FoodTech

Gavan Develops Zero-Waste Plant Protein Extraction 

Gavan Technologies, Ltd., has developed a novel, waste-free protein extraction method that completes the sustainability loop through the sustainability practice of upcycling. The foodtech start-up supports the circular economy by positioning total plant extraction at the core of its operations. “Our new, multistep technological platform enables us to take any plant source, isolate and extricate multiple proteins and other valuable…

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Better Juice and GEA Establish Sugar-Reduction Innovation Center

New center offers manufacturers new opportunity  for testing Better Juice’s sugar-reduction technology. Israeli start-up Better Juice, and GEA Group AG, Germany, have established a new pilot facility, inviting juice manufacturers to test their sugar-reduction technology. The groundbreaking GEA Better Juice Sugar Converter Skid is included in GEA’s innovation center in Ahaus, Germany, and is completed with all the required processing…

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Resorcix, Gat Foods Launch Natural Solution for Preventing TAB Spoilage

Gat Foods, part of International Beer Breweries, Ltd. (IBBL), and Israeli startup Resorcix, Ltd., introduce FLAVORWATCHTM, a breakthrough natural, botanical ingredient with inherent ability to prevent Thermophillic Acidophilic Bacteria (TAB) spoilage in clear, fruit-based beverages. FLAVORWATCH maintains the beverages’ organoleptic characteristics, fully retaining original flavor throughout the shelf life, and delivering a durable sensory experience in clear, high-acid still beverages.…

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Selina and Redefine Meat launch one of the world’s largest plant-based hospitality collaborations featuring breakthrough New-Meat™

Selina, the fast-growing lifestyle and experiential hospitality brand targeting millennial and Gen Z travelers, announces a global partnership with Redefine Meat™, the global pioneer of New-Meat™. The collaboration represents one of the largest and most ambitious hospitality plant-based initiatives with Redefine Meat, kicking off Selina’s ultimate goal of shifting menus to greater plant-based options, with 100% of Selina’s menus available…

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Biotech Food Colorant Startup Phytolon Closes $14.5 Million Series A Funding Round, Led by DSM Venturing

Phytolon, a developer of fermentation-based natural food colors, announced today it has secured $14.5 million in funding, led by DSM Venturing, to further progress its technology towards commercialization, with participation from Cibus Fund, Ginkgo Bioworks (in-kind investment in the form of Foundry services) and The Trendlines Agrifood Fund. Participation in this Series A also includes some of Phytolon’s current shareholders:…

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ChickP Cracked The Code for Creamy Dairy-Free Barista Beverages

Pure chickpea protein demonstrates high solubility, great flavor and performance in non-dairy creamers. ChickP, Ltd., a foodTech startup, and pioneer in plant-based protein innovation, introduces its protein isolates customized for trendy dairy-alternative barista-style coffee drinks. The company developed an advanced prototype of a chickpea-based milk analog. This plant-based creamer for coffee demonstrates the versatility of ChickP’s pure protein, following its…

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Aleph Farms Hires Chief of Regulatory Affairs Ahead of Global Commercialization

New Chief of Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance will help the company accelerate commercialization amidst a growing consumer demand and advancements in the regulatory environment. Aleph Farms, the first cultivated meat company to grow steaks directly from non-genetically engineered animal cells, today announced the addition of Yifat Gavriel as Chief of Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance. In this position, Gavriel…

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Dynameat to tackle Singapore food security issue to avoid future chicken shortages

Singapore-based food-technology startup Dynamic Foodco is working to tackle Singapore’s food security issue and will be launching Dynameat plant-based chicken alternative by the end of 2022. Dynamic Foodco will be using the seed funds raised to deepen its research and development capabilities, strengthen its core team and build its IP facility as it works to commercialize the product. “With Dynameat, we want to offer…

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Azelis inaugurates state-of-the-art Regional Innovation Center for Food & Nutrition in Singapore

