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Animal-free dairy cheese appeals to over half of global consumers

Animal-free dairy cheese appeals to over half of global consumers

20 Jul 2021

Globally, 70.5% of consumers said they would be willing to buy cheese made with dairy proteins that don’t come from animals, according to a new survey from the precision fermentation company Formo and the University of Bath published in the journal Fro...

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Cambridge University invents vegan spider silk to replace single-use plastics

Cambridge University invents vegan spider silk to replace single-use plastics

19 Jul 2021

Xampla, a spinoff from Cambridge University, is working on commercializing a biodegradable alternative to single-use plastics that is made out of plant products but where the molecular structure is manipulated to resemble spider silk.

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Provenance Bio's plant-based gelatin beats animal based options on price

Provenance Bio's plant-based gelatin beats animal based options on price

12 Jul 2021

To answer the growing demand for animal-free collagen, San Francisco-based startup Provenance Bio, unveiled its first animal-free gelatin product made with its proprietary protein expression platform. The company said that the proteins it produces for ...

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The Protein Brewery inaugurates pilot plant, begins producing Fermotein

The Protein Brewery inaugurates pilot plant, begins producing Fermotein

2 Jul 2021

The Protein Brewery, a microbial fermentation startup from the Netherlands, announced that it has both completed the construction of its first commercial production plant in Breda, Netherlands and that it has delivered the inaugural samples of its food...

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Imagindairy ferments casein and whey, expects launch in two years

Imagindairy ferments casein and whey, expects launch in two years

1 Jul 2021

Israeli startup Imagindairy is aiming to take cows out of the dairy equation entirely with its animal-free casein and whey proteins that it has developed over the course of 15 years of research. The company says that its proprietary fermentation techno...

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Functional ginger extract found to aid with dyspepsia disorder

Functional ginger extract found to aid with dyspepsia disorder

25 Jun 2021

DolCas Biotech, which produces a patented functional ingredient called Ginfort, has demonstrated the “significant potential” of its ingredient to alleviate Functional dyspepsia (FD), according to a new study published in the Journal of Dietary Suppleme...

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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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Frozen food and e-commerce emerge as Asia’s COVID-19 retail winners

Frozen food and e-commerce emerge as Asia’s COVID-19 retail winners

7 Jun 2021

Frozen food and e-commerce channels have been two of the food industry success stories to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic and nation-wide lockdowns that triggered significant shifts in shoppers’ behaviour in Asian markets.

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Research shows livestock may not pollute as much as previously thought

Research shows livestock may not pollute as much as previously thought

4 Jun 2021

A new study published in the Advancing Earth and Space Science journal found that the emissions intensity of global animal husbandry has actually decreased over the past two decades due to greater production efficiency.

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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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Spanish dairy company launches incubator to cultivate cultured milk

Spanish dairy company launches incubator to cultivate cultured milk

25 May 2021

Calidad Pascual launched Mylkcubator through its innovation and investment arm, Pascual Innoventures. Mylkcubator is the world’s first global incubation program for cellular agriculture technologies in the dairy industry aimed at producing dairy altern...

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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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