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Crowdfunder Teams With Vegan Business Tribe To Support Over 20 Plant-Based Startups

3 Mins Read Partnering up with Vegan Business Tribe, the U.K.-based online community of plant-based business owners, popular fundraising platform Crowdfunder has created a new initiative dedicated to support animal-free startups. More than 20 businesses are part of the Vegan Start-up Scale-up to collectively raise money through rewards-based funding campaigns on dedicated portals featured on both Crowdfunder and […]

Australian Plant-Based Meat Industry ‘Grew Exponentially’ In 2020, New Report Reveals

4 Mins Read Australia’s plant-based meat industry thrived despite the economic downturn amid the pandemic, according to data published in a new report from regional alternative protein think tank Food Frontier. From surging retail sales to impressive three-digit growth rates observed in manufacturing revenues and job numbers, the report details the “exponential” rise of the sector and the […]

Billion Dollar Opportunity: Smart Protein Summit Highlights India’s Growing Alt Protein Industry

6 Mins Read The Good Food Institute India (GFI India), a nonprofit organisation supporting India’s burgeoning alternative protein ecosystem, recently hosted its Smart Protein Summit to great fanfare. Several key announcements were made during the course of the packed five-day virtual summit, including a dedicated investment and advisory platform for Asian food techs, the launch of an India-focused […]

Pitch & Plant 2020: Vevolution Launches Global Plant-Based Funding Competition

3 Mins Read Vevolution, the London-based hub dedicated to accelerating the plant-based movement, has just launched its first global edition of its plant-based investment competition. Called Pitch & Plant 2020, the virtual competition targets plant-based and animal-free startups with a minimum total of £100,000 (US$128,440) in investment on offer to finalists.  Announced on Monday (September 28), Vevolution has […]

Bollywood Stars Genelia & Riteish Deshmukh Announce Vegan Meat Brand

2 Mins Read Influential actors Genelia and Riteish Deshmukh have just announced their new plant-based meat venture called Imagine Meats, offering a range of vegan-friendly meat substitutes tailored to the Indian market, such as kebabs, biryanis and curries. Alternative meat innovation in India is particularly crucial to meet the rapidly growing demand for protein healthily and sustainably.  Motivated […]

These 5 Asian Startups Are Innovating Sustainability Solutions, From Repurposing Waste To Clean Meat

3 Mins Read Southeast Asian agri-food tech accelerator GROW’s newly launched Singapore Food Bowl, an accelerator program focused on boosting Singapore’s food security in the wake of the coronavirus crisis, has just unveiled its participating startups. Among the 12 selected include entrepreneurs working on urban farming technologies to lab-grown protein and valorising food waste. Here, we take a […]

Beyond Meat Now Sold At Metro China Supermarket Chain

3 Mins Read After entering consumer retail in China earlier this month, Beyond Meat will now sell its plant-based burger patties at select Metro China supermarket locations in Shanghai starting today. It marks the El Segundo, California-based food tech’s continued expansion into the Chinese market as consumers in the region continue to shift towards vegan meat alternatives amid […]

Beyond Meat Launches Retail Products In Mainland China In Collaboration With Alibaba Group

3 Mins Read Beyond Meat, the El Segundo, California-based food tech at the forefront of the plant-based industry, has just entered consumer retail in mainland China. Following its recent high-profile foodservice partnerships with Starbucks China and fast food operator Yum China, the food tech will now be collaborating with Alibaba Group’s retail platform Freshippo to roll out Beyond […]

Beyond Meat CEO: “We Will Establish Production Footprint In China By End 2020”

3 Mins Read Beyond Meat, the meat alternative food tech company that recently announced a 141% year-on-year revenue growth in its latest first-quarter earnings report shortly after celebrating its one year anniversary of going public, is getting ready for localised production. In the earnings release in which CEO Ethan Brown revealed its trajectory going forward, the company also […]

Plant-Based, Plastic-Free, Low Sodium Salt? World First By South Korean Startup

3 Mins Read Seoul-based food tech startup PhytoCo has officially launched PhytoSalt, a salt that is 20% lower in sodium and is free of microplastics. Derived from the salt-accumulating plant Salicornia, the new product is the world’s first plant-based salt. The startup hopes to be able to roll out more plant-based, healthy and sustainable food products using Salicornia.  […]