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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 […]

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 […]

5 Signs Plant-Based Food Tech Investment Is Heating Up Amid Covid-19 Supply Shock

5 Mins Read Startups working on plant-based substitutes for animal products are now raking in capital as investor sentiment for the conventional meat industry goes awry. The coronavirus pandemic has exposed the vulnerability of industrial meat, from increasing numbers of outbreaks in meat-processing plants and empty supplies of beef and pork in supermarkets to the public health dangers […]

One Year On, How Beyond Meat’s IPO Changed Plant-Based Meat Forever

9 Mins Read On May 2, 2019, Beyond Meat, the California-based plant-based food tech company famous for their meat-free burgers and sausages, went public. The company became the world’s first vegan meat alternative to list on the US stock market. A lot has changed since then for Beyond Meat and the wider plant-based industry, becoming one of the […]

Singapore’s Plant-Based Maker Growthwell Secures US$8 Million To Bring Chickpea Protein To Asia

3 Mins Read The Growthwell Group, a Singaporean plant-based protein company, has just announced that it has raised US$8 million. The latest funding round was led by Singapore government-backed fund Temasek, alongside other investors including DSG Consumer Partners, Insignia Ventures, Genesis Ventures. Growthwell has also acquired a stake in Israeli food tech ChickP to develop the world’s first […]

Beyond Meat Enters US$150 Million Credit Facility To Fund Global Growth

3 Mins Read Beyond Meat, one of the most popular plant-based meat makers in the world, has announced that it has obtained a US$150 million five-year secured revolving credit facility to finance its global expansion. The announcement followed breaking news last week that Starbucks China will launch Beyond Meat’s products alongside Oatly and Omnipork into its new plant-based […]

Jack Ma & Bill Gates Backed Vegan Meat Startup Nature’s Fynd Secures Funding From Al Gore For Asia Expansion

3 Mins Read Chicago-based vegan meat startup Nature’s Fynd has just secured US$80 million in a Series B round from investors including former United States vice president Al Gore. The latest funding will help the company drive its expansion into Asia, and in particular China, where African swine fever and the coronavirus pandemic has brought about greater interest […]

Scientists Awarded US$4 Million For Research Into Plant-Based & Cultivated Meat

3 Mins Read The world’s top scientists have just been awarded US$4 million for research into plant-based and cultivated meat. The prize was given by the Good Food Institute (GFI) Competitive Grant Program to 21 scientists from 9 different countries, and aims to help overcome the crucial challenges lying ahead to scale-up and improve the alternative protein industry. […]

Japan Airlines To Serve Vegan Beyond Burgers On Select Flights Until May

3 Mins Read Japan’s national flag carrier line Japan Airlines will be serving vegan burgers using Beyond Meat’s plant-based patties on select routes between Tokyo and the United States. The vegan burger option will be available to first class passengers on the select flights, and the promotion will begin this month and last until the end of May […]

INTERVIEW: GFI’s Bruce Friedrich On Working To End Industrial Animal Agriculture “Let’s Give Consumers What They Want”

16 Mins Read Bruce Friedrich, the executive director and co-founder of the Good Food Institute (GFI) is responsible for some of the most iconic plant-based startups that have disrupted the global understanding and perception of vegan meat. A former animal activist who has been at the helm of show-stopping animal welfare campaigns with PETA, Bruce is now at […]

Plant-Based Powerhouse: 10 Mind-Blowing Vegan Jackfruit Recipes

6 Mins Read The jack of all fruits, AKA jackfruit, could very well be the vegan’s dream food. It’s amazing how meaty this tropical fruit is when young and unripe! Taste-wise, jackfruit is essentially a blank canvas to work with and texture wise, it mimics the feel of shredded/pulled meat. Packed with vitamins, minerals, potassium, fibers and scores […]

Chef Anthony’s Recipes – Jackfruit Carnitas AKA Vegan Pulled Pork

5 Mins Read Editor’s Note: Move over tofu. Step aside tempeh. There’s a new vegan meat replacement in town and it’s pretty awesome. Jackfruit, a large, spiky, durian-like fruit that is popular all over South-East Asia for its sweet, juicy flesh, has a secret use when ripe: when young, it makes for a fantastic meat substitute with a […]