Solar Foods wants to replace industrial animal farming with a high-tech protein harvest
Fermentation has a long, rich history in food production, from beer and wine to yogurt and cheese, leavened bread and coffee, miso and tempeh, sauerkraut and kimchi, to name just a few of the tasty th
Investors salivate over food tech companies perfecting precision fermentation
The technology is not "new," but what has industry followers so excited is the potential for better-quality, more-cost-effective proteins compared to animal-based counterparts.
Yali Bio wants to fatten up plant-based foods
Yali Bio is using precision fermentation to build up a microbial strain library of fats that plant-based companies can use instead of oils as the basis for their alternative meat products.
Helaina’s latest round brings it closer to market with human milk-equivalent baby formula
Helaina is tapping into a precision fermentation process that programs yeast cells and teaches them to become manufacturing hubs to develop almost identical proteins found in human milk.
N!CK’S grabs $100M to create better-for-you snacks
The new funding will accelerate the company’s goal of doubling its stores in the U.S. and Europe.
Biotech startup Shiru sprouting plant-based ingredients with new capital infusion
The company plans to have ingredients ready by next year, which means we could see the first commercial products containing Shiru’s ingredients on grocery store shelves as early as 2023.
Stockeld Dreamery loves cheese so much that it raised $20M to make it out of legumes
Stockeld Chunk is made using fermented legumes, which gives the cheese a feta-like look and feel and contains 13% protein.
NotCo gets its horn following $235M round to expand plant-based food products
Foodtech company NotCo, making plant-based milk and meat replacements, wrapped up another funding round this year, a $235 million Series D round that gives it a $1.5 billion valuation.
Will Budweiser brew eggs and will Post cereal make meat?
Corporations are quickly waking up to the market potential of alternative proteins, with the nation’s biggest consumer brands continuing to make investments and create partnerships with startup
Motif FoodWorks preps commercial production for its first ingredient
Motif FoodWorks, the Ginkgo Bioworks spinout focused on developing new plant-based flavorings and food ingredients, is readying commercial scale production of its first product — an ingredient t
Competing with both Perfect Day and Beyond Meat, Chile’s NotCo raises $85 million to expand to the US
NotCo, the Chilean food technology company making plant-based milk and meat replacements, has confirmed the close of a new $85 million round of funding to take the company’s products into the U.
Treasure8 adds Chris Cowart to its executive team as it renews pushing its tech to reduce food waste
Chris Cowart, the longtime IDEO product designer, Singularity University faculty member and consultant to a variety of venture firms and tech projects, is joining the food preservation technology deve
Plant-based dairy replacements are coming to ice cream pints in San Francisco and New York
Plant-based replacements are so hot right now, they’re even hitting the coolest thing in food — ice cream. The new plant-based dairy replacement maker, Eclipse Foods, has just signed a dea
Bolt Threads joins Modern Meadow in the quest to bring lab-grown leather to market
There’s a new world of lab-grown replacements coming for everything, from the meat department in your grocery store to a department store near you. Lab-made leather replacements will soon join v
Impossible Foods CEO Pat Brown says VCs need to ask harder scientific questions
Impossible Foods has raised more than $200 million to make a burger engineered from plants that tastes at least as good as ground beef. The company's many backers are hoping to disrupt the massive "an