Newsbite Podcast (Feb 21 - 25): Yali Bio raises US$3.9M to scale plant-based cultured fats
This week, Yali Bio raised US$3.9 million in seed funding to scale its precision fermentation technology used in cultivating “designer fats” for plant-based meat alternatives, bringing total funding to US$5 million. Symrise developed a system called ProtiScan, which analyzes and characterizes diverse protein sources to help formulators balance off-notes and achieve the optimal flavor release. Meanwhile, Givaudan launched its patent-pending PrimeLock+, a vegan-friendly integrated solution that mimics animal fat cells in meat-free burgers, sausages and meatballs.
This week’s NewsBite episode details backlash against octopus farming and further food chain disruption from Ukraine. Also, industry moves to improve food safety amid growing antibiotic resistant strains of E.coli and further innovations in the plant-based and cultivated meat sectors.
In this week’s NewsBite, we recap some of the latest industry-related stories from the last few days. Highlights include a look into cell-based technology, precision fermentation and food regulatory moves.
This week’s NewsBite episode details how clearer rules on food labeling was brought to attention and efforts to use fertilizer more conservatively are ramping up across countries. Meanwhile, precision fermentation players unite to call for faster EU regulation on animal alternatives and insect protein was... Read More
In this week’s NewsBite, we recap some of the latest industry-related stories from the last few days. Highlights include a look into the UK Northern Ireland food trade, food accelerator programs and trends in the alcohol category.
This week’s NewsBite episode details how the cost of living is impacting F&B sectors globally. Meanwhile, financial results are also being affected by inflation. Alternative methods of food production were also spotlighted this week, as well as a pivot to food commodities from traditional farming.
This week’s NewsBite episode spotlights a plethora of plant-based NPD and innovation as new ingredients come to the fore. Meanwhile, EU agriculture is in focus as the bloc is lagging behind in its organic agriculture expansion targets and environmental organizations are protesting what they call “New GMO’s.”
This week’s NewsBite episode details how flavor trends are highlighted by Kerry, alt-seafood products will soon hit the market and the debate on a range of eco labels rages this week. Meanwhile, cultivated meat and the alternative protein space are once again in the spotlight.
This week’s NewsBite episode details how plant-based innovation remains one of the most notable and progressive F&B trends of our time. Meanwhile, Cargill’s latest consumer insights reveal healthy indulgence desires in the bakery segment, while Roquettes expands its pea protein investment.
This week in industry news, Live Green is leveraging AI-powered precision fermentation to replace animal-based and artificial ingredients. With its proprietary software, the company will boost the functionality and sustainability of the products developed. Meanwhile, Danone is pledging to reduce its methane... Read More
This week’s NewsBite episode spotlights various ongoing crises amid war and the effects of climate change. Meanwhile, prices of eggs increased significantly, rose massively, the UK revealed plans to ban single-use plastics, and the palm oil industry pushed back against EU regulations.
This week’s NewsBite episode spotlights a plethora of plant-based NPD as Veganuary begins. Meanwhile, new technologies in protein development were also highlighted.
This week in industry news, the European dairy trading body Eucolait underscores the moral necessity of the bloc sharing its milk supply. Meanwhile, the Dutch government is looking into implementing a ban on unhealthy food advertisements for children and, for the first time in history, scientists have... Read More
This week’s NewsBite episode spotlights ingredients in high demand in the run up to the festive period. Yogurt alternatives and chickpea proteins came into focus, and chocolate innovation is set for expansion in India. Meanwhile, net-zero traftes in the food sector were also highlighted.
In this week’s NewsBite, we recap some of the latest industry-related stories from the last few days. Highlights include a look into the launch of The Fungal Protein Association and examining the trend toward zero percent alcohol ahead of the Christmas season.
In this week’s NewsBite, we highlight major moves in the cultivated meat space while spotlighting the latest plant-based research and business stories across the F&B industry. We also examine bee-free honey, climate-resilient indoor-grown wheat and price increases for rice.
Concerns are spreading in Europe that the “scandalous and dangerous” Mercosur-EU trade deal could return following Brazil’s election of Lula da Silva. Meanwhile, inflationary ripples across food markets are disrupting global dairy, as shortages and cost input hikes take a toll. At COP27 this week promises... Read More
In this week’s NewsBite, we recap some of the latest industry-related stories from the last few days. Highlights include a look into stevia, cultivated beef, food inflation and its effects across continents and the latest legislative moves as the UK moves forward with its gene editing bill.