Azelis, a leading innovation service provider in the specialty chemicals and food ingredients industry, announces the opening of its Regional Innovation Center (RIC) for Food & Nutrition (F&N) in Singapore, further demonstrating the Group’s commitment to continuously invest in its innovation capabilities. The RIC will generate a wealth of possibilities for food innovation towards healthier and tastier solutions through pioneering,…

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CellRev re-brand as they accelerate commercialisation of their breakthrough technology

Technology disrupter CellRev, previously known as CellulaRevolution, which aims to revolutionise cell cultivation has undergone a complete brand refresh as they continue to ready their technology for the market. CellRev is a bio & foodtech company that was spun out of Newcastle University in 2019 that has developed an innovative technology founded on the ability to continuously grow, detach, and…

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Imagindairy Closes its Seed Round, Reaching a Total of USD28M in Investment

FoodTech startup Imagindairy, Ltd., developer of animal-free milk proteins, secured an additional USD15M in its extended seed-round. The initial round in November 2021 brought in USD13M. This brings the total investment capital to USD28M, making it one of the highest-earning seed rounds in the alternative protein space. The funding was led by Target Global and joined by the company’s existing…

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IFF, DuPont Join SimpliiGood to Develop Smoked Salmon From Spirulina

International food conglomerate IFF-DuPont is teaming up with Israeli foodTech start-up SimpliiGood by Algaecore Technologies LTD. to develop the first commercial smoked salmon analog made entirely from a single ingredient: whole fresh spirulina. The company is climate protection-oriented, growing its spirulina in the desert under controlled, ideal conditions.  Single-ingredient algae-based product The plant-based salmon-like cut is uniquely crafted to take…

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Dutch government agrees to invest €60M toward building full cellular agriculture ecosystem

The Dutch government announced that it will be earmarking € 60 million ($ 65.4 million), to support the formation of an ecosystem around cellular agriculture, which is the technology to produce animal products like milk and meat directly from cells. It represents the largest public funding into the cellular agriculture field ever, globally. The funding is awarded under conditions by…

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NGS Launches Healthy Heights® KidzProtein Nutritional Shakes

Nutritional Growth Solutions, Ltd., (NGS, ASX:NGS) launches Healthy Heights® KidzProtein and KidzProtein Vegan to support children’s development. The new product line includes 10 products: KidzProtein comes in chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry; KidzProtein Vegan comes in chocolate and vanilla.  Initially launching in the US, the new nutritional shakes which include both dairy and plant-based formulas can serve as a nutritious and…

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Wanda Fish Technologies Enters Collaboration with Tufts University

FoodTech start-up Wanda Fish Technologies, Ltd. has signed two agreements with Tufts University to advance the company’s goals in the emerging field of cultivated fish. Under a licensing agreement, Wanda Fish gains exclusive rights to certain intellectual property in fish cell cultivation developed by Tufts researcher David Kaplan, a leader in the field of cellular agriculture. Additionally, a two-year sponsored…

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Phytolon and Ginkgo Bioworks Collaborate to Take Biological Production of Vibrant Food Colors to the Next Level

Phytolon, a growing startup company making natural food colorants, announced a partnership with Ginkgo Bioworks (NYSE: DNA), the leading horizontal platform for cell programming, to produce vibrant cultured food colors via fermentation of yeast. Under this partnership, Phytolon is leveraging Ginkgo’s ability to engineer biology at scale to work together on the production of vibrant betalain pigments, the healthy and…

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True Blue for Hot and Cold drinks

FoodTech start-up Gavan, Ltd. is beating the blue colorant blues by creating a wide array of natural blue colorings for hot and cold drinks via a proprietary technology. Gavan developed an innovative method for extracting an entirely natural, pure blue that delivers high performance and high stability. Derived from spirulina, this new natural blue holds up under high-heat processing and…

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StePac’s Automated Packaging Formats Reign on the Chile-China Route

StePac Ltd.’s lean, automated Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP) solutions gained rave reviews among Chilean cherry packers and exporters especially during the recent China cherry export season ahead of the recent Chinese New Year celebrations. The novel packaging formats have proven instrumental in helping the packers make the transition from manual to faster and more efficient automatized processes to counter the…

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