Givaudan Zürich Innovation Centre

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Milk- and Dairy Alternatives

Givaudan Expands its Zurich Protein Hub With New Capabilities for Dairy Alternatives

As the latest addition to its global innovation ecosystem, Givaudan has expanded the Protein Hub at its flagship Zurich Innovation Center in Kemptthal, Switzerland, to support the development of dairy alternatives. The expanded Hub offers specialised expertise, state-of-the-art digital technologies, and an integrated portfolio of solutions specifically designed for dairy alternative products to accelerate new product development. “At Givaudan, we take a unique co-creation approach, working side-by-side with our customers, partners, start-ups, chefs, academics, and many others as a driving force for innovation,” said Doruk Ongan, President Europe Taste & Wellbeing. “We are excited to open the doors of the Protein Hub to alternative dairy customers so that together we can shape the future of this dynamic category.” Direct access to experts Customers visiting the …


Bühler plant meat

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Company News

MMS and Bühler Announce Innovation Partnership For Next Generation of Alternative Meat & Dairy

The Swiss Bühler Group and MMS AG of Zurich, announce an innovation and technology partnership to advance the development of highly functional ingredients for sustainable meat and dairy products. “With this exciting technology partnership, we will bring new processes to market that will take product quality, nutritional value and sensory properties to the next level,” says Ian Roberts, CTO of Bühler. “There are many complementary opportunities with different business areas in which Bühler operates and where MMS’ membrane technology could be part of the downstream processing. “MMS is highly specialised in this technology step and, like us, is committed to problem solving and innovation. For us, they are a powerhouse for numerous liquid-liquid fractionation applications,” Robert adds. This technology makes a difference, especially in the …


Company News

Blue Horizon Corporation Appoints Marc Duckeck as Head of Communications

Blue Horizon announces this week the onboarding of Marc Duckeck as Head of Communications, as the corporation continues to expand its team to expedite investments in new food technologies that accelerate the world’s transition away from animals in food to a more sustainable food system. “I’m thrilled to join Blue Horizon because of one main reason: the impact we will have on the planet.” Marc will be based in the team’s headquarters in Zurich and will focus on building Blue Horizon’s brand in the media, food ecosystem and global investor community. He joins Blue Horizon from Avaloq, a global leader in digital banking solutions, where he built up the corporate communications team. With 13 years of professional experience in investment writing, media relations and corporate …


MIRAI FOODS cultured meat

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Startups, Accelerators & Incubators

Cultured Meat Takes Off in Switzerland with $2.4 million for MIRAI FOODS

Zurich’s MIRAI Foods, which claims to be the only Swiss clean meat startup to date, has raised $2.4 million in a first-round financing fund. MIRAI says it is one of the very few cultured meat producers globally that do not genetically manipulate their cells. Backers include Paulig Group and technology investor Team Europe.


Dr. Bernadette Sütterlin

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Dr. Bernadette Sütterlin: “The Focus Should Not Be on the Production Method.”

So far, veganism has meant the absolute renunciation of meat. Thanks to the development of “laboratory meat” (so-called in-vitro meat), this could soon change. But though it sounds simple, most consumers will take some convincing. The research of Dr. Bernadette Sütterlin from the ETH in Zurich, which deals with the sustainability and acceptance of laboratory meat from the consumer’s point of view, also proves this. In this interview, we learned more about reactions to laboratory meat, possible stumbling blocks during its introduction and the future development of this segment.