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Cauldron Foods Adds Two New Flavoured Tofu Products to Popular Range

April 4, 2022 1649097035 Categories Products & Launches © Cauldron Foods UK’s Cauldron Foods has extended its bestselling range with the launch of two new tofu products: Quick & Tasty Smoky BBQ Block and Hoisin Tofu. The new SKUs, developed by Senior Development Chef Stu Henshall, are reportedly made with sustainable soy and come with 100% recyclable…

Alt Milk Brand Minor Figures Becomes B Corp Certified

Minor Figures, the UK’s No.1 fastest-growing alt milk brand with products available in over 40 countries, announces it is now one of 4,856 B Corps around the world. “Businesses can be a force for good and Minor Figures embodies that aspiration.” The news comes weeks after the company announced it is expecting 100% YOY growth in revenue for the…

CULT Food Science:

How and why was CULT Food Science born?   CULT Food Science was born out of a group of experienced operators and investors who recognized the immense potential that cell-based foods and technologies have. CULT Food Science exists to support and develop the most cutting-edge cell-based technologies (and people) globally to bring cell-based foods to…

Danish Government Launches “Plant Fund” to Invest $100M in Plant-Based Foods 

April 4, 2022 1649075466 Categories Politics & Law Image source: Danish Plantbased Business Association social media The Danish government will invest over $100 million into a new ‘Plantefonden’ – or Plant Fund – to promote climate-friendly plant-based foods. The Danish Plantbased Business Association has been named on the board of the Plant…

Plant-Based Chicken Products by Fry’s and Oumph! Launch at Iceland

UK supermarkets Iceland and The Food Warehouse will begin stocking vegan chicken products made by Fry’s and Oumph! from today. The Fry’s products are Stars & Moons — breaded plant-based chicken in star and moon shapes, aimed at children — and Chick’n Fillets. Fry’s plant-based Popcorn Chick’n also launched at Iceland and The Food Warehouse…

Sustainable Foods Raises $2.15M for Chicken Alternative Made With Hemp

New Zealand company Sustainable Foods has raised $2.15 million to expand the reach of its plant-based meat products, which include a chicken alternative made with hemp. Sustainable Foods (not to be confused with micro venture capital fund Sustainable Food Ventures) did not disclose the identity of all the investors who participated in the round. However…

San Francisco Seafood Restaurant KAIYŌ Cow Hollow Develops Fish-Free Nigiri

KAIYŌ Cow Hollow, an upscale seafood restaurant in San Francisco, has introduced innovative fish-free nigiri, a type of sushi, using specially compressed and marinated fruits and vegetables.  KAIYŌ, which serves Peruvian-Japanese “Nikkei” cuisine, says the  nigiri is part of the restaurant’s effort to go “beyond the standard avocado roll”…

Mother Raw Dressings Announces 35% Growth as It Expands New Products and Retail Presence

Mother Raw, which sells plant-based dips, dressings and queso, announces the brand saw 35% growth in Q1 of 2022 as it enters new stores and continues to expand product offerings.  Originally from Canada, Mother Raw first entered the North American retail market in 2019. Since then, propelled by the success of its dips and queso, the brand’s products…

IntegriCulture Becomes First to Cultivate Cells Without Animal Serum at 1/60th of Cost 

April 1, 2022 1648832410 Categories Cultivated, Cell-Cultured & Biotechnology Cultivated foie gras ©IntegriCulture IntegriCulture Inc. claims to have performed the first successful cultivation of chicken and duck liver-derived cells in an animal serum-free basal medium. Using the company’s proprietary CulNet system the cost has been estimated to…

Subway Thailand Adds MEAT ZERO Patty Created by Meat Giant CP Foods

Subway Thailand announces the launch of Plant-Based Garlic & Herb Patty in collaboration with MEAT ZERO, a plant-based subsidiary of meat giant CP Foods. The product, created in collaboration with About Passion, is available now across the country. CP Foods, Thailand’s largest agrifood company, has been increasingly occupied in the field of alt protein…

