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Survey finds UK plant-based meals cheaper, more popular than meat

Survey finds UK plant-based meals cheaper, more popular than meat

30 Jul 2021

The number of plant-based ready meals is surging in the U.K., and in addition to their increasing availability, their price point per portion is now below that of meat-filled ready meals, according to new research from the Eating Better coalition.

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European eco label scheme set to launch in 2022

European eco label scheme set to launch in 2022

29 Jul 2021

International industry titans from the food and beverage industry have come together with supermarkets and environmental scientists to form a non-profit that will launch front-of-pack eco-scores across Europe this September.

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Eat Just looks to crack into the market with a $3B IPO

Eat Just looks to crack into the market with a $3B IPO

23 Jul 2021

Cultured protein maker Eat Just is targeting a $3 billion initial public offering in Q4 2021 or early in 2022, Forbes reported after receiving information from a leading investor in the plant-based egg producing company.

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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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Livekindly creates New Vegan Food Brands for Chinese market

Livekindly creates New Vegan Food Brands for Chinese market

14 Jul 2021

Plant-based company collective Livekindly launched its first brands created in-house. Sold under the names Giggling Pig 咯咭藸 [Ge Ji Zhu] and Happy Chicken 哈皮鸡 [Ha Pi Ji], these brands sell products aimed at Gen Z Chinese customers that are interested in...

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Aleph Farms raises $105M, plans for cell-based meat launch in 2022

Aleph Farms raises $105M, plans for cell-based meat launch in 2022

13 Jul 2021

Cultured meat manufacturer Aleph Farms is steaming ahead toward its goal of commercialization. The Israeli startup announced it received $105 million in funding from a Series B investment round led by L Catterton's Growth Fund and DisruptAD, which is o...

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ReGrained flour is inaugural recipient of Upcycled Food certification

ReGrained flour is inaugural recipient of Upcycled Food certification

7 Jul 2021

Upcycled food company ReGrained is the first company in the world to receive the new Upcycled Food Certification for its SuperGrain+ flour. This new certification is awarded by the Upcycled Food Association, which finalized its certification standards ...

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Carbios technology creates first enzymatically recycled bottles

Carbios technology creates first enzymatically recycled bottles

6 Jul 2021

French biochemistry firm Carbios announced that, in partnership with a consortium of CPG manufacturers, it has produced the world’s first food-grade PET plastic bottles made entirely from enzymatically recycled plastic .

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Europe intends to phase out caged farming by 2027

Europe intends to phase out caged farming by 2027

5 Jul 2021

A June 30 vote from the European Commission will end caged farming in the European Union. This initiative is part of the overarching Farm to Fork Strategy and was brought to the attention of the commission thanks to a citizen petition that was supporte...

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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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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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