Plant-based ingredients maker Nutriati raises US$12.7m in funding

USA – American plant-based ingredient maker, Nutriati has raised US$12.7 million in a Series C Funding round to support research and development, increase production capacity and expand its footprint. The funding round was led by […]

Australian plant-based meat startup v2food raises US$35m in Series A round

AUSTRALIA – Australia’s plant-based meat startup, v2food has raised US$35 million in Series A funding round led by Main Sequence Ventures and Hong Kong business magnate Li Ka-shing’s Horizons Ventures. Sequoia Capital China and Fairfax […]

Nestlé to partner with Corbion to develop ingredients for plant-based products

NETHERLANDS – Nestlé has entered into a partnership with Dutch ingredients supplier, Corbion to develop the next generation of microalgae-based ingredients that will be utilized in plant-based products. Through the partnership, the companies will collaborate […]

DuPont launches protective cultures for fermented plant-based foods

DENMARK –  DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences has released new dairy-free protective cultures for plant-based fermented foods and beverages, which have the ability to extend shelf-life of products. The new cultures, Holdbac YM Vege, form the […]

South Africa’s Spier Wine becomes first winery to receive Control Union vegan accreditation

SOUTH AFRICA – Spier Wine Farm, producer of the Seeward and 21 Gables wines, has received the Control Union Vegan Standard certification, becoming the first winery in the world to receive the certification. Control Union […]

First US plant-based education centre opens amid growing demand for meat-free diets

USA – The first fully plant-based US nutrition and culinary education centre, the Centre for Plant-Based Living (CPBL) is opening in St. Louis, Missouri. The centre, which comes at a time when demand for information […]

Dairy alternatives market expanding at 8.3% CAGR as consumers turn to vegan diets

WORLD – As demand for plant-based food products surges, a report by Future Market Insights (FMI) suggests that the revenue of the dairy alternatives market will reach US$34.6 billion by 2029.   This category is […]

Plant Based Foods Association launches new plant-based certification label

USA – The US based The Plant Based Foods Association (PBFA) has unveiled a new initiative, Certified Plant Based that focuses on plant-based alternatives to animal-based foods. The programme which it claims to be the […]

Maple Leaf Foods launches Greenleaf as plant-based food subsidiary

USA – Maple Leaf Foods Inc., a major Canadian consumer packaged meats company, has launched Greenleaf Foods as a plant-based food company dedicated to cultivating and advancing leadership in the fast-growing plant-based food sector. Supporting […]