Mogale Meat Unveils Africa’s First Cultivated Chicken Breast

South Africa’s Mogale Meat reports to vegconomist that On March 30th, the company produced what it says is the first cultivated chicken not only in South Africa, but in all of the African continent. The chicken breast is composed of real chicken muscle and fat cells blended with what it refers to as a “mushroom matrix”. This is the first prototype…

Please Donate: Vegan Meals for Refugees in Ukraine

Vegconomist will now support a project for vegan meals for refugees in the Ukrainian city of Lviv/Lemberg for at least half a year. You too can help with your donation. These are the initiators and their project, who urgently need your support: We are Marta and Oksana Khomiak (sisters), vegan activists from Lviv in Ukraine Lviv Vegan Kitchen is a volunteer…

Leading Startups Gather at “Taste the Future” to Showcase the Best in Alt-Protein

On March 24th, over 100 guests from journalism, finance and the alt-protein industry gathered at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills for Taste the Future: an exclusive culinary experience showcasing some of the best innovations in animal-free protein. Organized by SOS Ventures and Apeiron Investment Group, the event featured host appearances by Paul Wesley…

Planet Based Foods Gets New Listing on OTCQB Market and DTC Approval

Planet Based Foods, which produces hemp-based meat products, announces the company has begun trading its subordinate voting shares on the US-based OTCQB equity market under the symbol “PBFFF”. In addition to trading in the US, Planet Based Foods’ subordinate voting shares continue to trade on the Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE)  as “PBF”…

Tech Transfer Agrifood Investment to Bring Aberyne Vegan Foie Gras to Spain

March 31, 2022 1648754946 Categories Investments & Finance Foie Green. Image courtesy of Ficoba Tech Transfer Agrifood, the Spanish VC fund, has become a shareholder in Aberyne, a French start-up making vegan foie gras. Through this investment, TTAF will help the company behind the popular Foie Green to expand to other countries, including Spain. …

Vivera’s Vegan Salmon Fillets Now in Tesco at Cheaper Price Than Conventional Salmon

March 31, 2022 1648736244 Categories Meat- and Fish Alternatives ©Vivera Vivera’s vegan salmon fillet, which launched at the beginning of this month in the Dutch fishing village of Volendam to “the most critical fish lovers”, rolls out into 300 Tesco UK stores this week, retailing around £3 for two fillets. A cursory look at Tesco’s listings…

MIGHTY and Weetabix Celebrate M.LKOLOGY Launch With Breakfast Bundle Collaboration

March 31, 2022 1648730914 Categories Food & Beverage © MIGHTY MIGHTY and Weetabix have joined forces to launch limited-edition breakfast bundles. The collaboration comes as the British plant milk brand debuts its highly realistic M.LKOLOGY range. Weetabix is the most popular breakfast cereal in the UK, and the collaboration aims to show that M.LKOLOGY…

Primeval Foods Holding Tasting Events For Cultivated Lion, Tiger and Zebra Meat in London & New York

Zebra sushi rolls, anyone? Primeval Foods, a UK cultivated meat startup, is aiming to explore an untapped and previously unavailable market through the cultivation of exotic meats, saying it plans to hold tasting events in both New York City and London in the coming months. “We see this as the third revolution since the discovery of the fire and The…

Vegan Restaurant and Ice Cream Parlour to Open for Vienna Airport Passengers

Vienna Airport passengers will soon be able to enjoy plant-based food while they wait for their flights, as ice cream parlour Veganista and vegan restaurant The LaLa — both based in Vienna — prepare to open airport branches. Veganista and The LaLa are both run by Cecilia Havmöller and her sister Susanna Paller, both of whom have been vegan for…

Popular NYC Vegan Mexican Chain Jajaja Now Kosher Certified

 Jajaja Mexicana, an NYC mini-chain specializing in plant-based Mexican food, has become the latest restaurant in the city to earn kosher certification from the International Kosher Council.  All four of Jajaja’s restaurants, located in the Lower East Side, West Village, Hudson Yards and Williamsburg, join a handful of other Kosher-approved vegan…

Aqua Cultured Foods Doubles Production Output of Novel Fish and Seafood Alternatives

Food tech startup Aqua Cultured Foods announces new advancements in its fermentation technology that allow it to double the biomass output of whole-muscle seafood alternatives.  According to Aqua, these developments have dramatically improved the growth timeline for its seafood products, which include tuna, whitefish, calamari, popcorn shrimp and scallops…

MycoTechnology Closes $85M Series E, Bringing Total Raise to $200M, in Preparaton for IPO?

