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Duopharma Biotech Berhad Invests $1M in The Live Green Co to Pioneer Plant-Powered Wellness Products

Malaysian pharmaceutical giant Duopharma Biotech Berhad (DBB) will invest up to US$1 million in US-based AI company, The Live Green Co (TLGC) to develop plant-powered pharmaceutical products and functional foods. DBB will acquire shares in TLGC, enabling the company to secure manufacturing, marketing, and distribution rights for co-developed wellness products and functional foods for the Southeast Asia market, said DBB in a statement. The investment is part of the company’s consumer healthcare growth strategy focused on plant-based functional foods in response to growing demand. “We are pursuing opportunities to venture into plant-based functional foods in response to rising demand among consumers keen to improve health via their diet, as well as to serve the needs of patients who require special dietary products, such as diabetic friendly foods,” said Leonard Ariff …

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Fermentation

Chile: The Live Green Co. Reveals New Precision Fermentation Division

Chilean food technology-focused The Live Green Co. has announced the launch of a new precision fermentation division to address food safety, health and climate change issues. Together with its proprietary artificial intelligence and machine learning platform Charaka™, which researches and develops products and food additive replacements using only plants, it will develop licensed product formulations and cutting-edge scientific solutions in a faster, more cost-effective, sustainable and effective way. Precision fermentation will also enable Charaka™ to address proteomics and incorporate both plants and proteins into its database. “We want to be the catalyst” Carolina Carriel, product R&D leader at The Live Green Co. says: “At Live Green we want to be the catalyst that promotes better agricultural production practices, and the integration of new technologies such …

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Ingredients

Live Green Group and Sigma’s FoodForms Collaborate to Develop Plant-Based Food Additives

Plant-based foodtech startup Live Green Group is to partner with FoodForms, an internal startup by multinational food company Sigma. FoodForms was created to offer alternative food recipe solutions for third parties. Through the new collaboration, the two startups will develop replacements for common food additives. This will involve using Live Green’s AI/ML recommendation engine, Charaka™, which has a database comprising 15,000 plants and over 500,000 data points. Using this data, the search engine recommends plant-based ingredients to replace food additives. FoodForms will contribute consumer knowledge, food R&D expertise, and scaling capabilities. “This partnership demonstrates the potential of our technology to be the ‘Intel Inside’ of the food industry and be a key enabler in helping accelerate the industry’s transition to health and sustainability,” said The …

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Company News

Advisors from McDonald’s, Pepsi Co & Chipotle Join The Live Green Co Board

The Live Green Co, the US plant-based food tech company, has named nine new experts from some of the biggest brands in F&B to its advisory board. The board now includes former and current market movers from McDonald’s, Pepsi Co, Dr. Oetker, and Chipotle, as well as Harvard MGH, FedEx Express, the World Bank, and the UN.  Aiming to be the market maker of plant-only, allergen-free, and 360° green food, The Live Green Co was founded in Chile in 2018, with the company recently relocating to Boston, MA. The company will leverage the new and existing board advisors’ expertise and networks to further its vision of accelerating the world’s transition to healthy and sustainable food using its proprietary technology, Charaka. Charaka Live Green’s recommendation engine, …

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Investments & Finance

Live Green Co. Raises $7M, Will Relocate From Chile to Boston MA

The Live Green Co has raised $7 million in Pre-Series A funding to make food cleaner and more sustainable with AI-driven plant-based ingredients. The company reports it has increased revenue by 10x since 2020. Founded in Chile in 2018, the food tech startup hopes to usher in “Plant-Based 2.0” –  shifting alternative protein from removing animal products to also eliminating processed ingredients and plastic packaging. To fulfill this bold mission, The Live Green Co is relocating to Boston, MA where the company will develop the AI capacities of Charaka, its proprietary intelligence platform. An AI recommendation engine Through Charaka, The Live Green Co leverages machine learning and the “ancestral wisdom” of plant nutrition to analyze thousands of plants and plant combinations. This information is used …

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Company News

The Live Green Co is Using Artificial Intelligence to Employ the “Ancestral knowledge” of India

On numerous occasions, vegconomist en español has reported on the developments of Chilean plant-based food startup The Live Green Co. In January we spoke to Priyanka Srinivas, founder and CEO of the company, who told us a little about the unusual process of selecting their products. The Live Green Co is developing Charaka, a “recommendation engine” that uses machine learning and biotechnology to analyse the taste of the meat they are trying to imitate. The data generated by Charaka consists of recommending 100% plant-based and natural ingredients to replicate the taste of animal meat. The algorithm also includes the “ancestral knowledge” of India – Srinivas’ native country – to devise the properties of The Live Green Co. food. Since its founding in Santiago, Chile in …

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