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Above Food Reveals Oat Base Made With “Revolutionary” Zero Wastewater Technology

Vertically integrated plant-based foods company Above Food has unveiled a “disruptive” oat base made with highly efficient zero wastewater technology. The ingredient will be showcased at Expo West in Anaheim, March 9-12 2022. Above Food acquired Sonic Milling’s technology, which uses microscopic air bubbles to efficiently break down ingredients, just last month. This technology is used to produce Above’s oat base, which can then be used to make plant-based ice cream, cheeses, spreads, oat milk, and more. The oat base will launch in the fall of this year as a cornerstone product in Above Food’s Specialty Ingredients division. The company has partnered with regenerative farmers to source the oats transparently, in a way that supports the long-term health of the soil. Seed to fork Above …


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Investments & Finance

Above Food to Acquire Sonic Milling’s Disruptive Plant-Based Food Tech

Above Food Corp., a vertically integrated plant-based company, announces an agreement to acquire Sonic Milling Systems Ltd. The acquisition will include a full suite of intellectual property and global patent coverage for both core and new technologies, Above Food says. Sonic Milling develops disruptive processing techniques to make plant-based ingredients and products more cost-effective while using fewer resources. The company’s hydrodynamic-cavitation technology utilizes water and pressure to create microscopic air bubbles. These bubbles are capable of breaking apart diverse ingredients – from grains and legumes to fruits and vegetables – into liquids and sauces without the need for stabilizers or oils. In North America, Sonic Milling has already used this technology to create oat-based concentrate, beverages and creamers for major retailers and brands. The cavitation …


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Food & Beverage

Above Food Partners With Umiami to Develop Plant-Based Whole Cuts

Vertically integrated plant-based marketplace Above Food has announced it will be partnering with French food-tech company Umiami to research and develop plant-based whole cuts. Umiami has developed technology that allows for the production of larger cuts of plant-based meat than were previously possible. Commonly-used extrusion techniques allow for either a mince-like texture or small pieces of plant-based meat, but not whole cuts. As part of the collaboration, Umiami will benefit from Above Food’s proprietary protein ingredients and scaling production processes. This will allow for more rapid development of plant-based whole cuts — both of alt-meat and alt-seafood. “Seed to fork” Above Food spent a year acquiring brands in the plant-based sector — including Atlantic Natural Foods, owner of vegan tuna brand TUNO — before launching …


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Company News

Above Food Launches “Seed to Fork” DTC Platform to Bring Traceable Plant-Based Food to the Masses

After spending the last year acquiring brands in the plant-based sector, Above Food is now ready to launch its new direct-to-consumer e-commerce platform. With its “Seed to Fork” model, the Above Food plant-based platform offers unparalleled traceability and qualifiable sustainability. Having onboarded brands across many plant-based segments, including oats, dairy-free alternatives, and pantry staples, the vertically integrated Above Food platform will give consumers across North America the opportunity to enjoy more than forty products with home delivery. Above Food’s e-commerce platform focuses on nutrient-dense, regenerative organic, and regenerative natural foods, with brands including Eat Up! by Above Food – its in-house organic brand, as well as Farmer Direct Organic, Only Oats, and Culcherd – producer of organic plant-based dairy products. “Now more than ever, consumers …