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German fermented dairy startup rebrands, announces first product

German fermented dairy startup rebrands, announces first product

6 May 2021

Berlin-based precision fermentation company LegenDairy is rebranding itself as Formo, the Latin word for ‘I mold, I form,’ according to a press release from the company. The rebranding coincides with the announcement that the company plans to launch it...

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Startup Bevry takes first mover advantage in Indian oat milk category

Startup Bevry takes first mover advantage in Indian oat milk category

5 May 2021

Indian startup Bevry has developed its own oat milk formulation, which it is manufacturing and selling exclusively in India with the goal of becoming the “Oatly of India.” According to the company, it is the first brand to manufacture and sell an oat-b...

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Kellogg will start producing Incogmeto Chick’n Tenders

Kellogg will start producing Incogmeto Chick’n Tenders

3 May 2021

The Kellogg Company’s Incogmeato by MorningStar Farms brand will debut Chik'n Tenders. These nuggets will be available in two flavors: Original and Sweet BBQ flavors. Beginning late in April, these plant-based tenders began retailing nationwide at Walm...

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‘An investment in health’: Asian start-up launches natural sweetener during COVID-19 pandemic

‘An investment in health’: Asian start-up launches natural sweetener during COVID-19 pandemic

3 May 2021

Southeast Asian start-up Swiftlet has developed a natural, zero-calorie sweetener made from a blend of plant extracts with the taste and functionality of sugar. “It’s an investment in health,” says its co-founder.

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Walmart now makes own-brand vegan chicken patties and tenders

Walmart now makes own-brand vegan chicken patties and tenders

29 Apr 2021

American retail giant Walmart now has its own-brand vegan products under its Great Value range. Its new vegan additions include Chik’n Tenders and Chik’n Patties as well as a line of veggie burger patties that come in Chipotle Black Bean and Original f...

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Amano brings umami flavor through plant-based enzymes

Amano brings umami flavor through plant-based enzymes

26 Apr 2021

Amano Enzymes launched a new plant-based enzyme called Umamizyme Pulse for use by manufacturers looking to amplify the savory and umami flavor profiles of plant-based protein applications. The company said its enzyme can be added to foods like soups, b...

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Plant-based bacon alternative raises $40M

Plant-based bacon alternative raises $40M

21 Apr 2021

Atlast Food Co, which owns the mycelium-focused, plant-based protein brand MyEats, received $40M in a Series A round led by Viking Global Investors with participation from 40 North, AiiM Partners, Senator Investment Group, Stray Dog Capital and Footpri...

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Pea-based tofu offers another alternative for plant-based protein

Pea-based tofu offers another alternative for plant-based protein

19 Apr 2021

UK-based tofu alternative manufacturer Peafu is looking to make a pea-based tofu product available to the market by 2022. Currently, the product is in the prototype phase.

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1 in 4 meat substitutes do not contain enough protein

1 in 4 meat substitutes do not contain enough protein

14 Apr 2021

One in four plant-based protein options does not contain sufficient protein to be considered a source of protein, according to Irish industry watchdog Safefood in a new report. Despite the incongruity between 25% of labels professing products to be an ...

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IFF: enzymes can boost bakery sector with label-friendly solution

IFF: enzymes can boost bakery sector with label-friendly solution

13 Apr 2021

Enzymes are the key to anchor clean label formulation strategies in the bakery sector, International Foods & Fragrances (IFF) said in a recent webinar. With demand from consumers for natural ingredients reaching new heights, the flavor company posited ...

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DSM acquires Amyris’ bio-based flavors and fragrances business

DSM acquires Amyris’ bio-based flavors and fragrances business

9 Apr 2021

Netherlands-based Royal DSM acquired the flavor and fragrance bio-based intermediates business of California-based Amyris in order to extend the Dutch corporation’s presence in bio-based flavor and fragrance ingredients. The transaction was completed o...

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Vegan ingredients maker gets $11M in seed funding

Vegan ingredients maker gets $11M in seed funding

7 Apr 2021

Vegan ingredient maker Nourish Ingredients received $11 million in a seed funding round led by Hong Kong billionaire Chris Liu’s Horizons Ventures and the Australian government’s Main Sequence Ventures. Horizon Ventures is known for providing early-sta...

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