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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 […]

Plant-Based Options & Sustainability: Hong Kong Land Incubates City’s Top Food Talent At Basehall

3 Mins Read Central’s iconic tower Jardine House has just welcomed a new food hall with ten restaurant partners. Called BaseHall, the new dining destination transforms the original decades-old concept of a food hall with current consumer trends: a focus on sustainability throughout its operations and catering to the growing demand for plant-based options.  Officially opening its doors […]

Malaysian Food Tech Phuture Foods Rolls Out Vegan Mince In Singapore Restaurants

4 Mins Read Malaysian food tech Phuture Foods has recently launched its new vegan pork mince product, Phuture Mince. The plant-based analogue is currently available at a number of restaurants in Singapore, with the startup planning to bring Phuture Mince dishes to over 350 foodservice locations in the city-state. Phuture Foods also plans to make its new vegan […]

MycoTechnology Raises US$39M Series D From Big Food To Grow Plant-Based Functional Ingredient Platform

3 Mins Read Colorado-based food tech MycoTechnology has just raised US$39 million in a Series D funding round, which it plans to use to enlarge its existing platform of functional plant-based ingredients. The investment round attracted big names including plant-based group Greenleaf Foods, Tyson Ventures and Kellogg-owned Eighteen94 Capital. MycoTechnology company specialises in food-processing solutions made using fungi […]

Singapore Startup NamZ Launches Climate-Resilient Sustainable Food Brand

3 Mins Read NamZ, a Singapore food tech developing “future fit” foods using climate-resilient crops, has just launched a range of sustainable food products under its new brand WhatIF Foods. Products include shakes, soups and noodles, all of which are designed to be nutritious yet convenient for consumers. The company hopes that it will help bolster Singapore’s food […]

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 […]