MycoTechnology, Inc., which describes itself as the world’s leading explorer of mushroom mycelia, announces it has closed a Series E round of $85 million brining its total to over $200M. Notable returning investors in the round include Tyson Ventures and Maple Leaf Foods. IPO in late 2022? Tyson, Greenleaf Foods, and Kellogg’s were notable participants…

MeaTech Holds First-of-its-Kind Hybrid Chicken Nugget Tasting Event With Prominent Investors

MeaTech 3D announces it has held a “first-of-its-kind” tasting event with its Israeli anchor investors, offering samples of hybrid chicken nuggets created with plant protein and cultured chicken fat biomass developed by its subsidiary Peace of Meat. “This event is aimed at offering our investors a taste of our strategic approach as we become a…

Impossible Foods Launches 6th Retail Product – Impossible Sausage Links

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Africa’s Leading QSR Franchisor Famous Brands Acquires Plant-Based Chain Lexi’s Healthy Eatery

March 30, 2022 1648644756 Categories Gastronomy & Food Service ©Lexi’s Healthy Eatery Famous Brands, Africa’s leading QSR and casual dining franchisor, has announced the acquisition of Lexi’s Healthy Eatery. Taking a majority stake in the South African plant-based restaurant chain, Famous Brands is making its first foray into the vegan dining…

Tofurky Wins Historic Louisiana Court Case in Fight Against Plant-Based Censorship

Tofurky, one of the leading plant-based brands in the US, has won a major lawsuit victory for vegan meat producers, as a federal judge ruled against a controversial labeling law. The judge ruled the Louisiana law unconstitutional after it stopped plant-based producers like Tofurky from using terms like “burger” or “sausage”. “The Louisiana…

Global Algae Proteins Market Trajectory & Analytics Report 2021-2026

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “Algae Proteins – Global Market Trajectory & Analytics” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. Global Algae Proteins Market to Reach $1.1 Billion by 2026 The global market for Algae Proteins estimated at US$771.3 Million in the year 2020, is projected to reach a revised size of US$1.1 Billion…

VegTech Invest Launches First Plant-based Innovation & Alternative Proteins Index

VegTech Invest, the firm behind the first Plant-based Innovation & Climate ETF (NYSE: EATV), is officially launching the VegTech™ Plant-based Innovation & Alternative Proteins Index. Calculated and distributed by Morningstar Indexes, the new index aims to lead and define a new global investment category.  According to VegTech, the index also serves…

Frida Rome: “Not All Vegans Are Saintly in Every Aspect Of Their Lives, We Certainly Are Not”

UK based vegan fashion brand Frida Rome found recent fame in the UK series Dragons’ Den (known as Shark Tank in the US) with founders Natalie Deana and Rebecca Joy carving out a new niche, creating luxury handbags for “bad girls who do good things”.  A handbag that is as close to premium cut-edge leather as possible without the cruelty or the…

Tim Hortons Introduces Impossible Sausage Sandwich (Not Vegan) After Dropping Beyond Meat

March 29, 2022 1648573784 Categories Food & Beverage ©Tim Hortons Two years after dropping Beyond Meat from all locations, Canadian coffee chain Tim Hortons has added plant-based meat back to its menu.  The New Harvest Breakfast Sandwich and Harvest Breakfast Wrap both feature Impossible Sausage patties served with non-vegan eggs and cheese. The chain…

Meatless Farm Announces New Vegan Partnership with TGI Fridays 

March 29, 2022 1648570270 Categories Gastronomy & Food Service ©TGI Fridays TGI Fridays has extended its vegan menu range following a new partnership with UK alt meat brand Meatless Farm. The collaboration will see four new plant-based offerings hitting TGI Fridays’ menus across the UK. New menu items include Plant-Based Fajita Chicken Pieces, Vegan…

