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Cargill Expands RadiPure Pea Protein into the META & India Markets

As more consumers aim to add plant-based foods to their diets, Cargill is expanding RadiPure® pea protein in Middle East, Turkey, Africa (META) & India, a move that will help food and beverage manufacturers in the region respond to evolving…

Evonik and Nutrition Technologies Collaborates to Secure Future Food Supply Through Insect Protein

Evonik and Nutrition Technologies, a Singapore-based manufacturer of insect-derived products, have agreed to jointly conduct a research and development project on the amino acid requirements of Black Soldier Flies (BSF) in Southeast Asia. Insects have great potential as a sustainable…

KARANA’s Meat Made From Jackfruit Launches in the U.S. Starting with Multiple San Francisco Restaurant Locations

KARANA, a leading Singapore based food tech startup, which in the last year has expanded into two countries, Singapore and Hong Kong, today announced it has partnered with San Francisco restaurants to launch its shockingly realistic meat made from jackfruit….

Miruku, A New Zealand Animal-Free Dairy Start-Up Emerges from Stealth on Foodtech VC Investment

Miruku, a New Zealand based future food company developing advanced dairy proteins in plants has emerged from stealth to announce an oversubscribed $2.4m USD seed investment round. New Zealand is the world’s biggest exporter of dairy and has a strong…

CP Kelco Launches New Ingredient Solutions for Plant-Based Meat Alternatives

CP Kelco, a global leader of nature-based ingredient solutions, is pleased to announce a new portfolio of offerings to support product development in the dynamic, fast-growing market of plant-based meat alternatives. The new range of solutions includes nature-based, cleaner label-friendly…

SMU Publishes First Peer-Reviewed Study on Consumer Acceptance of Lab-Grown Meat Among Singapore Consumers

The Singapore Management University (SMU) has published a study, “A cross-country investigation of social image motivation and acceptance of lab-grown meat in Singapore and the United States” in the reputable peer-reviewed journal, Appetite. Spearheaded by Associate Professor of Communication Management…

Vitasoy Donates Over 100,000 Beverages to Support Fire Services Department’s Anti-Epidemic Frontline Team

Vitasoy has always been committed to providing the public with nutritious and tasty plant-based products. During the pandemic period, Vitasoy has been supporting all walks of life, including underprivileged families, cleaning workers and frontline workers, through local non-profit charity organizations….

2foods, a Plant-Based Food Brand Originated in Japan, and Kagome Team Up to Develop Plant-Based Eggs Made From Vegetables

A plant-based food brand “2foods” by TWO Inc. (TWO) has joined forces with Kagome Co., Ltd. (Kagome), a Japanese food manufacturing giant known for its tomato ketchup and vegetable juices, to launch their first collaborative product “2foods Plant-Based Omurice” on…

Better Bite Ventures Launches First Alternative Protein Fund Dedicated to Asia Pacific Startups

New venture capital firm Better Bite Ventures launches today with a US $15 million fund, including an initial portfolio of 10 Asia Pacific startups, harnessing plant-based and cellular agriculture technologies to create climate-friendly meat, dairy, egg and seafood alternatives that…

Yali Bio Raises $3.9M Seed Round To Advance Plant Based Cultured Fat Production

Yali Bio, a CA-based food tech company focused on designer fats for plant-based meat and dairy products announced today it has raised a $3.9M seed round, bringing their total funding to $5M. The round was led by Essential Capital with…