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Cocoa-free chocolate company raises $6M for expansion

Cocoa-free chocolate company raises $6M for expansion

4 Nov 2021

Germany’s QOA, a startup striving to create chocolate without the cocoa, closed a $6 million funding round led by Cherry Ventures with participation from 50years, World Fund, Nucleus Capital, Trellis Road, Pioneer Fund, and Tet Ventures.

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Impossible Foods eyes UK as its next market

Impossible Foods eyes UK as its next market

27 Oct 2021

Plant-based meat company Impossible Foods is continuing to expand its empire, and its next target is the U.K. The California company submitted an application for approval with the U.K. Food Standards Agency in early 2021, and Food Navigator reported th...

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EU approves protein ingredient from Eat Just

EU approves protein ingredient from Eat Just

25 Oct 2021

Eat Just, the company behind the mung bean-based Just Egg, received approval from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) stating that its novel mung bean protein used in its egg substitute is safe for consumption. It is the first novel legume protei...

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Hormel Partners With Better Meat Co. to develop animal-free products

Hormel Partners With Better Meat Co. to develop animal-free products

22 Oct 2021

The venture arm of Hormel Foods Corporation, which is best known for its SPAM canned meat product, has entered into an exclusive partnership with The Better Meat Co. with the aim of launching mycoprotein-based products to the marketplace. Financial det...

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Nestlé continues to remove sugar, salt in a “health by stealth” campaign

Nestlé continues to remove sugar, salt in a “health by stealth” campaign

21 Oct 2021

Nestlé’s U.K. breakfast cereal maker Cereal Partners U.K. (CPUK) said there will be 16% less sugar and 50% less salt in six of its products, Food Navigator reported. Coco Shreddies, Frosted Shreddies, Honey Cheerios, Nesquick, Cookie Crisp and Golden N...

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Clara Foods rebrands as the EVERY Company and launches animal-free egg

Clara Foods rebrands as the EVERY Company and launches animal-free egg

20 Oct 2021

Fermentation startup Clara Foods announced it is rebranding as the EVERY Company at the same time that it is launching the world’s first animal-free, nature-equivalent egg protein — ClearEgg.

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Report: walnuts and mushrooms are the latest ingredients to trend in alternative protein

Report: walnuts and mushrooms are the latest ingredients to trend in alternative protein

15 Oct 2021

Plant-based alternatives are becoming increasingly normalized, and consumer interest is branching out beyond conventional hamburgers and sausage, and they are seeking alternatives to conventional meat products in more niche categories such as deli meat...

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Cultivated meat comes to the pet food sector

Cultivated meat comes to the pet food sector

1 Oct 2021

Cell-based protein technology has now migrated from human food to pet food. Brands such as Wild Earth, Because, Animals and Bond Pet Foods have all committed to eliminating animals from the supply chain that feeds pets.

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Food tech company looks to make cacao-free chocolate

Food tech company looks to make cacao-free chocolate

15 Sep 2021

A new U.S.-based startup called Voyage Foods is looking to decouple food from its source material to create cacao-free chocolate, peanut-free peanut butter and coffee without the coffee bean.

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Impossible launches vegan chicken nuggets in restaurants

Impossible launches vegan chicken nuggets in restaurants

9 Sep 2021

Impossible Foods officially launched its plant-based Impossible Chicken Nuggets in more than 100 restaurants across the U.S., including Michelin star chef David Chang’s Fuku. Later this month, the nuggets will become available in retail at stores inclu...

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Swedish Startup raises €750K to ferment animal-free fats

Swedish Startup raises €750K to ferment animal-free fats

6 Sep 2021

Bio tech startup Melt & Marble, which was formerly known as Biopetrolia, has closed a €750,000 (US$879,000) seed funding round with the aim of creating fats that “close the taste gap between animal and plant-based meats.”

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Mintel: Is Plant-Based losing Credibility?

Mintel: Is Plant-Based losing Credibility?

2 Sep 2021

The term “plant-based” has proliferated into a range of categories resulting in an oversaturated use of the phrase, which the market research firm Mintel asserts positions the term to be at risk of losing some of its better-for-you significance with co...

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