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Cultivated, Cell-Cultured & Biotechnology

Coca-Cola Backed Wilk Receives US Patent Approval to “Revolutionize” Dairy Industry

Israel’s Wilk, a publicly-traded company on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol WILK, develops industrial processes for producing cultivated human and animal milk from milk-producing mammary cells. The company announces it has now received US patent approval. “This will help to further establish our reputation as a leader in the field of cell-based milk production, while bringing us one step closer to the ultimate goal of revolutionizing the dairy industry.” Previously known as Biomilk, the company received $2 million last summer from Coca-Cola Israel, operating as The Central Bottling Company (CBC) – the exclusive Israeli franchise of Coca-Cola. Wilk reveals it has received patent approval for Methods and Systems for in-Vitro Milk Production from the US Patent and Trademark Office, making it …


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Products & Launches

Costa Coffee Launches Vegan Bacon Breakfast Roll Across UK

British chain Costa Coffee is reportedly the fastest growing coffee shop chain in the UK and is a subsidiary of the Coca Cola Company. The chain is now to offer a Vegan Bac’n Breakfast Bap across the country, as first reported by Vegan Food UK. The new offering uses Irish brand Finnebrogue‘s Naked Bacon Without The Oink! as well as a vegan spread. Earlier this year Costa added more Vegan Society-approved sweet treats to its menu – including a chocolate slice from BOSH!. Famous Irish sausage-maker Finnebrogue is currently undergoing what it has called a “plant-based revolution”, with the opening of a £25 million plant-based facility in County Down, Northern Ireland, and the launch of its Naked Without range including bacon and sausage.  As the …



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Cultivated, Cell-Cultured & Biotechnology

Coca-Cola Israel to Invest $2M Cell Cultured Dairy Startup 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 its cell-cultured milk products, with CBC investing $2 million in Biomilk in exchange for an allocation of shares. Under the agreement, $1 million will be invested in Biomilk on the signing of a final agreement, and the remaining $1 million in accordance with milestones. Founded in 2018 by Dr. Nurit Argov-Argaman and Maggie Levy of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, BioMilk was set up to …


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Coca Cola’s First Alcoholic Drink – Topo Chico Hard Seltzer – Off To a “Promising Start”

Coca-Cola recently expanded its beverage portfolio with its first alcoholic products in the hard seltzer category – with three vegan flavours of the popular alcoholic mixed drink containing fruit dessert wine and natural flavours. Coca Cola purchased Topo Chico for $220 million in 2017, a brand originally popular in northern Mexico and Texas, and has rolled it out over several markets since the end of last year. Whilst the product is vegan friendly (note that not all Coke products are vegan – such as Lilt, Lilt Zero, Kia-Ora Orange Squash No Added Sugar, Schweppes Indian Tonic Water, Schweppes Orange Squash and Honest, which contain fish gelatine, honey, vitamin D sourced from lanolin in sheep’s wool, or milk) – many ethical vegans may choose not to …