THIS Isn’t Caramelised Onion Sausage Launching Into Tesco Next Week

March 29, 2022 1648563224 Categories Meat- and Fish Alternatives ©THIS UK alt meat brand THIS™ today announces the launch of This Isn’t Caramelised Onion Sausage, following the success of THIS™ Isn’t Pork Sausages which launched into Tesco, Morrisons and Sainsbury’s at the end of 2021 to become the brand’s third best-selling product. Last…

South Africa’s Largest Food Company Tiger Brands Invests in Herbivore Earthfoods

March 29, 2022 1648562941 Categories Investments & Finance ©Herbivore Earthfoods Tiger Brands, South Africa’s largest food company, is to co-invest in plant-based food company Herbivore Earthfoods, marking the major food producer’s first foray into the fast-growing alt protein sector as demand for plant-based in South Africa continues to rise…

Germany’s Largest Dairy Cooperative Launches Oat-Based Vegan Desserts

Germany’s largest dairy cooperative, DMK, has announced it is launching plant-based products under its MILRAM brand. The new oat-based range includes vegan desserts, chocolate milk, and rice pudding.  The desserts come in vanilla and chocolate flavours, made with natural bourbon vanilla and Rainforest Alliance certified cocoa respectively. Like the…

Vegan Caviar Market Set for Rapid Growth: Meet the Biggest Players

The global vegan caviar market is predicted to grow at a CAGR of 7.9% over the next decade, reaching a valuation of over $632 million by 2032. The new data comes from a Future Market Insights report, with demand for vegan caviar driven by increasing environmental concerns for the oceans.  Conventional caviar is unfertilized fish eggs, also known as…

Ex Pro Footballer Raises £2.5M to “Change the Future of Sportswear” With New Brand Hylo

UK-based shoe startup Hylo has secured £2.5 million ($3.2 million) in a Series A funding round for low carbon, vegan sports shoes which are sold DTC to consumers in the UK and USA. According to Hylo, its vegan-friendly sneakers have a 52% lower carbon footprint than regular running shoes. The sneakers are made entirely with renewable, recyclable ingredients…

Cholesterol-Lowering Brand Benecol Targets Younger Audience With New Oat Range

Cholesterol-lowering brand Benecol has launched its first plant-based range in a bid to appeal to younger consumers. The range features yogurts and health shots made with gluten-free Finnish oats. The products come in the flavours Plain, Strawberry, Mango, Blueberry, and Raspberry & Blueberry. They are enriched with plant stanols, which have been proven…

BLUEVIEW Launches Pacific Biodegradable Sneakers Made From Plant-Based Plastic

BLUEVIEW, a new sustainable footwear brand, today launched what it says is the world’s first-to-market fully biodegradable shoe. The brand’s first release, the BLUEVIEW Pacific sneaker, is constructed with innovative Soleic® and PlantKnitTM plant-based materials, and is available for pre-order on BLUEVIEW’s website at a price of $135. Committed…

Cruz Burgers Launches Popular Clean-Label Mushroom Burgers in Stores Across Michigan

Cruz Burgers, a consumer packaged foods company, has announced the debut of its clean-label mushroom burgers in retailers across the Detroit metro area.  Billed as “Old school veggie burgers with new school flavor”, the frozen patties are now available at a range of Michigan stores including Riverdown Market Detroit, Bridgestreet Market and all…

Meet Cruz Burgers – A Growing Brand Selling “New School” Flavor-Packed Veggie Burgers

As plant-based meats become more and more mainstream, some consumers have expressed concern about the amount of processing involved in creating common meat alternatives. Prompted by such concerns, husband-and-wife team Dominique and Wendy Da’Cruz set out to create the Cruz Burger: a whole foods-based burger patty that is as nourishing as it is satisfying. …

