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Grounded Foods Secures US$1.74M Seed Funding For Fermented Vegan Cheese

3 Mins Read Los Angeles-based vegan cheese maker Grounded Foods has recently announced that it has closed a US$1.74 million seed funding round led by alternative protein venture capital Stray Dog Capital. The startup says it will be using the capital to scale-up production and distribution of its fermented cauliflower and hemp seed plant-based cheeses.  Announced on Monday […]

Tokyo Burger Joint Goes 100% Vegan After Pandemic Wake-Up Call

2 Mins Read Great Lakes Tokyo, a burger restaurant in Tokyo, has recently revamped into a 100% vegan restaurant amid the coronavirus pandemic. For restaurant owner John Penny, the decision was made after realising how the animal industry contributed to the current pandemic and will continue to drive the emergence of future health crises. Burger joint Great Lakes […]

Supermarket Shelf: Plant-Based Meat Sales 23% Higher When Placed Next To Meat

3 Mins Read A new study by U.S. supermarket chain Kroger and trade association Plant Based Foods Association (PBFA) has found that plant-based meat sales increased by 23% when those items were sold in the meat department. The research, which shows that consumers now expect plant-based meat to be placed in the conventional meat section, proves that the […]

Dairy Industry May Be Wiped Out By Coronavirus Crisis & Rising Plant-Based Trend

3 Mins Read Dairy farmers are now in the midst of an existential crisis as the coronavirus continues to wreak havoc on the industry while consumers keep shifting to plant-based alternatives. Even with billions of dollars provided by stimulus packages, analysts say that key global exporters of dairy will still be facing major declines in demand that producers […]

Vegan IPO: Plant-Based Companies Follow Beyond Meat To Go Public

3 Mins Read Since Beyond Meat went public on the New York Stock Exchange just over a year ago, two more plant-based food techs have followed suit. In mid-June, The Very Good Food Company, the parent company of The Very Good Butchers, began trading on the Canadian Securities Exchange, making them the second vegan company to be publicly […]

Meati Foods Plans DTC Launch For Fungi-Based Steak After Secret Restaurant Trial

3 Mins Read Meati Foods, a Colorado-based food tech, is now planning to roll out its vegan fungi-based steaks directly to consumers later this year. It follows its successful secret launch in foodservice, which drew in positive reviews from customers. While other plant-based food techs such as Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods have replicated ground meats and burger […]

The 19 Best Hong Kong Vegan Restaurants For Cruelty-Free Dining

8 Mins Read Hong Kong’s plant-based food scene just keeps growing. The city is now full of meatless restaurants, and loads of food outlets are now adding on vegetarian and vegan options to their menus. But what about completely vegan restaurants? Turns out, we have a fair few of them too, where vegan and only vegan dishes are […]

South Korea: Vegan Population Triples As Plant-Based Market Explodes

3 Mins Read Recent data is showing that like the rest of the world, South Korea’s plant-based movement is picking up speed. From the numbers of vegans to flexitarians, more consumers are opting to ditch meat for plant-based substitutes – especially in the wake of the coronavirus crisis, which has exposed the health dangers and unsustainable nature of the […]

Chinese Confectionery Firm Multizen Invests In Vegan Dairy Startup Ripple Foods

3 Mins Read Multizen, one of the largest B2B confectionery and snack companies in the Greater China region, has recently announced investment into Californian vegan pea-based dairy brand Ripple Foods. It marks Multizen’s first sustainable impact investment into startups providing disruptive food solutions and comes as the plant-based trend takes off in Asia.  Leading OEM confectionery and snack […]

From Raising Chickens To Growing Mushrooms: Here’s How Livestock Farmers Can Make The Sustainable Leap

4 Mins Read Scientists and climate activists have called for an urgent transition to a more sustainable food system. The future food system envisioned is one without animal agriculture, the industry that drives as much as 18% of global greenhouse gas emissions, deforestation, water contamination and contributing towards antimicrobial resistance.  In an climate and pandemic-stricken age where environmental […]

Vegan Arborist: New Online Platform Wants To Be “Apple Store” Of Sustainable Products

3 Mins Read Vegan Arborist is a new London-based online business and consumer platform dedicated exclusively to sustainable and plant-based products. Launched earlier this year in April, the platform matches impact investors with sustainable companies on the one hand, while ensuring consumers are able to access eco-friendly and vegan-friendly products and services.  Founded by John Creaton, a former […]

Let’s Plant Meat Launches Vegan Burger Patties Across Thailand

3 Mins Read Let’s Plant Meat, a Chiang Mai-based startup, has just launched its first plant-based burger product across major supermarket chains in Thailand, including Gourmet Market, Rim Ping and Tesco Lotus. The homegrown startup says that its products – which retail for half the price of plant-based meat alternatives imported from the U.S. – will help make […]

Canada: Trudeau Announces $100M Investment Into Plant-Based Protein Production

3 Mins Read On Monday (June 22), Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau announced that the federal government will be investing CAD $100 million (US$74 million) into Merit Functional Foods, a Canadian company specialising in plant-based protein production. In his announcement, Trudeau says that the investment represents an opportunity to create employment in the fast-growing plant-based industry.  Speaking from […]

GFI APAC Reveals Top 100 Players In Asia’s Alternative Protein Industry

5 Mins Read The Good Food Institute Asia-Pacific (GFI APAC), a nonprofit supporting the alternative protein ecosystem, has just announced its list of top players in the region’s rapidly growing industry. Titled “2020 Asia Alt 100”, the list includes startups, organisations, investors, suppliers disrupting the food system, and identifies raw materials and food production as key opportunities for […]

China Food Tech Zhenmeat To Launch Vegan Crayfish & Pork Tenderloin

3 Mins Read Chinese homegrown food tech Zhenmeat has recently revealed two new products – plant-based pork tenderloin and crayfish – which will be available in domestic restaurant chains. The latest additions to the startup’s original line up, which included vegan sausages, mooncakes and meatballs, are designed specifically to suit Chinese cuisines and appetites.  Zhenmeat, dubbed “China’s Impossible […]

Thailand’s Biggest Agribusiness To Launch Plant-Based Meat & Circular Economy Strategy

3 Mins Read Charoen Pokphand Foods Pcl (CPF) will be rolling out plant-based meat products this year in response to growing demand, as well as operate using circular economy principles in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). For Thailand’s largest agribusiness company to shift its focus to sustainability and plant-based foods signals tidal change amongst mainstream consumers […]