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Planning for the Impossible

Impossible Foods founder Pat Brown sees biodiversity as an even more pressing concern than climate change (though, obviously, one can’t entirely uncouple one from the other).

Look what’s happening tomorrow at TC Sessions: Climate

Tomorrow, June 14, is the big day for anyone interested in the latest technology designed to fight climate change. More than 1,000 people will gather for TC Sessions: Climate & The Extreme Tech Ch

Here’s the complete agenda for next week’s TC Sessions: Climate 2022

TC Sessions: Climate, in partnership with the Extreme Tech Challenge 2022 Global Finals, is our first event dedicated to the climate crisis. And our agenda is complete!  Leading scientists, entrepren

Andreessen Horowitz backs SCiFi Foods as it develops cell-cultivated, plant-based burger

The company is using both plant-based and real cultivated beef cells in its approach to grow meat from animal cells at large-scale and more affordably.

Going, going … grab one of the last 2 demo tables at TC Sessions: Climate before they’re gone

Climate-change warriors heed this call! If you want to demo your climate tech at TC Sessions: Climate 2022 on June 14 at UC Berkeley, time is running out. We have only two — count ‘em two — Star

24 hours left to save $200 on passes to TC Sessions: Climate 2022

We know all you climate-crisis warriors out there are busy trying to save the planet. But take five minutes right now to save $200 on a pass to TC Sessions: Climate 2022 (featuring the Extreme Tech Ch

Only 72 hours left to save $200 on passes to TC Sessions: Climate 2022

We can’t wait to see you all in Berkeley, California on June 14 at TC Sessions: Climate 2022 (featuring the Extreme Tech Challenge 2022 Global Finals). That’s still slightly more than a month away

Announcing the agenda for TechCrunch Sessions: Climate

From the minds behind TechCrunch comes a brand-new TC Sessions event dedicated to the climate crisis. Leading scientists, entrepreneurs, VCs and more will gather on June 14 at UC Berkeley to examine t

One week left to save $200 on passes to TC Sessions: Climate 2022

Whether you’re an early-stage startup founder, scientist, developer, investor or other visionary climate innovator, you can’t afford to miss out on the abundant opportunities at  TC Sessions: Cli

Impossible Foods’ Pat Brown will discuss plant-based meats at TC Sessions: Climate 2022

You can’t tackle climate change without taking a hard look at the environmental impact of the global meat and dairy industries. Combined, they emit 7.1 gigatons of greenhouse gasses every year and a

Plantish fishes for restaurant partners to try plant-based salmon filets

Plantish aims to get its salmon product into the first five restaurants by December 2023.

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.

Khosla Ventures debuts first opportunity fund

Managing partner Samir Kaul told TechCrunch that the fund gives the firm an opportunity to retain its pro rata and double down on earlier investments.

Brazil’s Future Farm rakes in $58M to sell more plant-based meat and dairy

Another big raise in the alternative protein space: Future Farm, a Brazilian-based food tech startup that touts plant-based meat substitutes with a “true” meat-like texture, has closed a $

Impossible’s plant-based sausage is coming home

Impossible sent me a tube of its plant-based sausage to try ahead of today’s news. As an aside, the big box with several frozen packs inside was maybe not the most efficient way to send it, but I do

As concerns rise over forest carbon offsets, Pachama’s verified offset marketplace gets $15 million

Restoring and preserving the world’s forests has long been considered one of the easiest, lowest-cost and simplest ways to reduce the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. It’s by

Temasek and BlackRock form Decarbonization Partners with $600 million to create a zero-emission economy

The $9 trillion financial management firm Blackrock is collaborating with the $313 billion Singapore investment firm Temasek to back companies developing technologies and services to help create a zer

Chinese startups rush to bring alternative protein to people’s plates

In many ways, China is the ideal testbed for alternative protein. The country has a long history of imitation meat rooted in Buddhist vegetarianism and a growing, health-conscious middle class.

LIVEKINDLY screams its way to the top of new plant brands with the close of a $335 million round

LIVEKINDLY Collective, the shouty parent company behind a family of plant-based food brands, has snagged cash from the global impact investing arm of $103 billion investment firm TPG to close its late

While other startups develop alt-proteins for meat replacement, Nourish Ingredients focuses on fat

Plant-based meat replacements have commanded a huge amount of investor and consumer attention in the decade or more since new entrants like Beyond Meat first burst onto the scene. These companies have
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