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Nestlé Confirms Cell-Cultivated Meat Rumours

cell-meat Nestlé
In response to rumours circulating that Nestlé is to enter the cell cultivated meat category, as reported yesterday by Bloomberg et al; vegconomist today contacted the Nestlé head office in Switzerland and it has been confirmed that Nestlé Research in Lausanne is currently working with Future Meat Technologies in Israel, as well as several other startups as yet undisclosed. Last …

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Why a Californian Soap Company Decided to Enter the Vegan Chocolate Market

Dr. Bronner's chocolate
Californian company Dr. Bronner's is best known for its organic soaps and personal care products. With that in mind, it may seem strange that it has just launched a range of vegan chocolate bars.

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Coca-Cola Israel to Invest $2M Cell Cultured Dairy Startup BioMilk

BioMilk
In the same week that it is revealed that Nestlé is producing cell cultivated meat in Israel; Coca-Cola Israel, operating as The Central Bottling Company (CBC) - the exclusive Israeli franchise of Coca-Cola, is set to invest $2 million in cell-cultured dairy startup Biomilk. CBC has agreed on an R&D deal with Israel-based Biomilk to accelerate the market arrival of …

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Heura Continues Spectacular Growth with Launch of ‘Kid Approved’ Plant-Based Nuggets

Heura Nuggets
Spanish plant-based meat leader Heura has expanded its plant-based chicken line with the launch of its gluten-free Nuggets. Claiming to be good for kids, good for the planet, and good for animals, the Nuggets are available now across Spain and will roll out globally throughout Q4 2021. "Not only are we offering a healthy food solution for children, we're creating …

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Next Gen Foods Announces $20M Extended Seed Round & US Launch of 'TiNDLE' Plant-Based Chicken

Andre Menezes Next Gen
Following its $10 million seed round this February which the company claimed at the time was the largest ever seed round in the plant-based sector, Singapore based startup Next Gen today announces an extension of $20 million to make a total of $30 million, which will be invested to launch TiNDLE, its new plant-based chicken brand, into the US. "Following …

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No More Palm Oil in Plant-Based: Time-Travelling Milkman Offers Sustainable Fat Alternative for Alt Dairy 

Time-Travelling Milkman
Dutch start-up Time-Travelling Milkman (TTM) produces creamy, sustainable fat ingredients for alt dairy products to improve taste profiles and make unsustainable palm and coconut oil use redundant. Having raised €550,000, the Wageningen-based startup will scale up production and accelerate its market entry. "Alternative protein sources are abundant, but the importance of the fat element has been overlooked" TTM creates unsaturated …

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Tattooed Chef to Expand Into 1,800 Kroger Stores Across the US This Summer

Tattooed Chef to Expand Into 1,800 Kroger Stores Across the US This Summer
Tattooed Chef, Inc. a producer of vegan frozen foods such as ready-to-cook bowls, zucchini spirals, riced cauliflower, acai and smoothie bowls, and cauliflower pizza crusts which became publicly listed last year, today announced it expects to launch its branded products across multiple categories in approximately 1,800 Kroger stores nationwide later this summer. “We are thrilled to announce our expansion into …

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More Than 20 Organisations Sign Open Letter Encouraging Consumers to Change Their Diets to Save Sea Animals

More Than 20 Organisations Sign Open Letter Encouraging Consumers to Change Their Diets to Save Sea Animals
The Aquatic Life Institute, an international marine wildlife welfare organisation, has released an open letter urging consumers to reduce or eliminate seafood consumption altogether. The letter, signed by more than 20 conservation and animal welfare organisations, states that "some 100 billion aquatic animals are farmed each year and another 2 billion are caught in the wild to meet our growing …

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Good Catch Partners With Spike Mendelsohn's PLNT Burger For the Save the Bay Fillet

Good Catch X PLNT
Good Catch, producer of plant-based tuna and frozen seafood products, announces it has partnered with PLNT Burger, Chef Spike Mendelsohn's fast casual restaurant to launch a new product called the Save the Bay Fillet. PLNT Burger added the Save the Bay Fillet to the menu from 11th July which will be available for a limited time with the Good Catch …

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