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Geltor introduces a cultured vegan collagen

Geltor introduces a cultured vegan collagen

28 Jun 2021

California-based cultured protein startup Geltor announced that it will release what it describes as the world’s first vegan collagen product, PrimaColl. This animal-free collagen will be available in mid-2021.

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Barry Callebaut launches Evocao, a cacao-only chocolate

Barry Callebaut launches Evocao, a cacao-only chocolate

24 Jun 2021

Two years after the chocolate company’s launch of its WholeFruit chocolate line, Barry Callebaut unveiled its Evocao expression, which is designed to evoke the aromatic flavors of the cacao fruit by using 100% pure, upcycled ingredients.

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Finland's Ant Brew releases goose droppings beer

Finland's Ant Brew releases goose droppings beer

22 Jun 2021

Finnish microbrewery Ant Brew is launching a summer beer series with a focus on crafting beers that contribute to waste reduction. Called Wasted Potential, the beers are brewed with wild herbs and local food waste like bread, berries and fruits and eve...

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Scientists synthesise vibrant natural blue colour from red cabbage

Scientists synthesise vibrant natural blue colour from red cabbage

21 Jun 2021

Scientists have synthesised a natural blue colour from red cabbage that is “nearly identical” to artificial brilliant blue FCF, and founded a start-up, Peak B, to commercialise it.

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New Culture aims to launch animal-free mozzarella by 2023

New Culture aims to launch animal-free mozzarella by 2023

21 Jun 2021

San Francisco startup New Culture recently announced that it will begin providing its animal-free mozzarella to foodservice pizzerias by 2023. Company founder Matt Gibson told Food Navigator that this launch date is made possible by the “numerous break...

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Chromologics addresses natural colors challenges with precision fermentation

Chromologics addresses natural colors challenges with precision fermentation

18 Jun 2021

Danish food coloring technology company, Chromologics is developing a platform to address the lack of variety in the high-performance, animal-free, sustainable food colorings market. Its first foray into the space is with the color red, and the company...

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Akua launches burger made from regenerative kelp

Akua launches burger made from regenerative kelp

14 Jun 2021

In a bid to take a slice of the plant-based burger market, New York-based Akua launched a burger made from kelp. This ocean-farmed seaweed burger also contains crimini mushrooms, pea protein, black beans, quinoa, and crushed tomatoes.

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Icelandic Provisions dips into oat milk with new skyr product

Icelandic Provisions dips into oat milk with new skyr product

11 Jun 2021

American dairy company Icelandic Provisions launched its first plant-based product, Oatmilk Skyr. When the product rolls out across the U.S. at Whole Foods Market locations, the company says that it will become the first oat milk skyr on the market.

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Fortuna Cools develops sustainable coolers made from coconut husks

Fortuna Cools develops sustainable coolers made from coconut husks

9 Jun 2021

Filipino startup Fortuna Cools announced the closure of a seed funding round led by the investment arm of the Asian Development Bank ADB Ventures and Katapult Ocean Fund with additional participation from Pasudeco Development Corporation, the Manila An...

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Cultivated meat firm Magic Valley to be first in cultivated lamb

Cultivated meat firm Magic Valley to be first in cultivated lamb

8 Jun 2021

Australian-based startup, Magic Valley is the “world’s first cultured lamb company,” according to a press release from the company. This startup is working to cultivate lamb protein using animal cells grown in a nutrient-rich culture but without the us...

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Unilever adds mycoprotein to its portfolio through partnership

Unilever adds mycoprotein to its portfolio through partnership

7 Jun 2021

Multinational Unilever has partnered with food tech company Enough to incorporate the startup’s mycoprotein Abunda into its plant-based products portfolio. Enough’s mycoprotein is made using fermentation to create a biomass that the company says uses a...

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Sound: a protein bar formed using ultrasonic waves

Sound: a protein bar formed using ultrasonic waves

3 Jun 2021

This spring a new entrant is coming to the protein bar space. Called Sound Bites by Sound Nutrition, these bars are unique for the way in which they are shaped. Using high-frequency, low-amplitude ultrasonics or sound waves, Sound Bites are formed with...

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