Motif FoodWorks partners with The University of Queensland on meat analogs

AUSTRALIA – Animal-free ingredient innovation company, Motif FoodWorks, has joined forces with The University of Queensland (UQ) in Brisbane, Australia, to test and identify new formulations to improve the texture of plant-based meat products. Motif […]

Nestlé to launch Sweet Earth and Garden Gourmet plant-based sausages in Europe & US

USA – Nestlé is launching plant-based sausages in Europe and the United States through its Sweet Earth and Garden Gourmet brands. Staring March 11, the company will launch in Europe, the soy-based Garden Gourmet Incredible […]

Meat alternative startup New Age Meats raises US$2.7m in seed funding round

USA – New Age Meats, a Berkeley-based cultivated meat company, has closed a US$2.7 million in seed round funding led by ff Venture Capital, New York-based venture firm focused on early stage investments. Other investors who […]

Kroger launches new meat alternative product, plans 50 additional plant-based foods this year

USA – The Kroger Co. has launched Simple Truth Emerge: Plant Based Fresh Meats, an expansion of Simple Truth line that offers burger patties, and plans to introduce 50 additional plant-based foods this year. Available […]

Dutch meat alternative startup Meatable raises US$10m in seed funding

NETHERLANDS – Meatable, an Amsterdam-based cultivated meat startup has raised an additional US$10 million (€9m) in seed funding to support the development of the company’s first pork prototype. The funding was led by BlueYard Capital […]

Vion Food Group to transform beef facility into plant-based site

NETHERLANDS – Vion Food Group has unveiled plans of investing in its beef processing site in Leeuwarden, Netherlands to transform the plant into a dedicated plant-based facility. The investment is in line with the company’s […]

Beyond Meat taps Coca-Cola veteran as its chief marketing officer

USA – California-based company, Beyond Meat Inc has appointed The Coca-Cola Company veteran, Stuart Kronauge as its chief marketing officer, as it looks to boost its presence in retail and restaurants. Kronauge has been working […]

Thai Union Group invests in alternative protein startup Flying Spark

ISRAEL – Thai Union Group PCL, one of the world’s largest seafood producers headquartered in Thailand has agreed to invest in Israeli FoodTech start-up company Flying Spark to expand the firms’ alternative meat processing capabilities. […]

Maple Leaf doubles distribution of meat alternatives products in the US

USA – Greenleaf Foods SPC, a subsidiary of Maple Leaf Foods has announced a retail  expansion of its plant-based meat alternatives line into more than 12,000 retail locations nationwide. Greenleaf Foods, which is also the […]

ICL plans US$20m investment to expand its presence in alternative meat market

ISRAEL – Israel Chemicals Ltd (ICL) a leading global specialty minerals and specialty chemicals company announced that it is planning to invest about US$20 million to expand its capabilities in the fast growing meat substitutes […]