Mycelium specialist Mushlabs, announced it has closed a $10 million capital series A investment round to upscale production of its alternative protein made from mycelium to industrial levels and to create a sales function. Mushlabs previously raised $2.2 million, bringing its total raised to date to $12.2M.
During lockdown, vegan alternatives became increasingly popular in the UK. Now, a recent statistic from Finder shows that 39% of Britons plan to further reduce their meat consumption, indicating rising potential in the plant-based category after lockdown. At the same time, there is a growing awareness of sustainability issues across the country.
Seed breeding specialist Equinom Ltd. is leveraging advanced breeding techniques to promote agricultural biodiversity. The company is inducing better crop resilience and increased yield and asserts that stimulating natural genetic seed variability must be recognized as vital to ensuring a continuous supply of food for the planet.
As we reported in December, Mercedes Benz had been in discussions with Lewis Hamilton. He had been negotiating with the luxury car manufacturer to stop the use of animal leather for its interiors. Partly in response, it has been reported that the company is incorporating environmentally-friendly materials throughout its vehicles.
Here, Sustainability Manager Carina Tollmar from Swedish Oat drink pioneer Oatly speaks to vegconomist about their transfarmation campaign helping farmers transition to the cultivation of plant crops, as farmers around the world increasingly have to look towards more sustainable methods of agriculture.
Article by Jenny Edwards originally published here for Vevolution Since the Covid-19 breakout, the conversation around the climate crisis has undoubtedly lost momentum, but that doesn’t mean that progress isn’t still being made. As you’ve likely already seen, air pollution levels have dropped and lots of little instances of joy are happening, e.g wildlife is thriving in the absence of human activity. However, we totally understand if the current state of the world is getting you down right now. Between human injustices and racial inequality to the loss of lives due to the Covid-19 virus, it is no surprise that some of us are feeling low. Because this year’s World Environment Day is different from the others, we thought it would be best to share …
A new initiative – #ABetterPlantBasedFuture – spearheaded by Upfield, challenges people to become a part of the shift towards a sustainable, healthy food system, by adopting a plant-based diet for a day. Upfield is the #1 producer of plantbased spreads & cheeses with more than 100 brands including Flora, Proactiv, and Violife cheese.
Beyond Leather Materials, a Danish startup creating apple-based clothing material, was recently announced as winner of the [email protected] 2020 competition, an event that rewards startups demonstrating climate impact. The finals were held online yesterday, 2nd June, with Beyond Leather Materials the winner of 15.