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 […]

Aleph Farms succesfully produces cell-grown meat in space

ISRAEL – Aleph Farms, an Israeli food technology start-up company, has successfully carried out a trial on cell-grown meat in the space as part of its mission to provide sustainable food security on the planet. […]

Beyond Meat names former Amzon executive as chief operating officer

USA – Los Angeles-based meat-alternative producer, Beyond Meat has appointed Sanjay Shah as the company’s new chief operating officer, effective September 18, 2019. Shah, who had earlier on served as an executive in Amazon and […]