southeast Asian Food Tech Startup Program

3 Mins Read Bangkok-based food tech incubator and accelerator program SPACE-F is now looking for emerging startups in the Southeast Asia region who are developing sustainable and tech-forward food solutions. It aims to help entrepreneurs scale-up their products and connect them to potential investors with an overarching goal of bolstering the region’s food security – a concern that […]

Japanese Plant-Based Startup Daiz Secures US$6M To Open Vegan Meat Factory

3 Mins Read Japanese food tech Daiz announced this month that it has raised ¥650 million (US$6 million) in a Series A funding round. The investment was led by Japanese state-backed fund A-Five and tech venture capital firm Mitsubishi UFJ Capital. Daiz will use the latest capital to open one of the biggest vegan meat factories in the […]

Nestlé Loses “Incredible Burger” Name After Legal Battle With Impossible Foods

3 Mins Read Swiss food giant Nestlé has just lost a legal challenge from Silicon Valley startup Impossible Foods, the makers of the “bleeding” heme-filled plant-based burger patties. The ruling means that Nestlé will have to rename its existing plant-based “Incredible Burger” sold across the European Union under its brand Garden Gourmet. Following a court ruling in favour […]

New Plant-Based Food Expo In Los Angeles Announced For 2021 To Focus On Emerging & Artisanal Brands

3 Mins Read Organised by marketing and public relations company Scout 22 alongside plant-based industry veterans and groups, the new Scout Plant-Based Expo is slated to launch in September next year in Los Angeles. The expo will feature the newest plant-based food innovations and brands, and aims to connect these solutions with investors, retail buyers and distributors.  Scout […]