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Shaka Harry Shakes Up India’s Growing Vegan Market With $2 Million Seed Raise

4 Mins Read Shaka Harry, an Indian-based plant-based meat brand, has raised $2 million in a Seed funding round led by Better Bite Ventures, Blue Horizon, and Panthera Peak among others, including celebrity chef Manu Chandra. Designed around the Indian palate, Shaka Harry says it’s one of the fastest-growing vegan meat and snacks brands in South Asia. The […]

Vegan Protein As Effective As Whey For Building Muscle, Study Finds

3 Mins Read New research into the effectiveness of vegan and animal-based protein sources has confirmed no difference between the two. The data show that men who eat plant-based protein and supplement with soy can bulk up as much as those who include meat and whey in their regime. The study was conducted in 2021 in Brazil with […]

Startup Creates New Chickpea Strain With 75% More Protein

3 Mins Read San Francisco’s NuCicer has created a strain of chickpeas with 75 percent more protein than regular varieties. The new super legumes are non-GMO and have been created using wild genetic diversity. Traditional breeding cycles were reduced from 10 years to 24 months. The resulting chickpeas are cost-effective and highly nutritious. NuCicer reports that it has […]

Indian Vegan Protein Startup Eyes US and Europe After $2.4M Seed

4 Mins Read Proeon, an Indian plant protein ingredients startup, has just raised $2.4 million in a seed funding round. The company, which leverages a wide range of crops such as amaranth, hemp seeds and mung beans, say the funds will fuel its global expansion plans, with North America and Europe as its key target markets. Proeon has […]

This Biotech Is Developing Climate-Smart Vegan Protein From Biological Residues

3 Mins Read Biotech Cirkulär is using advanced biotechnology processes to produce alternative proteins in bulk from biological residues. With a low environmental impact, the company’s first application is milk protein which can be used to create cheese. Swedish startup Cirkulär is developing climate-smart biotechnology systems to produce animal protein beginning with the production of cheese. Microorganisms instead of cows […]

Vegetarians Score Better Health Biomarkers Than Meat-Eaters, New Study Finds

3 Mins Read Researchers have found that people who are vegetarian have a healthier biomarker profile compared to meat-eating folk. The British study’s findings, presented at the recent virtual European Congress on Obesity (ECO), is consistent despite age and weight factors and crucially, is unaffected by smoking and alcohol consumption.  University of Glasgow researchers have found a consistent […]

Meatless Farm Launches Crowdfunding Campaign So Customers Can Back The Plant-Based Meat Brand

4 Mins Read Plant-based meat brand Meatless Farm is providing consumers an opportunity to “grab a share of the M…F… pie” by debuting its retail investor funding round on the crowdfunding platform Crowdcube with hopes to raise GBP£5 million(approx. US$7M) in capital that will go towards product innovation and brand expansion. British-based Meatless Farm is looking to raise GBP£5 million […]

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 […]

‘Beans Not Beef’: U.S. Physicians Ask For Government To Focus On Plant-Based Foods To Tackle Climate Crisis

3 Mins Read The nonprofit doctors group Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine(PCRM) has petitioned the White House to make changes to its executive order ‘Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad’ in order to put forward policy changes that could help in improving the health of people by reducing animal agriculture practices and focussing on a plant-based […]