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Cultivated, Cell-Cultured & Biotechnology

Food Tech Leaders Launch Food Fermentation Europe to Bring Sustainable Animal-Free Foods to EU Market

A group of leading players in precision fermentation announce they have come together to form Food Fermentation Europe (FFE), a new alliance working to create a more resilient and sustainable food system in Europe. Representing the region’s fermentation food and food ingredient sector, along with its surrounding ecosystem, FFE says it will work with regulators to bring more sustainable animal-free foods to the European market.  FFE’s founding members include Better Dairy, Formo, Imagindairy, Onego Bio and Those Vegan Cowboys. The group says its members are united in the pursuit to improve current unsustainable food systems and have three primary objectives:  To raise awareness and build a supportive, forward-looking policy framework for fermentation food and food ingredients in Europe. To advocate for a predictable, non-discriminatory and …


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Better Dairy Raises €22M at Forefront of Cow-Free Dairy Cheese

Better Dairy has raised $22 million in Series A funding, as the UK foodtech continues to develop its animal-free dairy portfolio. Using precision fermentation, Better Dairy is developing several aged and mature animal-free cheeses that it claims are molecularly identical to traditional dairy without using animals. Better Dairy is currently in the R&D phase of its animal-free dairy product development and intends to use the fresh $22 million funding to advance its second-generation precision fermentation platform. The brand aims to become the first player to launch hard cheeses in the animal-free dairy space, and is optimistic of achieving price parity and industrial-scale production within the next couple of years. Founded in 2019 by CEO Jevan Nagarajah, Better Dairy set its sights on disrupting the unsustainable …


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Fairs & Events

Meet the Current Crop of Alt Protein Talent at the Future Food-Tech Summit

Around 150 trailblazing alt protein companies will join the virtual audience at the Future Food-Tech Alternative Proteins summit on June 22-23. The summit aims to bring together food brands, retailers, ingredient manufacturers, tech providers, and investors for two days of online networking to accelerate the future of alt protein. “We’re delighted to showcase the most exciting emerging talent and fresh solutions within the alternative protein space” Here we list the exciting crop of talented alt protein early and mid-stage companies from around the globe featuring at the event, including numerous vegconomist favourites such as Umiami, NotCo, Next Meats, Planted, Zrou, and Because, Animals. Aqua Cultured Foods (USA)  Seafood fermentation specialist that has created the first whole-cut seafood alternative using its proprietary strain of fungi. Better …