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Aqua Cultured Foods Appoints Food Industry Celebs to Advisory Board

Chicago’s Aqua Cultured Foods, producer of alt seafood products through microbial fermentation, announces the appointment of three industry heavyweights to its Advisory Board: Chuck Muth, Ingeborg Gasser-Kriss, and Gonzalo Ramírez Martiarena. The female-led food tech startup is developing calamari, shrimp, scallops, and whole cut filets of tuna and whitefish. The company’s fermentation methods are free of any animal inputs, genetic altering or modification and can be marketed as non-GMO. Impressive achievements Since vegconomist first reported on Aqua Cultured — just last June — the company has gone on to achieve a list of accomplishments: closing the largest ever pre-seed round in alt-seafood last October; signing an agreement with Migros, Switzerland’s largest retailer; revealing its first commercial product, alt calamari fries; and announcing advancements in its …


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Rihanna Invests in Jay-Z’s Favorite Vegan Cookie Producer Partake Foods

Following successful investments from Jay-Z and Grammy-award winning singer H.E.R, the allergy-free brand Partake Foods has raised $4.8 million in a new funding round. Interesting to note is CEO and founder Denise Woodard is the first woman of color to raise $1 million for a food startup. New investors include pop star Rihanna.


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Beyond Meat Speaks to Vegconomist on Expansion into European Market: “We Have Strong Ambitions in Europe”

Beyond Meat, a brand that needs no introduction, has absolutely dominated our timeline since vegconomist first launched in 2018. We caught up with Beyond’s Chief Growth Officer, Chuck Muth to ask about the new facility in the Netherlands, expansion into the European market, price parity, and the new even “meatier” recipe.


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Beyond Meat’s Chief Growth Officer, Chuck Muth: “We Know That There are a Lot of Companies That are Reverse Engineering Our Work”

Beyond Meat‘s Chief Growth Officer, Chuck Muth, didn’t hold back in a recent interview on The Plantbased Business Hour with Elysabeth Alfano featured on vegconomist today. When asked about concerns over protecting its IP as the company moves into the Chinese market and with an eye to eventually manufacturing there, Muth was defiant.