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Shiok Meats Raises Bridge Funding, Plans R&D, Facility and Operations Expansion

Shiok Meats, the world’s first cell-based crustacean meat company, has raised a bridge funding round from South Korea’s leading food industry players Woowa Brothers Asia Holdings and CJ CheilJedang Corporation and Vietnam’s top seafood exporter Vinh Hoan Corporation. This brings…

Alt-Seafood: Cell-Based Seafood in European Union

Though many leading cell-cultured seafood companies are based in Asia, Dr Sebastian Rakers, co-founder of Bluu Biosciences, believes that European consumers will embrace cell-based seafood due to its enhanced sustainability and production efficiency advantages. How Does Cell-Based Cultivation Work? Cell-based…

This New Vegan Egg is Made From A Legume You’ve Never Heard Of

Vegan food technology company Nabati Foods will launch plant-based liquid egg Nabati Plant Eggz—made from an uncommon legume—later this year. The vegan egg replacer is made with lupin beans (a common snack legume in the Mediterranean) and pea protein, and…

Next Gen Foods Announces $20 Million Extended Seed Round as it Brings ‘TiNDLE’ Plant-Based Chicken to the U.S.

Next Gen Foods, makers of the plant-based chicken brand ‘TiNDLE’ today announced a $20 million extension of their seed round, taking the entire round to $30 million, the largest ever for a plant-based startup. The funds will primarily be used…

Thai Union Invests in Cell-Cultured Protein, Plant-Based Seafood Grows in Asia

After investing in cell-cultured seafood producer BlueNalu earlier this year, Thai Union is investing in a cell-cultivated beef producer. In addition, new plant-based seafood analog products continue to be introduced in Asia and Europe. Thai Union’s Corporate Venture Capital (CVC)…

Alternative Innovation

A high proportion of US shoppers value reducing animal-based foods in the diet over increasing consumption, though most make no specific effort, according to research from New Hope Network, Boulder, Colo. Older generations are much more active in restricting or…

Plant-Based Chicken Meat Company in Singapore Secures Funds to Enter US

Plant-based chicken maker Next Gen Foods raised US$20 million from investors including GGV Capital, Bits X Bites and food and beverage maker Yeo Hiap Seng to enter the US, the world’s biggest market for plant-based foods. Existing backers including Temasek…

Unilever Steps Up Plant-Based Protein Innovation In-Partnership With ‘ENOUGH’

London – Unilever has announced that it will partner with food-tech company ENOUGH (formerly 3F BIO) to bring new plant-based meat products to market. ENOUGH’s technology uses a unique zero-waste fermentation process to grow a high-quality protein. Natural fungi are…

Bloomberg New Economy Names Dr. Sandhya Sriram as 2021 Catalyst

Michael R. Bloomberg, Founder of Bloomberg L.P. and Bloomberg Philanthropies, and Three-Term Mayor of New York City, introduced the inaugural class of Bloomberg New Economy Catalysts: a new global community of public and private sector innovators and entrepreneurs accelerating solutions…

OmniFoods Reveals Full Range of “OmniSeafood” From Plant-Based Salmon & Tuna to Fillets & Burgers

Following the worldwide success of its OmniPork series, including OmniPork Mince, OmniPork Strip and OmniPork Luncheon, which are now available at over 40,000 points of sale, OmniFoods today announces the launch of OmniSeafood, comprising a full range of plant-based seafood…