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Vegan Basketball Icon Chris Paul Invests in Koia Plant-Based Protein Shakes 

Chris Paul Koia
Following his recent investment in Misha’s Kind Foods, 11-time NBA All-Star Chris Paul has now invested in Koia, leaders in 100% plant-based nutrition shakes. The Phoenix Suns basketballer and Beyond Meat ambassador continues to grow his plant-based investment portfolio. The investment also furthers Paul's goal of improving access to healthy foods for disadvantaged communities as well as promoting the benefits …

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San Diego's Plantible Secures $21.5M For Alt Meat & Dairy Created From One of World's Most Sustainable Plant Proteins

San Diego's Plantible Secures $21.5M For Alt Meat & Dairy Created From One of World's Most Sustainable Plant Proteins
Plantible Foods announces it has closed a $21.5 million Series A funding round led by Astanor Ventures, making a total raise of $27 million to date. The startup's proprietary plant protein Rubi Protein™ harnesses lemna, an aquatic plant commonly known as duckweed which is considered to be one of the most sustainable and nutrient-dense plants in the world. "lemna contains …

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Can One Man Change the Eating Habits of The World? David Yeung is on The Plantbased Business Hour

Can One Man Change the Eating Habits of The World? David Yeung is on The Plantbased Business Hour
Can one man change the eating habits of a continent and maybe the world? David Yeung is on The Plantbased Business Hour with Elysabeth Alfano. David Yeung started Green Monday in 2012, and subsequently Green Common in 2015 and OmniFoods in 2019 to address the issues of a rising population, climate change, food scarcity, and animal cruelty in China. He is a …

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Veg Capital Announces Majority Share in Clive's Pies

Clive's Purely Plants
Veg Capital, the UK vegan investment fund launched by Veganuary founder Matthew Glover, has completed a significant investment in Clive’s Purely Plants, the Devon-based producer of organic, plant-based pies. Veg Capital will now hold a majority share in Clive’s as it aims to ramp up production 400% and reach £10m in sales. "This partnership has huge potential to further our …

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Oumph! Launches "Shaved" Döner Kebab Meat Made From Pea Protein in UK

Oumph Kebab Doner Style lifestyle
Swedish plant-based brand Oumph! this week launched a new product - Oumph! Kebab Döner Style - into Iceland supermarkets in the UK. The new vegan kebab is made from pea protein, is gluten-free, and comes in "shaved" pieces like traditional kebab meat. Oumph! continues its success after being acquired by LIVEKINDLY Co and rolling out into Germany through the Edeka …

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Shiok Meats Unveils World’s First Cell-Based Crab Meat

Shiok Meats founders
Shiok Meats, the cell-cultured crustacean meat pioneer, showcased the world’s first cell-based crab meat at a private tasting event in Singapore on 26th August. In a collaboration with Chef José Luis Del Amo of TheTasteLab, Shiok Meats presented Crab Cake and Chilli Crab, complemented by Lobster-flavored Potato Chips and Tom Yum Shrimp Soup, all prepared with Shiok Meats’ cell-based meats. …

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Farmers Edge and Merit Functional Foods to Launch Pilot Program for Plant-Based Proteins

Farmers Edge and Merit Functional Foods to Launch Pilot Program for Plant-Based Proteins
Cutting-edge technology will help progressive farmers improve the production, quality, traceability, and marketing opportunities of protein crops in a quickly growing market. WINNIPEG, Manitoba--(BUSINESS WIRE)--$FDGE #Agriculture--Farmers Edge Inc. (“Farmers Edge” or the “Company”) (TSX: FDGE), a global leader in digital agriculture, and Merit Functional Foods (Merit) have launched a pilot program aimed at improving the production, quality, traceability, and marketing …

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Veganuary: Permanent Meat Reduction Reported by 82% of Participants, Feeling Healthier & With Improved Mood

Veganuary: Permanent Meat Reduction Reported by 82% of Participants, Feeling Healthier & With Improved Mood
Veganuary yesterday released the results from its six-month follow-up survey of Veganuary 2021 participants*, revealing that there has been a permanent reduction in meat consumption for a large majority. 68% also reported health benefits including more energy, better skin and improved mood, out of over 582,000 people from 209 countries and territories who took part in Veganuary 2021, smashing all …

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Stockeld Dreamery Raises €16.5M Series A Round for “The World’s Most Ambitious Cheese”

Stockeld Dreamery
Swedish alt-dairy startup Stockeld Dreamery has raised €16.5 million (~$20 million) in a Series A funding round. The plant-based cheese producer will accelerate the scaling of its team and product portfolio as it moves forward in its quest to create “the world’s most ambitious cheese.” Founded in 2019 by entrepreneur Sorosh Tavakoli and food scientist Anja Leissner in Stockholm, Stockeld …

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Canada: Chinova Bioworks is Researching Vegan Beer Based on Mushroom Technology

Chinova Bioworks beer
Chinova Bioworks recently launched a research initiative with the INNOV Centre at College Communautaire du Nouveau Brunswick (CCNB), supported by the New Brunswick Innovation Foundation's Innovation Voucher Fund, to develop a new processing aid for vegan beers. Chinova is leveraging its expertise in "clean label" ingredients at CCNB's Grand Falls campus, which has been developing brewing and distilling technologies for …

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Allbirds Files NASDAQ Listing With Plans For Huge Retail Expansion Despite Losses

Allbirds Files NASDAQ Listing With Plans For Huge Retail Expansion Despite Losses
Sustainable footwear brand Allbirds this Tuesday revealed it has applied to list its Class A common stock on Nasdaq under the ticker symbol BIRD. The NY Times reports that the B Corp, which was valued at around $1.7 billion in 2020, brought in about $219 million in revenue last year, Allbirds was founded in 2014 by Tim Brown and Joey …

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This Company is Producing Bioprinted Fur, Wool & Eyelashes Which Could Make Fur Farms Obsolete

This Company is Producing Bioprinted Fur, Wool & Eyelashes Which Could Make Fur Farms Obsolete
As advancements in cell-cultured meat take the revolutionary food tech from the lab to the dinner plate, a similar revolution could be underway in the fashion industry. Scientists have completed the world's first in vitro hair follicle inseparably linked to collagen in order to cultivate cell-based fur and wool. With the power to make the breeding of animals for fur …

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