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Bogotá’s Leonor Espinosa Named the World’s Best Female Chef 2022

The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2022 today reveals the winner of The World’s Best Female Chef Award, sponsored by Nude Glass, as Leonor Espinosa, chef-owner of Leo in Bogotá. Previously named Latin America’s Best Female Chef in 2017, Espinosa has…

Imagindairy Closes its Seed Round, Reaching a Total of USD28M in Investment

FoodTech startup Imagindairy, Ltd., developer of animal-free milk proteins, secured an additional USD15M in its extended seed-round. The initial round in November 2021 brought in USD13M. This brings the total investment capital to USD28M, making it one of the highest-earning…

Plant-based Chicken Brand Haofood Elevates Presence Through Partnership with Leading Convenience Store Chain Lawson

Haofood, today announced a new partnership with leading Chinese convenience store Lawson where customers will gain greater access to its products. Starting today, Haofood’s all-new satay nugget on a stick will retail at 2,300 Lawson stores in China. “I am…

Foodmate Announced Opening of a New Factory

Foodmate, an innovative Chinese enterprise engaged in R&D, manufacture and sales of a diversified product portfolio which includes natural, nutritious food ingredients such as Gelatin, Hydrocolloids, Collagen Peptides, Functional animal proteins, Calorie-free Sugar Substitute, has announced the rollout of its…

UNLIMEAT Plant-based Jerky Begins Crowdfunding on Kickstarter

UNLIMEAT, a plant-based meat brand from Korea, will officially launch its plant-based jerky in the US market on May 10th via Kickstarter, a global crowdfunding platform. UNLIMEAT is the market leader in Korea’s alternative meat market, with its first product,…

NTUC FairPrice Foundation Funds S$1 Million to Launch Kopitiam HawkerBoss Programme to Nurture A New Generation of Hawkers and Hawker Culture

Kopitiam officially announced a S$1 million Kopitiam HawkerBoss Programme supported by FairPrice Foundation, to help nurture a new generation of Hawker bosses to help them kick start or scale their F&B business. Since recruitment for the Kopitiam HawkerBoss program commenced…

Big Idea Ventures Announces Investments In 15 Alternative Protein Startups

Big Idea Ventures, global leader in early-stage investments in the alternative protein sector, revealed its latest accelerator cohort today. Fifteen early-stage startups were selected for pre-seed investment as part of Big Idea Ventures’ bi-annual new protein accelerator program. Investments were…

Why Scaleups like Sophie’s Bionutrients are Flocking to Food (not Silicon) Valley

Six months ago, micro-algae protein pioneer Sophie’s Bionutrients decided to move its Singapore headquarters to the global alt-protein hotspot “Food Valley” in The Netherlands. Since then, the biotech scaleup found specialized production partners, has completed its C-level suite with Dutch…

Mewah Group Selects Eka to Enhance Sustainability Reporting

Singapore-based Mewah Group, a global food and agri-business, has selected cloud-native solution provider Eka to enhance their ESG and sustainability performance in sync with its commitment to increase economic, environmental, and social resilience to ensure long-term sustainable success of the…

Greenlabs Signs an MOU with APEC Climate Center on Climate Change in Agriculture

Korea’s biggest AgTech startup Greenlabs (CEO Ahn Dong-Hyun) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with APCC (APEC Climate Center) at the Greenlabs’ headquarter in Seoul on May 3, 2022. This is the first time for APCC to sign a business agreement with a…