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Dogfish Head releases oat-milk hazy IPA beer

Dogfish Head releases oat-milk hazy IPA beer

1 Jun 2021

It’s only been a few years that oat milk has been on grocery store shelves, but the plant-based milk alternative has made waves with its latest inroads being in the beer sector. In partnership with oat milk maker Elmhurst 1925, beer brand Dogfish Head ...

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Oceanium Raises $2.7M to fund seaweed-based sustainable initiatives

Oceanium Raises $2.7M to fund seaweed-based sustainable initiatives

24 May 2021

UK-based Oceanium closed a second seed funding round for £2 million ($2.7M USD). The round was led by Green Angel Syndicate with participation from the World Wildlife Fund. Funding will be used to scale the company's proprietary bio-refinery and proces...

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Equinom and Dipasa partner to produce a high-protein sesame seed

Equinom and Dipasa partner to produce a high-protein sesame seed

20 May 2021

Israeli plant-based nutrition company Equinom teamed up with Mexican sesame processor Dipasa to create a high-protein sesame concentrate. Equinom will use its AI technology to develop the new variety while Dipasa will process it and deliver it to the m...

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Fermentation cultures bubble to the top of plant-based dairy

Fermentation cultures bubble to the top of plant-based dairy

14 May 2021

Recently, the Good Food Institute dubbed fermentation as the third pillar of the alternative protein industry, alongside plant-based and culture-based alternatives, and its prediction has proved prophetic. As the plant-based space continues to burgeon ...

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Beyond Meat will go back to plant-based chicken

Beyond Meat will go back to plant-based chicken

12 May 2021

Beyond Meat will return to producing plant-based chicken this summer, Bloomberg reported, citing sources familiar with company plans. Although there was no timeline for the impending product launch, the company’s Chief Growth Officer Chuck Muth told Bl...

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Asian plant-based meat OmniPork coming the U.S. in 2021

Asian plant-based meat OmniPork coming the U.S. in 2021

11 May 2021

OmniPork, the plant-based pork analog line from the parent company Green Monday, will launch its products in the U.S. in 2021, Food Navigator reported. There was no specific date announced for the products’ arrival in supermarkets, but OmniPork has alr...

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Beer company AB InBev will help scale Clara Foods' animal-free protein

Beer company AB InBev will help scale Clara Foods' animal-free protein

4 May 2021

Maker of alternative proteins, Clara Foods, has teamed up with the VC arm of brewing giant AB InBev to expand its operations and ferment animal-free protein at scale. Its first product will be egg white proteins for manufacturers, and the initial produ...

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NZMP milk from Fonterra looks to help consumers manage stress

NZMP milk from Fonterra looks to help consumers manage stress

22 Apr 2021

Dairy producer Fonterra is looking to stem slumping milk sales by deconstructing the components of this dairy beverage and promoting its animal protein building blocks as an addition to applications catering to beauty-from-within and better-for-you tre...

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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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Papaya waste upcycled for nutritious snack bars in Ethiopia

Papaya waste upcycled for nutritious snack bars in Ethiopia

20 Apr 2021

Papayas have long been praised for their enzymatic content, but they are now also finding a role as a key ingredient in snack bars made locally in Ethiopia thanks to their nutritious profile and widespread availability.

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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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Protera appoints Novozymes’ Thomas Videbaek to board of directors

Protera appoints Novozymes’ Thomas Videbaek to board of directors

16 Apr 2021

AI-driven protein startup Protera appointed Novozymes senior executive Thomas Videbaek as Chair of the Board of Directors and non-executive board member.

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