Planteneers & Hydrosol to Present New Plant-Based Concepts for the Meat Industry

March 28, 2022 1648470290 Categories Manufacturing & Technology Plant-based salmon fillet ©Planteneers German food tech Planteneers joins with Hydrosol to offer plant-based and hybrid solutions for meat companies looking to diversify into alt protein. As the alt protein boom shows little sign of slowing down, Planteneers and Hydrosol offer the new…

ProVeg International Launches Youth Board to Demand Food System Change

March 28, 2022 1648465896 Categories Sustainability / Environment ©ProVeg International ProVeg International has formed a Youth Board of influential young activists from across the world, with the aim of reducing meat consumption by 50% by 2040 under the banner “Diet Change Not Climate Change”. The Youth Board will use the voices of the future…

PlantX Rebrands Brick & Mortar Stores in Collaboration With BESTIES Vegan Paradise

March 28, 2022 1648450850 Categories Retail & E-Commerce ©PlantX Plant-based retailer PlantX has announced a strategic collaboration with BESTIES Vegan Paradise, a vegan supermarket in Los Angeles. BESTIES was founded in 2019 by vegan activists and entrepreneurs Asia Phoenix and Matt Fontana. The supermarket has been named Best Grocery Store for two…

Clive’s Purely Plants to Launch at Asda After Being Chosen For Chain’s Incubator Program

March 28, 2022 1648450850 Categories Products & Launches © Clive's Purely Plants UK-based vegan bakery Clive’s Purely Plants has been selected to be part of supermarket chain Asda’s Nurture Programme. The incubator programme helps emerging brands enter Asda stores nationwide. Clive’s range of pies and pastries will soon be available at 72 of…

Mummy Meegz Launches “UK’s First Oat Milk Creme Egg”

March 28, 2022 1648450829 Categories Sweets & Snacks © Mummy Meegz UK vegan chocolate brand Mummy Meegz has launched what it claims is the country’s first oat milk creme egg. The product is a new version of the brand’s highly popular Chuckie Egg, the original version of which is made with dark chocolate. A limited number of the new oat milk creme…

Higgidy Launches New Vegan Pastries, Will Be 75% Meat-Free by the End of 2022

March 28, 2022 1648450811 Categories Products & Launches © Higgidy UK pastry brand Higgidy has launched two new vegan pastries, a further step towards its goal of making three-quarters of its products meatless by the end of the year. The new products are the Petit Pois & Courgette flavour Little Vegan Quiche and the Roasted Chickpea Masala Vegan Pie…

Dharma Southern Kitchen Announces Rapid Expansion Plan for Southeast US and Beyond

Dharma Southern Kitchen, a vegan comfort food restaurant based in Orlando, FL, has announced it is expanding in Florida throughout 2022, and embarking on a strategic growth plan for the Southeast US and beyond in 2023. The chain has also launched a StartEngine crowdfunding campaign that allows anyone with $190 to invest in its brand, and which opens…

Berkeley’s Umaro Foods Secures $3M for Seaweed Bacon

March 25, 2022 1648220860 Categories Investments & Acquisitions © Umaro Foods Umaro Foods, formerly known as Trophic, has received $3 million in a round led by AgFunder for its proprietary red protein, Umaro. The company harnesses the umami flavors of seaweed to create plant-based bacon which is set to launch into food service in Q2 of 2022. In the…

No Evil Foods’ Best Life Vegan Beef Strips Coming to 300 Sprouts Markets

No Evil Foods, producer of clean-label Plant Meats, announces the launch of its newest product, Best Life “Beef” Strips, at 300 Sprouts Farmers Markets in the US. The brand plans to roll out the product exclusively to Sprouts customers before expanding availability at more retailers this spring.  In a category dominated by burgers and crumbles…

Only Plant Based! Joins with Unreal Deli and Acelerate to Launch First Vegan Sub Chain

Condiment maker Only Plant Based!, Mrs. Goldfarb’s Unreal Deli and Acelerate are partnering to create America’s first vegan sub shop chain. The new chain is now operating through Acelerate’s ghost kitchen and delivery platform in Austin, Denver, LA, NYC, and Raleigh, with more cities to come. Through the partnership, Only Plant Based! is supplying…


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